1/2 Inch Tile Border on Backsplash


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Old 12-27-10, 10:39 AM
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1/2 Inch Tile Border on Backsplash

Tiling my kitchen backsplash and discovered that the countertop to cabinet distance is shorter on one side of the kitchen. I now have a 1/2 inch gap at the top next to the bottom of the cabinet (this is AFTER setting the tile on this wall). Not a big deal under the cabinet but there is a 12 inch section that is outside of the face of the cabinet that prominently shows the border. Should I put a tiny sliver of tile there? Some type of pencil border or just a large grout line. What about just stopping the border where it is and extending the wall paint into this area? Any ideas?

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Old 12-27-10, 11:07 AM
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A blank/solid color surface will hide a discrepancy like this to some extent but anything with a pattern will accentuate the difference

I'd be for stopping the tile and extending the paint
 
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I wouldn't want to paint a 1/2" strip between the back splash and the cabinet
Not sure I totally understand about the 12" part that is exposed. Could you supply a pic or two? How would raising the tile on the 12" area look?
 
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Here ya go. I think I can get away with a small piece of tile border and just extend it above the cabinet a smidgen.



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Barry
 
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Old 12-30-10, 10:56 AM
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Barry, can you find the Baroque or Med paint you have above? I would bring the paint down to the tile, and even across the gap at the cabinets if it is fairly level all around. You could use a cap mold tile that will cover the gap and drape over the tile, but not sure if it is the desired finish. It may go with the paint above better than I think.
 
 

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