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Which counter with this backsplash?

Posted by olivertwist (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 14, 13 at 22:42

I know, I know, I did it backwards.
I picked the backsplash.
Now please help me choose the counter.

Backsplash is from Bedrock Industries and is made of recycled green glass.
Counter is GlassSlab by GlassRecycled and is bits of recycled glass in resin. I'm trying to decide between the smaller shards of glass and the larger pieces. I'm trying to imagine it as an entire counter. I'm worried that one or the other will look too "busy" and frenzied, but I keep going back and forth on which one (the smaller or the larger shards) are busier. When I look at pictures on Houzz or elsewhere, neither look too crazy, but when I lay it down in my kitchen and try to "imagine" an entire counter made of the stuff, I start to panic.

Even if this isn't your style (and I'm sure it isn't for most of you), please tell me your thoughts about the big picture: which one is more soothing and calm and less likely to make me either lose a raisin on the countertop or walk into the kitchen and go "Aaaaggh!"

Thanks.

Please also see my other post that includes the cork floor and cabinet color.
http://www.houzz.com/discussions/96247/Flooring---Is-this-a-cork-floor-or-tile-


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That is so cool! At first I leaned toward the smaller print, but the larger print looks great with all the finishes. What lives on our counters? Appliances? Plants? Decorative pieces? Think about how they will blend with either countertop material. This will be a unique kitchen. Keep posting!


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The counter with the smaller chips is my vote.
The blue seems to add so much balance.

This combo is not my cup of tea, but I really like what youre doing. The cabinet color works so well.
What a boring world if we all did the same things!

Good luck


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Ack! Don't tell me you like the blue! I actually re-ordered the chip without the blue but it's taking a while and I wanted to post what I had.

The last thing I wanted to do was introduce a new color to the whole mix. So actually I'm taking OUT the blue!


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You could do what oldbat2be did with her backsplash: Go to a copy center and make a bunch of color copies of your samples. (Or print them on an inkjet printer.) Spread 'em out and see which is busier.

Obviously, this will cost a few bucks, but it may be worth it to see it in person and help decide this decidedly expensive decision.


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Another vote for the smaller chips. (And sorry, I like the blue too:) I think the smaller chips are somehow less busy, but still interesting. Unique and beautiful choices!


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Angie DIY, that is a BRILLIANT idea!


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I did it in that order too and then had a similar "busy/too busy" conundrum just last week (or maybe it was two weeks ago, countertop choosing sucked my brain out of my head and I'm waiting for it to return). I figure you have to decide what you really love and pick the other stuff from there. For me it was the backsplash....

Anyway, first of all I don't think you can go wrong with this decision because either will work, but my personal vote is for the bigger chunks. Depending on what you do for grout on the backsplash, I don't think it will be too busy for with the bigger chunks.


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Can you put the larger pieced one on the horizontal plane, hold the backsplash upright against it, and show us a photo taken from the front, more as one would view the surfaces installed in a kitchen? Do you keep things out on your counter? Some of the Vetrazzo versions drew complaints that they looked too monolithic in situ. Maybe the smaller pieces version will be too subtle. Can't really tell without a way to sense the scale and expanse. Exciting choices.


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The floor, backsplash, and cabinets are solid colors or small patterns. I think you need to add a bigger pattern now.


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Kitchendetective, here are some other angles for the photos.

Do I keep things out on my counter? I do now, but am trying to minimize that. But it will probably end up that way no matter what.

I don't understand what you mean about reviews of Vetrazzo. Can you explain please?


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Each one individually:
small shards


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Now with the large shards


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I vote for the smaller one which seems less busy to me.


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They are both beautiful and unique,I think the smaller one is less busy, hope you do try the photo copy idea and then post some pictures again.


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They are both beautiful and unique,I think the smaller one is less busy, hope you do try the photo copy idea and then post some pictures again.


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I get what you are going for with your color choices, but you don't have to incorporate the browns of your cabinets and floors into the counter material in order for them to look good together. I think pulling out all or some of the brown will do more to calm the look than choosing larger or smaller pieces of glass will. Consider the samples below, for example (BW-057 and -014 respectively).



