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Tilework: Backsplash

Travertine/Glass Tile, Corain Burled Beach Countertop.

Tilework has significantly grown as an art and craft with a wider selection of materials and patterns. In our own kitchen remodel, Costel Coernocut (831-595-0438) installed travertine squares cut into 4×6 tiles laid in a brick pattern for the backsplash. Decorative glass tiles were salvaged from another jobsite and set in a horizontal band. For the countertop, we chose a new pattern, “Burled Beach,” offered by Corian, a lightweight synthetic material. Our new kitchen floor has larger travertine tile squares. Travertine is a natural stone imported from Italy. According to Wikipedia, it is the same material used to build the Coliseum in Rome and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, so our modest kitchen is in good company.

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