Backsplashes are a great way to add personality to your kitchen. With so many colors, sizes, and shapes of tile to choose from, you can find the right look for your home. However, the vast number of options can make choosing a backsplash an overwhelming task for any Carrollton homeowner. Having the Floor Coverings International NW Dallas experts on hand to help with advice and product samples can streamline the process. Before you give us a call, use these tips to think about what you’re looking for in a tile backsplash.
4 Tips for Choosing a Tile Backsplash
- If on a budget, be prepared to compromise when it comes to size, shape, glaze, or material. Generally, materials like glass or natural stone, unique sizes and shapes, and special glazes will be more expensive. Choosing a ceramic tile in a standard size and color will be much easier on your wallet. However, to get the most bang for your buck, consider using just a few special tiles as decorative accents to offset a simpler ceramic tile.
- Get creative with your design! Mixing sizes, shapes, colors, or materials will give you a beautiful, one-of-a-kind backsplash. In particular, the large areas above your stove or sink are great places to feature a larger design or focal point. Need some inspiration? Our consultants are happy to suggest ideas during an in-home visit.
- Consider the style and color of your cabinets and countertops. It’s important that your backsplash be cohesive with the rest of your kitchen. If your cabinets and counters have a rustic, natural feel, consider textured stone backsplash tiles. Want a modern, monochromatic look to go with your all-white kitchen? Sleek subway tiles are a beautiful, trendy option.
- How much maintenance do you want to do? If the answer is “minimal,” then natural stone—which requires regular sealing—may not be the right choice. Glass and ceramic tiles are considerably easier to clean and maintain.
Ready to make a decision? Give us a call! Floor Coverings International NW Dallas experts visit homes throughout the Carrollton, Irving area. We’ll walk you through the whole process and even help you look at product samples in your own home.
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