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Are you absolutely sure about the green counter? I thought it was a piece of Astroturf at first. The backsplash makes such a style statement that the green is too much with it and I feel detracts from it. This would look so much better with the same color quartz counter as what you show the samples sitting on. How much backsplash area do you have? If a lot, the pattern can get pretty overwhelming. The larger works better but not with that bright green. I prefer the softer look of the alternate backsplash photos someone was kind enough to post. I would bring in translucent green glass in my accessories only.

You asked for thoughts, so I have to be honest and say I feel the green glass counter is a mistake and will be much too much in larger areas. Something with that much pattern and color will quickly overtake your kitchen. Sorry!


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Blondelle, you have the counter and backsplash reversed. The green glass is for the backsplash ad trust me it looks nothing like AstroTurf. From far away it just looks green. My initial inspiration was ayerg's Fireclay Kelp green backsplash, and it looks similar.

EAM44, you are right that without the amber it looks less busy, but we really LIKE the amber!!!

Gosh this is so hard.


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Big. From far away the little pieces will just blend and you'll lose district colors


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i like the smaller pattern counter with the colors of the larger! I do not like the blue in the smaller sample. but I think the pattern in the larger sample will be very overwhelming in the room.

I also picked backsplash first and did everything else, so I totally get where you are going!


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Love the colors.
I think I like the bigger chunks. I went to the Vetrazzo web site to look at their gallery. They don't make your color(who does?) but you can look at shots of materials with big chunks v. small chunks to get a feel. I think the small chunks just blend, definitely looking less busy, but I like the drama of the big pieces. Check out their web site, and also do the photo copy thing.
A thought on you backsplash tile, I love the color, but I think I read somewhere on GW about the translucent glass tile changing color about when it is installed and embedded in mastic, etc... Before you switch to this tile from something like ayerg's fireclay kelp (which I love too, and I also love Walker Zanger Key Lime which is sitting in my den right now) can you create a smaple board with the bedrock tile mounted and grouted to see how it looks? Or maybe some of the tile experts here can weigh in on this concern, maybe it is moot.
Another thought about the countertop: don't forget you are not constrained to just those two options, I don't think anyway, maybe you are? The different companies have different resin(or cement based) formulations to hold the glass chunks together, they all have different hues. The ones EAM posted, for example, seem to have a cooler feel and a bluish resin tone. I have seen others where the resin is ambery, gray, dark, etc....


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<< Blondelle, you have the counter and backsplash reversed. The green glass is for the backsplash ad trust me it looks nothing like AstroTurf. >>

Sorry, I must have been half asleep when I posted as it was after 3AM...LOL! I would LOVE though that patterned glass as the backsplash. I still think that green is much too strong and will detract from the counter with both it's color and pattern. I would go with a more neutral color for the splash like the color everything rests on.

Here's a review of it from a fabricator who installed and worked with it. It's from the HGTV site. I've also given the link to it below.

Vetrazzo Recycled Glass Countertop

Marcv76
Posted Sep 19, 2012 07:41 PM

I am curious if anyone on here actually has the Vetrazzo Recycled Glass Countertop in their own kitchen. The Wife and I are getting a new countertop and we are blown away by how beautiful it is. I know that the sensible choice would be Quartz because of the low maintenance and lower cost. Also I know you have to seal Vetrazzo as it is comprised of 17% concrete and binders and 83% is glass which is non-porous. It seems to me that it would be rather easy to seal due to only 17% being slightly porous. I also like the fact that it is rated at over 600 degrees from direct hot pan contact, where quartz is 350 degrees. Besides all that we can�t get over how great it looks and that�s the main reason we want it. We are interested in the "Bistro Green" color. If you have Vetrazzo, What do you think of it?

Chicago Stonepro
Posted Sep 24, 2012 03:10 AM

I've worked with and installed Vetrazzo. Yes, the colors look nice, no, it's NOT near the top in terms of performance in your kitchen.

It's been a couple years since my last encounter with this product, and I'm going on memory here, but as I recall, we had a heck of a time getting the edges to look nice. Lots of pop-outs that required filling, and also had to use wax to get the final shine on the product.

The stuff just doesn't polish up well.

In addition, as I recall, regular stone sealer - high quality product that was rated for masonry in addition to granite - caused the surface to shed the finer pieces of glass.

