The wall space above counters in bathrooms and kitchens is the splash zone - water, soap, dirt, grease, and even fire! Not only does protecting this area make sense, it also affords the opportunity for a beautiful design idea.
The Benefits of a Backsplash
Designing a kitchen or bathroom presents many fun design choices for homeowners. One of these choices is to install a backsplash whether during construction, as part of a remodel, or just a quick update.
A backsplash can make a big splash with colour, shape, texture, size, and pattern. You may think that making such a style choice is time consuming or expensive ( or both). But because the area involved is often quite small they are typically affordable and quick to install. Despite being a relatively small undertaking, adding a backsplash can pack a design punch with many benefits.
The most important benefit, beyond design impact, is functionality.
The area backing the counter in bathrooms and kitchens must withstand moisture, stains, heat and impact, all of which can destroy unprotected surfaces.
Backsplashes will protect your walls ensuring they stay strong and stylish for years to come.
The natural choice for meeting the basic requirements of kitchen and bathroom backsplashes is ceramic tile. No other material can compete with its benefits.
Kitchen backsplashes often surround stovetops and ovens, where exposure to flame is a real possibility. Ceramic tile will not produce smoke, burn, melt or give off toxic fumes when exposed to flame, because it is non combustible.
When properly installed ceramic tile provides protection from stray splashes, boiling liquids and steam condensation.
Stain Resistance and Easy Cleaning
Splashes and spills are bound to get on your backsplash but rest assured that ceramic is an easy cleanup. Usually wiping with water is all that is needed.
Daily activities in bathrooms and kitchens will inevitably involve small appliances, pots, pans, and utensils that will damage unprotected surfaces. Ceramic tile is scratch, dent, and cut resistant.
Mold and Mildew Resistant
Ceramic tile is resistant to mold and mildew.
Versatile Style Options
With an endless selection of designs to choose from, ceramic tile gives you the ability to custom design a unique look to fit your individual style.
Ceramic tile also has the functionality to installed on all your kitchen and bathroom surfaces - wall, floor, counters, shower, and yes even the ceiling, - you can create absolutely any look you can dream up. Choose a consistent style or combine different designs that coordinate and complement each other.
Here are just a few design ideas.
Armed with an understanding of the many benefits of ceramic tile and the many backsplash designs out there isn't it time to get tiling?