Saving your walls from unwanted splashes and splatters will go a long way towards retaining their strength and maintaining the beauty of your home. Backsplashes have been designed to do this critical job.
Wouldn’t you like us to highlight the basic things you need to know about backsplashes and why you need to incorporate them into your home design?
What Are Backsplashes?
Backsplashes are vertical installations on the walls made from countertops in kitchens, bathtubs, and washbasins in bathrooms. Their height can range from a few inches from the base or even to the ceiling!
What Is Their Function?
As aforementioned, backsplashes have the fundamental responsibility of protecting your walls from damage from water or any other liquid. However, in modern times, they are being used as an expression of art and creativity and are an awesome addition to most modern homes.
Kitchen backsplash tile mosaics, for instance, have taken the world of interior décor by storm with many great designs and patterns been churned out daily.
In bathrooms, backsplashes have been designed to create an ambient and relaxing atmosphere which will make you not want to leave in a hurry.
Which Are The Best Materials?
There are lots of materials for making backsplashes. The most important consideration when choosing any of them is your budget. The materials used include glass, travertine, marble, siltstone, stainless steel, wallpapers coated with polyurethane, stone, and of course, tiles.
Kitchen backsplash tile mosaic involves the use of tiny cut-to-size tiles to create a mosaic pattern. They are quite beautiful to behold and will accentuate the general appeal of your kitchen. It is important to consider ease of cleaning and effective water-resistant capacity when choosing a material.
Are They Expensive?
Backsplashes are generally not expensive except you are considering those made with stones, marbles, and some kinds of high-quality tiles. The cutting patterns (and glazing in the case of tiles) are the major factors determining the cost.
Can They Be Removed?
Yes, backsplashes can be removed if you are considering changing the material or design. It is quite important here to state that homeowners are free to install them and remove as they wish, but tenants have limited options since removing some of them can cause visible damage on walls until they are replaced. There may not be any approval for this in the lease agreement. The best option for tenants will be the removable wallpapers coated with polyurethane.
Can They Be Cleaned?
Of course, yes. Whether for kitchens or bathrooms, backsplashes can be cleaned. For oil, soap or grease splashes, you can use a soft cloth soaked in warm, soapy water to wipe off any stains.
How Are They Installed?
Considering that backsplashes are an almost permanent addition to your home, we advise that you engage the services of an experienced kitchen or bathroom designer to assist you. The material and installation should follow the overall theme and design concept of your home.
Their color should also blend well with the other components in the kitchen or bathroom, including wall cabinets, countertops, sinks, and others.