Tile Kitchen Backsplash Designs
Tile kitchen backsplash designs ideally serve more functional use rather than aesthetical side. But nowadays people tend to make their kitchen looks spectacular so, the functional use often followed the aesthetical side instead. Tile kitchen backsplash design consist of several types of materials, we can classified them into 4 categories; first, porcelain and ceramic. Second, granite, marble and slate that categorized as the natural stone. Third, is metal consists of various types of stainless steel. And the last category that is the decorative paints or also known as the wall paper.
The ideal kitchen tile is durable and easily to be cleaned. And the designs are mostly a little bit catchy. This is because the backsplash tile for kitchen is seen as major design feature on modern kitchens.
Ceramic Tile Kitchen Backsplash
Ceramic is the most common material use for kitchen backsplash designs. It is also popular to be use as the kitchen countertops. Ceramic is water resistant and quite hard material, makes it suitable for most kitchen backsplash.
Ceramic also require low maintenance, you will only have to wipe it whenever it gets dirty, and you will have it clean. There will be no special treatment to make your ceramic durable. You can simply buy the glass cleaner to get better maintenance. You can use ceramic tile for your kitchen counter, make sure that the color match with the color of your kitchen cabinet.
Glass Tile Kitchen Backsplash
Glass provides bright elegant atmosphere on your kitchen. Glass, like ceramic offer minimum maintenance and has a more choices in colors, textures, and will make your kitchen look classy. However, the price of glass tile kitchen relatively more expensive than ceramic, but it still categorized as the Do-It-Yourself project, so you still can reduce the cost by not taking someone else to help you on it.
There are at least 5 steps to install the glass tile:
- you should measure the backsplash and create the detail layout of it before you install the glass.
- Read the manufacturer instruction carefully and mix the mortar. You can start to apply the mortar after 10 minutes stirring.
- Lay the glass tile after you applied the mortar on the wall carefully.
- You can make adjustment of your glass tiles by cut and polish it using special tools called Rubi cutter, so you can get the smooth cutting tiles.
- Grout the tiles to avoid it from scratching using un-sanded grout.
Subway Tile Kitchen Backsplash
Though look classic and old, subway tile kitchen backsplash always had been in style. The shape reminds us of the subway walls, so it named that way. Subway kitchen tile consist of two main materials, the glass subway tile kitchen backsplash and ceramic tile kitchen backsplash. Both of tiles types have been develop in so many ways.
The traditional subway tiles are still widely used, the designs are neat, and the color shows serious, old-fashioned, and plain commitment. However, the modern subway tiles consist of bright and full colored choices.