When you’re planning a kitchen remodel, you probably don’t immediately think about the backsplash. However, backsplashes are a critical part of your kitchen because they protect your walls from ugly stains and messes. Further, they have the potential to add character and elegance to your kitchen. We have the top tile backsplash products here at Floor Coverings International Ottawa East. See our favorites below!
Glass tile is a wonderful choice that comes in a wide range of colors, shapes, and sizes. With glass tile, you can vary the look of your space and create a backsplash that becomes a centerpiece of your kitchen. The tiles come in translucent and frosted options, allowing for further customization. We especially love clear colors like yellow, green, and tan, and frosted choices like blue and white. Glass tiles are easy to clean and naturally resistant to mold and mildew, making them a great choice for the kitchen.
Travertine tile has astounding heat and shock resistance, making them an ideal backsplash choice for busy, well-loved kitchens. It’s a sedimentary limestone formed from mineral deposits composed of ancient shells and fossils. Because of its origins, travertine has a strength and durability that will last for a lifetime. Travertine’s tan coloring is intermixed with tawny lines of bronze and gold, which makes it a neutral yet elegant choice for your backsplash. Since it’s a limestone, travertine will corrode and etch if exposed to acids. Be sure to only use water when cleaning your travertine backsplash.
In solid slab form, granite has a reputation as being an expensive premium stone. However, granite tiles and pieces are a fantastic and cost-effective backsplash material. Not only will granite tiles add style and sophistication to your home, but they will increase the value of your space as well. Since they are a darker color, granite will easily mask splatters and spills. Granite is easy to clean as well with a mild cleanser and soap.
Porcelain tiles come in two types: “through-bodied,” in which the color and texture runs throughout the tile, and “glazed,” where the color and texture stays on the surface with a hard, shiny finish. Porcelain tiles are the classic choice for backsplashes here in Ottawa and come in a wide range of colors, patterns, textures, and shapes. Many homeowners in Ottawa opt for brightly colored porcelain like yellows, blue, and red to make their backsplash a focal point of the kitchen.
Are you interested in learning more about kitchen backsplashes? Our friendly experts at Floor Coverings International Ottawa East are here to help! Call us today for a complimentary consultation and visit from our mobile showroom.
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