Choosing a Kitchen Backsplash

Kitchen backsplashYour kitchen backsplash should reflect your personality. Are you more neutral or bolder, to you go for traditional or modern style? The tiles you choose to spruce up the wall space between the cabinets and countertop and above the cooking range, should display the color scheme and theme of your kitchen area, whether traditional or contemporary. Ultimately, that backsplash is a focal point. And it’s an opportunity to be innovative.

With that said, why is this crucial ornamental feature often the last piece planned in a cooking area design? Maybe because it is easy to get lost in the choices. To make the procedure easier, we asked designers to supply some standards for selecting tile backsplash. Think about these points prior to making your selection:

Mix materials and match colors. Having a tough time deciding amongst tiles? Live with them for a while. Tape color and tile samples to the walls to see what they look like throughout the day as natural light modifications. Select one primary color and a couple of accent colors to utilize throughout the cooking area, including the backsplash.

In most instances, countertops will often dictate the color and style of the Myrtle Beach kitchen backsplash. You should also consider the lighting and hardware used on cabinets and appliances.

Try mixing Tyvarian Inlays, mosaic Inlays and tile Borders in different tones with various finishes, such as oil-rubbed bronze , brushed stainless-steel and even an antique brass. By including smaller tiles of marble or cultured granite, you can pull in the counter top color without being dull with a panel of Tyvarian that extends up from the countertop.

Invest in areas with high impact. There is more square footage of wall space above the range and sink, so you can play with tile design. This is the area that gets the most attention and the first place the eye lands when you enter the room. Consider a more neutral look for the majority of the kitchen and then add a splash of color to create a focal point above the stove.

This is the area to play up design. Some options include setting up tile on the diagonal, or using a shocking brick pattern with slim train tiles. Rather than going with something totally different, take the same tiles used throughout the kitchen and turn them in a different direction.

Do not hesitate to spice it up in this generally 2-by-3 foot area. So if you choose a bold color or stylish tile pattern for this zone, you can change it down the road without tearing out your entire cooking area backsplash.

Be budget plan savvy. When on a budget, avoid trendy tile and take a look at traditional white ceramic or Eastonite that can cost less than a dollar per square foot. But do not skimp on the grout. This will determine how the tile will adhere to the wall and you don’t want to skimp here.

If you have to cover a large area, like an entire wall, you can add interest without clearing your checking account by opting for useful alternative designs like cultured marble or onyx. Easton Industries has a large selection of alternative materials for countertops and backsplashes that will fit any budget.

Prevent common errors. If you prepare to purchase your own tile from a provider, make sure to ask a few crucial questions.

Primary tile must be thicker than decorative tile. Otherwise, you’ll spend more money “raising” the wall so that most of your tile lies even with those couple of ornamental pieces.

Remember trim pieces. If you select a diagonal tile, you’ll need a corner round trim piece. Ask which trim and ornamental moldings included the tile– these pieces should all collaborate in glaze and density, and if you order them in separate batches, there could be disparities.

Inquire about wear and tear. How easily can you clean up the tile, and what is the best method to seal it? Ceramic tile does not require this extra step, but natural tile does if you wish to maintain its look.

Typically speaking, you can apply any kind of tile to a backsplash as long as porous materials like bamboo and cork are sealed. You will however, need to adhere to local building codes.

Consider environment-friendly alternatives. Cork mosaic tiles are proper for walls or floors, and tiles made from 100-percent bamboo are sealed to create a backsplash that’s warm yet contemporary. Recycled glass tile is durable, stain resistant and can be found in a variety of unique colors that arise from melting and repurposing recycled glass. These tiles are available in all sizes, from thumb-print sized mosaics to bigger squares.

Easton Industries is here to help you with all your kitchen design decisions. We have a wide variety of backsplash designs and our in-house designers can help you make a statement with your kitchen.

Easton Industries
550 Piedmont Ave
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 448-2354
http://eastonind.com

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Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City, Conway, Carolina Forest, Forestbrook, Little River, Longs, Loris, Murrells Inlet, North Myrtle Beach, Cherry Grove, Pawleys Island, Litchfield

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