Different Backsplash materials

meyersdvmJune 18, 2013

Now it is my turn to obsess over backsplash options. I have at least 10 samples that were either too busy, too white, etc. We ran into issues after templating and laying out my material for vein matching with a laminated edge. Unfortunately there were no more slabs in this light color of Prada Gold to be had. The baking center under the window will still have a 6 cm edge and the granite will run flush into the window as the sill material.

Since I have two different heights and wanted to further differentiate the range wall from the window wall, I am considering using a full height granite backsplash under my cabs on the range wall and painting or doing a subtle paintable wallpaper for the splash on the window wall. I do not have enough material left to do a full height splash on the window wall, too. If I use a single material such as a creamy subway tile, there will be a step in the splash where the two different counter heights meet.

My granite is busy and I love it. I don't want another pattern to compete with it, even if the color is a good match. The splash would not extend past the cabinet at the end of the run even though the counter does.

Thoughts TKOers? Thanks for your input!

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ellendi

I don't like the idea of granite behind the range wall because you have the stove with the high back.
You have two issue to address. For arguments sake, if you pick a subway tile, I don't think it will be an issue on the two different heights.
On the range wall, take the tiles to the end of the counter. Top with a bullnose tile. Put a picture, or even decorative shelves in that space.
I just can't see how you will end the granite if you use it on that wall.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 8:58AM
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meyersdvm

Ellen- Thanks for the reply. I am not a fan of a backsplash without a cabinet over it, so I will have the granite fabricator polish and round/bevel the edge so it stops at the edge of the cabinets. The peninsula will just have the painted wall.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 10:48AM
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jennifer11203

Love the color of your granite. What color is it?

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 11:20AM
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meyersdvm

Jennifer- the granite is Prada Gold. It is usually much darker, but I happened to find some creamier slabs. I was totally set on using Danby marble until I saw this and preferred the warm tones.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 12:50PM
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jennifer11203

Its beautiful.. I saw a similar one this weekend that I fell in love with.. im not sure of the name.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 1:04PM
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meyersdvm

That looks very similar! I love that one, too ;)

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 5:42PM
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