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material for kitchen backsplash

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material for kitchen backsplash

hi , procelain, glass and marble, in term of maintanence and durability, which material is good for kitchen ?

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Marble for a back splash?

Don't use marble, it is porous

Never seen glass either, I think it would be heavy to mount and can easily break.

Porcelain is the obvious choice.
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I've got subway style glass backsplash in my kitchen. it's definitely not porcelain as I dropped one and glass shards everywhere
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it's definitely clear glass with a colour backing. it looks like coke bottle glass. the tiler said the glass tiles were hardest to cut.
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b33zlebub wrote: it's definitely clear glass with a colour backing. it looks like coke bottle glass. the tiler said the glass tiles were hardest to cut.
You can do it with a glass cutting diamond wheel on a wet saw. Without it, you end up with chips and shards all over the place. Was too lazy to change the blade once and ended up with tiny cuts all over my fingers.

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t3359 wrote: You can do it with a glass cutting diamond wheel on a wet saw. Without it, you end up with chips and shards all over the place. Was too lazy to change the blade once and ended up with tiny cuts all over my fingers.

bjl
I put up our backsplash using these lowes tiles as well. They wern't too dificult to cut. I used a cheap wet tile saw from CT and wrapped painters tape on the glass where I intended to cut. Glass shards were minimal.

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