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Backsplash tile wrapped onto window sill in kitchen remodel?

Backsplash tile wrapped onto window sill in kitchen remodel?


Old 02-21-13, 04:31 AM
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Backsplash tile wrapped onto window sill in kitchen remodel?

We are in the middle of a kitchen remodel and have asked the contractor to carry our glass tile backsplash to the windowsill above the kitchen sink. The sill is 7" by 72". Trim surrounding window is painted. He has suggested that we use our granite on the sill, but we do not want the granite and prefer a more seamless and clean visual. He has said that from a maintenance perspective it is a bad idea. FYI, we do not open our crank out kitchen windows, therefore rain and temp changes should not impact. Before we insist, I would love weigh-in. Thank you.
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Old 02-21-13, 05:31 AM
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I agree with your contractor. One solid piece on the sill is always better than multiple pieces. No grout joints to ever pose a problem. Sunlight could compromise the grout and even if it doesn't get wet from rain, it still gets washed and there's the possibility of condensation. IMO, it would look better too.
Old 02-21-13, 05:34 AM
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I think it will come down to a visual. Will the glass on the sill have "dimension" as a piece of granite would. The granite will be 1 1/8" thick and overhang the backsplash tile and create shadow lines. If you run the glass up and 90 degree over to the window pane, there will be no dimension. Where and how would you then trim out the rest of the window. You can create a lip to provide dimension to the glass sill, but it depends on the edge treatment of the glass as to weather you can transition an outside corner successfully or not.

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