Types of backsplash
The tiles used to create backsplash are made from a variety of materials. Some interesting ideas include using mirrored tiles for a contemporary look in your bathroom, or using durable stainless steel tiles in your kitchen. Glass tiles are a popular pick, and add a bit of shiny color to your kitchen for a casual, cool look. Ceramic tile is a common type of backsplash, and these come in many styles and are easy to maintain. Feeling artistic? Opt for a ceramic mosaic tile, which is handpainted with unique designs that form a pretty pattern in your kitchen or bathroom. You can express your creativity by choosing a modern galvanized metal backsplash, which looks cute in a shabby chic, rustic style kitchen, or salvaged wood if you're eco-friendly. Subway tile is stylish, and the rectangular tiles are affordable but have a high chic quotient for an elegant look in your kitchen. Fans of a more industrial, warehouse-style look may want a concrete backsplash. Stone backsplashes use stones of different sizes for a neat, eye-catching look, and the stones are glazed sometimes for a polished finish. Small stones look nice in a bathroom, while larger stones add texture to the kitchen.
When it comes to choosing a backsplash for the bathroom, you know it is going to weather temperature changes and moisture. So which type is best for the bathroom? Ceramic tile is always a good option for the bathroom. It looks beautiful, and it is not porous, which makes it easy to clean. Natural stone is harder to clean, so it may not be the perfect choice for a bathroom. Glass tiles look nice and offer minimal work when it comes to cleaning, and they do double duty as great shower options. Glass reflects light, which makes your bathroom look larger than it is, and there are endless color and style options to choose from. If you are worried about keeping the grout clean in between your tiles, opt for larger tiles that cover more space. This means you will have less grout to keep clean, or consider adhesive tiles, which do not require the use of grout at all, or opt for marble, which is slightly more expensive than tile, but requires no grout, and it is waterproof. When it comes down to it, it is really a matter of aesthetics.
Mosaic tiles are the quickest way to add pizzazz to a drab kitchen. The colorful ceramic tiles are easy to clean, and come in multiple colorful designs and patterns to inject some style to the room and enhance the existing decor. Mosaic glass in several colors makes your kitchen shine. Since kitchen tiles won't get as wet as bathroom tiles, feel free to experiment with other looks, such as metal and steel. Another option is to use two different types of tiles: one for the border of the backsplash, and one for the backsplash itself. This creates an appealing, interesting layered look. Soapstone is another option that is easy to clean and looks pretty. If you have always coveted the look of exposed brick but do not have any in your kitchen, it is easy to fake the look with faux brick tiles made of ceramic. This adds a cool look to your kitchen without using actual bricks. Sealed slate looks engaging, and Tuscan designed glazed ceramic tiles form beautiful patterns and give your kitchen a Mediterranean feel. Seal the grout in between the tiles to make cleaning easier, and keep the grout looking fresh.
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