06:19PM | 08/12/07
Member Since: 08/10/05
16 lifetime posts
We're redoing our 70s-era kitchen, which has a backsplash of white laminate. It goes all the way up to the cabinets. I want to replace it with something easier to clean than paint, but not tile, because of grout problems (we're having this problem in the same-era bathroom).

I DO NOT want anything that has to be grouted, sealed or glued together. Hubby suggested faux copper sheets available at Home Depot, but they have to be glued down and present the same type of problems with glue-on vinyl flooring.

I had wallpaper in my previous kitchen, but it was wearing out from repeated cleaning around the stove.

Any suggestions?


08:02PM | 08/12/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
You can do laminate again. Many, many patterns and cleans easy.

Solid surface materials (Corain) and granite or engineered stone.

Stainless steel.


03:33PM | 08/20/07
Member Since: 08/10/05
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Bill, thank you so much! We visited Lowe's today to pick out our cabinets, and I had no idea they had Formica sheets! Had you not told me, I wouldn't have known to look! Thanks so much. That's what we're going with for our backsplash.


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