By Sajid Nasir
Now more than ever homeowners are trying to find ingenious ways of maximizing their return on investment.
Lately, the new trend is to install a brand new kitchen backsplash; and rightfully so.
A brand new kitchen backsplash really adds to the aesthetic appeal of the kitchen, giving you the true definition of function and style and has been proven to increase the overall value of your home.
So, what's the best type of kitchen backsplash?
Well, it really depends on what type of look and style you're going for. But in our humble opinion, the tile kitchen backsplash is the best option.
There are basically three types of tile backsplashes: Glass, Ceramic, and Marble.
The glass tile kitchen backsplash is really easy to install, is stain resistant, and is relatively inexpensive.
The ceramic tile kitchen backsplash has superior durability, is the most economical and reduces allergies and has been shown to improve the quality of the air.
Finally, the Marble tile kitchen backsplash is much more expensive. It has the highest levels of durability, and really looks amazing as a backsplash.
Now, no matter what type or style of kitchen backsplash you choose, you need to keep some important things in mind.
Firstly, you must decide on the extent of your project. Are you planning on doing a full blown kitchen remodel, or just some minor changes to spice things up?
If you’re just making some minor changes to your kitchen, then make sure you keep your kitchen fixtures in mind. Use your current fixtures to help you select the right kitchen backsplash design. The last thing you want is to have a huge kitchen backsplash that doesn’t go with anything.
One of the advantages of adding a backsplash in your kitchen is the ease of installation. Installing a kitchen backsplash yourself is a great way to cut down on costs. However, with something as aesthetically important as a backsplash, looking up a professional from the phone book wouldn’t be a bad option.
Only if you are a veteran do-it-yourselfer with a history of quality work, do we recommend that you install your own backsplash. Otherwise, it’s simply not worth the opportunity of a mess-up or a sub-par installation.
A sub-par installation will completely ruin the look and appeal that a beautiful backsplash brings to a kitchen.
Tile kitchen backsplashes are really easy to maintain and clean, but that doesn’t mean that you can permanently hit the snooze button. You should be cleaning your backsplash at least once a week, and by cleaning I mean simply wiping the backsplash down with a moist towel.
So, there you have it. You now have the inside scoop on tile kitchen backsplashes. Now, realize that there are many other different types of kitchen backsplashes available with hundreds of different designs and styles to choose from.