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Unread 03-04-2016, 07:21 AM   #1
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Kitchen backsplash

Using 8mm glass tiles 1" squares on a 12x12 matt. They are being installed to painted drywall. My question is what type of setting compound should I use and should their be anything done to the drywall before install for better adhesion?
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Unread 03-04-2016, 08:13 AM   #2
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Any thinset mortar with "glass" in the name. They are creamier and stickier than normal thinset. No need to worry about prepping the drywall unless its a high gloss paint. If so then a quick scuff with sandpaper will help adhesion.


One of these Big 3 should be found at a big box store.

Custom Building Products....Glass Tile Premium Thinset
Laticrete......Glass Tile Adhesive Mortar
Mapei.........Mosaic and Glass Tile Mortar
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Size:  65.4 KB Doing a glass tile back splash my question is where would you stop it in this situation,at the edge of cabinet? Or take it on down the wall to the corner?
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Sure looks like they would have installed a couple more cabinets to fill in to the corner. But, to answer your question, I would tile to the corner.
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... and all the way to the ceiling

And maybe add a couple floating shelves while you're at it:
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Thanks for the reply that's kinda what I'm thinking also. The problem with adding more cabinets is that bar top is 42"wide access to any more cabinets in this spot would be hard. But I feel the same way it would look better imo.
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Well the home owner has a big collection of roosters that will be on top they specifically wanted room on top for them and I did recommend adding shelves but they have a painting for that spot just hope it don't clash with the tile
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I can see a painting helping out. I would make the tile go straight across from the bottom of the upper cabinets to the corner.
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What Adriana said. That blank area is crying out for a cool design element to balance out that peculiar cabinet arrangement.
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What Davy said.....run it to corner bead etc.
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That hammer on the stone is making me nervous. Maybe some type of surface protection is in order?
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Sorry pc7060 I don't follow you maybe some surface protection may be in order??
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That hammer on the stone is making me nervous. Maybe some type of surface protection is in order?
Just the hammer? The use of the brand new unprotected granite countertop as a work bench is what's making me nervous.
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Thanks for the reply that's kinda what I'm thinking also. The problem with adding more cabinets is that bar top is 42"wide access to any more cabinets in this spot would be hard. But I feel the same way it would look better imo.
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Would still look better, IMO. It just doesn't look complete (too crowed in the corner). Now is the time to add them if you're going to - and you could just them for those items not used on a regular basis. There are never enough storage places in the kitchen.
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Greg, my point exactly, don't use a finished countertop as a work surface without some kind of protection (cardboard or rosin paper at a minimum). Initially thought it was some kind of fancy granite but looking at the pictures closer it may be Formica.
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