When redesigning your kitchen or bathroom, don’t take the backsplash lightly. Though cabinets and countertops may seem like the most important features, a great tile backsplash can really make the room pop. Plus, there are so many fun options to choose from!
Our experts at Floor Coverings International Boca Raton can help guide you through the process of choosing a tile backsplash for your Boca Raton home based on your budget, décor, and lifestyle. But first, here are a few things to consider.
Choosing a Backsplash: Things to Consider
- With so many sizes, shapes, colors, and textures of tile out there, the backsplash possibilities are endless. So don’t limit yourself to only traditional choices – get creative! Consider bold colors, unusual materials, and mixing and matching different tiles to create a unique design. The areas above your sink and stove are great places to add a tile focal point.
- Though you should feel free to create a unique design, also think about how it will go with your cabinets and countertops. One approach is to think about the overall style of the room. If it has a rustic feel, maybe a textured natural stone tile would add a cohesive look. If the room is sleek and contemporary, maybe a glass or white subway tile would fit. However, another approach is to think about balance. If your cabinets and counters have a dark, heavy feel, consider a light-colored, glossy tile to reflect light. If the room uses a lot of neutral colors, maybe a bright pop of color in the backsplash would add visual interest.
- Consider your budget. Backsplash tile can range dramatically in price, so if you’re on a tight budget, be sure to stick to affordable options like ceramic tile. Materials like glass and natural stone and specialty sizes, shapes, and glazes will always be more expensive. To get the most impact for the lowest price, choose a basic ceramic tile for most of the backsplash, with just a few special tiles as accents.
- If you have a busy household with little time for cleaning and maintenance, that could affect your tile decision. Though natural stone is incredibly durable, it can be porous, and therefore requires sealing to look its best. Glass and ceramic are usually easier to maintain since they resist water well.
To see our full selection of backsplash tile options, call Floor Coverings International Boca Raton today! We offer free in-home estimates to Boca Raton homeowners.
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