Edit: I never blamed the installer. I understand it is the walls. There are multiple spots with gaps. The gaps look terrible, so I am just looking for input on what to do now so my kitchen will look good. Thank you.
We had counters installed today while I was at work. My husband was home for the install. I am pretty upset to see the certain things I was not expecting. There are multiple gaps between the wall and the backsplash.
Any ideas on how to make this look normal?
We know we need to touch up paint our cabinets.
Well, I was assuming your tile was starting at the top of the blacksplash that’s there now. I was just thinking it would be hard to take that off but I don’t know anything about granite. Hopefully they can get it off without messing up your counter top and it might work to put tile all the way up. The problem is the wall is not straight, I don’t see much way to fix that unless you take some sheetrock down and shim it out to meet the cabinet. Even if you tile the wall, looks like you are going to have a bow in your wall. Hope you can get it figured out.
That’s not the installers fault. Throw caulk on it.Though they should of applied clear silicone caulk to tge bottom of base cabinets b4 installing counter
I am aware that it is the wall that is the issue. I just don’t know what to do to make it look normal. If any of you have run into this, I would love to see what you did to fix it.
I have encountered this, fixed by cutting out the bowed section of drywall and setting the back splash into it. BUT the spacing along the top of the back splash will be uneven. Pick your poison as they say, the counter top installers are not responsible for this.
Use paintable caulking. Caulk it. Let dry then paint same color as wall. It will blend to the eye.
I recently had this done, and you’re right, the walls are always crooked. My installer just followed up with a couple of tubes of painter’s caulk, and it made a huge difference.
I think you should consider a small scale tile backsplash which can be manipulated during install. You’ll be happier with it. Promise. 😊
I own a remodeling business and the correct way to make this work is to correct the wall, if you try to shave the lip you will notice the difference.
Get white wood filler (Elmers) and fill the opening. Put blue tape on the wall first and on the top of the marble splash. Use a plastic scraper to level it off. Paint to match the wall.
Had the same issue. My installer added extra caulk, and adhesive then applied weight on the backsplash until it dried. I removed the weight against it 24 hours later and since have not had an issue with it coming off. My walls were super warped! 6 months and no issues with my backsplash
Caulk? A good installer would score the drywall out to lay the back splash in and eliminate the gap.
Is it not the within the responsibility of the contractor to say “Hey, I see now your walls are bunged up. If I put this in, it’s gonna look wonky. I can do x instead. How would you like to proceed?”
It is installers fault because when they did site visit they should have assessed the straightness of the wall. Good fabricators use lasers and can cut the counter stone to exact shape of wall. They should have said we do t recommend 4” backsplash. Some of them will cut into the drywall but. In this case, caulk.i never put 4” backsplash as stone. Tile instead.
If you already paid in full chances are that the installers won’t come back to finish the job. They were supposed to fill the gaps with either epoxy or paintable caulking.
What’s to the right ( angle you took the picture from) maybe take a picture of that and more ideas can be found
If you’re going to caulk that, you’d better put some backer rod in there. The gap is way too wide to caulk. May not look too bad if you’re looking at it from the front of the cabinet but if you look at it from the end like your pic shows, it’s gonna look like Sh#% and everybody is going to notice it.
Just you expanding foam or Caulking and fill in the gaps that’s all you can do unless you plan to replace the whole wall
I can understand how you’d be disappointed with them and hubby. Take some deep breaths and know it’s just going to take a little longer to get to the mental image you had. Oh, and tell hubs he is fired from supervising jobs (joking to cheer you).