Choosing the backsplash is the most fun part of designing a kitchen. Though it may seem like just an accent when compared to the countertops and cabinets, the backsplash is actually what ties the room together and draws the eye. Plus, there are so many different tiles to choose from that you can really get creative with your design. If you need guidance on choosing a tile backsplash for your Katy home, here are a few tips from our team at Floor Coverings International Katy:
About Tile Backsplashes
- For the most impact, consider the many different sizes, shapes, colors, and textures of tile available. You can mix and match tiles to get a truly one-of-a-kind look, or create a focal point in a large area like those over the stove and sink.
- For a cohesive kitchen, use the backsplash to complement the cabinets, counters, and floors. If you have a particular style you’re going for, like sleek and contemporary, maybe you would choose a shiny glass tile or white subway tile. However, if you aren’t sure what style you want, consider the colors in your space. If the rest of the kitchen is dark, consider a bright tile that will reflect light and make the room feel open. On the other hand, a room full of neutral hues might benefit from a pop of color in the backsplash.
- Backsplash tile can vary significantly in price, mainly because of the materials used. Ceramic tile is usually cheapest, which explains why subway tile has become so ubiquitous (it’s trendy and affordable!). Natural stone and glass tile can be pricey, but they offer luxury that can’t be matched by basic ceramic tile.
- You should also consider maintenance when choosing backsplash tile. It’s unlikely that your backsplash will be scratched or broken, since it is more for decoration than function. With that in mind, any type of tile you choose will likely hold up for many years. However, some types of tile require more cleaning and maintenance. Granite, marble, and other types of porous natural stone must be sealed to prevent dullness and etching. Ceramic and glass repel moisture better, so they are usually easier to maintain.
To see product samples, get design advice, and schedule a free consultation, call Floor Coverings International Katy. We proudly serve homeowners in the Katy, TX, Houston Metro Area.
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