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csmallich 12-12-2013 03:44 PM

Backsplashes
 
What's your favorite DIY backsplash material? I'd like to do something inexpensive that doesn't require grout as I'm a beginner DIYer.

GBrackins 12-12-2013 03:57 PM

what is the counter top made of?

csmallich 12-12-2013 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by GBrackins
what is the counter top made of?

Laminate

Fix'n it 12-12-2013 10:05 PM

grouting is the easy part. putting up the tile, typically, is not all that hard at all. cutting, not all that tricky.

you want to know the HARDEST part about tile backsplashes, by far ? picking out the tile.
am there, doing that.

md2lgyk 12-13-2013 08:03 AM

My wife wanted a stainless steel backsplash. It's 3x5-inch self-stick metal tiles. No grout or mortar involved. Quick and easy to install. But. . . .definitely NOT inexpensive - around $12.00 a square foot. On the other hand, the tile is all you have to buy.

nvrfinished 12-13-2013 03:40 PM

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you want to know the HARDEST part about tile backsplashes, by far ? picking out the tile.
am there, doing that.
OMG, so true!

My wife and I did our own backsplash together and it turned out nice. Didn't think we were going to make it through choosing which kind however. :censored:

Live_Oak 12-14-2013 09:55 AM

Tiling really isn't all that hard. If you can put peanut butter on toast, and do math, you can tile. It's the math part that's the hardest. $12 is pretty reasonable for backsplash tile. Some of the glass tile I've had clients use has been over $100 a square. It's a small space, and it's a chance for some sparkle and individuality in your kitchen. Even expensive tile doesn't add up to to much when you only have 15 feet or so to do.


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