How to choose the right Backsplash for Your Kitchen

The initial application of the tailgate was to create an easy-to-clean surface behind the cooktop or sink, but it has now become a showcase of kitchen art. The backsplash is available in a variety of materials. For example, you can choose a tile with a classic look and a natural stone of earthy quality. In fact, your backsplash design can have a lot of imagination. 

There are a few things you might want to consider before you start laying the backsplash.

First, depending on your budget, you may need to look closely at the price of the material and consider when it can be reworked. The trend is coming and going, so don’t just make choices to keep up with the trend.

Tile

Decorative tiles are often used for decoration or backsplash. They can be raised, recessed or painted and can be made of ceramics, porcelain, quarry, glass and natural stone. Unglazed tiles (usually with matte finishes) must be sealed; glazed tiles are impervious to water.

  subway tile kitchen backsplash

The space between the tiles are filled with grout, and the ideal filling material is epoxy grout to help resist stains. There are many options for grouting colors. If the grout color is similar to the color of the tile, a more uniform look can be created. Keep in mind that lighter colors do not effectively hide dirt, and should be sealed to prevent bacteria from growing between tiles. 

Using tiles on the backsplash provides a range of styles – whether you want to create a traditional look with ceramic white tiles or use colored glass tiles to create something more artistic. Hand-painted handmade tiles also provide inspirational space, while stone tiles create a natural look.

Mosaics

Personalization is important in today’s kitchens, and homeowners not only want a beautiful, but also a unique space. Therefore, many people also choose mosaic as the backsplash.

Mosaic has a long history, But don’t be too quick to label mosaics as stuffy and traditional.  Bright colors, beautiful materials and unlimited design choices make them the focus of attention. You can choose a mosaic of different colors and shapes to make your kitchen more personal.

Mosaic Kitchen Backsplashes

Choosing Custom or Fabricated

When you decide to take a mosaic route, there are generally two options:
1. Fully personalized mosaic design, this requires more time and expense,
2. Select pre-mosaic, choose from some existing pre-product mosaic products and design it yourself, the cost is relatively low.

Regardless of the method you use, the materials you choose are important in terms of style and maintenance. In many cases, glazed ceramics are the best, durable, clean and not polluting, but ceramics are definitely not the only option.

Installation and cost
When choosing a custom design company, use the same method as when choosing a kitchen designer. Be sure to ask the company’s product portfolio, telephone reference, and visit its studio to view samples. Look forward to the consultation period, during which you will meet with designers to discuss ideas, materials, art questions and pricing. Then, your designer will study a more realistic concept and present a variety of drawings for you. You will be able to make adjustments and then choose colors based on your decor and preferences.

Most tile manufacturers that offer pre-mosaic are not available for installation. If you are not comfortable carrying your own clay and grout, be sure to find the recommended installer in your area.
Whether you are custom or prefabricated, a fairly clean installation process is required; manufacturing is usually done at the manufacturer’s factory or designer’s studio. Depending on the size of the mosaic, the installation should only take one to two days.
Materials are expected to cost $5-60 per square foot, with a final cost of $65 to $350 per square foot, including design, manufacturing, and installation.

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