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    ? backsplash behind stove

    As I was cleaning up from Easter cooking, I noticed that I had a lot of splatters from cooking on the wall behind my stove and thought about ordering a sliver size in thickness, piece of my counter (I have Formica countertops) and placing it behind the stove. -easier to clean plus my counter is black and brown (it is to the right of the range.)

    My question: does anyone have something like what I'm describing? and can you share a pix? I'm not sure how it would look. I don't want to put tile- ugh, the grout lines. I put tile on the kitchen floor and I'm regretting it. I'll try to attach a pix, but don't know how successful I'll be at doing so. btw, it would be taken when we just finished the remodel.

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    My mom's apartment has formica back splash behind her stove; seems to be fine.

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    One, you have two different counter tops--it will be hard to decide which one for a back splash. Two, I have a formica back splash that matches my counters--I still have to clean it. My great aunt would tack up wax paper to protect the wall, I probably would not recommend that due to fire hazard. I might try a polyurethane to that area of the wall that I want more protection without damage to the paint. Good luck!
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    We used to have backsplash that was made from the counter tops. It worked just fine. Three years ago we remodeled the kitchen and put in small tile for the backsplash. It works fine so far.

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    Are you planning to fasten it to the wall? I think I would be tempted to fuse the Formica to a thin piece of plywood, trim the edges and just sit it behind the stove resting it on top to the trim that is on either side of the stove. You could take it out to clean it and if you don't find you like it you can remove it with no damage to the wall.

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    I would be concerned as to how your stove vents. If there is a significant venting too close to the formica backsplash it could warp or melt the formica over time, particularly if the oven is used for long periods of time. Think about haveing a piece of Corain or stone ( quartz or granite) that you can just place in that area , and remove for washing. I would be very leary of formica and the glue used to hold in place. If you want to remove it you will pull some of the dry wall off. You could even do some decorative punched tin.
    By the way that is one tidy kitchen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by callie8799 View Post
    As I was cleaning up from Easter cooking, I noticed that I had a lot of splatters from cooking on the wall behind my stove and thought about ordering a sliver size in thickness, piece of my counter (I have Formica countertops) and placing it behind the stove. -easier to clean plus my counter is black and brown (it is to the right of the range.)

    My brother put up a piece of plexiglass behind the stovetop and attached it to the wall. Sister says it cleans up nice and looks good to. It has to be attached to the wall though. If it gets to nasty, it can be replaced. Plexiglass is not that expensive.

    My question: does anyone have something like what I'm describing? and can you share a pix? I'm not sure how it would look. I don't want to put tile- ugh, the grout lines. I put tile on the kitchen floor and I'm regretting it. I'll try to attach a pix, but don't know how successful I'll be at doing so. btw, it would be taken when we just finished the remodel.

    Thank you!
    Deb

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    See answer above. Sorry I put it in the wrong place.

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    I have formica behind my stove, still have to scrub it, and if it doesn't get done often enough (hubby does the cooking and cleaning, and this is a spot he misses) it can take some elbow grease. I used to do housekeeping for a living. I used a product called "Johnsons wax" for appliances. Using this once a week made cleaning up the stove, fridge, countertops, etc. a breeze. Can't find it now, and can't find anything that works as well. Talking about tiles, there is a product you put on the grout that keeps it easy to clean. Comes in an easy to use applicator, as well. Personally, I like tile, been gonna do mine for 30 years. Have tiled for all 3 kids, but mine is still not done. LOL
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    I have mirrors behind my stove and all along the wall. Sure makes for good lighting in the kitchen.

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    I had a stove-against-the-wall situation. We put a mirror behine the stove. Worked out really great....Our mirror was a left over from a redo. However, a mirror that size shouldn't be that much from a glass shop.

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    My husband uses plexiglass mounted with a decorative screw to cover the area behind the range.
    He also has used it in my laundry room to keep the painted wall free of splashes of water. It is a
    smooth clear surface and wipes clean easily. It does not call attention to itself. And probably costs
    a lot less than Formica or tile.

