If you are thinking about ways to improve your kitchen, a major one that comes to mind for many of our clients is adding a backsplash! So what good can a backsplash do for your home? We are here to answer that question in today’s blog.
What Is A Backsplash For?
A kitchen tile backsplash is for two things: to cover gaps in your walls and to protect your walls against water. The gaps in your walls are usually caused from your countertops. Depending on the materials of your countertops, they may not be able to extend all the way to walls. Or, if the cut of your countertops is straight but your walls are not, this can also cause a gap. A backsplash is a great way to cover this gap and make it look better. The second purpose, to protect your wall, is extremely important. No one wants to deal with mold because of a wet wall.
However, the final reason you want a backsplash is the aesthetic value. These backsplashes look nice, and they will make your kitchen beautiful and more like home.
How Can A Backsplash Add Value?
To be honest, the look of a backsplash is more likely to give your home that finished feel. Even a small backsplash will help the look of your kitchen feel more complete and cohesive. However, keep in mind what the wall behind your backsplash looks like. If it’s a plain, white wall, then that might not be your best option. However, if you already have a tiled wall, you may be able to get away with a smaller “backsplash” section and still make your kitchen look incredible.
How Can I Choose A Backsplash?
You don’t necessarily need to have black and white contrast happening, but a little contrast can add a new dimension to your kitchen and countertops. Choose shades that will make your backsplash stand apart from your countertops. Otherwise, the two will blend together and not give you any sense of separation.
Also, be sure to choose the right materials. Talking to our team about kitchen tile options is a great way to start, as we can tell you which types of tiles will stain and which will not. For example, natural stone is porous and will stain if you do not reseal it every six months or so. However, this is easy to do—you just need to remember to do it. However, keep in mind that if you have no interest in handling upkeep, stay away from natural stone.
Contact Us at Transworld Tile
If you would like some guidance when it comes to selecting the perfect kitchen tiles for your backsplash, it’s time to give our team a call. The professionals at Transworld Tile know just how to help you choose ones that will complete your look. Talk to us about your vision for your kitchen, and we can suggest some of our finest options to meet your needs. Stop in today for help or give us a call.