How To Choose the Best Tile For Your Kitchen Backsplash
Make the decision to design a kitchen backsplash can be exciting and fun. You get to be creative in choosing what type of tile will work best within the aesthetic of your home, but actually choosing the type of type you would like can be intimidating when there are so many options. Cost and durability are the two largest concerns for customers when shopping for a new kitchen design. There are many benefits to choosing a tile backsplash and all of the materials we offer are affordably priced. At Double J’s Installations, Inc., we will discuss three of the most popular tiles and materials chosen for a kitchen backsplash.
Ceramic, Porcelain, and Glass Tile
Tile is the most common backsplash chosen due to its durability. Ceramic, porcelain, and glass tiles all have a glossy surface which are resistant to both heat and moisture. These materials are also easy to clean due to its smooth surfaces. In addition to its durability and low maintenance these materials also have versatility in design. They come in all shapes, colors, and prices. You’ll be able to find a design that best fits you.
Another common backsplash design is choosing a glass panel instead of the glass tile. Glass panels offer a modern look and feel for the kitchen’s décor. The light reflected in the glass properties also add a finished look of the kitchen’s design. The glass is coated on the side that is connected to the wall which allows for a smoother and easier to clean surface. There are no grout lines or grooves within the backsplash which prevents any stain from getting stuck within the décor.
The third and last material we will talk about is a natural stone tile. These are made from pieces of stone such as granite, slate, travertine, marble, sandstone, and many other kinds of nature stone. Something to consider when choosing natural stone is that is does not have a smoother surface. Some stone materials can be damaged through exposure to water. Choosing a natural stone does require more maintenance with resealing every 10 years or so.
If you have any additional questions about tile options for your Northern Arizona kitchen backsplash, contact our team today.