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Kitchen Backsplash and Island Top

This backsplash and Island Top were made from original 50 million-year-old fossils. The stone was unearthed from our private quarry in southwestern Wyoming. A combination of finishes were applied to the stone revealing the naturally occurring fossils. The island top was honed flat and the backsplash uses a combination of honed stone and prepared fossils in shallow relief.

Combination Stone Backsplash

Backsplash made from a single slab of stone. The stone is our "Fossil Lake Classic" stone in a combination finish. (honed stone, prepped fossils).

A backsplash made from smaller tiles containing 50 million-year-old fossils in a natural cleft finish. The stone is one of our darker stone layers "Steel Blue Lake". Interior Design By: Liz Stiving-Nichols for Breese Architects (Liz is now Principal Designer and Owner of MVID)
Photography By: Gill Jacobs

A backsplash made from smaller tiles containing 50 million-year-old fossils in a natural cleft finish. The stone is one of our darker stone layers "Steel Blue Lake". Interior Design By: Liz Stiving-Nichols for Breese Architects (Liz is now Principal Designer and Owner of MVID)
Photography By: Gill Jacobs

Large Tile Containing a rare Phareodus encustus.

This backsplash features a large "Combination" tile (honed stone, fossil fish prepared in shallow relief), containing a giant Phareodus encaustus and other smaller fossil fish.

Mod Kitchen

A modern kitchen design featuring our 50 million-year-old fossil tiles. The backsplash is made from naturally textured limestone tiles. Some of the tiles contain fossil fish, others are blank "field tiles" made from the same stone. The stone comes from the Green River Fossil Company quarry in southwestern Wyoming.

Natural Cleft fossil stone kitchen.

This kitchen features large slabs of natural cleft "Fossil Lake" stone containing a variety of large and small 50 million-year-old fossils. The stone was prepared, cut, and installed by the Green River Fossil Company.

Combo Finished Tiles

This tile backsplash was made from "Combination" finished fossil tiles (honed tiles with fossils prepared in shallow relief). A matching color grout was used to minimize the appearance of the seams between the tiles. The fossils include a large Diplomystus, three Knightia, and a small Priscacara. Kitchen Design Zobel and Company.

Natural Cleft Tile backsplash

This natural cleft tile backsplash was made from a boldly textured medium-dark limestone containing authentic 50 million-year-old fossils. We call this stone layer "Fossil Lake Grand". The composition features large and small fossil fish. Designed and fabricated by Green River Fossil Company.

Bar Backsplash

This bar backsplash was made from Natural Cleft stone containing fossil fish and leaves. The stone is our "Fossil Lake Classic".

Natural Cleft Tile Backsplash

This is a section of a "Natural Cleft" tile backsplash. The stone is our "Fossil Lake Classic" stone layer with bold textures. The composition includes small and large 50 million-year-old fossil fish. Design by Green River Fossil Company. Installation by: Handy Man Dave Phila, PA.

This kitchen features a backsplash made from "Combination" tiles (honed stone with the fossils prepared in shallow relief). The age of the fossils is 50 million years old. The backsplash was installed using a color-matching grout. This was done to minimize the appearance of seams between the tiles. Two factory coatings of a silicone-based sealer was applied to the stone to avoid the risk of stains.

This kitchen features a backsplash made from "Combination" tiles (honed stone with the fossils prepared in shallow relief). The age of the fossils is 50 million years old. The backsplash was installed using a color-matching grout. This was done to minimize the appearance of seams between the tiles. Two factory coatings of a silicone-based sealer was applied to the stone to avoid the risk of stains.

This backsplash features a unique 50 million-year-old fossil tile containing both flora and fauna. The tile contains a rare fossil branch with two leaves and a small Diplomystus dentatus. The stone is displayed in a lighted frame made from granite and limestone. 

This backsplash features a unique 50 million-year-old fossil tile containing both flora and fauna. The tile contains a rare fossil branch with two leaves and a small Diplomystus dentatus. The stone is displayed in a lighted frame made from granite and limestone. 

