Useful Tips

Which tiles are best for kitchen walls?

Which tiles are best for kitchen walls?

Use glass, marble, ceramic, porcelain and mosaics made with other materials to add pops of color, shine and shape to your kitchen. Mosaic tiles are an effective way to add interesting lines to a white wall. Get creative with unorthodox shapes and sizes that will make your walls stand out.

What can I use instead of tiles in kitchen?

What can I use instead of tiles in a kitchen? As mentioned above there are a whole host of materials that you can use as a splashback instead of tiles, including glass, stainless steel, laminate and corian. Some of the alternatives are actually easier to clean and more affordable than tiles.

Should backsplash be darker than countertop?

Typically, a backsplash is lighter than your countertops. Bright kitchens are vibrant and inviting, so consider white, beige, light grey, and pastel colors for the backsplash. Go with a marbled design, shaped tiles, or contrasting grout to add contrast if you prefer a bold look.

Where to start a tile backsplash?

The starting point for the backsplash should be the center of the wall or a point centered behind the sink. If the countertop is level, use it as the reference line for the first row of tiles. Otherwise, snap a chalk line on the wall one inch up from the counter.

What are kitchen tiles?

The word ‘tile’ refers to a resilient material that can be laid in rows over a surface. For kitchens, this could include: quarry, stone, cork, vinyl, bamboo, ceramic, porcelain and glass. Applications like vinyl, cork and bamboo tiles are most commonly used in flooring.

What is kitchen splash?

Tiles are one of the most common types of backsplash materials. The main purpose of kitchen backsplashes is to provide an easy-to-clean surface so that messes or splashes such as spattering cooking oil won’t mark painted walls or wall paper. Backsplashes can also add great style and color to a kitchen.