Make an Affordable and Stylish Upgrade to Your Backsplash

Are you looking for a way to update your kitchen or bathroom, but your time and money budget is small right now? Do wish something that stands out with style? Replace your existing backsplashes with a new up to date beautiful new material. Backsplashes have a high work-to-enjoyment ratio. For simple projects, you can be done in only a few hours, with minimal work and budget.

The backsplash is the vertical extension of a counter (kitchen or bathroom) that protects the wall from unintended splashes of liquids. In case you want to extend its functional role (to protect the wall behind the sink or stove against damage from inadvertent splashing) to an aesthetic one, you can use the backsplashes as canvas to express yourselves.

Think of a backsplash as a permanent picture on your wall!

Make an Affordable and Stylish Upgrade to Your Backsplash

Backsplash materials

Most backsplashes are constructed out of tile. It is often used the same material as on the countertop, to mask any gaps between the counter and the wall. Ceramic tile and stone are the most common backsplash materials. Travertine makes for an ideal backsplash if you are interested in a kitchen with a classic, Old World look. Glass mosaic or ceramic tile offer good wipe-down ability.

Tips for Updating your Backsplash

If you think of changing your old and washed out backsplash consider these tips in selecting and installing a new one:

  • The backsplash colors should be compliment your wall color or countertop materials.
  • In a small space go for lighter and more transparent tiles, to reflect the most light and to make the space feel larger.
  • Always buy extra tiles because a few may be broken in the installation process and having some in hand when something happens is a good idea, because you might not find it in stock after a while.
  • Ask your contractor for a quote to see the materials that have on sale in that moment.
  • Incorporate a small band of expensive tiles as an accent among cheaper tiles. You'll still have a memorable look on a fraction of the cost.
  • If you want to make a style statement, be bold on the backsplash and create a focal point that will drag attention from the less desired details of the room.
  • Installing tile backsplashes is a DIY project like none other. Minimal tile cutting makes this a simple project.

Natural stone with medallion backsplash by Luxury Countertops
Natural stone with medallion backsplash by Luxury Countertops

Natural stone blocks are subtle but beautiful. They add an organic flair to any modern kitchen and a wonderful surprise on a backsplash. When choosing your stone carefully remember that some of them are very porous, collect dirt and dust, and therefore difficult to clean.

Yellow River GRANITE countertop with contrasting backsplash
  by Luxury Countertops
Yellow River GRANITE countertop with contrasting backsplash by Luxury Countertops

"Complex or colorful backsplashes look best with solid counters. That way they don't clash with each other" says TOH design correspondent Carole Freehauf. This colorful mix is sure to attract attention in a room with a less charismatic countertop.

Brown Antique GRANITE countertop with full splash tile by
  Luxury Countertops
Brown Antique GRANITE countertop with full splash tile by Luxury Countertops

Why not start off with a bang? Choose your kitchen's new jewelry! Help your kitchen reach its potential by adding a stunning and valuable new backsplash and make it the focal point of your kitchen.

London Gray QUARTZ laundry with tile splash by Luxury Countertops
London Gray QUARTZ laundry with tile splash by Luxury Countertops

Glass tiles for backsplashes are available in just about every color you can imagine and any interesting shapes pattern. They are even available in larger sheets for a minimal, uncluttered look.

Taj Mahal QUARTZITE wet bar with undermount sink by Luxury Countertops
Taj Mahal QUARTZITE wet bar with undermount sink by Luxury Countertops

Glass tiles are often slightly transparent and reflect plenty of light, so they make your bathroom or kitchen appear larger than opaque ceramic tile would. They are also less porous than ceramic tiles, which helps to resist stains as well as dreaded mold and mildew. However, they are typically more expensive than ceramics, and a shoddy grouting job may destroy the clean aesthetic that glass tiles provide. Though they are fairly durable, glass tiles are prone to scratches.

If you are looking for someone to help you with the material you want and color selections for your new backsplash we would be happy to work with you. We can also assist you with any material layout decisions and provide answers to any questions you may have about the entire process. Contact us now!

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