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Unread 04-25-2008, 02:13 PM   #1
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Kitchen Backsplash Project

Here I go again. Had great experience on this board when doing my steam shower and office project so I am attacking the kitchen next.

Has anyone used stainless tiles, in particular some I saw on cooltiles.com. see pic

I am thinking of using them for a 12" backsplash above a new Silestone countertop. (Black Canyon)

This is an old house and has 1" octagonal tiles on the floor.


Any advice/abuse is welcome.

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Well, I have no experience with those tiles. I suppose they go up like any other tile, though.
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You'll need a miter saw with a 60 tooth finish blade to make the cuts. If they're porcelain backed you'd cut the steel with the miter saw and the ceramic with a water saw.
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Just a tip; hold that piece freakin hard when you put the blade to it!
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Unread 04-26-2008, 05:01 PM   #5
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They say it is installed like regular tile (modified thinset) and cut with a tile saw.

Thanks to all. Will sleep on it.
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Unread 08-11-2008, 03:42 PM   #6
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Finally got the wife to decide

She picked the attached tile...

Travertine with random glass. (Regio)

Any special issues I should watch for when installing this backsplash???

Can I use Versabond white???

Thanks for any suggestions.
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any advice?

Recommend another thin-set? I usually use Versabond.
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Does the manufacturer give any recomendations? If not, a modified thinset should be fine. I think I'd move up to one of the higher-priced modified thinsets from Custom. Versabond is pretty light-weight stuff for glass.
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So, something like Flexbond???

I will ask about their recommendation.

It is mostly a travertine tile with some random glass. Cost of the thinset is really not an issue since I have very little to set.

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Flexbond should be fine.
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Unread 08-23-2008, 07:53 AM   #11
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Grout

Would you use a sanded or unsanded grout on this tile???

The joint is a tad over 1/16. (less than 1/8) Sounds like unsanded to me...Looking for the expert opinion.
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