Found my backsplash!

marykhJune 11, 2014

I'm deep in love. These Mexican tiles match the caesarstone "buttermilk" on the adjacent island perfectly. (Cabinets are dark brown horizontal grain in our modern rustic build). Now can I stop dreaming about kitchen finishes, please?

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kaylarus

that's really good looking!

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 11:17AM
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bluerdgddrs

That's beautiful! Are the stars inset? Just thinking about dust, grease etc. I think they would be worth it though :)

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 11:42AM
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romy718

Lovely! Can't wait to see it installed.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 11:43AM
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Linelle

They are beautiful, but not fun to keep clean.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 11:46AM
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marykh

Yes, the stars are inset. The backslash is for a stretch of counter that will be used primarily for making coffee, tea, secondary sink for washing veggies, etc.- so mess there will be minimal and I can get away with a high relief backsplash.

It's a very open kitchen layout with two 9ft islands that run perpendicular to a wall (with the above bs) that's anchored at one end by ovens and the other end by fridge, with counter in the middle. Cooktop, main sink, primary prep and baking areas are on the islands.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 12:42PM
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CEFreeman

very neat.
But how will you keep life's gunk out of the recessed areas?

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 1:06PM
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marykh

Yep, it will mean some maintenance, that's what old toothbrushes are for.

I'm not in love with cleaning, so I'm careful about what I'm willing to do for beauty. (and aside from the more modern vibe, that's why I went with slab doors, I dislike cleaning the life gunk from the inset on inset doors.)

The thick smooth glaze will help, but this will be the one non-low maintenance thing.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 1:16PM
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Errant_gw

That is really cool tile! Like you said, so long it's not in a area where it will collect grease, it should be fine. A soft bristled brush and some soapy water and it's good as new :)

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 2:28PM
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laura mcleod

that's really pretty! I think the texture is fantastic. And it's nice to see something a little different from what everyone's doing - enjoy!

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 5:05PM
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isabel98

sounds so great; please please post pictures when you ar done!

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 7:24PM
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my_four_sons

1 -- I adore them, please tell me where you found them! They're fantastic!

2 -- Make sure you have a very experienced tile guy if there any cuts/corners involved. I had a bathroom with a tile that was very dimensional, and I ended up directing the guy on cuts and lining everything up. He hadn't work with that kind of tile before, and really struggled in wrapping it in the corners.

Can't wait to see the finished product.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 7:42PM
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marykh

myfoursons, they're at Statements Tile in Seattle.

Good advice, too, thank you!

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 8:20PM
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nmjen

Ooh la la! So pretty!

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 8:29PM
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