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  ?? Tile Behind Kitchen Sink vs Granite Backsplash.
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I'm concerned about water damage. Designers say that granite backsplashes are out. Don't use them they tell me. They say that the expensive grout(with latex ) prevents the water damage close to a sink. The man who did the laser measurement for the granite told me to solve that problem by caulking the bottom seam of tile that is adjacent to the granite. He said that grout cracked.

I'm worried because a lady from Granite Transformations said that a granite backsplash is better for the prevention water damage.
Designers say "no" to that idea because you can get tile installed by a good person and not have a problem with that.

Do any of you message board folks have experience with this?

I'm still vacillating. I've got to give may decision soon.

I have a long window above my sink that is probably 2.5 times longer than the sink. I got the measuring specialist with the granite company to figure the specifications for a granite backsplash just in that area, under the window where the sink is located extending to the end edge of the window. HE will put a bevel edge on the far ends. Then elsewhere I will put tile.

I'm tempted to put the four inch granite backsplash on all the counter tops. The laser man has the measurements for that too. Then I would choose a simple tile pattern to go above the four inch tile although designers don't like that idea.

Does anyone see water damage becoming a threat for them if they have a granite counter and tile close to their sink?

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