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Unread 05-21-2011, 05:12 PM
 
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Default what type of tile behind stove??

Does it matter what type of tile you use for your backsplash behind a slide in stove? I read that glass tile does not stand up to heat well. I see it used alot in pictures. Any tips or advice would be greatly welcomed!
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Unread 05-21-2011, 05:27 PM
 
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personally... I wouldn't want to have grout lines to clean.
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Unread 05-21-2011, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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glass tile, is a trend, while nice today, it will become dated....

and then it will have to be "updated" thank you House Hunters.
Better to stick with something classic that never goes out of style, unless of course you like to re-do, every trend change, and there is nothing wrong with that either.
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Unread 05-22-2011, 01:04 AM
 
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personally... I wouldn't want to have grout lines to clean.
I feel the same way about tile behind a stove or cooktop.
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Unread 05-22-2011, 02:10 AM
 
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Ceramic or porcelain tile are good choices for backsplashes and takes heat just fine. Grout can be sealed, plus it isn't going to get very dirty on the walls unless you are splashing grease on it or something.
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Unread 05-22-2011, 08:36 AM
 
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I think a lot of it depends on the setup. My freestanding oven is next to my counter. I had solid granite installed on the countertop and backsplash (up to the cabinets) and carried the solid granite around to the area behind the oven from the oven up to the vent.

I didnt see any sense in installing solid granite behind the stove from the stove down to the floor so I had granite tiles installed there. The granite tiles look so nice that I almost wish I'd used them everywhere else.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w6/texasfirewheel/HomeKitchen008-3.jpg (broken link)

EDITED to apologize for the size of the photo. I thought I knew how to re-size but apparently not.
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Unread 05-22-2011, 07:38 PM
 
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I think a lot of it depends on the setup. My freestanding oven is next to my counter. I had solid granite installed on the countertop and backsplash (up to the cabinets) and carried the solid granite around to the area behind the oven from the oven up to the vent.

I didnt see any sense in installing solid granite behind the stove from the stove down to the floor so I had granite tiles installed there. The granite tiles look so nice that I almost wish I'd used them everywhere else.



EDITED to apologize for the size of the photo. I thought I knew how to re-size but apparently not.
Wow that is beautiful granite!
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Unread 05-22-2011, 10:10 PM
 
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Thanks so much. I have a very small house (1200 sq ft). One of the benefits is that I can remodel without spending much $$$. A friend of mine made the cabinets; it was his first time doing any kind of carpentry work but he's a perfectionist and did a great job. He also oversaw the installation of the granite.

Before the remodel, the oven was built into the wall. My friend turned that area into a pantry (on the left). I lost some cabinet space when he decided to put the free-standing oven where he did but I dont care. The kitchen looks so much better now than it did before.

My point in posting earlier is that granite tiles can be obtained fairly inexpensively and make a great backdrop for ovens.
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Unread 05-23-2011, 10:41 AM
 
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Does it matter what type of tile you use for your backsplash behind a slide in stove? I read that glass tile does not stand up to heat well. I see it used alot in pictures. Any tips or advice would be greatly welcomed!
I don't know what style your kitchen is or what your personal tastes are, but I have always liked hexagonal ceramic tile. Grout lines can definitely be a pain but a charcoal grout in a cooking area doesn't show much wear and doesn't require frequent cleaning.
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Unread 05-23-2011, 01:20 PM
 
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I think a lot of it depends on the setup. My freestanding oven is next to my counter. I had solid granite installed on the countertop and backsplash (up to the cabinets) and carried the solid granite around to the area behind the oven from the oven up to the vent.

I didnt see any sense in installing solid granite behind the stove from the stove down to the floor so I had granite tiles installed there. The granite tiles look so nice that I almost wish I'd used them everywhere else.



EDITED to apologize for the size of the photo. I thought I knew how to re-size but apparently not.
I think your kitchen turned out beautiful! If you dont mind me asking where did you get your granite? I didnt know you could buy granite tiles. I am just in the begining stage of learning right now for my remodel.
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