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Basement Backsplash

January 1, 2013

Even though I did the work and took the pictures back in August, I never got around to posting the pictures from my basement backsplash. My wife and I picked out a transparent glass tile which proved to be a bit of an ordeal. Here’s what it looks like.

Backsplash 1

Backsplash 2

While I’m quite happy with the finished product, it was a bit of an ordeal to install — though I suppose that was self-inflicted. The individual tiles (which are about 1″x1/2″) came in 12×12 sheets. That’s fine, except the backing was yellow, which caused two problems: first, it changed the color of the tile (and some of the tiles are colorless); second, if you’ve ever installed tiles on sheets like this you know that the tile at the end of the sheet are only half stuck onto the sheet, the other half has no backing — which meant that if I had kept the tiles on the sheets there would be visible striping where the sheets interlock. So I ended up soaking the tile in warm water to remove the backing and setting them individually — which I think ended up being about 4,000 tiles. Good times

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