If you’re considering installing a backsplash, it’s likely you’ve researched many of the different types of tile materials there are to choose from. There are a wide variety of different types of tiles that are both gorgeous and durable enough to work well with high traffic areas. However, regardless of the choice of materials you make, any veteran home decorator will tell you that it’s all what you accomplish with them.
For example, if you want to play with texture, but keep a decidedly organic look, there are lots of natural stones that are used in many creative backsplash ideas. Combining the gorgeous textures of soapstone with the natural swirls and lines found in some types of engineered quartz. Both of these materials are also heat and stain resistant, making them ideal for the area behind the stove or the kitchen sink.
Color is another common factor in many backsplash ideas. For example, another advantage of using engineered quartz is that it comes in a vast range of colors, from natural stone to outrageous hues of bright reds, yellows, greens, and more. You can create a checkerboard pattern using your favorite solid colors or even create an eclectic look where each tile is a different color. For a truly wild look, combine quartz with glass tiles.
Mosaics also play a significant role in backsplash ideas. If you would like to include a picture in your backsplash, having a landscape or seascape painted on porcelain tiles is a wonderful way to create an unforgettable look. Another alternative is to create a textured mosaic using very small decorative tiles in different colors to create an overall picture.
These are only a few backsplash ideas to consider. Of course, it’s important to consider your materials before installing them, as some tiles simply aren’t made to withstand high amounts of heat or extreme dampness for long periods of time. After all, what’s the use of installing a gorgeous backsplash if it’s going to look horrible within a few months’ time?
In cases such as this, it’s important to choose tiles that are ideal for high traffic areas. However, this hardly means that you need to sacrifice style for durability. Gorgeous materials such as soapstone, porcelain, limestone, and other tiles have the advantage of being incredibly heat resistant. With the exception of limestone, these surfaces are also resistant to staining and water marks. In the case of limestone, you can fix the problem of staining by applying a high quality sealer. This sealer will not affect the color or texture of the stone. Typically, you only have to apply it once a year. Learn more today about more different backsplash ideas!
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