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to grind or not to grind..

Posted by Bon22 (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 20, 12 at 23:06

I am cutting the glass strips for my backsplash. Should I grind the edges? or just thinset and grout them to the wall...
when making my mosaics, I have always used the grinder on the corners.

Suggestions? thank you!


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RE: to grind or not to grind..

I am only happy with my projects if the edges are smooth but I think I am in the minority. With a backsplash, I definitely would do something about the edges, either quickly grind, or run a sharpening stone down each edge. You will be cleaning the backsplash and you don't want sharp edges. I know grouting is supposed to solve this but it never quite takes care of all the edges for me, just most of them.


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I say definetly grind!!!!


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I am thinking I should.. just realizing that 21 running feet....well, hopefully it'll go fast!
Here is what I'm doing for the backsplash.


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Not I - no way w/I spend all that time grinding. All that flat glass is not gonna stab you after it's grouted. Nice colors.


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Thanks all... counter tops just installed today! Super excited!! and I am anxious to start the backsplash. The thought of grinding is getting fainter... lol


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I still don't own a grinder so my answer is obviously,,, no thanks,,, if art became more tedious I'd probably give it up


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NOT grinding!! lol

Here is the one section, it's up!! I will grout the whole kitchen at the same time..but it's up :)


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PS.. I'm thinking a charcoal/grey grout.. (not white). any thoughts??


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It looks fabulous! I vote for charcoal for a grout.


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Ditto what SILVA said. Looks great.


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Very pretty! Can't wait to see it when it is done.


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Looks great! Please post finished pics, anxious to see it all done.


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charcoal grout!! looks fantastic!


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That is gorgeous!


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Oh man that looks great. I want to do a backspash but no money for tiles. I do however have tons of SG. May I ask you what you used to adhere them to the wall? So great looking....and I love your choice of grout color!
Thanks, Jo


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Very pretty! Do you have a picture of your whole kitchen? I'd love to see the other elements. The charcoal grout looks great!


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iowajo.. thanks!! I used thinset (white), they have one for glass. and then I used unsanded grout.

I will post final pics next week :)


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Thanks....can't wait for final pics!


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