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Old 03-28-2014, 05:41 PM   #1
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Contemporary Kitchen:Kitchen Backsplash?


Hi, we recently installed Sued Brown Granite in our kitchen and now are looking to replace our backsplash. We are unsure on the style and color of backsplash we should install and would like some advice. I have placed some pictures of the kitchen and flooring on Flickr:

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Depends on what you want. laminates(Formica/Wilsonart/etc) come in hundreds of colors and textures, and is inexpensive. Ceramic tile/stone is not too expensive but the labor to install it is. As for colors, take some samples home for matching. Trying to do it without seeing them together never goes well. Sorry I can't help more, but the choices are endless. Visit a local specialy tile shop for ideas.
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A lot depends on what your tastes are. We have a log house with dark granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Our backsplash is stainless steel tiles. Easy to install but definitely not cheap.
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i am shopping for backsplash right now. it, to me, is the HARDEST choice to make. i have seen 1000's, and don't want any of them
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the BEST WAY to do it. go and look at all you can find. pick a few, buy about 8 sq ft of each. take em home and temp attach them to the wall and look at them for a week. continue this until you find what you can live with.
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Backslashes are tougher than granite to choose.
We have granite with a solid mirror backsplash. It reflects light,
makes the area appear bigger and also reflects the granite.
It goes with all types of kitchens, my current kitchen is
shaker/arts and crafts...my former kitchen was modern.

This is my second new kitchen, and we have the mirrors for 29 years.

Lots of kitchens look good with the subway tiles. I think choosing
something not 'busy' is important, as the granite should be the
main attraction.

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