What Are Backsplashes?
First and foremost, backsplashes serve a protective function. They cover the walls behind stoves ands sinks and prevent them from being hit by water, oil, and food. Backsplashes can be made from a number of different materials, including glass tile, ceramic tile, and stone tile. More unconventionally, they can also be made from tin, mirrored glass, stainless steel, or brick. A backsplash is a necessary addition to any St. Petersburg home, and an opportunity to decorate. Below we’ve outlined three reliable backsplash materials.
Glass tile is often used to make kitchen or bathroom backsplashes because it’s available in a wide range of shapes, sizes, colors, and levels of translucency. If you decide to create a glass tile backsplash you have many options, and can truly personalize your space.
Aside from its aesthetic benefits, glass tile is also extremely durable. Unlike ceramic or stone tile, it resists the buildup of mildew and mold. It can also be wiped clean with a damp rag, which makes for easy maintenance.
If you’re looking to add natural elements to your kitchen or bathroom a stone tile backsplash is a perfect option. Generally, the coloring of stone tile ranges from white and pink tones, to dark gray and black tones. Although this type of tile doesn’t come in a broad range of colors like ceramic or glass, it does offer natural color variation that’s unique to each tile.
Stone tile tends to be a more timeless option compared to glass tile. If you ever decide to sell your home the presence of a stone tile backsplash could raise your property’s overall value. Frequently though, the decision between stone tile and glass tile is a matter of personal preference.
Here at Floor Coverings International of St. Petersburg we’d love to help you create the perfect backsplash for your kitchen or bathroom. We offer a number of glass tile, ceramic tile, and stone tile options, which we encourage you to take a look at in our product gallery. Our design experts proudly serve the greater St. Petersburg FL areas and offer free consultations. Call us today!
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