If I remember correctly, the recommended sealer for this is actually the same kind of wax used on typical concrete tops. That wax can definitely discolor when hit with high heat. Also, being a wax - you know, hard oil - I imagine it can eventually begin to weaken the grip of the cement matrix on the glass pieces.

I've fabricated several incarnations of crushed glass type tops, and they just always have had issues. I really want the best for my customers, don't want to install product they will regret later. That does nothing good for my reputation, nor for the lifestyle of my clients.

I also believe the stuff could actually scorch, because the cement has acrylic binder in it. Anyway, the glass and cement have vastly different expansion characteristics, which means the surface can be unstable - which means normal temperature fluctuations can loosen pieces from the surface over time.

The effect can be worse when there's higher heat involved.

When working the edges, we had to be especially careful not to heat them up during grinding, because the heat made the stuff really unstable - lots of pop-outs. We typically wet grind and wet polish, but even so, this stuff was lousy to work.

So, I'd take their claims of 600 degree heat resistance with a grain of salt.

Oh, and the slabs are not flat - they tend to be distorted. This means the installer has to biscuit join the material to keep the joints flat, or use a truly structural adhesive and clamp the sections flat for a day to allow that stuff to set.

Of course, the problem with biscuit joining such a material is, the stuff is weak, and there's a risk the countertop will break at the biscuits after a year or two.

This would be because using biscuits to get the surface as flat as possible at the joints, internal stress is focused at the biscuits. It's a devil's bargain.

All countertop materials expand and contract constantly, as the temperature in your kitchen changes. The joints take the brunt of this action.

No material is perfect, but I prefer something with no glass, and no cement - preferably, no plastic, either.

Regards.

Phil

Here is a link that might be useful: link


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I really like the smaller one with the blue. I know you said that you don't like the blue, but I think it adds something that the large one is lacking. It looks a little busier in the chip, but I think that in a large surface the smaller one will look more cohesive and less "in your face".


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So funny how people have such different opinions :) So, here's mine:

If you're going to go bold, then go bold. I like the big, and I don't like the blue. It's wierd, it's like a visceral thing with me. I really really like the big, and I really really don't like the little. But I'm not a designer.

So, does one really call out to you?


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I like the smaller one. What I find with the bigger one is that the only colour of shards that I see or notice are the green ones because the green backsplash is making them very noticeable.

Depending on whether or not you are going to do an accent colour, keeping the blue in the smaller design could work if blue would work as a decorating accent colour for you.


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Obviously either work. But the one with bigger shards seems more like a work of art to me and I think that's what you are going for. Based on your choices I don't think you are going for subtle or serene. More like you are going for energy and impact. So, since I was at first drawn to the larger one - probably because it looks like a painting to me, and it seems to me like it represents my impression of your vision : ), I vote for that one.


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I am a little confused. What form does the backsplash come in? tiles, sheets?
I love the larger glass. My cousins have the counters in the blue green colors and the backsplash is dark blue glass subways. The floor is light and the cabinets are dark cherry. It's gorgeous.


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I am a little confused. What form does the backsplash come in? tiles, sheets?
I love the larger glass. My cousins have the counters in the blue green colors and the backsplash is dark blue glass subways. The floor is light and the cabinets are dark cherry. It's gorgeous.


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I like both countertop samples. What a tough choice!!

I love the counter and wish I could have done something so unique and colorful, but since my whole house is traditional (old family home) I had to go traditional with the kitchen. Hats off to you for being willing to be different!


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I am digging both the aesthetic and the modern, green choices. Nice work!

I prefer the bigger chunks. I also like the slightly more monochromatic variation that EAM posted. (Sorry, I know you like the brown glass but I much prefer it without.) Either way, it's going to be very cool! You have a great sense of style and a strong vision to do something against the usual grain. Looking forward to seeing it take shape!

PS - We picked backsplash first too. Green glass tile in fact!


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I vote for the big shards. BTW, I considered this countertop product in a different color scheme and backed out because of performance issues, and the fact most people I showed it to politely and gently told me they didn't like it. I hoped this to be my last home (and I'm pretty young but sick of renovating) but it turns out it may not be, so I'm glad I made a much safer choice.


