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Old 09-04-2008, 08:19 PM   #1
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backsplash question

currently have a corian countertop with a back splash(3 inches or so) that is connected to the whole slab(1 piece).,
Their is about 14 inches from the end of the back splash to the beginning of the cabinets-i wanted to do 6 by 6 continental slate on a diagonal,would it look funny
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:21 PM   #2
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It would look hilarious. Seriously though, if you like it it'll be fine.
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:14 PM   #3
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What Dave said. Seriously though, if you like it it'll be fine.



And even more seriously, you could remove the Corian backsplash if you thought that would be an even better design option.
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:10 AM   #4
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I personally would choose to remove the 3" 'splash, but alot depends on how it was installed. If it was glued to the countertop piece the same way that two countertop pieces are seamed, I don't know how you would get the two apart.

Any suggestions, Kurt?
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:39 PM   #5
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specific "dark grout' for brazilian green backsplash

my brazilian green continental slate 3 by 3 tile backsplash is ready to be installed but i have no idea about grout types,i know my wife wants a dark color grount to go with the dark green corian countertopss...Please be as specific as possible because i know nothing about tiling,haha.pics of the suggestion would be great
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:56 PM   #6
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your best bet is to go get some grout charts from local
tile shops and make a color selection you your wife likes.
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:18 PM   #7
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The only really good, dark true forest-type green grout I've ever found is standard Custom Products Polyblend sanded. This used to be easily available at Home Depot but they dropped this color (at least in my area), among others, in favor of stocking only whites, tans and greys. I can only get it now via special order through a local tile shop, then picking it up at a warehouse in another location. The particular color that I use is called "Mallard Green".

I think there is one other good dark green grout out there, that I've seen after viewing pretty much every grout sample board in the city. I can't recall what brand it was, and I had to visit many tile stores and showrooms to find a place that even carried lines of grout with a dark green option. Crazy!

Finding a good true green is a challenge... most of the "greens" out there are more brownish or greyish, and lighter in color.
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:21 PM   #8
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Finally found a link with a color chart for Polyblend... the colors seem pretty true on my monitor, but might not be on yours.

http://www.thisoldgrout.com/contractors/custom.htm
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:28 PM   #9
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I've combined your other backsplash thread here, Brig. Please bookmark this one and use it for all the project questions.
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:42 PM   #10
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why not just go to the Custom grout chart itself ?

http://www.custombuildingproducts.co...CardColors.pdf

I would still get some grout charts from a local tile shop or Home Depot and make a color selection off that. your lights, tile color, counters & cabinets might play tricks with colors.
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:44 PM   #11
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what if his computer monitor is different then yours
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Old 09-29-2008, 02:59 AM   #12
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thanks,
how does that onyx green compare to the mallard
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:19 AM   #13
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its greener
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I'd disagree with that... I'd say it's more brown (yellow). Gotta get the real color samples and put them with your actual tile in the actual room... even the type of light can have a huge effect on color. Your local Polyblend retailer should be able to provide you with samples or a brochure.
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I'd disagree with that.
Darker Green

a basic answer to a basic question.
what type of comparison is Brig looking for ?
color, durability, pricing, ease of use, etc. ?

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Gotta get the real color samples and put them with your actual tile in the actual room.
this was already stated.
http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/...9&postcount=10

my customer used Mallard Green and didn't like it on there slate,
they wish they used the darker, greener Onyx Green instead.
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