Trend Alert: Large Tile Backsplashes

large tilesLooking to completely alter the look of your kitchen? It’s remarkable what transformation can happen in that little space between your counter and cabinets. If done properly, a new backsplash has the power to make your room go from drab to fab in a matter of hours. Not only does a backsplash add character to the area where you cook and enjoy your meals, it also acts as a protector against moisture and grease. Practical and beautiful!

If you’re looking for unique backsplash ideas, you may want to consider veering away from traditional small mosaics and instead go with larger tiles. Larger tiles are slick and modern and really catch the eye. They work well in large rooms but also are a nice touch in smaller spaces and give the illusion of spaciousness.

The backsplash can be a focal point and key design element in your room, so choose wisely. Consider what look you’re trying to achieve and what best suits your lifestyle before installing a backsplash. Don’t forget that big beautiful backsplashes aren’t just for the kitchen – they are an especially smart choice in the bathroom since they are clean, modern and easy to maintain.

Rule of thumb when going with larger tiles

Make sure the backsplash tiles are smaller than the tiles on your floor. Your backsplash should stand out and serve as an accent piece and not look like your floor is extended up to the wall. Tiles that are larger than 12×12 are probably a little too big for a backsplash.

Let’s take a look at the many different materials available today that make beautiful backsplashes.

    1. Textured glass backsplash
      Textured glassThe textured glass look is resurfacing from the 1950s for a reason. Glass is clean, versatile and will do a magnificent job at brightening up any old room. Glass is an especially lovely choice in the bathroom since it has no grout joints and is very easy to clean.
    2. Natural stone
      Natural stone such as marble, travertine and slate work great in the kitchen to create a natural textured look. Modern and warm, stone is perfect for making a trendy statement that won’t be going out of style any time soon.
    3. Large subway tiles
      Subway tiles are always a safe choice for a backsplash. If you’re looking to stick with the subway tile but want to make it pop, consider all the funky colours available on the market today. If you’re working with a white space, going with a coloured backsplash is a really fun way to add contrast.

Installation

The options are endless in terms of cost, colour and size, so it can be challenging to decide what type of backsplash to install. Once you’ve selected the style, you’ll want to consider whether it’s worth installing yourself or hiring a professional to do the tedious work. It’s a big job and requires much precision, so hiring a professional is a good idea.

If you’re interested in a consultation to find out whether large backsplash tiles are right for your kitchen or bathroom, contact us for a free consultation: Contact Us