We throw the term backsplash around a lot, and it’s fairly self-explanatory. But in case you’re thinking about installing one in your home, or changing out one you’ve had for years, let’s get up close and personal with the backsplash.
A backsplash is a section of material added to a wall behind a sink or above a counter. Easy! It’s main purpose is to provide an easy-to-clean surface so messes (think spattering cooking oil in a hot pan, or soapy water splashing out of the sink) don’t mark or stain your wall. We like the backsplash just as it is – useful – but we love it because it’s a chance to really play up your own personality and style!
A backsplash isn’t “one size fits all.” You can flip through any home design magazine and find a backsplash directly above the sink or stove and nowhere else; or, a backsplash can run all the way across the kitchen between the counter and cabinets. Carrying a backsplash across the entire kitchen in a small space creates a cohesive and homey feeling. In a large kitchen, however, a single backsplash adds a dramatic focal point and conversation piece. Making this decision can ride on budget or personal style and flavor. Ultimately, you live with the backsplash and want to pick something you’re going to love seeing every day.
How do you pick the backsplash that is right for you?
We always find the best way to pick a backsplash is to look first at your personality. This includes everything from your favorite colors and textures, to the style you’re already creating in your home. What makes you feel most comfortable? What brightens your day? Do you want something playful and eccentric, or something soft and soothing? Feminine or masculine? Complex or simple? It can seem like a lot of questions, but you catch a lucky break: there are no right or wrong answers. As long as you like your backsplash, and it serves its purpose, you’re good to go.
Here are some of our favorite backsplash tiles:
- Vetro Glass Neutra Bianco Lux
- Tabarka – Fan Shape – Off White
- Offset Glazed Ceramic Mosaic – Fog
- Stainless Steel Metal Mosaic Tiles
- Ice White Glossy Subway Tile
And if you need a little more help, one of our designers in our Nashville, or Chattanooga Tile Shops, can help you make a decision.
Mission Stone Tile- Nashville, TN- A Tile and Stone Source
2930 Sidco Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
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Mission Stone Tile- A Tile Store in Chattanooga, TN
55 East Main Street Ste 102
Chattanooga, TN 37408