One of the hardest jobs to do is backsplash, the area between the kitchen counter and the upper cabinets. This is because there are so many options, it can be a daunting chore.
What helps tremendously is bringing your cabinet and the countertop samples into the store. Pictures are okay, but the color is distorted by your camera and screen. If you are in the process of doing your kitchen, or just about complete, this is what you should do:
1. Request the sink cut out piece; this will give a very representative idea of the overall counter.
2. Make certain that you have a piece of the cabinet, whether it is a piece of crown molding or an actual sample door.
Floor and paint samples are not necessary. However, having the samples above should streamline the process and help us to help you.
The material options for backsplash are:
• Porcelain Tile
• Glass Tile
• Natural Stone Tiles
• Any Combinations of The Above Materials
• Occasionally Mirrored or Metal Tiles are Used, but Not Nearly as Frequently.
If you were to get a stone tile (or mosaic where stone is a portion), you will have to address sealing the stone. We will be able to recommend what to do in this situation.
Also, the grout that you choose can make this a more pleasant experience. Whether you use Power Grout (a hybrid, lightly sanded granite with a sealant built in) or use Grout Boost with a sanded or unsanded grout, either effectively seals the grout. This doesn’t mean that the grout won’t get dirty, but that you can clean it without having to worry too much about damaging it.
If you are looking for any additional guidance for your latest tile project, then don’t hesitate to give us a call! We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions and provide professional guidance through the process.