When it comes to the overall design within a kitchen, the importance of a great backsplash cannot be overstated. Sure, beautiful cabinets, flooring, and lighting are also vital. However, it is through the backsplash that homeowners are able to incorporate an artistic element into any design. The following are three ideas for ways to transform an average backsplash into a masterpiece that homeowners in Princeton will be happy to show off.
Named after the glazed white rectangular tiles utilized in New York subway terminals beginning in the early 1900s, this is one classic look that has come back in vogue in a big way. Although the original subway tile was almost always white, subway tiles now come in a variety of colors. Of course, sticking to the classic white or off white tile is a great way to create a monochromatic look, and it will compliment virtually any design décor. In addition, subway tiles are renowned for their durability and longevity and can easily be used to create fun, dramatic, or simple and timeless patterns.
Another amazing backsplash option is glass tile. Glass is an eye-catching material that is easy to maintain and clean. It also reflects light, making any space feel larger. Glass tiles can be mixed and matched to create a wide range of patterns or looks, making this backsplash option one that will fit well into most color schemes and existing décor.
The beauty of marble’s natural pattern makes it an ideal material to utilize as a kitchen backsplash. In addition, marble tile adds substantial value to a home because of its popularity among homebuyers. A backsplash using marble tile can involve tile with a matte finish, high gloss or satin. It is a bit harder to create a pattern with marble tiles as the tiles themselves have a natural swirl that is difficult to pair exactly with any other marble tile. However, the beauty of the natural surface is desirable.
Call us at Floor Coverings International Hillsborough today, and our experts will help you with the design and installation process for your backsplash! We proudly serve homeowners in Princeton and surrounding areas.