Pansy Godefroy. Kitchen Backsplash. July 14th , 2017.
When you‘ve decided on the tile material you‘re going to use for your backsplash, as well as the style, it‘s time to source the material from your local home improvement or tile specialty store (or their respective online components), and then think about installation. You can choose to install the backsplash yourself if you‘re particularly handy, but note that metal backsplashes will require more expertise than other, more easily cut and configured materials. Alternatively, you can hire a professional contractor to install the backsplash for you.
Stainless steel appliances have become common in modern kitchen designs, and with good reason—their sleek, stylish appearance works well in a wide range of kitchens, and they‘re extremely low maintenance. The same is true of stainless steel backsplash tiles—one of the great added benefits of these tiles is that they‘re extremely low maintenance and durable. Ceramic or other forms of grouted tile can require extensive scrubbing or specialty products to clean—with stainless steel tiles, homeowners can normally just wipe them clean easily with some disinfectant and a damp rag.
If you‘re thinking of installing a new kitchen backsplash or updating an old one, you‘ll want to browse the full range of glass tile backsplash ideas. Kitchen backsplash materials run the gamut from traditional ceramic tile to high-end granite, but glass tile can be an attractive, inexpensive and easy-to-clean alternative.
When you‘ve determined the surface area you‘ll need to cover, it‘s time to think about the materials you‘ll use. Possibly the simplest backsplash option of all—and one of the cheapest, as well—is to use paper for your backsplash. Now, you may be thinking paper doesn‘t sound terribly durable, and imagining the disastrous results of food spatter on it—but fear not, the paper you‘ll use will rest under a protective coating of clear shellac or varnish, so that it‘ll wipe clean easily, and the paper will always be protected. In terms of the paper itself, heavy-duty card stock with interesting designs or colors, or even old maps, newspaper clippings or magazine cutouts can be repurposed to great visual effect. The paper you choose should be applied to a thin layer of plywood that can be nailed to the wall, then protected with a clear coating.
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