Backsplashes. Once a staple for a kitchen, used to protect the wall behind the stove top from grease and food, backsplashes have now become a key design feature, fulfilling more of an aesthetic role in home decor. No longer reserved for the cooking area, a backsplash often runs the full perimeter of the kitchen – filling the space between the counter top and the bottom of the upper cabinets. The styles and products available for backsplashes are almost endless – tumbled marble has been a very popular option over the past decade, however glass, metal and granite are commonly used. Ceramic tile can be easily painted – allowing for more customization than some of the other materials.
While still used prevalently in kitchens, backsplashes have ventured into other areas of the home. Bathrooms are easily spiced up by adding a tile finish along the sink vanity in the bath. Dress up your laundry room by adding tile to the wall above the counter or behind a utility in laundry room. Be sure to scale the size of the backsplash foundation to the size of the room you are installing it in – use mosaic tiles, or smaller cuts of marble, stone or glass in the bath and laundry area. One of the benefits to using mosaic tiles is that the design are usually pre-assembled and attached – minimizing the time required for installation.
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