Backsplashes are an expanse of material that usually sits on bathroom or kitchen wall between the countertops and cabinet. Done well, today’s backsplash designs can be a beautiful accent for rooms in your home by completing the interiors of your space with interesting patterns, colors and designs. Ideally you will want to install a backsplash during your kitchen or bath counter installation. It is best to work with a professional for this type of project.
What are common types of tiles to use for a backsplash?
The most common tiles use for a backsplash are ceramic, porcelain, stone, marble and sometimes even glass. You should be mindful that not all tiles will cost the same. Tiles are priced by square foot and the cost can vary depending on the type of material. Shopping smart can give you the look you want at a price that’s comfortable for you. Here are a few types of tiles to consider for your backsplash project.
- The look of marble for less: To mimic the look of expensive marble go for a glazed porcelain tile, with high gloss coated over its surface for shine.
- Porcelain and ceramic tiles: These types of tiles have many options to make your kitchen traditional to contemporary. With endless designs and options – you’re sure to find a tile that makes your kitchen unique.
- Stainless steel and natural stone: This material offers a wealth of warmth to your kitchen space. Used together, these materials can create one of a kind looks.
- Mosaic tile: Mosaic tile packs in smaller patterns and seemingly offer more bang for your buck. Depending on the range of materials – this can be an easy way to turn your kitchen space into a work of art.
Where is the best place to install a backsplash?
Most kitchen backsplashes will be on back walls surrounding sinks and stoves serving both an aesthetic appeal as well as a functioning component to protecting your walls from stains and damage.
In the bath, a backsplash can be added behind toilets and sinks, surrounding showers and even as a functional design element enclosing a sunken tub. Recently there has been a trend to install a backsplash on a ceiling to define a shower alcove and prevent water damage.
Working with the design professionals at Fred Callaghan Carpet & Flooring will keep your project moving smoothly and help you find your design style. Give us a call to make an appointment or stop by our Showroom to take a look at the many options available.