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Theres a small gap between the backsplash and cupboards, the gap is too small to cut strips of backsplash to Make it look normal. I have run out of ideas. Any of you pros got any ideas?

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  • pics and more details of the materials used would help but as a quick fix you can try wearing taller heels. If you can't see it, it's not broken. :) – OrganicLawnDIY Feb 13 '15 at 23:00
  • Lol, unfortunately I am a guy that is not an option :). The materials used are mosaic tile backsplash made of glass and stainless steel. If I could figure out how to attach a picture that would also help – Shayne Erhardt Feb 13 '15 at 23:04
  • Added a picture ^^ – Shayne Erhardt Feb 13 '15 at 23:09
  • the tile isn't installed yet? How big is the gap? Can you cut the tiles? – OrganicLawnDIY Feb 13 '15 at 23:13
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The grout lines in the mosaic tile look like 1/8" is that right?

If that's the case you need to space the tiles up off the counter using 1/8" spacers. They shouldn't be directly on the counter as shown in your picture where you're just holding it. When grouting don't grout that area. Use a silicon caulk that matches your grout instead.

That leaves 1/4" grout line between the top of the tile and the bottom of the cupboard which isn't ideal but shouldn't really be noticeable at that spot. That covers the 3/8" gap.

Or you can split the difference and do a 3/16" on top and bottom. May even want to try a black caulk for the top so you don't notice it against the black cabinets.

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First the tile would not be installed right on top of the counter. You would need the same grout gap as the tile has guessing 1/8" - 1/16" would be the closest. So your gap isn't even that big.

I would not rip this tile with a saw. I have used this before and it doesn't rip or cut well.

If it were my house I would go to the tile store and find a mosaic that comes in very thin strips and use it along the top or bottom or both. It is quite likely you only need a sheet or two to make this happen it it will keep you from having to make tons of hard cuts.

Good tiling is more about math/planning than cutting.

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