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Applauding your adventurous spirit but I, too, am concerned about the durability concerns with this type of counter. It's really beautiful though, both of your choices.


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What seems clear to me is that there isn't a bad choice to be made!!


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The large, chunky one looks much more sophisticated to me. Very beautiful. Like it very much. The small is pretty, too, but seems more pedestrian.


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Thanks all for your opinions, even though you haven't helped me much since no one agrees with anyone else!

I'm not soo concerned about durability. This isn't Vetrazzo and isn't a concerete product, it's resin based so should be similar to Quartz I think.

I will have to repost after I get that 2nd sample (without the blue) and can make the color Xerox copies.

Will be off-line for a few days but will repost when I can with those additional images.


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I keep coming back to one of your original concerns:

...less likely to make me either lose a raisin on the countertop...

Pretty sure raisins would be hard to locate on the smaller shard sample ;-)


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Large shards and absolutely no blue. :)


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The big chunks remind me of beach glass. Blue beach glass is my favorite, so I'd get it with blue (if they had it in the big-chunk version, maybe with less amber) and accent with just a few blue glass bottles or bowls. Then again, I'd probably have white cabinets, too.

I think the large chunk one with lots of amber and no blue works well with your warm-looking cabinets and floor.

Can't wait to see your "after" pictures!


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big chunks, no blue,
maybe less brown???


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I love going to Bedrock-- such a cool place, makes me want to do a whole house of recycled glass every time I go there! Love the green backsplash and love love your cork. Oh yeah, that wasn't the question... I don't think there is a clear winner or you'd see more I'd a consensus. My first thought was the smaller, but it is hard to evaluate scale with samples this size, so I'm waiting to see what your scaled mockup reveals. Sorry to be so unhelpful, but your kitchen is going to rock (pun intended).


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OK, folks, I got the new sample of with the smaller shards and no blue. Both have some shell sprinkled in (not sure if you noticed that the last time). I've also added a 3rd sample into the running. And, thankfully, I was able to make color Xerox copies of everything and lay them all out in my kitchen. But it's still such a hard choice!
Here are the 3 choices laid out next to the backsplash tile. The Backsplash tile is green recycled glass in a subway tile. It looks dark but there's actually a lot of variability and "movement" in it because it's clear with green in it. Really cool.

So that we all use the same terms, I will describe what's in this photo:
On top is the subway tile for the backsplash.
Below it, going left to right are 2 GlassRecycled countertop samples and then 1 from Geos. From left to right let's call them: medium shards, large shards, and tiny shards/Geos.


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OK, so here they are in the kitchen. First the medium shards:


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Here it is with the large shards:


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and the other one by Geos in tiny shards. This one is clearly the "safest" and not shocking or bold, but Hubby things this one is "too" common, or boring, or that it even looks like a fancy formica. It is pretty - I don't think this picture does it justice.

Each member of my family has a different favorite - so I have no idea what to do!


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I like the large shards, for sure! The smaller ones end up looking like speckles.


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Sorry, I just had to bump.
:)


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I am sticking with my original choice- I like the big chunks and I am glad you got rid of the blue. I think the Geos-tiny shards is so far away from your original vision that you need to delete it as an option. The link below is a green tile backsplash with a big chunk green countertop. It is a small image but it looks great. Yours will look better because your cabinet color is so much warmer.

Here is a link that might be useful: green and chunky


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I am so pleased that you were able to do color xeroxes. I think that helps a lot.

So, to me, the large shards are the clear winner.

PS, if you want to help make the pattern of your xeroxes look more random, you could orient some of them in different directions.


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I like the new sample, but it is a different look. If you want the original bold look, then you have to go with the big glass. I think the introduction of blue gets busy in a bad way. IMHO.

ps. I love green!


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I still like the large shards the best. I like the white space with the solid green tile. The Geo is lacking the bold color that stands up to the green tile.


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Here's the photo localeater found

Interesting that your DH thinks the tiny one is boring, and I agree with you that it's the "safest," but you clearly don't have a safe and boring family. If you guys were safe and boring, you'd never have chosen the green glass backsplash! I say, celebrate your exuberance and go with the large shards. Your backsplash tiles are much richer than the ones in the photo and your wood colors warmer. It's going to be a spectacular kitchen.

