Apollo storm granite

zebra26October 7, 2012

Our granite was installed last week. U sure would love ant suggestions on backsplash ideas.

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zebra26

Here is another picture.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 12:35AM
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badgergal

Ooo, la la! . No suggestions for backsplash but that is one seriously beautiful hunk of rock!

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 12:37AM
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cat_mom

Gorgeous stone!

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 12:46AM
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eam44

It is a beautiful stone, and I am not partial to granite. Your bs choice has a lot to do with colors you like (do you want to keep it neutral or add a punch of color?), style you are trying to impart, other materials in the kitchen (i.e. floor tiles), the overall size of the area you want to cover with tile (is it just the 12 sf behind a range, or are you covering 100 sf of wall space?), and importantly, your budget. If you can fill in some of the details, we can all be more helpful.

From what I see in the images you posted, you like clean lines, light neutral colors, and have a contemporary country aesthetic (hence the hickory cabinets). If those guesses are correct, here are a few options that might work. All of these can be found at the Glass Tile Oasis link below.

Cream Beige Glass Mosaic tile

Beige Marble and Glass Mosaic

Unique Shape Glass Mosaic

Diamond Crackle

Here is a link that might be useful: Glass Tile

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 1:31AM
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zebra26

Thank you so much. Welobe the granite. Eam44 you nailed it about our style. We do want to stay really neutral on the backsplash. I was thinking just your basic travertine but don't really think it matches. We have dark oak floors and we want to cover up to the upper cabinets. I think I can attach another pic although our appliances are not in yet. I don't want to spend lots on this so I would really like to keep the cost down. I do like the last bs you showed. I will take a look at that site.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 3:04AM
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eam44

Well, there's good news and bad news. I'm glad I read you well,that you like the last mosaic, and that there's not a lot of wall space to cover. It is a ceramic tile mosaic with a crackle glaze. Sheets measure 11" x 10 1/2", with individual tiles measuring 1 1/4" x 2", and the tile costs $44.56 per sheet at the site I linked to.

If that's a budget buster, you have a number of options to get a similar look. Another manufacturer, Stellar Tile, has a similar mosaic (12" x 12" sheets with 1" x 2" tiles) in a lighter neutral that sells for $19.35 per sheet (link below).

An even friendlier option would be to find crackle glazed 4" x 4" tile and set it in a diamond pattern - a different look that would be a variation on the same theme.

Here is a link that might be useful: Stellar

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 9:27AM
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purplepansies

Is it just me, or are the pictures all upside-down? If it's not just me, could you repost a picture or two, zebra26? Looking at them upside down is making me dizzy! :)

(And if it is just me. . . why are they upside-down?)

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 9:39AM
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zebra26

Thanks so much eam44. The pictures are not upside down on my end. Not used why they would be on your end.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 10:03AM
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bellsmom

Pics are upside down for me, too.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 10:14AM
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badgergal

Not upside down for me. I think the diamond mosaics are great but putting 4x4 in a diamond pattern would look good too.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 10:32AM
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biochem101

The pictures are all upside down.

It's very disconcerting.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 1:19PM
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vpierce

Upside down for me, too.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 4:54PM
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marti8a

Upside down for me too. Pretty granite though.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 5:19PM
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tea4all

Yep, upside down for me too. Gorgeous stone!

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 6:51PM
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williamsem

South Cypress has a few that look like they would complement your stone. Search for "harlequin", that's what they call that shape on that site.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 10:00PM
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zebra26

I am going to repost these pictures.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 1:21AM
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zebra26

Here is the other one. Thanks for all the suggestions.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 1:25AM
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sprtphntc

first off, beautiful granite and cabs. wish we could see the floor....

from wha i am seeing, i would pull the darkest color out of your granite and look for a b/s in that color. if you go totally neutral, you will wash out your granite and cabs. i'm feeling a dark b/s to give you some contrast and pop. it looks like you get alot of natural light, so that shouldn't be a problem

bring home lots of samples and try different things. some may surprise you.

good luck!!!

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 8:53AM
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