Make a Big Splash with Backsplash Tile

It’s the small details in your kitchen, like a tile backsplash, that can make the biggest impact. Tile backsplash adds eye-catching character that is both functional and fashionable. It’s also your opportunity to get creative and bring color, depth, and texture into your kitchen design. Even if you don’t have the budget to remodel your entire kitchen, often revamping just the backsplash with new tile will change the whole look.

What is a Tile Backsplash

A backsplash is an expanse of material that typically fills the space in a kitchen wall between the cabinets and your countertop. Functionally, the backsplash is very important in a kitchen as it protects the drywall from food, water stains, and damage. Often, the countertop material is extended up the wall to add a border of protection, but the trend in recent years has been to use tile for this purpose.

Backsplashes are a brilliant accent to one of the most used rooms of the household. A backsplash brings texture, color, and design patterns to what is otherwise a boring space. There are countless backsplash materials on the market today, with the most common being ceramic, porcelain, cement, marble, and glass.

Deciding which tile is perfect for your space is a matter of preference. However, there are a few things worth knowing when searching for your dream backsplash tile. Some materials are more expensive than others, but you can always get the look you want at a price that fits your budget if you shop smart. This blog will provide some tips on various backsplash materials to know before you go.

Porcelain or Ceramic Tile Backsplash

This material is by far the most popular choice for kitchen or bathroom backsplash. With endless design options to transform a room into a traditional or contemporary one, you will find a tile that makes your space truly unique. Porcelain or ceramic tile is also the most affordable. If you want a marble look for less, consider a glazed porcelain tile with a high gloss coating over the surface.

Natural Stone Backsplash

Natural stone like marble, slate, granite, limestone, or travertine provides warmth to a kitchen and provides a very high-end look. It’s slightly more high maintenance than other materials and should be sealed to protect from staining.

Glass Tiles

These tiles can come in various shapes and sizes. One popular trend right now is glass subway tile. A benefit of glass is that it is very low maintenance and easy to clean. This helps tremendously in an area of the home that sees lots of spills and splashes. Glass adds a lighter look to a room and can complement any style.

Mosaic Tile Backsplash

Mosaic tiles are small tiles attached to single 12 by 12 sheets and can come in any of the materials previously mentioned. The cost for mosaic tile can vary wildly depending on the design and material. Using mosaic tile sheets is an easy way to create patterns and is easier to install. A kitchen backsplash is a perfect place to use a mosaic tile as the small tile sizes lend themselves to the smaller space.

Cost of Tile Backsplash

The cost of backsplash is dependent on the total square footage of the space and the type of tile you choose. Considering this space is often relatively small, as compared to a tile floor, for example, the cost of a tile backsplash is relatively affordable. Homeowners often take advantage of the small amount of square footage to splurge on a more expensive decorative tile. Again, since the space is minimal, the labor cost to install a tile backsplash is usually reasonable.

About Flowers Flooring
Flowers Flooring is your family flooring specialist with two locations – Cornelius, NC, and Winston-Salem, NC. Both locations service a 100-mile radius from the showroom. Both locations specialize in flooring sales and installation, including carpet, laminate, hardwood, sand & finish, hardwood restoration, vinyl plank, vinyl tile, rubber flooring, tile floors, tile showers, tile backsplash, area rugs, interior painting, and more. To reach the Cornelius, NC location please call (704) 445-7750 and to reach our Winston-Salem location, please call (336) 660-0977. Please be sure to inquire about our current promotion and financing offers.