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Backsplash for my kitchen

ivonka2014February 8, 2013
Finally, my granite has been done, and I really like the look. We have decided to go with the silver sparkle. The next step is the backsplash.
I was thinking something light in color. What’s are your thoughts about mother pearl, or maybe mosaic glass?
Here are some picks. Please, any suggestions?
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ivonka2014
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    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 6:53AM
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ivonka2014
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2 Likes    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 6:54PM
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designideas4me
They both seem to be great choices
2 Likes    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 7:10PM
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Dezign Studio Inc
The first one goes better. The second option looks a bit busy with the granite top
2 Likes    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 7:20PM
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Supreme Floor Company
I agree with Dezign.. Your grout will make all the difference.. Ask for samples..
1 Like    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 7:35PM
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fuzinav
both really pretty
1 Like    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 7:43PM
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loroca
I prefer the glass
1 Like    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 8:12PM
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Imperial Kitchens and Baths, Inc.
We would recommend the glass for two reasons. First, if you like to cook the mother of pearl may not hold up well to food and oil splatters at the stove - discoloration and staining may result even with a sealant. And cleaning it may prove to be difficult. Second, with the type of task lighting you have under the cabinets even the little bit of depth in the glass tile will help to even out the "hot spots" whereas the reflective nature of the mother of pearl will cause more glare. Hope this helps.
3 Likes    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 8:23PM
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Scott Design, Inc.
The glass will complement the granite in sheen and its natural coloration. The Mother of Pearl is a wonderful material but I feel it is too ornate for this application plus it does not do well around high heat from a stove top.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 8:35PM
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ivonka2014
Thank you all for your help!
I have ordered the samples of both. I do really like the look of mother of pearl, but I do like the glass as well.
I would be worried about the mother of pearl and the cooking area, heat, spaghetti sauce, grease, etc., , therefore I guess I’m leaning towards glass backsplash more.
What color of grout should I go with for it? (for the glass one)
Thank you
    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 4:57AM
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DIAspoton
the glass looks best. mother of pearl is very pretty for baths and wet bars.seems out of place in the kitchen. talk to the people at the tile store about an inconspicuos grout color. nothing ruins a pretty tile faster than thick,dark grout seams.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 5:18AM
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Scott Design, Inc.
A very light grey will complement both the granite and the glass.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 10:23AM
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ivonka2014
Thank you, all info very helpfull!
    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 10:44AM
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rinqreation
The white glass tile, silvergrey grout, and a solid black border along the worktop.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 12:16PM
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joannpb
Just for the heck of it, go to dttiles.com and take a look at their glass mosaic mix called "peonies". While you're there look at their stone and glass tile section; they've got some really interesting combinations.
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ivonka2014
Kind of late, but I thought I should post the updated picks of my kitchen with the backsplash. Hope you like it as much as I do. Thank you all very much for your help!
1 Like    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 2:24PM
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Supreme Floor Company
Looks great....enjoy!
1 Like    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 3:26PM
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