What is it?
A backsplash is used to cover the space behind a bathroom sink, kitchen sink, or a stove. It serves the functional purpose of protecting a wall from being splashed by water, oil, or food, and is often used as an opportunity to decorate. Tile is a popular backsplash material because of its aesthetic qualities and easiness to clean. Interestingly, homeowners will often expand a tile backsplash throughout an entire kitchen or create a larger backsplash behind a bathroom sink by adorning an entire wall, or half of a wall with tile. The installation of a tile backsplash is a great way to improve the character and personality of your Houston Heights home.
Tile Backsplash Benefits
There are many different varieties of tile available, all of which can be used to create a bathroom or kitchen backsplash. Stone tile backsplashes are often made using marble, granite, or travertine, and ceramic tiles are a popular man-made option. There are numerous color, texture, and size options when using tile, one of its major benefits. When creating a backsplash you could use a simple white subway tile throughout an entire kitchen, or use different colored ceramic tiles to construct a backsplash that depicts a specific image.
Tile is also easy to clean and repair compared to other backsplash materials like glass, copper, or tin. Homeowners can easily wipe off water, grease, or food scraps using a wet towel. Additionally, if a tile cracks or chips homeowners can replace it easily. Backsplashes that are made using one piece of material are less forgiving, and are often more time and cost intensive to replace.
Tile Backsplash Precautions
Mold and mildew may begin to grow on the grout between the tiles of a backsplash over the course of time. Luckily, compared to tile countertop or shower tile, tile used as a backsplash is unlikely to see such frequent moisture. Nevertheless, Houston Height’s homeowners can take preventative measures by spacing tiles close together to limit the amount of exposed grout.
Here at Floor Coverings International Houston Heights we’d love to help you create the perfect tile backsplash for your bathroom or kitchen. We offer a wide variety of tile options, which you can take a look at in our product gallery. Our designers proudly serve the greater Greater Heights, Montrose, Upper Kirby, Museum District, and Downtown. Call today for a free consultation!
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