Backsplash suggestions?
paintedimages
August 26, 2013 in Design Dilemma
The tough part about choosing a granite with personality is choosing a backsplash. The granite is Delicatus. The list of candidates are, l to r: tumbled travertine, large smooth travertine, lighter travertine, two glass subway tiles in various colors, or the larger glass subway tile in a matte finish. Could also include some accents, but I don't want to detract from the granite. I appreciate your input.
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Amy Cali
Out of your options, I prefer the 1st and 2nd to last options. The tumbled travertine and the grey/blue glass tile. I think you are on the right track with keeping the backsplash simple so the granite can shine. Good luck
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nikawareham
I like the last two on the right.
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Natalie
First and last...
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carolins
First.
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paintedimages
Thank you for your input. Here is a better picture. Would you suggest just the tile, or would you recommend an additional tile as an accent?
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mcbriec
Tumbled travertine for sure (IMHO) and no accents.
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robina_galvez
Same here, tumble marble will do it. The contrast in textures will bring out each others characteristics.
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carolins
I wouldn't go for accents. If you like 'something else', you could have them put in at an angle (ignore the accents in this pic)
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But I quite like this (ignore the inset above the stove). Simple.
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Unless you like accent tiles of course :-)
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Aggie dba Aggie Designs
Last!
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tjohnson123
I am not an expert by any means but at first glance I like the 3,4, and 5 options in your row.
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nikawareham
I have tumbled travertine in my home and once sealed various colors pop out of it and it might look to busy with the counter. The counter is beautiful on its own and I feel like for that reason the glass tile would look best.
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Natalie
No need for accents. If you do opt for the tumbled travertine, make sure the sealer is not an enhancing one---as it will bring out more of the pigments. Travertine should be installed, cleaned, sealed, grouted, cleaned, and sealed again.
Hope this info is helpful. CHeerS!
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paintedimages
Thank you all for your input. The pics show what I started with. I hated the shelves. Waste of space. I am trying to keep it bright, that was why I had thought the glass tiles would be good to help reflect light. But the travertine does complement the granite. Hmmm.
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Aggie dba Aggie Designs
Go for glass, it looks fresh and clean and contemporary and the travertine is leaning towards traditional.
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Charette Design
I would keep it light. My inclination would be to match the background color of the granite using a glass "brick" tile. Because of the darker finish and style (raised panel) of the cabinets, and the movement in the granite I would not do accent tiles or another stone.
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Shakúff
I like the glass! They grey one looks nice, though the other 2 are a nice choice as well. Grey and Taupe are more neural. The blue is if you want a pop of color.
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Patrick Peyton
Here's a couple ideas that incorporates all your choices but has a little bolder glass accent to it. What do you think.
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Patrick Peyton
Sorry image chopped off let's try again.
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Rachel Stephens
I would choose the large, smooth travertine, because the grout lines make tile look dated on a back splash. The colored tile doesn't match the granite and is a bit jarring. It doesn't look comparable in terms of price (expensive counter top and just low/mid range tile.)
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