Tile is one of the most popular items to use for a backsplash. If you are looking to have a backsplash installed in your Saint Paul kitchen or bathroom, you may want to learn a bit more about tile backsplashes. Here is everything you need to know, courtesy of our experts at Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake.
What is a Backsplash?
A backsplash is a vertical extension of your countertop. Backsplashes protect the wall behind your countertop from kitchen or bathroom messes. This includes water from a sink or sauce cooking on your stove. It is typically easier to clean a backsplash than a wall, making this a great way to keep this part of the wall clean and sanitary. It also adds a decorative feature to your space.
What Are Some of the Most Popular Tile Options?
Currently, glass mosaic tile and subway tiles are the most popular types of tile used for backsplashes. However, backsplashes can be made from many other types of tile, including porcelain tiles and natural stone tiles.
What Are Some Popular Tile Backsplash Designs?
As was mentioned above, both glass mosaic tiles and subway tiles are popular for backsplashes. Subway tiles are typically run in a stacked horizontal pattern, giving the backsplash a clean and classic look. Glass tiles are more versatile and can be used to form patterns or designs. You can use different colors or patterns to create a pattern that fits in with your space, while also being interesting and unique.
What Are the Benefits of Tile Backsplashes?
If you are considering having a tile backsplash installed, you may wonder what the benefits to using tile over stone or metal may be. Tile is relatively affordable, easy to install and easy to clean. It doesn’t rust or corrode, like some types of metal and requires less care and maintenance than most types of stones.
Are you considering having a tile backsplash installed in your Saint Paul home? Contact Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake to schedule a free consultation and see our vast tile selection.
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