House built in 50's. Concrete blocks on a slab. 800 square ft.
I bought two 8' walnut butcherblocks
Old counter was original ugly formica
Also bought kraus workstation sink that we will undermount.
We are at a standstill because I DO NOT WANT a backsplash. Especially a chunky wood backsplash. I've read that's a bad idea a anyway because BS won't be able to flex and we live in humid alabama.
He says I need one. I just want to use silicone to fill gap between it and wall but the gap on left side is almost half inch. No gap on right. I don't want to cut the counters to match the wall if we push it all way to wall my overhang on front is uneven. I'm not sure if it would be noticeably uneven but it would bother me regardless
So even if I didn't have a uneven wall gap.. what are my options for waterproofing the area where the old backsplash was? When old counters came out it of course peeled off few inches above it cuz I didn't have it cut good enough. Old counters also went directly into to the trim of window to the right so we had to rip that side of trim off.
And you probably cannot see it but there was a piece of wood in the corner that we took out. It wasn't for support it was to cover up the bad job they did with drywall. Other red circle is where the old counter went into the trim.
I had planned on buying a thin sheet of metal and cutting to put up for the wall backsplash. So it won't matter what it looks like. But does that need to come down as far as it can go under the counter ? So the BB will be touching that and not the actual wall?
There has to be a waterproof paint or something I can put where the old backsplash existed (or the entire wall backsplash) so I don't have to add the counter backsplash.
What can I put in place of a counter backsplash.