Franzyiska Koehler. Kitchen Backsplash. November 10th , 2017.
Improving the protection provided by a backsplash is a great investment for the home. In most homes they will be made of tile, rock such as granite, stainless steel or other non-absorbent material. They will all do a very adequate good job of protection and can endure the scrubbing needed to keep them clean. When considering what material to use for a backsplash, there is an opportunity to take steps beyond simply functional or adequate material. It need not be a monochrome durable blank wall area. It can be art.
Mosaic Tile Backsplash Ideas: Creating a mosaic kitchen backsplash is a quite difficult task, which you can undertake yourself. To be successful you should prepare the things you need before starting the task. These include ceramic tiles, cardboard items to create a template, sponge towel, grout and tile adhesive. You will also need many tools such as a tile snips, power drill, trowel, tape measure and pencil with eraser. To begin, calculate the kitchen backsplash and transfer these dimensions to a cardboard piece. The cardboard should then be cut and then installed on the backsplash area making sure it fits perfectly. Since you are creating a mosaic backsplash, you should cut the ceramic tiles in to smaller even sized pieces.
To start with, most glass tile backsplashes are going to be put in by hand. This is because each piece of glass need to be put in manually. This does increase the overall cost of the project. If you are short on cash, this might not be the best option that you can use. Also you will need to find someone that is reliable that does good work. Before starting a job, make sure the professional shows you some pictures of examples of work from the past. Alternatively, you can install the glass yourself if you know how which can make the cost of the project a bit lower.
The best way to find out whether a tile is both beautiful in your house and suitable for use in your kitchen is to take home a few sample tiles. Put them on your countertop and lean them against your old backsplash. Leave them there for a few days, and use your kitchen as you normally do. You‘ll soon discover which tiles can stand up to the wear and tear of your family‘s life! Even more important, you‘ll be sure how the tile looks under your kitchen lights and next to your cabinets.
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