Backsplash tile comes in a variety of colors and textures, including natural stone. Here are 5 tips for choosing the right look for your kitchen.
Looking for a beautiful, creative way to add value to your home? Did you know the number one way to increase the value of your home is by upgrading the kitchen?
Adding backsplash tile to your kitchen is a practical upgrade that protects your walls from water and food damage.
With many tile options to choose from, shopping may seem overwhelming, so here are 5 tips to help you choose the perfect backsplash tile for your kitchen!
1. Decide on Backsplash Tile Color and Texture
Backsplash tile is available in a variety of colors and textures, which you’ll find whether you choose porcelain or ceramic tile. Natural stone tiles made from marble, travertine, limestone, and slate offer a rustic look with soft earthy hues.
Tile can also be dyed so that you could choose from an assortment of pastel or bright colors. You can even find backsplashes with intricate artistic designs, wood grain appearances, and even a linen look in the tile for a unique kitchen.
2. Picture The Room
When undergoing a kitchen remodel with tile, you always want to picture the aesthetics of the room as a whole.
As you peer through the many tile texture and color options, think about the current look of your kitchen. For example, if your kitchen has a modern look with black and white marble countertops, a bright color tile may not be the best choice.
3. Think About Size
Along with color and texture, the size of individual tiles can make a huge difference in the overall appearance of your backsplash.
A full stone slab backsplash can give the appearance of being unified with the countertops in your kitchen.
Large format tiling is becoming increasingly popular in the United States and Europe. Tile as large as 24″x48,” often used in bathrooms and showers, also provide a proportional look and better functionality for kitchens.
When looking over price points for tile, don’t neglect to compare differences based on size.
4. Consider Grout Lines
The grouting between individual tiles has a large impact on the way your finished backsplash will look and function.
As mentioned above, large format tile has better functionality due to the need for fewer grout lines between individual pieces. Fewer grout lines equate to less cleaning and maintenance from wear and water damage in the kitchen over time.
Even with smaller tiles, the appearance of grout joints can be reduced. Look into a higher quality tile with rectified edges, rather than beveled edges.
Tile with rectified edges allows for smaller grout joints and a more unified, pleasing appearance.
5. Look For Sales and Specials
Like any home improvement project, adding a tile backsplash to your kitchen can be very costly. Whether you’re shopping in-store or online, don’t rush to make a purchase.
Search for deals to find a price that works within your budget, such as holiday clearances or monthly specials.
Start Remodeling Today!
Now that you have some background information to help you make an informed decision on backsplash tile for your kitchen, you’re ready to shop!
How do you plan on installing your tile? DIY or hiring a professional? Let us know in the comments!