When choosing the precise backsplash for your preferences and needs you have to carefully evaluate each of the materials that are available. One of the most popular and enduring choices of material for backsplashes are tiles. Tiles come in a great variety of forms ranging from glass, natural stone, metal and even recycled materials. All types of tile are easy to install and clean as well as being heat resistant and they are both and heat and stain resistant.
Another idea to protect your wall is to paint it. The use of paint as kitchen backsplash is the most inexpensive and requires less effort. You can choose a color that is contrasting to the rest of the walls in the kitchen or a bold color to give emphasis. Do not worry on staining the painted wall because there are paints that are specially made for the kitchen. Choose a semi-gloss paint that is resistant to food residue.
The most common type of kitchen backsplash is the kitchen tiles. Tiles have several styles, size, materials and designs you can choose from. There are glass tiles, natural stone tiles, mosaic tiles and porcelain tiles. Choose a material that will match your countertop. If your countertop's color is neutral, choose a backsplash that will give accent to the whole kitchen. The mosaic tiles can also be a decorative element in your wall. If you don't know how to make a design yourself, you can buy pre-made mosaics that are ready for installations.
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.
Personalize your kitchen backsplash by finding something decorative for the space behind the stove then use a solid on the rest of the backsplash. Just make sure that the solid is one of the colors from your stove area. Try incorporating glass tile into a ceramic tile backsplash. Install the glass behind the stove and then as inserts throughout the ceramic field tile. This can be done as a border too. Another idea is to use a solid glass tile on the backsplash but run a border of color or blended colors through the middle or along the counter top.
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