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WANTED-Backsplash ideas

Posted by lainer105 (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 7, 12 at 15:19

These are the countertops for our new kitchen...arabescato quartzite. SS appliances. Backsplash thoughts were: mosaic stone tile in either pencil shape or squares in a variagated dark grey/slate coloring. Please send all thoughts and ideas this way...thanks so much!


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RE: WANTED-Backsplash ideas

I would pick a soft smokey taupe glass based on how the color of the veining is coming through on my monitor. Gorgeous stone!


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What color are your cabinets? When the counters are in you will get a better idea of wha direction you want to go in.


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Sweet stone!


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gorgeous stone--what was the question?


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What feel do you want in your space, do you want to add color, and what is your budget?

Sure, you could do something like this

but there are so many other more contemporary options. A variation on the same theme in glass might be stunning

Have you considered using something more composed,since your stone movement is so large and free-form?

You could also add some visual texture while keeping the shape simple with a glass metallic leaf tile like the one here.


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EAM44, I love the bottom 2 - so unique.


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Thanks - they're both from Artistic Tile.

Here is a link that might be useful: Artistic


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I've also chosen Arabescato White Quartzite for my counters! I'm interested in what you are choosing for bs. We haven't gotten to that point yet, the house is just getting ready for framing now. Good luck!


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I was wondering, is your Arabescato honed or polished? Were you able to get a sample of it and test it? Thanks


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It is polished. Yes, we have a sample, but I do not know what you mean by test it? Please explain


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I meant for etching, or staining.

I wanted ours to be polished also, but the place where the builder gets the granite can only get it honed. The choice I can get polished is Super White, but I like the look of the Arabescato better.


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They had both there, but we liked the polished better. We we told that it holds up better than granite. I didn't hear anything negative regarding the staining factor. I'm not too worried about staining since I tend to clean things up immediately. Is there something that you know that I don't about this stone????


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I posted a thread a little while ago asking about quartzites, and found a few people have been having issues with etching/staining. I haven't been able to get a sample to test it out for myself, and was just wondering if you were able to. I tend to clean things up right away also, but we currently have formica.

Good luck in your bs search! I'm leaning towards a marble subway,with an accent by the range (Artistic tile, Chrysanthemum Calacatta Gold With Mother of Pearl) But who knows. It will all change when the counters/cabinets etc are all in place.


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Hi Lainer105,

Awesome slab!!!

I have Vermont Olympian Danby, similar look, and I went with Sonoma Tilemakers Arched Herringbone in Blanco. I love it. I'd recommend checking out the Sonoma Tilemakers collection, it's amazing, a lot of really beautiful and unique selections.

I had to be careful--and you might also find this-- when selecting, b/c many whites looked yellow against my slabs, and many light greys and even very soft greens read as very greyish compared with the slabs.

Ann Sacks also has a cool glass tile that's a little iridescent. GW member I_am_fletcher used it in "Ice" for the b-splash in a kitchen with counters, finishes similar to yours.

My b-splash:

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Here's the Ann Sacks Glace tile, from Christopher Peacock's kitchen:

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Can you use slabs of that same quartzite for the backsplash? I can't imagine something being nicer than that.


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