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Old 09-26-2012, 11:19 AM
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The approach to "backsplashes" is personal. For example if you are a person whose focus is function, you are guided by the original intent of backsplashes. They were originated to keep food from spattering the walls, and the significant cursing that follows from rubbing the paint off when you scrubbed wine and spaghetti sauce spots too hard. If this is your personality, use the material that is easiest to clean, i.e smooth surface (granite, corian, glass) with no grout.

In contrast, if you are a design freak, and you share pictures of your HGTV inspired kitchen at parties, use any material with dominant color or texture. You are the type of person to gaze at your kitchen in rapture, rather than do the "exploding flour dance" when baking.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:40 PM
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I went with the 4 inch granite backsplash. I wanted to do subway tile and still may at some point. For me cost was a factor. The 4 inch backsplash didn't cost me anything since I paid for the granite slab and those pieces were just what was left. I do find that a back splash can date a kitchen quickly depending on the design. When we replaced our counters I was grateful the previous owners didn't do a backsplash. We have renovated several homes and had to remove backslashes. It was a real pain in the neck. I use quality paint and never had an issue of paint coming off the walls.
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Old 03-27-2019, 05:46 AM
Location: Texas
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We chose quartz for our countertops in the kitchen, although it has a marble look to it. We chose Pietra Antica polished marble for the back splash. For the 4" back splash and around the picture frame part of the backsplash it will be :
Imperial Pearl Polished
1x4 Mosaic ​12x12 Sheet

We are doing a picture frame in the center and we will be using :

Imperial Pearl Polished
Elongated Hexagon Gray Dot for the center of the picture frame.

Our kitchen cabinets are white I wanted to keep the kitchen light and airy.
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Old 03-27-2019, 07:22 AM
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Come on! This is a 12-year-old thread.
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