Picking Tile 101: The Backsplash

Remodeling a kitchen is hard; there so many choices and decisions to you have to make. Cabinets, countertops, and the kitchen sink are just a few. However, the kitchen backsplash is a crucial detail that should be given some thought. Choosing tile for your backsplash can be complex; there are a variety of things to consider when making this decision. Here are several to keep in mind…


Color is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when choosing your backsplash. Are you someone who loves color? Do you want your kitchen to make a statement? Or are you someone who prefers more of the neutral tones? Neutral tones can be very peaceful and calming. Both of these options can be great in your kitchen.  


The backsplash can be the focal point of your kitchen depending on the material, color, and layout. An important detail that is often overlooked is the height of the backsplash. However, there are several you have options when making this decision. After all, the backsplash has to end somewhere, but where is up to you!


Backsplash to the Cabinetry

Backsplash to The First Shelf


Backsplash to The Ceiling


What material will work best with your overall kitchen design? This decision is based on a combination of personal preference and the look you are trying to achieve in your home.

Ceramic Tile

Gives your kitchen a crisp, clean, and contemporary look.



Gives your kitchen a rustic or industrial look.



Adds that WOW factor to your modern-looking kitchen.



The backsplash and the countertop will go hand and hand, so it’s important to make sure they work well together.

Shapes & Patterns

Which pattern or design best fits you: classic shapes or fun patterns? 

The tile backsplash serves a very fundamental purpose: to protect the wall around your cooking area. To be honest, it’s actually so much more than that. Of course, with no shortage of ideas to choose from, the kitchen backsplash has evolved into a statement of its own!  It tells a story about you AND what you’ve got cooking.  So, what’s your story and what does your backsplash say about you? 

If you have any questions or would like to discuss updating your home with a new backsplash, contact us today!

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