Whether you are planning to have a new kitchen tile backsplash installed or having your entire kitchen re-made, arm yourself with all the information you need to make the right choices.
One of the great benefits of kitchen backsplash tile – apart from the very useful job of protecting your kitchen’s walls from food spatter – is that it can add a lot of visual appeal, variety and color to your kitchen design. In many contemporary homes, cabinet designs feature simple, clean lines and monochrome colors – so the tile backsplash is a great place to experiment with bold designs, patterns and colors.
The most popular tiles that we see in Bellingham homes are subway, mosaic, and penny tile.
Subway is a classic, straightforward rectangular tile, usually in white or light colors, with light grout. Many other colors are available and the tile can be installed in many different patterns.
Mosaic tile is often made of glass or stone and these tiles adhere to a mesh backing and appear in a diverse pattern. The mesh backing removes the need for placement of individual tiles and grouting, which makes for a quicker and less expensive install.
Penny tile is popular for those looking to incorporate a vintage look to their kitchen. They often feature small, light-colored tiles bordered by dark grout.
What appeals to your design sense? You can be conservative, or go exotic, it’s your kitchen! Do what makes you feel good.