Ideas, Designs & Materials to Consider for Your Kitchen Tile Backsplash
The addition of a backsplash to your overall kitchen design is both practical and decorative. A backsplash will protect your walls from food, liquid, grease splatter, stains, and water damage that could lead to mold and mildew, while at the same time give your kitchen an extra stylish accent and aesthetic appeal tailored to your particular design sense. From tile to engineered stone to glass mosaic, materials popular for backsplashes are durable, stain-resistant, and low maintenance. There are a lot of different ideas and designs to consider for kitchen remodeling.
Kitchen Tile Backsplash Ideas
The design teams at Colonial Marble & Granite take great interest in creating the perfect kitchen suited to your design style and needs, and the backsplash is an essential piece to the puzzle. Here, you will see some of the sophisticated backsplash designs homeowners and our designers have crafted together to make these Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey kitchens attractive and impressive.
Kitchen Backsplash Pictures & Concepts
Understanding available backsplash materials will allow you to make the best selection for your needs.
Porcelain/ceramic tiles: A classic backsplash material, tile allows for functionality and versatility in the kitchen. The durable, water-resistant qualities of tile make this material one of the most popular choices and is available in an array of shapes, colors, and sizes to fit any vision.
Quartz: Engineered quartz surfacing continues to become more popular in many areas of the home due to its durability, flexibility, and low maintenance. Quartz slabs are large and can create the sheet backsplash look, as a continuous slab has no seams. Quartz surfaces are nonporous making them mold and mildew resistant, and easy to clean.
Natural stone: Natural stones like granite, quartzite, marble, and travertine make elegant, durable backsplashes. These stones can create an almost seamless transition when used on both the countertop and backsplash. Honed travertine can emit rustic visual appeal while quartzite gives a more luxurious look. Natural stone will require a bit more maintenance, including yearly sealing.
Glass tiles: The translucency of glass tile gives a kitchen a contemporary, yet organic feel. The reflective surface allows for a lighter, brighter kitchen. The glass tiles themselves are nonporous, but the grout between the glass tiles/mosaics will need some maintenance attention.
Backsplash Design Considerations
Backsplashes complete the aesthetic of a kitchen or bathroom, and they are very personal. It is important to consider how the backsplash design will complement your countertops, cabinets, and flooring. Strategic placement of tiles or slabs will be necessary, no matter if your end goal is a streamlined, harmonious look or an artfully mismatched mosaic. Your backsplash can be completely neutral, or it can be the focal point of the room. Common kitchen backsplash designs include matching countertop, seamless slab design, jeweled, neutral, geometric-patterned, floral-patterned, stacked tiles, and subway tiles — to name a few. The options are endless.