It’s the small details like a tile backsplash that can make a big splash in your kitchen or bathroom. Tile backsplash adds eye catching character that is both functional and fashionable. A backsplash is an expanse of material that typically fills the space in a kitchen or bathroom wall between cabinets and a countertop. The backsplash protects the wall from water stains and damage.
Tile backsplashes are a brilliant accent to one of the most used rooms of the household. It 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.
Porcelain or Ceramic Tile
This material is by far the most popular choice for kitchen or bathroom backsplash. With endless design options to transform a room to traditional or contemporary, 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.
Stainless Steel & Natural Stone
This material provides warmth to a kitchen or bathroom. They are often used together to create a one of a kind look. Flowers Flooring recommends sealing a natural stone backsplash to prevent staining.
Mosaic tiles are small tiles attached to single 12-by-12 sheets. Material can vary, as can the cost. Using mosaic tile sheets is an affordable way to create specific patterns.
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.
The cost of backsplash is dependent on the total square footage of the space. Keep in mind that a kitchen backsplash may be more expensive than a bathroom one since kitchens tend to have more awkward angles. To obtain an accurate cost, schedule your free backsplash estimate today.