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Backsplash Topics and Articles

Learn about backsplash topics here. Everything from design to materials and more.

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    What is a Backsplash?

    - A backsplash serves two purposes. Functionally, a back splash is a wall covering in a kitchen that extends vertically up from the countertop or other work surface to the upper cabinets to protect the wall from spills, splatters, grease and water stains as a result of cooking and cleanup...

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    Tile Backsplash Ideas

    - With the myriad choices of materials on the market today, there are seemingly an infinite amount of tile backsplash ideas at your disposal. In fact, choosing your backsplash tile will probably be one of the most fun (if not creatively challenging) things you’ll ever do...

  • Glass Backsplash

    - Glass tile is a timeless backsplash material for a number of reasons. Glass is durable, easy to clean and fairly easy to install. It also looks striking in any setting and instantly updates a kitchen or bath...

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    Metal Backsplash

    - Metal tiles have a modern look that work well in contemporary spaces, particularly when paired with today’s modern stainless steel appliances and fixtures. Consumers have many options in terms of materials, which include stainless steel, tin, copper, aluminum and the like...

  • Bathroom Tile Designs

    - Tile remains a popular choice for bathrooms because it can be used in so many ways and is especially suitable for wet environments. Whether you choose bathroom tile for your floor, as a tub and shower surround, or just as a backsplash behind a sink, there are a number of bathroom tile designs and materials from which to choose...

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    Subway Tile

    - White subway tile has been a perennial favorite of decorators and homeowners since they appeared for the first time in the New York City underground train stations in the early part of the 20th century...

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    Stainless Steel Backsplash

    - Stainless steel is a popular material that’s been used in kitchens for many years. From appliances to backsplash, its contemporary, clean look makes it an attractive choice for homeowners...

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    Ceramic Tile

    - Ceramic tiles have been the go-to material of choice for homeowners for decades. Classically beautiful, ceramic tile has frequently been used in kitchens and baths around the world because they’re durable, easy to clean, resistant to fire, frost, moisture and stains; and available in a variety of patterns and colors...

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    How to Install Backsplash

    - There’s no doubt an attractive backsplash increases the beauty and value of your kitchen. But installing a traditional tile backsplash that requires mortar and grout isn’t necessarily the easiest project for the novice Do It Yourselfer. In addition to the level of expertise required, your time and the cost of materials also factor in...

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    Decorative Tile

    - There are a seemingly endless variety of decorative tile choices on the market today. Simple online research or a visit to your local home improvement store reveals countless material options. Decorative tiles can be made of ceramic, metal, PVC, vinyl, wood and mosaic, to name a few...

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    Countertops and Backsplash

    - There are no hard and fast rules around countertops and backsplash pairings. As with all decor choices, the materials you incorporate into your design are often primarily based on personal preference, lifestyle and the aesthetic of your kitchen...

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    Contemporary Kitchens

    - A contemporary kitchen can be described as minimalist, modern and free of ornamentation. Clean, horizontal lines that are free of clutter and a monochromatic color scheme are also hallmarks of this decor trend...

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    Tile Patterns

    - If you purchase classic 3”x6” subway tiles for a kitchen backsplash, you have a number of options with tile patterns. Tile patterns, or tile arrangements, are varied. Here are a few arrangements to consider...