What Are Some Ideas for a Kitchen Tile Backsplash?


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There are many ideas for homeowners wanting to install a tile backsplash, including the use of mosaics, glass or metal tile. Adding a few unique tiles in a pattern with standard tiles gives the room a nice look. Sometimes orienting tiles in a different manner creates a nice backsplash accent.

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What Are Some Ideas for a Kitchen Tile Backsplash?
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Manufacturers attach mosaic tiles to a wide mesh fabric for easy installation. The 12-inch squares eliminate the need to place each tile individually. The mesh is large enough to allow the individual tiles to adhere to the thin-set concrete or mastic.

Glass and metal tiles install in a method similar to ceramic tiles but provide a backsplash look that ceramic cannot offer. The appearance of colored or glass tiles changes depending on the color the installer chooses for the grout.

Manufacturers offer a wide variety of decorative tiles that mix well with plain ones. When decorating on a tight budget, adding a few of these tiles to the backsplash as accents gives a designer touch.

Subway tiles are rectangular units that installers normally lay with the wide side horizontal. However, laying these light colored tiles vertically or diagonally provides a different look to the backsplash. Subway tile installers normally use white grout, but changing the grout color gives the backsplash an upgraded look.

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