Kitchen Backsplash Ideas
There are endless kitchen backsplash ideas that can provide both practical and stylish solutions to a kitchen
The practical purpose of kitchen backsplash designs is to protect the surrounding walls from water damage and
staining. Without some type of wall protection there is a possibility of drywall damage and repainting would need
to be done often.
Strata Stones are natural interlocking pebble tiles made for both wall and floor applications. The interlocking
edges create a seamless look and make it extremely easy to install yourself. This product has been featured on many
home decorating networks and has become very popular for many homeowners. Click on the image to the right to take a
look at some installation videos and application photos for inspiration.
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Things to consider when creating a new kitchen backsplash design:
Kitchen backsplash designs can be
created from a variety of different materials; the most common being:
- Ceramic Tile
Backsplash tiles come in standards sizes, usually 1"x1", 2"x2", 4"x4", 6"x6", 12"x12"
and sometimes 12"x18". Be cautious of the manufacturers recommended use, as some tiles are not meant for wall
applications due to weight of the material.
Sheet material can be cut to any size once purchased but is usually manufactured in 4'x8'.
The typical kitchen backsplash tile design usually consists of a standard 4"x4" tile along the perimeter of the
counter top. This can be one of the most budget conscious solutions and always does the trick from a practical
point of view. For better wall protection and a more stylish design carry the backsplash material up the wall to
the underside of the cabinets.
Another possible idea, if your budget allows for it, is to apply the backsplash tile, or a variation of it, to
an adjacent wall. This can be a great way to introduce a focal point to your kitchen design.
Some great kitchen backsplash ideas can be created by using not just one specific material but a combination. Try
inserting metal or glass tiles randomly throughout to add sparkle and break up the monotony. Even incorporating an
accent color or experimenting with different sizes can add interest to your design. Applying a stainless steel
backsplash, or any other form of metal instead of the typical backsplash tile, can create a modern and unique
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