Oftentimes when we think of a kitchen backsplash we only consider its protective function. Before anything else, a backsplash is made to prevent water, grease, and food from hitting the wall behind a sink or stove. Nevertheless, the installation of a backsplash in your Burlington kitchen also presents an opportunity to decorate. A kitchen backsplash can either function as the centerpiece of a space or fulfill a more secondary role. It’s really up to you.
Here we’ve outlined some of your options when it comes to kitchen backsplash materials. Although backsplashes can be made from a range of mediums, such as mirrored glass and stainless steel, tile continues to be a lasting favorite. We encourage you to read on and to consider adding a tile backsplash to your Burlington kitchen.
Little to no backsplash materials can compete with the natural beauty of stone tile. The color variation and veining offered by this material varies tile-by-tile, and is difficult to accurately replicate using man-made materials. First and foremost, stone tile, whether marble, travertine, granite, or some other variety, offers natural beauty that many homeowners are looking for.
Apart from its physical beauty, stone tile is also less expensive than creating a backsplash using one large slab of stone. It’s easy to transport, which makes for a pain-free installation process. It is also inexpensive to repair tile-by-tile.
Glass tile is another reliable kitchen backsplash material that’s often used to make commanding kitchen backsplashes. It offers a different kind of beauty than stone tile and is available in a wide range of colors and levels of translucency. Glass tile can be used to construct a colorful kitchen backsplash, or to create a particular design or image. For those looking to create an eclectic kitchen, glass tile may be a perfect option.
Glass tile is also resistant to the buildup of mildew and mold, which is a serious benefit when it comes to backsplash construction. A kitchen backsplash is exposed to regular moisture, which can spur the growth of mildew and mold on tile and tile grout. Luckily, with glass tile this isn’t a concern.
Here at Floor Coverings International Burlington ON we look forward to helping you create the perfect kitchen backsplash. We proudly serve the greater Oakville and Burlington areas and offer free consultations. Call us today!
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