Decided to finally redo your kitchen but stuck wondering what backsplash to get? The truth is there’s a lot of factors to consider when choosing the right tiles for the job. Between the colors and the style, the materials, and the shape, you'll need to think about a wide range of issues to prevent selecting a design that simply won't work. Luckily, the following advice from our About Floors n’ More experts will point you in the right direction!
First, choose cabinet and countertop colors
Before finally deciding on tile colors, figure out if you’ll be keeping your original cabinets and countertop or if they’ll be getting a makeover too. Once that’s been decided, pick your favorite tile samples and see if they’ll match with your cabinets and countertop. Remember to view the tiles in different lighting and room areas to ensure they do still match from every angle.
Measure the level of your cabinets
Normally, backsplash tiles are installed up to the level of your shelving or cabinets – approximately 18″ is the average height. Now, if you’re looking for a truly unique style, you can even apply tiles right up to the ceiling – there are no hard-set rules when it comes to interior design! The plus side to tile-to-ceiling backsplash is the look makes your space seem so much higher.
Go for darker grout
The vast majority of homeowners don't even realize grout comes in different shades – but it does! While it's highly unlikely you'll choose a grout color that doesn't match, unless you go for something a little out of the ordinary like red or blue, we recommend you opt for a shade that's not ultra-white so it doesn't look so bright and glaring. Rather, opt for a grout that’s a shade lighter than your tiles, as they’ll match better.
We know tiles at About Floors n’ More!
At our showroom in Jacksonville, FL, our surfacing specialists can help you find the perfect tile for your home. From glass tile to bathroom tile and beyond, our experts will happily guide you through what’s often a trying process. Serving the Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, and Neptune, FL areas, we’d love to see you in our showroom today!