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Old 07-04-2008, 11:21 AM   #1
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Tile Back splash over stove - Waste of time?


Going to tile my bathroom floor this weekend, and was thinking while I have everything out anyway, maybe I'd throw some slate mosaic or something on the wall over my stove.

it's a small space. just over a foot high between counter back splash and bottom of cabinets/microwave

there is an outlet on each side of the stove, but the stove is not exactly centered between them ( off by about 1-1/2" ). Distance between outlets is about 44"


So my questions are:

1.) Should i bother doing this at all in such a small space

2.) If so, would you recommend going outlet to outlet, or simply doing a smaller area, centered with the stove

if you think I should do something here, and have any design thoughts, they would be most welcome. Kitchen has white cabs, black granite counters, s/s appliances, and the floor is a greenish porcelian with a slate look

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To my way of looking at it, you'd be going backwards by tiling over your stove.

You want surfaces that you need to clean periodically to be smooth so that you can clean them easily. You have a smooth, easy to clean surface over your stove now.

Why cover it with a rough, hard to clean surface?

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I don't know how much more wall you have going all the way to the end cant see any more then the picture shows but I would do the whole thing.I would also chose a tile that is flat for as the other posted said cleaning and I think either a green to compliment the floor or a black and white mix to tie the counter top and cabs together just my two cents worth though
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I vote for yes. Tiling a backsplash will define the oven space. That said, I'd go with 30". It's a fairly common practice. You could tile the entire thing if you have the budget but you will need to cut around the outlets.
I feel there's nothing wrong with tiling just the oven space. Make sure to use a stain-resistant grout.
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I think tile would be great there -- could create an interesting focal point and liven up the space.
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I concur with Angus, the tile will add to the look, perhaps even a small deco in the tile will be attractive as well.

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