Backsplash that's not tile?

chrissyb2411June 2, 2013

Just looking for thoughts. We are going with a solid surface product for our countertops. ( not a popular choice I know, but we like it ). I'm wondering if doing a tile backsplash might look awkward? The color we chose is called white quartz, bright white with smaller flecks and speckles. I defiantly don't want the integrated backsplash. Any thoughts? We have a maple shaker style cabinet in a praline stain from kraftmaid, and a willow green paint. Would say transitional is our style, and looking for a clean uncluttered look. I thought about metal but I think that would be too modern. Just paint? Solid colored tile?

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Tile would look fine, just like people do tile with stone.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2013 at 12:20PM
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Holly- Kay

A solid surface counter top will be fine. If you love it use it and I think they are one of the most durable and versatile counter top choices. My last home had a solid surface that looked as good when I sold my home as it did when I built it 10 years before.

Your cabinets sound lovely and willow green also sounds so pretty. I would only do tile if you love the look. Otherwise IMO it would be a waste of money. A painted bs is great because it goes perfectly with your walls.

I don't think a metal bs should be ruled out. There is a beautiful stainless steel material with a diamond pattern that is so pretty. It is an option that I am considering and my decorating style is definitely traditional. If you google garden web and stainless backsplash you should find the post that has a link to the ss bs. It was posted a few weeks ago.

Good luck with your decision.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2013 at 12:51PM
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I have had painted backslash forever. And am planning the same for my renno. I love being able to hang things on it.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2013 at 9:21PM
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mama goose_gw zn6OH

I have painted beadboard (the inexpensive sheets) for most of my backsplash. It's simple, but lends a little more interest than just painted sheetrock. It might take your shaker cabinets in a vintage/cottage direction, definitely less modern. A painted backsplash is the norm in most kitchens I see in my area.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 8:28AM
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We were in a similar situation. I considered antique mirror and then decided on a wood panel painted same color as cabs.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 5:11PM
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