Large backsplash slab and countertop are different stones and col

BravoDesignJuly 13, 2013

Where my range will be going I will not be installing upper cabinets, just stainless steel wall hood with 36" custom antique wood shelves on sach side on corbels. The wall is 9 ft x 5 ft. The countertop is a brazilian exotic granite. It's busy. I'd like to put a slab of either quartz or marble on the wall for backsplash.

Question is: Must the backsplash and countertop be same? I can't do same because it will get too dark and way too busy.

And if it is okay to do different pieces, should I create a nice 4" backsplash first using tiles plus a border behind the countertop and then the big slab atop that to give it a transition? Or is okay to place the backsplash slab on a different countertop directly?

If anyone has a slab on a different countertop for backsplash can you please post pics? I can't find any on the web.

Look forward to replies thanks!

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joaniepoanie

What about a piece of painted glass to coordinate with the counter? I'm. Not sure another pattern, even a subtle one, would look right. Sounds like you are opposed to tile. What BS are tou using in the rest of the kitchen?

    Bookmark   July 13, 2013 at 5:11PM
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live_wire_oak

The only time a slab backsplash looks right is if it the same granite as the counter. We did bookmatching seams on our vignette here so the veins flow across the whole installation.

If you want a single surface, consider sheet stainless or glass. Or large format tile.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2013 at 5:26PM
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