Published at Tuesday, January 28th 2020, 19:57:32 PM. Kitchen Backsplash. By Milo Bullion.
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.
Cover your entire backsplash in one solid color. This is good when you have a very busy granite countertop. You simply choose one color that you like, this is usually a neutral tone, and then select the type of tile you want. You can jazz up this solid field of tile by popping in another color or colors sporadically. This breaks up the solid field a little. It only takes a couple of odd colored tiles here and there to really change the overall look.
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.
With this evolution in function came the progression of kitchen backsplashes when it comes to variety. From being automatically matched with countertops, they now come in a very wide range of colors, shapes, sizes and patterns that make up for options that allows just anyone to get as creative as they can. Whether you choose to do your shopping online or locally, you'll find a great array of collection to choose from. To start on the selection, here are three of the most common materials and their pros and cons.