It’s your favorite room of the house. Or maybe it isn’t. But it’s a room you spend a lot of time in, whether you want to or not. You’ve got to eat. That’s right. Your kitchen.
While your home will say a lot about you, your kitchen will say even more. Depending on the style of home you have, you may be working with a historic home where you want to incorporate a more modern styles. Or a new construction that allows you to have a transitional format. Or a small galley to space restrictions.
Regardless of the size or layout, your kitchen can make a bold statement. Whether it is a remodel or a new construction, tile is one of your greatest style assets. And the backsplash will set the feel for one of the most important rooms in your home.
So what is going on with kitchen tile backsplashes?
Tile in the kitchen used to be confined to the space between the countertops and the upper cabinets, and underneath the range. While these spaces are still superb areas for tile creativity, tile is taking over more of the kitchen.
Texture, or the illusion of texture, in tile will make your kitchen visually more interesting. These textures often compliment the kitchen cabinetry and interesting flooring options.
There is often a mix and match component to tile selection. Mix-and-match covers a plethora of options. You can select one tile material, in one color, and have several different textures that will make your backsplash visually interesting. Or you decide to mix colors from the same tile. Or mix different tile materials. The possibilities are limited by your imagination and tile options available.
There are several tile choices for backsplashes that have become very popular, but homeowners are starting to take them in a new direction:
Remember.. when you are tiling your kitchen backsplash, you are also tiling for functionality. No one likes to clean up food splatter, but we all have. Depending on your tile choice, some tile materials will require some extra initial sealing.
Contact the experts at Melcer Tile to explore all your options for your new kitchen tile backsplash.