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Know Your Options for Kitchen Backsplashes!

November 28, 2018

Take a look at the backsplash in your kitchen. Do you love it? Hate it? Could it use an update? The thing about your kitchen backsplash is that it’s there for more than just aesthetics. It sits behind your stovetop, catching every splash of oil and food from cooking projects in progress. Luckily, with the right tools, materials and installation team, a kitchen backsplash that’s both beautiful and functional is extremely easy to create. And you’ll be happy to learn that you’ve got options aside from the standard tile backsplash!

If you are planning new backsplash tile installation in Phoenix, AZ now or in the near future, then the following information is for you! Here’s a rundown of some of the tile types you can use in your project:

  • Laser-cut tile: To get the elaborate designs typically found on these tiles, they must be intricately cut with lasers and pieced together like a puzzle. But before making a decision, be sure you consider a range of materials, and take note of prices. For instance, many laser-cut tiles are made of precious materials like marble, quartz, handmade silver- or gold-backed glass. In other words, you have options that are pretty, but also pricey.
  • Diagonal tile: While standard tile is a basic backsplash option, it doesn’t have to look boring. Something as simple as placing it on the wall diagonally can create a unique look in your kitchen. The only downside reported by homeowners who have done this style is the need to order around 10 percent more tiles compared to installing them straight on the wall. Also, because diagonal tile layouts are more labor-intensive—the required number of cuts is greater—the backsplash tile installer may charge more for their services.
  • Mirror tile: As you may have guessed, mirror backsplash tiles are tiny mirrored tiles assembled into a single design to create texture. While you might not consider mirror tile for behind your stove, this material can be a perfect addition to other areas in most kitchens. A long counter space, buffet area, serving station or butler’s pantry could be beautified by this type of mirror effect.
  • Subway tile: If you want a kitchen backsplash with a look and design that’s both classic and timeless, choose subway tile. Ideally, you want this classic tile installed all the way to the ceiling. This creates a fresh, modern look.
  • Custom-shaped tile: You are not limited to square tiles. In fact, many tile manufacturers and installers are proud to offer a range of unique shapes and colors to customers like you.

Whether you want a backsplash with a small granite “lip” extending along the wall or a single piece of tile completely covering the wall, the tile design consultants at Petrus Granite & Tile Services are ready to work hard to give you exactly what you’re looking for. We’re here to help you choose the best option for your home. Call us today to schedule a time for kitchen backsplash tile installation in Phoenix, AZ!

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