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Old 12-08-2009, 07:23 AM   #16
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Thanks everyone for the tips. Considering the price I can get on the tile it would probably be worthwhile. One thing I will certainly do first though is to paint those cabinates and see if I can live with them. If I'm not happy with them I'll probably not bother doing a tile job because I'd eventually replace the cabinates.

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Old 12-16-2009, 01:39 AM   #17
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Granite tiles can be used and set edge to edge so there is very little grout edge at all - less than 1/10". Just use a very dark grout color. There is more labor involved than with a granite slab and it is more important that the supporting cabinet top does not flex. This is usually not difficult to remedy and any added height is usually beneficial.

The least expensive countertop material that looks decent is still ceramic tile. Not as resistant to abuse as granite but a lot easier to install and finish.
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:14 PM   #18
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I think if you use your kitchen very often, it may be wiser not to granite tiles; stuff might get caught between them (no matter how tight they are next to one another) and cause it get dirty fast. Maybe you can save up some money for now and then have a giant slab installed when the time is right (I would recommend trendstone as well if you could afford it, it's beautiful)
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Unfortunately I was being over generaous with my time and had hoped to complete this taslk sooner than later. I've had my house now for 1 week and I can tell I'm way behind and not going to get to do all the thing I wanted to. I'll be lucky to get it painted and get new flooring installed/finished.

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