Tile backsplashes have become a popular feature in today’s kitchens, bathrooms, and showers. Creating the perfect backsplash starts by choosing the right tile and selecting the perfect colors, patterns, and layouts for your space. Whether you are re-tiling an area of your kitchen or selecting new tile to go behind your bathroom sink, these three simple tips can help you pick the perfect tile to create a backsplash you can love and enjoy.
1. Take Pictures of Backsplashes you Love
Using the internet, a tile catalog, or even a picture you take on your camera phone, having a picture of a tile layout or design that you love is an easy way to show your tile layer what kinds of ideas you are thinking of. While describing the design to your tile company may work, a picture is one of the best ways to keep a clear vision in your mind and the mind of your designer. If you cannot find exactly what you are looking for in a catalog on online, never fear; with a picture and a description of your own tiling vision, you can better describe what you have in mind for your tile backsplash. When you talk to your tile consultant about selecting a tile backsplash, be sure to bring a picture or look at pictures to keep your vision clear and directed.
2. Bring Tile Samples Home
Once you have determined the layout or pattern you are thinking of for your tile backsplash, ask your tile consultant if you can have a few samples to bring to your home before you make your final decision. Whether you are adding a new kitchen backsplash or tiling a bathroom wall, it is important that you are absolutely in love with your tile choice before installation. Try taping up tile samples for several days before making your final color or texture selections. Getting a feel for what the colors and sizes might look like in your finished space is much easier when you have a tile sample in your home in the exact location you are thinking of installing it. When creating your perfect backsplash, be sure to choose several tile samples to bring home so you can get a feel for your favorite in the actual space.
3. Determine a Realistic Budget
As you look to create a unique backsplash for your kitchen, bathroom, or other area you have in mind, do not underestimate the importance of setting a realistic budget for your project. While you may have many great ideas in mind, do not let yourself become disappointed by hoping for a finished backsplash that is well beyond your means.
As you look for pricing, tile designs, and unique layouts, talk with Mission Tile West to get the best quality and value for the tile backsplash project you have in mind.