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brianford 03-30-2011 03:32 PM

tile back splash
My wife is pushing me to install a tile backsplash above the kitchen counter top. We have a Silestone CT w/ a 4" backsplash. the back wall of the kitchen above the CT is slightly bowed outward leaving a gap inbetween the stone back splash and the drywall. I want to eliminate this gap (1" +/- at the widest point, middle no gap at either end)and have the tile run evenly with the existing backsplash. There is a window above the sink which sits at the mid point and biggest gap. The window casing is 5/8" Does anyone have any recommendations on how to fur out the wall to make everything look nice? I do not want to remove the cabinets or CT

Bud Cline 03-30-2011 07:03 PM

What is the distance from the top of the 4" splash to the bottom of the window sill, and does the window now also have an apron below the sill?:)
What size tile will you use?:)

brianford 03-30-2011 11:06 PM

no apron, sill is about .5-.75in above the stobe backsplash. tile will be either 1inx1 in or within that size range unless my wife picks out the misc sizes. most of the tiles she has lookat at come in 12in x 12 in sheets

Bud Cline 03-31-2011 08:48 AM


no apron, sill is about .5-.75in above the stobe backsplash.
That one will be tough to fix because it is so small. The bigger the tile pieces the better in that area.

Maybe buy just one piece of 12" tile to cut into slivers. You could then use modified thinset to install the pieces. Gob the thinset on the back of the tile and place the tile straight to match the top of the existing backsplash. The thinset will dry and bridge the depression.:)

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