This kitchen features a fossil backsplash made from "Combination" stone (honed stone with fossils prepared in shallow relief). The composition features both large and small fossils in a light-colored limestone matrix from the Early Eocene, 50 million years old. The stone was supplied in sections that when applied form a seamless, continuous look.

This kitchen features a fossil backsplash made from "Combination" stone (honed stone with fossils prepared in shallow relief). The composition features both large and small fossils in a light-colored limestone matrix from the Early Eocene, 50 million years old. The stone was supplied in sections that when applied form a seamless, continuous look.

Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Interior Design by: Emily Gibson, Gibson Gimpel Interior Design
Photography by: Allison Gimpel, Gibson Gimpel Interior Design, www.gibsongimpel.com

Interior Design by: Emily Gibson, Gibson Gimpel Interior Design
Photography by: Allison Gimpel, Gibson Gimpel Interior Design, www.gibsongimpel.com

Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen Backsplash and Island Top

This backsplash and Island Top were made from original 50 million-year-old fossils. The stone was unearthed from our private quarry in southwestern Wyoming. A combination of finishes were applied to the stone revealing the naturally occurring fossils. The island top was honed flat and the backsplash uses a combination of honed stone and prepared fossils in shallow relief.

Combination Stone Backsplash

Backsplash made from a single slab of stone. The stone is our "Fossil Lake Classic" stone in a combination finish. (honed stone, prepped fossils).

A backsplash made from smaller tiles containing 50 million-year-old fossils in a natural cleft finish. The stone is one of our darker stone layers "Steel Blue Lake". Interior Design By: Liz Stiving-Nichols for Breese Architects (Liz is now Principal Designer and Owner of MVID)
Photography By: Gill Jacobs

A backsplash made from smaller tiles containing 50 million-year-old fossils in a natural cleft finish. The stone is one of our darker stone layers "Steel Blue Lake". Interior Design By: Liz Stiving-Nichols for Breese Architects (Liz is now Principal Designer and Owner of MVID)
Photography By: Gill Jacobs

Large Tile Containing a rare Phareodus encustus.

This backsplash features a large "Combination" tile (honed stone, fossil fish prepared in shallow relief), containing a giant Phareodus encaustus and other smaller fossil fish.

Mod Kitchen

A modern kitchen design featuring our 50 million-year-old fossil tiles. The backsplash is made from naturally textured limestone tiles. Some of the tiles contain fossil fish, others are blank "field tiles" made from the same stone. The stone comes from the Green River Fossil Company quarry in southwestern Wyoming.

Natural Cleft fossil stone kitchen.

This kitchen features large slabs of natural cleft "Fossil Lake" stone containing a variety of large and small 50 million-year-old fossils. The stone was prepared, cut, and installed by the Green River Fossil Company.

Combo Finished Tiles

This tile backsplash was made from "Combination" finished fossil tiles (honed tiles with fossils prepared in shallow relief). A matching color grout was used to minimize the appearance of the seams between the tiles. The fossils include a large Diplomystus, three Knightia, and a small Priscacara. Kitchen Design Zobel and Company.

Natural Cleft Tile backsplash

This natural cleft tile backsplash was made from a boldly textured medium-dark limestone containing authentic 50 million-year-old fossils. We call this stone layer "Fossil Lake Grand". The composition features large and small fossil fish. Designed and fabricated by Green River Fossil Company.

Bar Backsplash

This bar backsplash was made from Natural Cleft stone containing fossil fish and leaves. The stone is our "Fossil Lake Classic".

Natural Cleft Tile Backsplash

This is a section of a "Natural Cleft" tile backsplash. The stone is our "Fossil Lake Classic" stone layer with bold textures. The composition includes small and large 50 million-year-old fossil fish. Design by Green River Fossil Company. Installation by: Handy Man Dave Phila, PA.

