Backsplash Stories

With so many backsplash options to choose from, you can find the right tile color, shape and size to make your backsplash a beautiful focal point of your home. Photo: Shutterstock

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The main purpose of a kitchen backsplash is to protect the back wall of your stovetop from cooking splashes, hence the name! But backsplashes work double-duty as an artistic focal point for the favorite gathering room in your home.

A kitchen backsplash is a way to express your individuality, using colors you love and displaying tile designs that wow. You’ll not only stare at your backsplash as you cook, your guests will immediately notice it upon entering your kitchen. Let your backsplash set the tone of your home or tell a story about your life, your surroundings or the trend of the year.

Many types of tiles do well in backsplashes, so it really comes down to what color and design you desire. For an exotic look, arabesque tiles can make your backsplash stand out. For a traditional yet trendy design, think about white subway tiles that are beveled to add dimension to your space. To bring artistry into your home, look for colorful designs featured in tile boutiques that specialize in handmade or art-type tiles. Translucent glass in blues and aqua call to mind a coastal-beach feel that will transport you during chilly winter days. You can even recreate a favorite painting or family photo on your backsplash by working with companies that specialize in custom-designed tiles.

With so many tile choices, it can be hard to narrow down what you want. That’s where a tile designer comes in. Designers can recommend tile colors, shapes, sizes, and grout colors to bring the backsplash you want to life. Of course, a design is only as good as the tile installer. So make sure you work with an experienced tile installer, especially if you choose a detailed design that requires precision. You’re spending money on the tiles you want to make your kitchen stand out, don’t skimp on quality installation. It can be an expensive mistake!

Do you want to reimagine your backsplash? Send us an email at We will work with you through tile design, selection and installation, utilizing our more than 25 years of master tiling experience.

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