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Choosing tile for the perfect backsplash

How do you get a gorgeous, high-end looking redesign? It is all in the fine details, with the use of quality materials like backsplash tiles. These tiles can truly turn a nice, average kitchen into something unique. Fashionable while also fully functional, they allow you to add a generous splash of color and excitement –a designer character for a one-of-a-kind space.

What exactly is a backsplash and where are they needed?

Typically, a backsplash is a tile installation that expands from one section to another, filling in a gap. For instance, backsplash tiles in a kitchen or bathroom can run between the countertop and cabinets, along the length of the countertop. When installed properly, a backsplash also acts as a colorful accent, adding interesting design patterns, colors, and textures, to round out your space. While it’s usually easier to install a backsplash when putting in a new countertop, you can certainly add it at any time.

The best tiles to use for a backsplash

The most used tiles for backsplashes are glass, marble, stone, cement, porcelain, and ceramic. Often, which one you end up choosing is determined by design preference, functional requirements, and your desire to experiment.

The following are some tips to keep in mind when looking for a backsplash:
  • Wood – Though not your typical tile material, wood tiles make for an inventive, creative backsplash, especially if you’re aiming for a rustic appeal. However, before installing them, wood tiles will need protective treatments to ensure functionality.
  • Mosaic – Turn your kitchen or bathroom into a work of art easily with mosaic tile packs. These are large sections of small tiles linked together, providing an easier installation that’s also incredibly eye-catching.
  • Natural stone and stainless steel – While natural stone offers a warm, inviting style when used with stainless steel you're guaranteed a stunning, unique look that's unforgettable.
  • Ceramic and porcelain – From contemporary to traditional, you simply can’t go wrong with long-lasting ceramic and porcelain tiles. Available in various styles and designs, they’re a tried-and-true way to personalize your space with a true favorite material.
  • Multiple mimicking options – Get a pricey look for less when you opt for quality lookalike materials. For instance, high-gloss glazed porcelain tile looks just like typically expensive marble.

Find your perfect backsplash tile at J.P. Flooring

Visit one of our J.P. Flooring showrooms in Carroll, IA, and Denison, IA for quality, cost-effective installation options. Serving the Carroll, Denison, Jefferson, Rockwell City, and Sac City, IA for decades, our on-site professionals will gladly help you get the perfect backsplash for your upcoming home renovation.