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Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

May 31, 2011 Blog 0 Comment

A kitchen backsplash is the area between the counter tops and the cabinets and/or hob of the oven. This area is then tiled out with various tiled materials like glass or ceramics but it’s the arrangement that is important. It’s usually this part of the wall that becomes splashed by cooking in pots and pans but the idea here is to make an aesthetic image that combines practicality of easy to clean together with nice to look at kitchen interiors. Although the kitchen backsplash has the potential to be the most stunning feature in the kitchen there are however a few points to keep in mind and bring to surface.

When it comes to popularity it’s hard to say which material is more popular than the other because everyone’s kitchen design and layout differs so it’s hard to nail it down to one particular thing. Glass has become popular because it’s easy to clean but so has granite due to its indestructible nature. If you had a bomb go off in your kitchen your granitebacksplash is probably the only thing that would remain standing.

Some common and popular kitchen backsplash tile ideas would include the following:

Glass Backsplash Photo

Glass Backsplash

•    Glass tile backsplash Increasingly popular because of its extremely versatile availability and of course being easy to clean. Glass can be shaped into anything and also made into any colour you desire so the options open to you are limitless. Best of all its cheap and looks great. Glass variations available include glass mosaic, single sheets, stained or etched glass, painted and of course glass cubes.

Ceramic Tile Backsplash Photo

Ceramic Tile Backsplash

•    Ceramic tile backsplash – Known for their durability and unique look and style these tiles transform a dull kitchen into themes from other countries like India or the orient. Their popularity stems from the fact that the individual tiles are available in many different designs and colours which makes them versatile in any setting.

Stainless Steele Backsplash Photo

Stainless Steele Backsplash

•    Stainless steel backsplash – As the name says. Basically it’s a clean cut of stainless steel carefully mounted on the back wall. It’s easy to clean, no grout, and come quite cheap.

Granite Backsplash Photo

Granite Backsplash

•    Granite tile backsplash – Known for its strong durability makes this highly popular. These compliment granite tabletops completely and boasts being stain resistant due too its non porous nature. A truly unique and stunning backsplash for kitchen walls.

Stone Backsplash Photo

Stone Backsplash

•    Stone tile backsplash – Almost similar to granite in strength but not completely. Available in marble, rock or limestone make these an ideal compliment to matching marble flooring or countertops. The strained effect is highly popular with wealthy individuals and ensures your kitchen does not lose its value over time.

Important points to keep in mind here are that you should never install a kitchen backsplash tile that doesn’t match the countertops. Doing so will result in an undesired aesthetic look. The idea for your kitchen backsplash is for it not to compete with the colours around it. Ideally its purpose is to look good and create a sense of harmony without clashing with any other colours in your kitchen.

Good luck and have fun!

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