Backsplash is one of the final installations in a renovation project, and is one of the most impactful towards your design. With a wide variety of options, backsplash can transform your kitchen. We have outlined 6 different types of backsplash that you can have installed into your kitchen:
Ceramic tile is one of the most popular and widely used backsplash in kitchens and bathrooms. Its fantastic durability is one of the main reasons for its popularity. In a space like your kitchen, durability is a necessity, ceramic tile is easy to clean and keep clean. With a wide variety of colors, sizes, and patterns to choose from, you may find yourself drawn to ceramic tile for your project.
Glass tile is arguably the more beautiful option for backsplash. With its translucent and endless varieties of color, glass tile can add a beautiful design element to your kitchen. Some may find it difficult to install glass tile mainly due to cutting the delicate material and because the tile is translucent, the adhesive may be seen through the glass. This does add to the expense of the tile. Like ceramic tile, glass tile is easy to keep clean, primarily due to it not absorbing water and mold and mildew don’t readily grow on glass.
Stone such as granite, quartz, or marble are one of the most luxurious and expensive options for backsplash. You can use to stone to make the appearance of an extension of your countertop, by using the same stone from your countertop as a backsplash. You can also add stone to the only slightly higher than the countertop and add your choice of tile up the rest of the wall.
Mirrors are a unique way to add to your kitchen design. If you are working with a small kitchen or galley kitchen, mirrors are great for creating a feeling of spaciousness by reflecting light and making your kitchen brighter and more open. The greatest downfall for mirrors is keeping them clean, from food splatters to smudging, they will need constant care. If you prefer design over cleanliness, mirrors are for you!
Wallpaper has made its way back to the design world! With its easy installation and wide variety of options, it’s no surprise that peel and stick wallpaper is growing in popularity as backsplash. You can use it behind glass tile to create a translucent design, or use it alone. Be careful to find a more durable wallpaper, many brands will not fare well with constant food splatter and water damage.
When you think of a home renovation project, many people automatically think of shiplap, thanks to the Gaines’. Shiplap can be used anywhere in your home, from an accent wall in your living room, to the backsplash in your kitchen. Wood can be a great addition to your kitchen if you are looking to create a more rustic design aspect to your home. You can either paint it white for a crisp clean look, or leave the natural wood, creating a more rustic or even bohemian look. With the proper seal, wood can be incredibly durable in a heavily used kitchen.
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