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Old 12-12-2013, 04:44 PM   #1
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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.

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what is the counter top made of?

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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