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Which Backsplash Works Best with a Corian Countertop?

By: Carrie on Oct 23, 2012

A backsplash can make - or break - your kitchen design. Okay. So maybe that is a little melodramatic; however, we will say that we've seen some mismatched backsplashes that would make you want to throw your hands up and say, "Holy Gnome!" The thing is, some things are better conceptually than they are in real life. And since kitchen counter backsplashes are (relatively) permanent, the best way to get one you're happy with is to - well - get one that matches your countertop for gosh sake! Let us tell you a little story about Dick and Jane.

Dick and Jane pined for a Corian countertop for years They pined and saved until they were able to purchase the perfect Corian Countertop. Jane thought, "You know, with the right tiles, I could create an amazing mosaic backsplash that will inspire Dick to finally start cooking dinner for me!" And so, Dick and Jane settled on a gorgeous Corian countertop ("Rosemary" from the Corian Private Collection, in case you were wondering...). Jane painstakingly selected tiles that would look perfect with the greeny-tanny-rusty colors in their Corian and got to work. The backsplash was gorgeous! The countertop surface was a hit!

But alas, something just wasn't quite right. So there they were, stuck with a lot of time, effort, and money on a lovely mosaic backsplash that didn't really "go."

The moral of the story: Too bad Dick and Jane didn't come to Kitchen Magic for some friendly and experienced advice.

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The Best Backsplash for a Corian Countertop is...

A Corian Backsplash!

Of course, there are exceptions to every rule. But for the most part, if you're going the route of a Corian Countertop, a Corian backsplash is usually your best match. Corian has a very specific texture and finish. These make it challenging to get a tile of any kind that really ties in with a Corian surface. But in case you're bored with the idea of your countertop being a perfect match with your countertop, don't worry.

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There are other options:

Corian Tile Backsplashes

Hurray! Just to make people like you happy, there are Corian backsplashes made to look like tiles, and they don't have to be a perfect match with the Corian patterns you choose.

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Backsplash Accents

Rather than building an entire backsplash masterpiece, poor Jane could have put her efforts into an attractive backsplash accent. Then her mosaic would have been more integrated into the general theme.

Don't be afraid to ask for help If you aren't exactly sure about what goes with what in your dream kitchen. Take a lesson from Dick and Jane; give us a call and we'll help you put together a kitchen you'll be proud of.

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