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  1. #1
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    Smile Beadboard joining to tile backsplash

    What is the best way to connect a beadboard backsplash to a granite counter. Also, how to connect the tile backsplash behind the stovetop to the vertical edge of the headboard.

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    Default Re: Beadboard joining to tile backsplash

    All tile gets caulked at the changes of plane or when abutting a different material such as beadboard.

    At the counter top leave a 1/8" gap and caulk it closed with silicone or latex caulk.

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    Default Re: Beadboard joining to tile backsplash

    ...And if the horizontal connecting line is not even or not level, hide the imperfection with a molding.

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    Default Re: Beadboard joining to tile backsplash

    Finish the wood first (paint or poly) then use a 100% silicone caulk as latex caulking will get moldy rather quickly in this setting. Also don't set the wood directly on top the countertop, but at least 1/16 above it which will keep it from soaking up any moisture that may get under the caulking over time. I'm surprised that Houston Remodeler didn't mention "colorriteinc.com" as a source of 420 colors of silicone caulking, of which one is bound to give you a pleasing color match.

    Phil

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    Default Re: Beadboard joining to tile backsplash

    Sorry for the omission Phil, I must be slipping.

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