If you are planning to decorate your kitchen, a tile backsplash can offer multiple benefits. Here are a few of them:
One of the most important functions of a backsplash tile is its ability to protect your walls from stains and moisture. In a kitchen, food and debris can splatter as you prepare meals. Additionally, water from the kitchen sink can splash onto the walls when you turn on your faucet.
As your walls absorb moisture, the water not only affects the paint; it can also damage the actual wall material. Plaster can soften and crumble, and sheetrock can warp when exposed to excessive amounts of water. Additionally, the moisture can set the perfect environment for the growth of mold or mildew.
Scrubbing your walls after they have been splattered with the ingredients of your next meal or the contents of your food processor can be labor-intensive. Many walls are porous, even after being painted. As a result, a thorough scrubbing can still leave you with permanent stains.
Backsplash tile materials are usually nonporous, stain-resistant and easy-to-clean. Glass, metal, marble or glazed ceramic can simply be wiped down with a damp cloth when soiled. If a cleaning agent is needed, a gentle, nonabrasive solution should suffice.
A tile backsplash can be created from tiles of many different materials, such as ceramic, metal, slate, marble or glass. Each tile option presents a unique color, luster and texture that can quickly make a tile backsplash the main focal point of an interior space.
A kitchen that is dominated by neutral tones can be brightly transformed by colorful tiles. Likewise, tiles in neutral tones, such as grays or browns, can add a sense of warmth.
In some cases, multiple tile materials can be presented in the same backsplash to create an artistic mosaic design. If you have a creative flair, you can even have backsplash tiles positioned to create a recognizable image.
Whether the tile colors you select match those of your kitchen directly or complement the current hues, your options are practically endless. To learn more about backsplash materials and design choices that may be suitable for your home, contact our office today.