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All Aspects of Ceramic Tile Installation in
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  • Kitchens
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  • Showers
  • Flooring
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  • Water Features
  • Dry Rot Renovation
  • Sand Set Pavers
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Kitchen Backsplash
If you've ever been stirring a pot only to realize that what's bubbling inside has splashed onto the wall, then you will fully understand the benefits of a kitchen backsplash. Not only will backsplashes protect walls from stains, but they also serve as gorgeous decorative elements in any kitchen.
The kitchen backsplash has a dual role, acting as a decorative kitchen detail that can also make it easier to wipe off accidental splashes and stains.

Scope Of Design

One of the first decisions related to your kitchen backsplash design will be scope—just how much backsplash do you need? For some kitchens, especially smaller ones, a few tiles extending up from the countertops and ringing the room can be plenty; anything more extensive might run the risk of overwhelming the space. For larger kitchens, countertop-to-ceiling backsplashes aren't entirely uncommon, as grander executions like this can optimize the use of available space and create a dramatic effect or build on an existing theme.
Once you've decided on how much backsplash you want to feature in your kitchen, it's time to think about style. Your choices in terms of materials, colors and layout are just about infinite, with a wide range of aesthetic, quality and price options. Ceramic tile is a popular choice for kitchen backsplash designs because it's widely available and comes in an almost infinite variety of styles and colors. Perhaps most importantly, ceramic tile can be cleaned fairly easily (the "splash" in backsplash is there for good reason). Within the range of ceramic tile choices, you'll find simple high-gloss "subway tile" styles in every color of the rainbow, all the way through to elaborate designs and patterns that can give your kitchen a tremendous amount of visual flair.
If you're looking for a more high-end design than ceramic tile can provide, you may want to consider granite tile. Popular for kitchen countertops and floors, granite tile is also often employed in backsplash design, providing an elegant and durable option for those in search of a long-lasting, top-of-the-line look. As with ceramic tile, granite backsplash tile will be available in a wide range of colors and textures from slate-like matte finishes to rough-hewn, pebbled styles. Colors choices abound as well, and many granite retailers can source or even dye their products to your specifications if you don't see the hue you're looking for in the showroom.
Another option for kitchen backsplash designs is glass tile. This can add a bright, elegant and colorful style to your kitchen, depending on the type of glass tile you choose. There are many styles to peruse, from transparent to colored and patterned.
Copper backsplashes have become more common in recent years, offering a long-lasting, visually appealing choice for anyone looking to install or update a kitchen backsplash. These have the added benefit of evolving over time—as the copper is exposed to air and moisture, its color will deepen and change, often lending a beautiful, worn and weathered look to the backsplash.
When you've decided on the scope and materials for your backsplash, it's time to think about the style. If your kitchen is a hyper-modern affair boasting stainless steel appliances and angular, monochrome cabinets, you'll have an opportunity to add some color, patterning and visual excitement to what might otherwise be a minimalist design via your backsplash. Alternatively, you may choose to stick with the sleek, modern feel with simple white subway tile or large, slate-like granite pieces. On the other hand, if your kitchen has more of a traditional or country feel, with lots of detailed wood cabinetry and a cozy design, you may want to consider tile that reflects the overall aesthetic and incorporates whimsical designs or traditional colors and patterns.

Materials

A kitchen backsplash can be designed from a broad range of materials, including glass, metal and slate. In addition to their functional purpose, most backsplashes are also put in place to serve as a design accent to the overall look of a kitchen. It is important to choose a design that enhances the look of kitchen cabinetry, wall colors and other decorative aspects.
For example, in a contemporary kitchen space, a cool slate or stainless steel will pair well with dark colors like cherry wood cabinets and slate gray painted walls. Other kitchen designs, like a country style kitchen, might benefit from a simple white paneled backsplash that enhances the farmhouse feel.
Whether it's an eye-catching green glass or understated marble, the design should work in harmony with the rest of the kitchen.
Ceramic Tile Contractors In Issaquah, Washington 98027