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    I used a roll of aluminum flashing on the wall over my granite countertop and stovetop....cut out all the electrical outlets and switch plate openings, wedged it in between countertop and cabinets to hold it in place, ten years ago. It mimics the look of stainless steel and cleans up very easily with just a wipe from the dish rag with some soapy water.
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    We finished our kitchen renovation (did it ourselves), and put up small (2 3/4" x 5 3/4") tiles of slate, subway style, with grey grout, above our counters and behind the stove up to the cabinets above. Love the look, and its easy to clean. With all the variations in the color, it really looks good with the cabinets, which are cherry colored like yours. On the side walls, we went 2 high out to the edge of the countertops to finish it off. Our kitchen is a galley style, like yours, and we went with white appliances as black was too dark and I've had SS, and hated it. We did the same as you, went with heavy black iron pulls, but ours are knobs and the drawers are hammered bin pulls. Love your kitchen in yellow, ours is a deep warm beige like the rest of the house, with white trim.

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    Forgot to mention, we used a sealer on the tiles and grout once they were up, cleaned and dry, so cleaning is easy. It also brought out all the color variations in the individual tiles.

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    I put formica behind my stove 12 years ago and have never regretted t.

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    I like the tiles. I have tile on my kitchen floor and it's 20 years old. The builder suggested we use a clay colored grout and it's worked fine. Can't see stains or dirt. He said the lighter grout would be too hard to keep clean. I think the tile backsplashes they have out now are elegant.

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    We put Formica from the counter top up the wall to the cabinets in the house we built in Charleston. I loved it! It was all so easy to clean and I never had to repaint it!!
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    Or, Lowe's has back splashes that look like pressed tin which you might hang from hooks and remove for cleaning.

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    Cheap me just bought some heavy duty clear plastic and tacked it up behind the stove. It wipes down easily and can be painlessly removed if you don't want guests to see

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    Alot of homes have the formica as the back splash with no problem at all. you could put it all the way up to the upper cabnets. You could even use a color to match your wall instead of your counters to keep from making your space to dark!

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    [QUOTE=june6995;5129644]My husband uses plexiglass mounted with a decorative screw to cover the area behind the range.
    He also has used it in my laundry room to keep the painted wall free of splashes of water. It is a
    smooth clear surface and wipes clean easily. It does not call attention to itself. And probably costs
    a lot less than Formica or tile.

    We did this same exact thing in our kitchen. Cleans much easier then painted walls. Unless someone is really looking.. no one ever notices we have plexiglass behind our stove. It covers my wallpaper.. you can buy it in different thickness sizes. I have seen the mirrors also.
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    I have formica behind my stove, the same as my counter tops. I don't have any problem keeping it clean. I just wipe it down when I wipe the counter tops down. Although, I AM planning to put tile between my counter and cabinets and use glass inserts (the new glass tile) for accents and will use the glass insets as a backsplash. Was just at Home Depot last night and they had some very pretty glass tiles on sale.

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    Glass sheets. The simplest thing to do is get someone to first find the studs on either side of your stove. Measure from the top of your stove to the bottom of your microwave and from the center of stud to stud. Take that measurement to the local glass shop and have them cut a piece of safety glass. Then have someone install mirror clips (Home Depot has them for $1.79) and install the glass. It will clean easily with windex and your wall color will show through.

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    I have a large space behind my stove because I do not have a microwave there, we had the same problem when we built the house, we decided to try a mirror, everybody says OMG, I don't want to stand there and stare at myself while I cook! You'd be surprised, I seldom see myself, it looks like another room as it reflects the livingroom and it is so easy to clean. we repainted last month and I broke it taking it down, I felt like I was in a box while standing at the stove, sure was glad to get a new one. mine is 24X30 and only $20 at Lowe's

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    I really like the look of those tin or copper adhesive tiles that they sell and it would be a nice contrast.

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