In the Kitchen: Backsplash Tile Design
By Design Perspective on August 27, 2014
Since kitchens generally are the center hub of the home, every detail should work together to reflect the kitchen's overall style. One small, but very important detail, is the kitchen backsplash. More often than not, tile or stone is the material choice for kitchen backsplashes. Kitchen backsplash tile design can be simple and basic or complex.
When designing your kitchen backsplash tile design, there are many types of tile materials to choose from:
- Ceramic or Porcelain
With so many materials to select from, the options are endless. I suggest you look at many kitchen designs to see what 'your style' would be. And think outside the box, your backsplash doesn't have to be boring straight laid tile.We can incorporate different textures and materials with your backsplash field tile (the main tile).
Two factors to consider when selecting the tile material is can it get wet or how grease will affect the tile. Some natural stones have issues with wet areas, etc. You do not want to spend money on a nice product and find out after it's installed that it's been ruined from grease spatter behind the range area. This shouldn't be too much of a hassle, because your designer and tile representative will let you know what materials will work or not.
Also, consider patterns and accent tile. Sometimes our kitchen backsplash tile needs to shine, and adding this extra eye candy to the space creates an exciting visual affect. When designing your patterned tile design, mixing materials will add another textural element. If adding accent tile around the entire perimeter of the kitchen is too much, just add accent tile over your range area. This is a focal point already, so why not make it shine even more.
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