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Can I mix polished and tumbled marble in backsplash?

15 years ago

Finally, my kitchen is almost done. It's very traditional, with stained maple cabinets and wooden hood with arch, honed limestone floors, Madura Gold granite countertops.

The last hurdle: designing the backsplash. What I'd like is a framed (in cream/gold-ish tones) harlequin design under my hood and a light coordinating 4x4 field tile to go with it --preferably in a honed stone, but the closest harlequin pattern I've found is by Walker Zanger in polished marble. The style is called Opus Antico -- they are small 1-1/4 by 2 inch harlequins in Dore Royal and light travertine. Problem is, I can't find a honed marble to go with this (I wouldn't want more polished). The question -- finally -- is will polished marble look strange with a tumbled marble field tile.

I know I should post photos and if I can figure out how I will.

Thanks, and any other backsplash ideas, photos would be much appreciated.

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