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The Future of Backsplashes

Grout is out. Continuous sheets of glass, stone, metal and porcelain are saving cleaning time and offering more looks than ever Full Story
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luascher
Laminate Chemetal caught my eye. Does anyone have experience using it as a backsplash? Was thinking of using it for wet bar and kitchen, but need to know how it will hold up to moisture (rust?, warp?) and high heat behind commercial grade gas stove. Also, with sheet materials, how are the end edges handled? Meaning, there are areas where the backsplash will end without a border to run up against. Tiles are cut bullnose for these situations, what does one do with solid sheet applications?
on Wednesday at 6:03AM   
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rjbuc
@old-bushy So, did the paint you used have lead in it (or was it just a VOCs issue). I agree there are way too many stupid laws here in the US, especially relating to fantasy greenhouse gases (Stop exhaling! CO2 has been designated as air pollution). However, you may have done your clients a disservice by using the outlawed materials that potentially could end up costing them big time and may end up not being worth every penny of your circuitous accomplishment.

Until that law is changed (don't hold your breath), it's still the law no mater how stupid the government is, and right now it's plenty stupid. Regardless, when/if this forbidden substance ever is discovered, your clients may be stuck with a liability for: diminished property value, difficulties with financing and/or insuring, or even out-of-pocket expenses for clean-up and removal. If you did disclose and they agreed, then they'll also need to keep in mind all the problems they could be faced with including penalties, compensation for damages (real or contrived), and all the other potentially punitive stuff.
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Your Back-to-School Game Plan

Set up a few systems now for an easy and organized routine when school starts Full Story
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junction40
Mud room
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Dura Supreme Cabinetry
tcufrog - Great tip!
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