Backsplashes are central to your kitchen’s design; when walking into your kitchen area, it is one of the first things guests notice. The most popular kitchen backsplashes include ceramic, porcelain, glass, stone, and mosaic tile. For kitchen upgrades, consider the style you’re trying to capture and your personal taste.
Ceramic tile is one of the most popular backsplash options due to its flexibility in style, cost, and application. This tile is easily customizable; you can mix and match the tiles using color variants. You can also use this tile to imitate the look of stone or wood, while it remains an easy material to clean. Subway tile is a classic pattern for backsplash. Subway tile is laid down with pieces of rectangular tile placed next to one another. Ceramic is the cheapest option for kitchen backsplash.
Porcelain tile is another common backsplash option. This tile type is made from ceramic but fired in a kiln at a higher temperature, making it denser. Therefore, porcelain is more durable and water resistant, causing it to be more expensive. Porcelain is a great option because it is similar to ceramic with its color options and its ability to look like other natural materials like marble or wood.
Stone tile is also a popular choice for backsplashes. This type of tile is known for the way it adds rich color, depth, and texture to any kitchen. Marble, limestone, granite, and travertine are some common stone types used for kitchen backsplash. For this particular tile, you get to choose whether the stone keeps a natural rustic look or is given a finish for a smoother, modern look. Be sure to use non-acidic or stone-specific cleaners to avoid deterioration. The cost of stone tends to fall between porcelain and glass.
Glass tile is a very trendy option for your backsplash as well. This tile is reflective, causing the tile to give your kitchen more light. Glass tile is easy to clean and convenient because it does not absorb water. However, you will have to worry about potentially scratching this tile. Glass remains one of the most expensive options for mainstream kitchen backsplashes.
Mosaic tile pattern consists of a range of materials including glass, stone, and ceramic tile backsplash. For mosaics, tiny squared pieces are arranged usually into a contrasting pattern that displays either a simple design or an intricate work of art. If you have a simple, modernistic kitchen, mosaic tile can be a beautiful focal point. Because mosaic patterns are exquisite, this is a rather pricey option for kitchen backsplashes.
Whichever backsplash option you choose to go with, there are countless options and styles to choose from. If these popular kitchen backsplashes are not for you, you can check out Unique Kitchen Backsplash Options. For additional examples of popular tile types and pattern, you can visit our Kitchen Design Gallery and get additional ideas on sites like Houzz (where you can also find us)! Contact Remodeling Consultants today to begin your kitchen remodel in Westchester or Fairfield County. You can call our New York office at (914) 381-6900 or our Connecticut office at (203) 321-1250.