The backslash is probably the most important part of your kitchen’s design. Regardless of the material you choose to decorate it with, it remains to be the focal point. Tile tends to be the most popular choice due to its easy application, budget friendliness, and style that it brings. Whether your backsplash goes up to the bottom of the upper cabinets, reaches all the way up to the ceiling or falls somewhere in between, the following intriguing and inspiring tile options can add to your kitchen’s unique look.
This involves assembling of tiny-mirrored tiles into a single design so as to create a mirrored backsplash rich in texture. Something like this is perfect for that area in your kitchen that requires an additional special touch.
These are tiles intricately cut using lasers so as to produce elegant designs pieced together in a puzzle-like manner. However, you need to be very careful about the price tag on these tiles because most of them are products of precious materials such as silver-backed glass, hand-made gold, marble, and quartz. You do not want to order for tiles and then find out that your budget does not allow you to pay for them. It is embarrassing to say the least.
Large pattern tile
Bold, big patterns are trending at the moment. You do not need to be out-dated either and you can try placing one on your kitchen wall. Most tile companies produce over scale patterns that are customizable to repeat, just like wallpaper. With a large-patterned tile, it is crucial to lay out your wall space considerately, so that your design ends up looking uniform throughout the installation.
By placing your backsplash tiles diagonally instead of horizontally, you give ordinary tiles a twist. However, keep in mind that a diagonal layout will require you to order about ten percent more tiles to cover your backsplash area. Diagonal layouts also tend to be more labor intensive. More cuts are necessary for both the top and bottom. As such, you need to brace yourself for a pricier installation job.
Custom mosaic tile
If your budget allows it, consider going with an original design for your backsplash. You can purchase some designs from a tile manufacturer or have an artist who specializes in custom mosaic design come up with something unique for your backsplash depending on the kind of look you want.
Add more texture to your kitchen backsplash with a tile in herringbone pattern. You can buy tiles in herringbone pattern on a mesh backing. This means that you will not have to lay out each and every individual piece.
One of the most popular tile designs today is the classic and timeless subway tile. Its name is so because this kind of tile is popular in subway stations all over the world. Tiles installed all the way to the ceiling to give this classic tile a fresh and more contemporary look.