The kitchen is a place in the house that is less exposed to visitors. When guests arrive, they are normally entertained in the living room. Sometimes guests are brought to the veranda for coffee of tea. Seldom do guests reach the kitchen even if they have been invited to lunch or dinner. The nearest area to the kitchen that they are usually allowed access to is the dining room, unless the house has the kitchen and dining room fused in one single location.
By far, ceramic or porcelain tiles can be said to be the traditional choice that remains to be the most popular when it comes to kitchen backsplashes. When it comes to designs, the possibilities are limitless and you can pursue any pattern or style that you desire from the simplest set of solid colored tiles to the fanciest hand-painted tiles. This option comes in a wide range when it comes to cost but is generally cheaper than other materials making them all the more appealing to homeowners. Other than this economic advantage, they also make up for a hygienic and low maintenance choice. But though the material is completely stain and water resistant, the grout can pose problems such as molds and bacteria. To avoid having to face such problems, ensure that the grout is sealed properly.
Glass Tile Splashback: Glass tiles can give your kitchen a more modern look and can be very elegant. Glass splashbacks can be very expensive however so unless you've got the money to back up such a purchase its best to stay with Ceramic. It also depends on what style your kitchen is before you have the glass splashbacks, for example a glass splashback wouldn't work if you had an old farmhouse style kitchen. Glass splashbacks tend to be more durable than Ceramic but they can expand with the heat and contract with the cold that will come from a kitchen and they can crack and grow weaker over time.
Ceramic Tile Splashback: Ceramic spashbacks tend to be the most common as they can fit in with any tiling you may already have fitted in your kitchen. Depending upon the type of tiles they can be cheap to buy and can be easy to keep clean, however you will want to clean up any spills or mess on ceramic tiles reasonably quickly as they can potentially stain depending upon how porous they are.
A good kitchen backsplash has huge aesthetic value. It just really improves the overall look of your kitchen. It also allows you to inject your own personal style into your home. And we all know how important the kitchen is when it comes time to sell. A stylish, eye-catching backsplash can go a long way to making your kitchen stand out in the buyer's mind.
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