At Floor Coverings International, we love crafting backsplashes for our clients in the Milwaukee, Brookfield, and Waukesha areas that will serve as showpieces in their homes. If you’re interested in installing a kitchen backsplash, there are a number of design considerations to keep in mind as you start on the path to the perfect backsplash for your space.
What is a Backsplash?
Backsplashes are incredibly popular in Milwaukee right now, so if you haven’t heard of them yet, don’t worry—you’ve certainly seen them around town. Backsplashes are panels behind a sink or stove, often made of tile or stone, designed to help prevent kitchen stains and splatters from damaging walls. Backsplashes range from simple to ornate, but what all backsplashes have in common is their ability to simplify your cleaning routine and provide a design highlight in your kitchen.
Design Questions to Consider
As you’re planning your backsplash project, one of the first design questions to consider is what type of tiling or stone you’re interested in. Homeowners often opt for backsplashes in reflective tiling, so that their tiles will bounce light throughout their spaces, making their kitchens seem roomier and brighter. There are also a number of popular designs that a good staring point for those first considering backsplashes:
Subway Tiles – Subway tiles take their inspiration from, as their name suggests, New York City’s underground. Traditional subway tiles are 4×6 white tiles, but subway tile derivative designs that keep the original ratio but play with new sizes and colors are also very popular.
Mosaic Tiles – Mosaic tiles are a good choice for those who are interested in backsplashes that reflects light. Mosaic tile backsplashes utilize small, square, tiles in a variety of colors to craft beautiful designs.
Metallic Tiles – Metallic tile looks are perfect for homeowners who want to infuse a contemporary touch in their home. Metallic tiles are a sure way to make any kitchen feel high-end.
Book Your Free Consultation Now
To get started on your backsplash project today, call Floor Coverings International today. We’re proud to offer free, in-home, Design Consultations and free estimates, and we serve the greater Milwaukee, Brookfield, and Waukesha areas. Call us today to get started on your custom backsplash project.
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