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New subway tile kitchen splashback

Jason
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Re: New subway tile kitchen splashback

Visitors to this very popular discussion should also check out @ProjectPete's excellent guide How to tile a splashback.

 

Please feel free to post if you need a hand with anything.

 

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Old-gal24
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Re: New subway tile kitchen splashback

I know this post was some years back now @ProjectPete but have been trying to figure out what I am going to do re; a kitchen revamp I am about to start..  God help me...   

 

I think this looks great BUT did you manage to put in any upper cupboards or shelves?  I do love the tiles look awesome.

 

I am toying with either 1)  New tiles over the top of old ?   2) Digging out the old tiles and tiling 2)a & installing pressed metal splash backs  3) Painting existing tiles.  Along with other things..

 

Keep up your great work and keeping us L plate folk posted.  

Old gal

 

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ProjectPete
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Re: New subway tile kitchen splashback

I just put in a shelf on each side @Old-gal24 which we decorated with some cooking books, candles, plants, etc. I wouldn't recommend tiling over tiles due to lack of adhesion to such a smooth/shiny surface. Plus you'll then have tiling that's about 25-30mm thick protruding from your wall. I haven't painted tiles myself but see a lot of people do - appears to be a simple and cost-effective solution.

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Improvements
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Re: New subway tile kitchen splashback

I think using a dark contrasting grout would have made it pop. Gotta love your beer commercial too!

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Jason
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Re: New subway tile kitchen splashback

Thanks for joining in the discussion @Improvements

 

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