- By Kurt Kopp
- In DIY Projects, How to Choose, How to Choose, New Construction, Remodeling
- Tags Bathroom, home improvements
A backsplash in your Bathroom is not necessary for your home. For the homeowner who is looking to enhance the value of your home, a backsplash is a great place to start. Let’s take a look to see what you need to know before beginning the backsplash project in your Bathroom.
What Does a Backsplash Do for Your Bathroom?
The purpose of a bathroom backsplash is to protect your walls against moisture. This moisture comes from water bathroom faucets and the tub. The standard height of a bathroom sink backsplash is about 4 inches from the counter up, but many can be much taller.
The reason for having a tall, decorative backsplash in the Bathroom is that it offers an exciting way to add color and texture to what could otherwise be a rather dull room.
4 Ideas to Getting You Started with Best Practices of Adding a Backsplash to Your Bathroom
- Be Bold but Stay on Theme: Give your bathroom character with a backsplash, but stay within your home design theme.
- Be Creative: Remember that this is the space for you to add personality to your Bathroom, don’t waste it.
- Have Kids? They use any bathroom regularly and protection from water fights is needed. Tiling the walls up to 4 feet from the ground and all around the Bathroom will help.
- Less Used Bathrooms: If it’s a powder bath, a guest’s bath, or a master bath, you will not have to worry as much about splash. Think about tiling the wall from counter to the ceiling to add more interest.
6 Things to Consider when Choosing your Tile for your Bathroom
Here are several elements to consider when selecting a backsplash for the Bathroom:
- and Shape
9 Typical Tile Material Choices for Your Bathroom
- Ceramic Tile is used because it is inexpensive, flexible, and easy to customize to the hue and style of your dreams.
- Mosaic Tile is popular recently because the unusual materials such as limestone tile are giving it a new look.
- Subway Tile is standard in bathrooms for backsplashes or for the entire wall.
- Glass Tile is low maintenance and water-resistant with a lovely luminous quality.
- Travertine Tile, which is a type of limestone, is a durable and classic choice for a bathroom.
- Carrera Marble Tile is an affordable marble, but be aware that it will need annual sealing that can stain if you neglect to wipe up spills promptly.
- Tumbled Stone Tile is made of marble, limestone, quartzite, or travertine tumbled to give an earthy appearance.
- Onyx Tile has an intriguing translucent quality that comes in a wide variety of colors besides black.
- Metallic Tile is a delightfully unexpected choice for a bathroom backsplash.
Consider These 4 Interesting Backsplash Layouts
- Unusual Sizes, Layouts, and Shapes: Oversized tiles, offset and basketweave designs, fish-scales, and octagonal shapes are some of the most trending backsplash ideas for 2019.
- Accents: Contrasting tiles scattered among your tiles are a fantastic way to show off a few unique tiles. A tile mural can turn your backsplash area into a piece of art.
- Mimic a Chair Rail: Running a line of Tile around the entire Bathroom at the backsplash height to mimic your dining room’s chair rail.
- Backsplash that Just Keeps Going: Extend your backsplash tile up to, and around, the bathroom mirror to create a gorgeous frame or full floor to ceiling backsplashes. Make sure to build a plan and execute that plan, and in the end, you will have the Bathroom of your dreams.
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Kurt Kopp is a dedicated professional with a commitment to excellence. He is a master builder of over 35 years of experience that strives to deliver the highest quality product to his valued customer.