This kitchen features a backsplash made from "Combination" tiles (honed stone with the fossils prepared in shallow relief). The age of the fossils is 50 million years old. The backsplash was installed using a color-matching grout. This was done to minimize the appearance of seams between the tiles. Two factory coatings of a silicone-based sealer was applied to the stone to avoid the risk of stains.

This kitchen features a backsplash made from "Combination" tiles (honed stone with the fossils prepared in shallow relief). The age of the fossils is 50 million years old. The backsplash was installed using a color-matching grout. This was done to minimize the appearance of seams between the tiles. Two factory coatings of a silicone-based sealer was applied to the stone to avoid the risk of stains.

This backsplash features a unique 50 million-year-old fossil tile containing both flora and fauna. The tile contains a rare fossil branch with two leaves and a small Diplomystus dentatus. The stone is displayed in a lighted frame made from granite and limestone. 

This backsplash features a unique 50 million-year-old fossil tile containing both flora and fauna. The tile contains a rare fossil branch with two leaves and a small Diplomystus dentatus. The stone is displayed in a lighted frame made from granite and limestone. 

This kitchen features a fossil backsplash made from "Combination" stone (honed stone with fossils prepared in shallow relief). The composition features both large and small fossils in a light-colored limestone matrix from the Early Eocene, 50 million years old. The stone was supplied in sections that when applied form a seamless, continuous look.

This kitchen features a fossil backsplash made from "Combination" stone (honed stone with fossils prepared in shallow relief). The composition features both large and small fossils in a light-colored limestone matrix from the Early Eocene, 50 million years old. The stone was supplied in sections that when applied form a seamless, continuous look.

Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Interior Design by: Emily Gibson, Gibson Gimpel Interior Design
Photography by: Allison Gimpel, Gibson Gimpel Interior Design, www.gibsongimpel.com

Interior Design by: Emily Gibson, Gibson Gimpel Interior Design
Photography by: Allison Gimpel, Gibson Gimpel Interior Design, www.gibsongimpel.com

Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen

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FAQs

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I am thinking of redoing my kitchen with a fossil backsplash, what should I do first?
We encourage you to look through our collection of past projects for something of interest. If you see something let us know. We can provide details on the project, ballpark pricing, and time frames.

Do you have fossils other than fish?
We do from time to time find fossils other than fish. We find plants and other aquatic animals like stingrays, turtles, and crocodiles. These are rare finds and are in most cases cost prohibitive for use in a backsplash.

Will you help me design my backsplash?
Absolutely, we are happy to offer our suggestions. If possible, send us your kitchen layout & backsplash dimensions and give us an idea of what you are looking for. Photos of the kitchen are also helpful. This makes it much easier for us to help you coordinate all the different elements and come up with a design that is unique to you and your kitchen.

How can I get an idea of what my backsplash will look like?
We can provide you with detailed design studies showing tile sizes, fossil types and fossil locations via jpeg and PDF files. We can also provide cut off samples of the stone for exact color matching and texture options.

How do I install the backsplash?
When the project is complete at our end, we are providing cut, finished, sealed stone, ready to install. In some cases GRSC will install the backsplash but for most projects we will work with your local installer to provide details on the best techniques and materials for working with our stone. We are always available to answer questions.

How does the backsplash ship?
GRSC has been shipping fossil stone internationally for over 15 years. We take great pride in making sure the stone arrives on time and in good condition. Your project will ship in custom built wooden crates, fully insured against loss or damage.

How do I care for a fossil stone backsplash?
Like all natural stone products fossil stone backsplashes will require some level of care. We provide the stone with two factory coatings of a penetrating sealer designed to protect it from stains. Still we recommend that you try and avoid grease and other staining materials from landing on the stone. Should they get on the stone, we recommend they be removed quickly using a soft cloth and a mild soap. Natural Cleft stone has more texture and may require periodic cleaning. This is an easy process. Once sealed these stones are easy to clean.