Danyiela Theissen. Kitchen Backsplash. November 12th , 2017.
Few would argue that a really professional looking kitchen backsplash can do wonders for a kitchen. For those of you who aren‘t sure, a kitchen backsplash is placed on the wall between the countertop and wall cabinets. They help protect the wall and the areas behind the range, sink, and food preparation places from staining.
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.
Home designers advocate installing a non-absorbent durable surface backsplash in the kitchen in places that are subject to a great deal of wear and tear. This definitely includes the areas behind ranges and sinks. Others include the area of wall running between the countertop and upper wall cabinets. In most homes, the materials you will see in place is just painted sheetrock overlaid with plaster and paint. This provides absolutely no protection against the water, steam, oils or sauces that these wall areas will encounter ever single day.
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.
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