Wall, Tile and Countertop Backsplashes
Backsplashes can be as decorative as they are functional. Designed to prevent splatters and grease from mucking up your cooking area, the backsplash should be easy to clean, yet accentuate your kitchen perfectly. A stunning backsplash can truly tie a room together while keeping it neat and effortlessly clean.
Getting Started with Backsplashes
Oftentimes, you have around 18.5 inches to work with. You may have more or less room, for example, between your countertop and microwave or range hood. Keep this in mind when choosing the size of tile you want to work with. Our kitchen design consultants are always available to help you choose and would be glad to answer any questions you may have about the process of installing or redoing your backsplash.
Tile Backsplash – Subway Tile, Mosaic Tile and More
Tile backsplashes are very common – for good reason. They’re easy to clean and attractive. Although three dimensional and textured tiles look beautiful, they can be a pain to clean, which is why we recommend choosing tiles with the same levels of thickness. If you’re not sure that the tiles you’ve chosen will work together from an installation point of view, ask us!
Subway tile and mosaic tile backsplashes are two of our most popular options. They can be mixed and matched to create lovely patterns either with a straight style or at a 45 degree angle. Many kitchens opt for a checkerboard design or another type of pattern. If you have a larger area behind your cooking surface, we can create a decorative listello – which is a type of border or trim with or without decorative designs on them.
Within the listello, you can add any type of accent you choose. You can use it as a sort of “picture frame” to create your own aesthetic appeal or mix and match tile elements to create a gorgeous backdrop that’s sure to get compliments from all of your friends and family.
Mosaic tile backsplashes are another highly popular style. In addition to being easy to clean and care for, they can also help increase your home’s resale value. With so many decorative options to choose from, it’s easy to see how deciding on tile can be overwhelming – but it doesn’t have to be! At America’s Dream HomeWorks, we invite you to visit our showroom and see the many types of tile we carry or ask our helpful design experts to assist you in creating the perfect design.
Stone Backsplash – Granite Backsplash, Quartz Backsplash and More
Another popular option for wall, tile and countertop backsplashes is stone. Always natural, always versatile, stone creates a jaw-dropping impression that is second to none. Made from the same material as your countertop, your backsplash can be granite, tile, quarts and more. Oftentimes with solid surfaces, the transition from backsplash to countertop can be completely seamless.
Each stone backsplash option has its own unique appeal and benefits. Granite and quartz, for example, are highly durable and add a touch of natural beauty to your surroundings. Marble is unique and creative and has a lasting appeal that is undeniably modern. Many other types of stone can be used as well.
Backsplashes in both stone, porcelain, ceramic and more are available in a number of patterns to mimic natural styles, including hexagons, “penny” style, beveled, herringbone and traditional brick “subway” style. No matter what style you choose, you can feel confident in selecting a look that easily and effortlessly blends in with your home’s décor naturally!
How Much Does it Cost?
The prices for backsplash can vary widely. Basic ceramic tile runs as low as $2 a square foot. Natural stone or hand-glazed tile can be as much as $100 per square foot. It’s also possible to mix and match different types to create a unique pattern. Since the tile over your cooktop is often a focal point in your kitchen, this can be an area where you’ll want to consider spending a little more to create a truly mesmerizing and authentic look.
Remember, however, that your choice of backsplash is less about the type of material and more about the artisanal skill used to craft it. Our designers and craftsmen work with only the highest quality materials so you can be assured of the absolute best results. Contact us today for a free quote or come by our showroom to see our full array of in stock backsplash tile – ready to install!