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Unread 01-07-2020, 12:43 PM   #1
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Advice on kitchen counter backsplash and fireplace

I am about finished with my shower remodel and need to start on the kitchen counter backsplash, and fireplace surround. I really like the travertine stacked stone look, but ha e heard some negatives about using tavertine where you will be cooking. Maybe stains easy? Either way, looking for advice on material, and anything else that I might should know, but probably don't because I never done this before. Thanks!
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Unread 01-07-2020, 01:23 PM   #2
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I personally went with a high gloss large format tile for my kitchen backsplash. The logic being ease of cleaning. Fewer grout lines, no nooks and crannies to trap dirt. I’m not the neatest cook.
Get samples of tiles you like; splash the usual kitchen culprits on it; let it sit for a few days; and see how well it cleans up. You know, stuff like tomato sauce, bacon grease, soy sauce, etc.
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I think stacked stone looks great, but know it's going to be impossible to clean in a back splash application, especially behind a cook top.
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I agree with the others, the fireplace would be fine but not the backsplash.
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So what material would you recommend? Some type of ceramic or glass?
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On the backsplash, I just get a sheet of plexiglass. Not adhered. Maybe 24x32 or however wide the cooktop is and I just place it between the cooktop and backsplash. Never even notice it’s there and never have to worry about splatter on the tile.
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Hey Charlie, that sounds like a good idea. You have any pictures of how it looks? If so, please share.
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Not much to it. Buy from big box store. Lay against wall.
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That a perfectly acceptable method of ensuring that anything that splashes off that stove will hit the wall somewhere outside the stove footprint.
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I know it’s not 100% but even if it reduces the mess/risk by just 70% I’m happy
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