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Old 04-11-2019, 12:53 PM
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Open kitchen counter splash guard ideas

Our quartz kitchen counter continues behind the sink with no splash guard. Water puddles and even drips over the counter. What is an aesthetically pleasing way to dam water just beyond the faucet?

What adhesive will not damage quartz?

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Old 04-11-2019, 01:11 PM
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Is there a wall back there? I would think most glues do not harm actual rock quartz
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Old 04-12-2019, 09:23 AM
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This sounds like a sink in an island. I might consider using thick glass with a safe ground edge. As less visually noticeable or it looks like there by original design. Perhaps about 3/4 inch high. Simple clear silicone should be adequate and easily removable in the future without serious repolishing.


I am not certain of the thickest glass available but 3/4x3/4 inch with rounded ends. Just a thought to attempt to make it less obvious as well. Or shim the unit to provide drainage towards the front. Actually a lower profile is possible but it might look more obvious. A matter of judgement I suppose.


Getting a piece of the same material in the same color is probably too hard to aquire and might look more noticeable than the glass. When you cannot really hide something making it look intentionally functional by design is an option.
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Old 04-12-2019, 09:56 AM
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Another possibility is to get a piece of quartz to match and make a dam to put behind the faucet to be glued down and allow room to wipe it clean. Get the quartz supplier to shape it and finish all the exposed edges. Maybe about 16 to 24" x 2" with radiused corners at the ends.
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So ;

? Is it a sink in an island ? .
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Old 04-12-2019, 10:58 AM
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I'd add slope it toward the sink
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Old 04-12-2019, 06:22 PM
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The island or whatever has to be at least level or the water will migrate past the ends. Of any barrier unless it curves in at the ends. Actually level in both planes. I was thinking the area behind our kitchen sink remains dry pretty much. Why is water collecting there?
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mine does too....sloppy users?
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Old 04-12-2019, 07:38 PM
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[QUOTE=t walgamuth;3909419]mine does too....sloppy users?[/QUOTE


Type of spray out of the faucet perhaps? Too high a velocity? Water will tend to bounce instead of just disperse off of what it hits.

The wife really dislikes the kitchen faucet at the beach. It has too much internal restriction. The water flows out slower but does not bounce off what it hits.

One might manipulate the shut offs to reduce the pressure as a trial. If too much force was present.

I told her I would change it out but gave no timeline. Time has probably worked in my favor as she has not mentioned it in the last couple of years. As long as I do not remind her. The request is probably forgotten. Yet you never know with that specis. She has gotten much smarter over the many years. If she wants to use suttle pressure it is for the bigger things.


Our youngest daughter asked me why I put electric heat coils under the bathroom floor at their house. As she said she never uses them. Several years after she thanked me. Apparently she had drank to much and spent the night near the toilet bowl on the warm tile floor.

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