Kitchen Granite Tile Countertop and Glass Backsplash

by Roger

Kitchen Granite Tile Countertop and Glass Backsplash in Fort Collins

I recently finished up a kitchen remodel in Fort Collins. We replaced the outdated (1960’s!) laminate countertops with granite tile, added a glass backsplash, new sink and fixtures, stove, hood and dishwasher.

We began by completely removing the old countertops and rebuilding with new solid plywood substrates. Over the plywood we added Schluter Ditra and waterproofed the edges with Schluter Kerdi. 12×12 granite tiles were installed and finished  by bullnosing (rounding over) and polishing all the edges. The result is a nice, thick, solid countertop which will serve this kitchen well for the next fifty years.

We also added a glass tile backsplash for a nice, modern look. The colors in the glass really complement the granite and tie everything together. Glass tile has a tendency to make spaces look larger. When added to a kitchen backsplash it can really top off the look of the kitchen and become the main focal point of the entire room.

The installation was finished up with Laticrete SpectraLOCK epoxy grout. Epoxy is normally the best choice in a kitchen since it is essentially stain-proof and is not prone to degradation by common acids found in foods. Epoxy is also more sanitary than normal cementitious grouts. Easily maintained and sanitary make it the ideal choice for kitchen environments.

If you need a kitchen update with granite countertops or glass or tile backsplash just fill out our contact form or give us a call at 970-213-3682 and let’s discuss the options available for your dream kitchen!

 

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