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Old 02-09-2005, 12:52 AM   #1
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Kitchen counter backsplash ideas

I am making a new counter for the kitchen out of 3/4" ply with a laminate that I used on my new dinette table.

I thought the home center had premade matching backsplashes for it, but they don't.

I have used up all my laminate and was wondering what else could be used that would look good.

I was thinking about an aluminum angle that would mount in the corner.
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This is what I had installed. It's stainless steel.
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There is some very thin aluminum plate on Ebay sold by "cutsmetal"...might be a cool look.
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Mandolindave,

I really like what you did for your backsplash. I'd like to do something similar. do you know where I can get that material? Is it attached with rivets, screws or adhesive?

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South Jersey R.V. got it for me. It was attached using special washers and screws. The quilted stainless steel is a little expensive. $300-$400 for a 4 by 8 sheet? You may find some cheaper material.
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Old 02-09-2005, 01:48 PM   #6
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That certainly is very nice. A little pricey and elaborate for me.

I was looking for some ideas to replace the usual formica backsplashes like those on prefabed counters that only go up a couple of inches against the wall.

I might have to set my sights higher now though!
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I was looking for some ideas to replace the usual formica backsplashes like those on prefabed counters that only go up a couple of inches against the wall.
Our '64 has a 2" rubber base that's riveted in place. The color matches the countertops and is original. You could use either 2-1/2" or 4", it comes in many colors and can be bought by the foot very economically.

http://www.insideout-design.net/maxw.../cabinets.html

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I used the thin aluminum riveted in place behind the 4 burner stove, and 3/4" aluminum angle over the length of the counter top.
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I used the thin aluminum riveted in place behind the 4 burner stove, and 3/4" aluminum angle over the length of the counter top.
Hey Sneak,

Nice work as usual....

Did you just rivet it to the wall and caulk where it meets the counter?
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Our '64 has a 2" rubber base that's riveted in place. The color matches the countertops and is original. You could use either 2-1/2" or 4", it comes in many colors and can be bought by the foot very economically.

http://www.insideout-design.net/maxw.../cabinets.html

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This sounds interesting but I am quite sure I undstand what it is or where to look for it.

It's a rubber backsplash?
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This sounds interesting but I am quite sure I undstand what it is or where to look for it.

It's a rubber backsplash?
You can find it at Home Depot or any flooring store. It is usually either rubber or vinyl, it's the wall base found in most commercial office space, same stuff...different application.

Here's a link: http://www.armstrong.com/commfloorin...sp?item_id=386

There's different manufacturers besides Armstrong, all with different colors...you should be able to find something that works for you.

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You can find it at Home Depot or any flooring store. It is usually either rubber or vinyl, it's the wall base found in most commercial office space, same stuff...different application.
Oh, now I get it. I know exactly what your talking about now.

Thanks for the tip. I'm going to look into it further.
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Thumbs up White 90 degree caulk replacement

What about the white split (can be folded and is usually used at a 90 degree angle) stuff you can just peel and stick that is usually sold for bathroom tub and sink caulking replacement?
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This is what I had installed. It's stainless steel.
Very nice!
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