Backsplashes serve a protective purpose. They’re used to cover the wall behind a stove or sink and prevent it from being hit by water, oil, or food. Occasionally, they only span the length of a sink or stove, but often times they span the perimeter of a kitchen or cover an entire bathroom wall. Backsplashes can be made from ceramic tile, travertine tile, marble tile, granite tile, or glass tile among other materials. More unconventionally they have also been made out of tin, stainless steel, or brick. Although they serve a primarily protective function, they also offer a unique opportunity to decorate your West Houston home. Read on to learn more about this necessary addition to your space.
Choosing a Material
Different backsplash materials offer distinct advantages and disadvantages. When choosing a material you should consider your aesthetic goals and budget. Below we’ve provided information about a few popular backsplash materials.
Travertine tile—Travertine is a type of limestone that forms at the base of mineral springs and maintains a cream or white color profile. It’s a popular backsplash material because it’s durable and relatively affordable compared to other stone tiles. Although travertine tile is unlikely to crack or chip, it can get scratched, which is something you should keep in mind.
Glass tile—Glass tile is available in a number of different colors and levels of translucency, which gives homeowners the opportunity to truly customize their backsplash. When you see a bathroom or kitchen adorned with glass tiles of various translucencies and colors you’re unlikely to forget it. Glass tile can be difficult to install because any small mistakes tend to stand out. Luckily, the design experts at Floor Coverings International West Houston complete the backsplash installation process from start to finish.
Ceramic tile—Similar to glass tile, this material offers tremendous design versatility due to its availability in a range of colors. Compared to stone, ceramic tile is lighter and more prone to chips and cracks. Nevertheless, its affordability is a major upside.
Here at Floor Coverings International West Houston we would love to help you design the ideal backsplash for your kitchen or bathroom. We proudly serve the greater West Houston and Sugar Land areas and offer free consultations. Feel free to call us today and take a look at our product gallery!
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