Visually, stone "backsplashes" add great value to your kitchen. They tend to be associated and higher as well as houses. As such, these houses tend a have magnificent resale values. There’s no need to deal and real stone, as real stone is too heavy and hard to cut. Instead, most homes will use what is called manufactured stone veneer, a man‐made product composed of iron oxides, Portland cement, plus aggregates.
When choosing a backsplash it’s best to think about what you want in the space. Are you a big cook? You’ll want something that doesn’t stain or require hours of scrubbing to clean up. Skip the "focal point" as well as stick to something simple with clean lines. Nervous about color? Pick a bold paint color to use on walls instead.
"Travertine‐Backsplash", if you're trying for an Old World look in your kitchen, look no further than travertine tile. This is natural stone and it's lighter plus easier to install than manufactured veneer. It comes in rectified tiles from 4" x 4" up to 18" x 18", though twelve-inch squares are the largest tiles you'll want to use for backsplashes. Even though travertine is a limestone‐‐meaning that its surface is heavily pitted--these pits are typically filled in and honed to smoothness.
Thermoplastic (Faux‐Metal) Backsplash: Plastic‐backsplash is perhaps the easiest type of material to install. What can be easier than cutting with kitchen scissors as well as sticking to the wall with double‐sided tape? Uniform though actual chrome tiles don't twig well to wall, these plastic panels are so light that tape is an choice. To aid in installation, faux metal panels are 24,5" wide and 18,5" high‐‐the height being the distance between counters and cabinets.
Metal Tile Backsplash: Metal backsplash tile once meant only one thing, big tin ceiling tiles re‐purposed for the wall. You'll still discover this, though it's not as popular as it was in the past. More recently, there has been an explosion of smaller "metal tiles" of all sorts of textures and finishes. So, where you once had white ceramic "subway tiles", now you can have brushed chrome "subway tiles".
"Glass kitchen backsplashes" have a chilly, suave look. Glass' reflective surface returns light and brightens the kitchen. Colors in "glass tile" tend to be especially powerful, and they never fade. After installation, you never had to seal the tile: Glass is naturally 100% non‐porous. Just wipe down with Windex and you're good to go.
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