(Hm... just noticed the mult-icolored knobs and pulls in the photo, and the non-typical placement of the knobs on the uppers.)


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I hate the medium.

Love the bold artistic look of the large and the subtle look of the tiny. I think that the medium will just look busy with no benefit...

That said with subway tile and grout lines, I'm not sure i would go bold.....I would absolutely go with the large if it were sheets of the glass, but I'm on the fence because of grout lines. What color grout are you planning?


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large for sure. Can't wait to see it finished.


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Bedrock industries recommended using a white thin-set grout with the backsplash tile.

I can't help thinking that the Vetrazzo Alehouse Amber (which was my inspiration but I didn't want to go with Vetrazzo) is somehow much different and nicer and less busy but I can't figure out exactly why. Maybe because it has both big and little shards? Maybe because it's less green and more brown? Here's Vetrazzo Alehouse Amber in these links and attached.

http://thereformatory.blogspot.com/

Look at the finished pics near the top, and then scroll down and see the ones right after their sink was installed.


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It's interesting that when the blue was included I liked the medium best. Now that there is no blue I definitely like the large one best. I think the medium looks speckled and the small doesn't have enough contrast.


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I lusted for those counter tops but way out of my budget. At first I liked the smaller shards but when I see it all together - I like the larger shards.


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After seeing the scaled mockup, I'm switching my vote to the large!


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After seeing the scaled mockup, I'm switching my vote to the large!


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My opinion changed as I read through the posts:

When I initially saw the pictures at the top of the post, I preferred the small chips . . .

However, when you added the brown tiles to the mix, the larger chips rocketed to the forefront for me -- the combination looked much different. And when I saw the pictures toward the end of a real countertop with real cabinets, I was absolutely sold on the larger chips.

I LOVE this countertop, though I'm not a green person. I mean the color green, not saying I dislike recycled or ecological-minded products. Unlike granite, it isn't something you see all the time, but it's beautiful. I suspect it'd be at its best in a kitchen with great natural light.

By the way, I do not care for the one you described as "safest" -- the white countertop with only tiny green bits. It's not "enough".


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I love that you started out with the disclaimer, "even if it's not your style..." It's not mine, and I don't want to criticize yours. I hope that you are happy with whatever you choose. Before you take the plunge though, have you had a chance to think about resale?

I liked the product better in the sample images than on an actual counter, so my guess is that your return on investment will be much lower with this material than it would be if you used a solid surface. The average kitchen reno gives a 70% roi. You're tanking yours by making an eclectic choice on a "permanent" feature. If you wanted lime green walls that'd be fine, it's just paint. But replacing counter tops is expensive and necessitates replacing bs as well, and anyone buying your house is going to charge you for that by de-valuing your home.

Might you consider using that material as a backsplash instead? On a vertical surface it will grab your eye more than it can on the counter, and potential buyers would have much less of an issue replacing just the bs if the counters are more appealing. You might consider Corian in Concrete or Copperite. Good luck.



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I like the large chunks, for the reason that may_flowers gave.The bigger pattern looks better because the other patterns are small/solid. I like the amber, I don't need the blue. I also liked the quieter version that EAM44 posted, without the amber, but your original choice is great. Very exciting.

Emerald green is Pantone's color of the year! This isn't quite emerald, but it's close.


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I hate to say this, but I do agree with you, olivertwist. The amber Vetrazzo just does look richer - because it is. I think a few things are happening in that counter that are really helping it. The darker background as opposed to the starker whites on your samples, for one. Also, the creams, browns and ambers are dominant in it, with green accents, which further tones it down. It ends up looking much more tone on tone, which makes it more nuanced and slightly less busy in a good way.

Sometimes, you get what you pay for. Is this one of those times? How much of a price difference are we talking?


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HOLD the voting!
Steph2000 you are totally right.
I just ordered a new sample with more brown and less green.
It wasn't a cost-issue. Vetrazzo uses concrete (which requires more maintenance), and the one I'm using is resin-based.
Let's see how that looks.

EAM, I"m not worried about re-sale. If I was, I wouldn't be getting a compost pail built into the counter! :)


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Love the big chunky shards! Go for it, live large! Your green backsplash has a big presence and it actually balances out to my eye.

