Published at Friday, December 15th 2017. by Delray Daniau in Kitchen.
Map it out. The backsplash is quite literally one of the first things you notice when you enter a kitchen, therefore, you should take special care in planning your backsplash design. It must not only be beautiful, the backsplash must tie the entire room together. Make sure to consider all the elements such as the countertop, floors, cabinets, and wall color when selecting your tile. More importantly, take time to plan the placement of tiles: Where will you start? What happens at the edges? Are the edges filled with awkward cuts? Typically, you start in the middle of the wall and work you way out.
According to the National Association of HomeBuilders (NAHB), kitchen islands are one of the most popular kitchen design features among today's consumers. The NAHB also reports that buyers of new homes have also indicated a desire for kitchen islands as well. Actually some 80% of homebuyers consider a kitchen island to be an absolute must.
Types of Tiles. There are various types of flooring that can fit into everybody's needs according to kitchen designs and need of the homeowner. Natural slate stone tiles are durable, stain resistant and non-slip surface due to their textures; designed for the busy kitchen. Saltillo tiles are for Mediterranean designed kitchens that must be sealed and cleaned with wet cloth without chemicals. Granite kitchen tiles on the other hand, are durable but sensitive to liquid stains and scratches and rough objects exposed to them. This type of kitchen flooring must be cleaned often. Porcelain tiles are more durable and expensive than ceramics and they come in assorted colors. Ceramics kitchen tiles come in matte or glossy types in many colors. Travertine is a porous limestone that is usually sealed to prevent liquid and dirt absorption. It becomes slippery with drops of water or juice.
Some of the things to consider when making your choice: Cost, how it will look with your existing kitchen and appliances, ease of cleaning, and durability. There are so many choices of materials that can be used to create a beautiful backsplash that you are only limited by your imagination. Many can also be mixed and matched to create an even more unique look. We will touch on some of the most popular choices of material but there are more I'm sure. Material includes glass tile, ceramic tile, stainless steel, copper, and stone such as granite, travertine, and marble.
You do not need much artistic talents or skills in creating this but you can still come out with an attractive backsplash. Probably the most 'difficult' part of using this kitchen backsplash tile design is deciding on the two colors but you can always consult the color wheel. If your kitchen is painted with one color only the kitchen backsplash tile design that you can use is the color contrast style. If you have for example a white kitchen, you can choose to have black or gray tiles in your backsplash.
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