Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Kitchen Backsplash Tile II

Kitchen Backsplash Tile

Kitchen Tile Backsplashes began life as something simply to protect the walls. Ceramic tiles are supremely versatile with many sizes, colors and shapes. They make it super easy to keep the cooking area clean in the kitchen, especially around the stove and the countertops.

Kitchen Backsplash Tile

As always with these things, what starts out as plain and functional, will always become something of beauty and charm once place in the hands and the mind of a designer, adding a bit of much needed style aand pizazz to what otherwise would be plain walls.

Tiling a kitchen backsplash is an attractive wall treatment that holds up

When thinking about a backsplash, you have to think big picture. In other words, are you tiling the whole kitchen, a certain section, or just using tiles in carefully selected areas, such as behind the stove. Will it be a full height backsplash, or just stopping at the height of the kitchen cabinets. And if its not full height, how are you going to decorate the untiled remainder of the wall.

Tiles Gone Wild - Gallery - Kitchen

You need to choose what material is going to best match the colors you have or are going to choose for other elements of your kitchen such as walls, cabinets, countertops, even floor tiles and appliances. Will you compliment or contrast with you kitchen tiles? Will you go natural stone finish for a more traditional country feel, or smooth and shiny to emphasise a more modern look.

wallpaper kitchen backsplash. Backsplash Tile; Backsplash Tile

Prices for backsplash tiles vary depending on what you have. Machine produced tiles tend to be relatively inexpensive, then mosaic tiles, then handmade tiles, mass produced murals on tiles, and then right up to the most expensive artisan hand painted murals create by a known artist, which can cost into the thousands.

See how the accent tiles were installed into the diagonal backsplash tile

Backsplash tiles can also be fitted in a variety of ways, spun on a diagonal angle, staggered, mixed colors and shapes, the choice and variety means that if you want it you can have something totally unique.

kitchen stone backsplash Travertine tile kitchen backsplash Tile Backsplash Patterns

Kitchen Backsplash Tile

Kitchen Design Ideas Layout

Kitchen Backsplash Tile

Kitchen Backsplash Tile


  1. Thanks fot the article.
    It's also worth considering how your power sockets and switches will look against the tiles chosen. In a modern kitchen it always looks best when all of these things are carefully planned, considered, and aligned.

  2. I'm installing granite counters and a tile backsplash. Should I incorporate the 4" granite backsplash and then tile on top or just have tile from top to bottom? I'm worried that the tile will get stained or too wet from the sink and other spills.

  3. What sort of tiles are you thinking of? Staining and damp should not be an issue unless your tiles are porous, and if they are a proper sealant should resolve that too.