What Is It?
To start, what is a backsplash? A backsplash covers the wall behind a sink or stove to prevent it from being hit by water, grease, or food. Backsplashes are commonly located in bathrooms or kitchens and can be made from a variety of materials. Backsplashes serve a protective function, but depending on what they’re made of they can be used to add personality to a home. Here we’ve provided descriptions of three reliable backsplash materials. We encourage you to read on to learn more about this protective surface, and consider adding one to your Ellicott City home.
Common Backsplash Materials
Glass Tile—This backsplash material is known for its durability and availability in a variety of sizes, colors, and levels of translucency. Glass tile resists the growth of mold and mildew, one of its greatest advantages, and can be easily wiped clean. In terms of variety, homeowners are presented with almost limitless options when it comes to designing with glass tile. Oftentimes, homeowners use small glass tiles to create striking kitchen or bathroom backsplashes that become the centerpiece of a room.
Stone Tile—Stone tile varieties include granite, travertine, and marble, and for the most part are available in cream, pink, gray, or black tones. Unlike glass tile, stone tile offers natural color variation, which is desired by many homeowners. This material is highly durable and also less expensive than installing one sheet of stone as a backsplash.
Ceramic Tile—Similar to glass tile, ceramic tile is available in a wide range of colors and sizes, which gives homeowners the ability to customize their backsplash to a large extent. Compared to glass tile and stone tile ceramic tile is also more affordable, making it an appealing option.
Here at Floor Coverings International Howard County we look forward to helping you create the perfect backsplash for your kitchen or bathroom. We offer a variety of stone, ceramic, and glass tile options, which you can take a look at in our product galley. Our design experts proudly serve the greater Columbia, Ellicott City, Cooksville, Clarksville, MD areas and offer free consultations. Call us today!
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