The medium is great too - the only one I don't like (and I really don't like it) is the tiny one. The other two are fab.


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I ordered a Vetrazzo sample just for kicks to see what that would look like close up since I do like it in the installation pictures.


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Then I called up GlassRecycled again and had them custom design me a new sample. They were so helpful. I basically told them to try to make it look like the Vetrazzo and I was able to specify 20% small brown chips, 20% large brown chips, 20% mother of pearl, 30% porcelain, 10% small green. Here's what they sent me.
They sent me 2 samples - they are the same but they sent me 2 just to show me the variation that will occur.

I think I am in love. It's the perfect mix - all my colors, but not too hectic. The added porcelain much to my surprise added a neutral to the background.


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Can we see the backsplash and cabs with the countertop choices in your last 2 posts? Thanks.


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I like the larger pieces in the counter tops. I prefer the larger pieces in your original large sample. These new samples look less bold. There seems to be less color and more neutrals in them. I don't like the green being small, either. When the green is large, you can get more deep green tones, as well as the softer greens we see in your sample. I really don't like small brown in the mix, either. You had mentioned amber earlier. If there is an amber color, why not large amber instead of small brown? I would switch percentages, too. I would prefer 20% large green and 10% large amber,

Boy, are you going to regret giving us mix percentages to fool with!

Anyway, given a choice of the first large chip sample and the new samples, I would go with the first large chip sample. What are the dimension of the subway backsplash tiles?


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Hi all,

I really really don't mean to sound ungrateful or anything, but I posted my last photo as more of a follow-up rather than to ask more advice.

I actually am very happy with this last sample and think it works for me, so please don't talk me out of it or I will go bonkers! :)


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Love your last sample I can't wait to see the install pictures...do you have any updates?


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sorry, no updates yet.
Demo begins in June.


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Missed this the first go around and it's definitely not my style...but I can't wait to see it! I think it's going to be a great kitchen for you!


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Love your final choice! I will be watching for your progress in June.
If you have any leftover, I am looking for remnants:-). I was disappointed that they don't sell remnants.


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I vote for the larger chips. I think it is a stunning combo with the green backsplash!


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Sneak Peak!


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In case one was not enough...


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Oh yes, that second picture shows the two together. They look so nice! The green wall tile goes well with the solid surface with the multicolored speckles, with just enough green to tie the two together! I know a lot of thought went into your choices. Congratulations on a job well done!


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Looks wonderful, cant wait to see the full reveal. The counter is the perfect blend of browns and greens.


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Wow! That backsplash is gorgeous! Congrats! Cannot wait to see more photos.


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Looks good! I like the face drawn in the dust on the cabinet shelf. My daughter was writing notes for the people working on our home as well on the cardboard. Kids are so funny.


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Hi, I was not following the original decision making thread at the time. I stumbled on this today. These are styles that I would never, ever pick, they are so far removed from things I like in my own house... but I just had to tell you that it is absolutely beautiful! Just stunning. I hope you love it and enjoy it. I am very happy that you kept pressing to find just what you liked and in the end it is an amazing kitchen. I don't care that you did not get mainstream materials, and that you chose items "backwards". Good for you. It is lovely.


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Looking good! I really like the tone-on-tone with green accents as the tweaking evolved. Great sneak peek, Olivertwist. Been wondering how you've been!


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I think the large original one would have been great, but thanks to Steph..., you ordered more samples, and now have something perfect. congrats to you


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Thank you all for your nice feedback!
They grouted today so now it's even more wonderful.

But alas, for that, you will have to wait for the final reveal...

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Oooh! I've been waiting for this because I love the materials you chose. It's terrific! The green backsplash shimmers like candy - love it. And yes, you got the countertop just right and it was well worth all the fretting you did. The cabinets and pulls are excellent. Exciting! Looking forward to the final reveal!


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OK, I missed your earlier thread as well, so now I know why you liked the handblown, colorful Cloud tumblers in your other thread (if you recall I liked those too.) I think you make some really fun, artsy, cheerful choices, and I applaud you for it.

I am looking forward to seeing the rest of your kitchen!


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