What is a Backsplash?
A backsplash is used to cover the space behind a kitchen sink, bathroom sink, or stove. A backsplash is functional and also a way to add more design interest to your kitchen or bathroom. It protects the wall from being splashed with water, food, or oil. Tile is the most popular material used in a backsplash because it is beautiful, easy to clean, and fairly inexpensive. The installation of a tile backsplash is a great way to improve the character and personality of your Palm Harbor home.
Benefits of a Tile Backsplash
There are numerous color, size, and texture options available when using tile. Pick from different options such as ceramic (the most popular), travertine, marble, granite, and more. You can install a uniform backsplash with the same size and color of tile or go for a mosaic look.
Tile is a great backsplash option because it is much easier to repair than other materials such as glass or tin. If a piece of tile cracks, simply replace it with a new one. Homeowners just have to wipe the tile clean with a damp cloth to keep it looking beautiful.
Tile Backsplash Precautions
The benefits of installing a tile backsplash definitely outweigh the negatives, but there are a few things to consider. Mold and mildew can begin to grow on the grout between the tiles over the course of time. This is easy to prevent by keeping the tile clean and spacing the tiles close together. Thankfully the experts at Floor Coverings International East Lake will do this for you when they install it!
If you’re interested in installing a new tile backsplash, give us a call to schedule a free in-home design consultation. We offer a wide variety of tile options and will bring our mobile showroom filled with samples right to your door. We proudly serve the greater Clearwater, East Lake, New Port Richey, Oldsmar, Palm Harbor, Port Richey, Safety Harbor, Tarpon Springs and Trinity areas.
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