Kitchen Backsplash Installation
A kitchen backsplash is one of the items which is installed towards to end of a kitchen remodeling. While it is not a necessity, it does add to the overall look and feel of your remodeled kitchen and has become somewhat of a must item in every kitchen remodel, especially here in Los Angeles. Our goal is to share with you how backsplash tile should be installed and list some of the most popular types of tiles out there.
Kitchen backsplash tile is the element where you can allow your imagination go wild and bring out the beautiful features of your kitchen. The different tiles also come in different shapes to name a few: rectangular, square, circular, diamond, random, herringbone pattern and chevron pattern.
Whatever the style, type, and shape, we at OASIS BUILDERS are here to assist you with all of your kitchen backsplash needs. Call the best general contractor in Los Angeles today at (310) 425-3057 to receive a free quote!
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Types of Kitchen Backsplash
Continuing the countertop installation in a vertical pattern and having the countertop slab extend as a backsplash.
In this type of installation, the countertop and backsplash are installed together to provide a more unique and cohesive look. This method of installation also tends to be more expensive as the cost of an additional slab and the custom work that comes with the countertop fabrication is more costly than the cost of tile and the cost of the labor installation.
Offsetting the countertop with a different style of backsplash tile such as subway tiles, marble, glass, mosaic, etc.
This type of installation adds another element to the kitchen and assists in contrasting the floors, cabinets, and countertops.
Types of Backsplashes
Glass tile backsplashes work well with any style of kitchen from traditional to modern they provide a sleek clean look which is both playful and classy. Glass tile kitchen backsplashes have a cool, sophisticated look. The reflective surface of glass returns light and brightens the kitchen. Colors in glass tile tend to be especially strong, and they never fade. Glass tile can cover a large area quickly and is available in mosaic tile or subway sheets. Glass is naturally non-porous so it never needs to be sealed. However, the grout between tiles should be sealed for stain-resistance, just as with ceramic or porcelain tile.
Like ceramic, glass is very easy to clean and maintain. One thing to consider is that while glass tile is a beautiful option for any kitchen, it can be expensive.
Steps of Installing a Tile Backsplash
To properly execute your kitchen backsplash ideas when you renovate, it is vital that we first take proper measurements to make sure you purchase enough material. If your kitchen backsplash is going to cover a simple rectangle of wall, then our measurements will just be height x width. If your backsplash will run through multiple, different sized areas, we will want to measure each section individually and then add those measurements together. Once we have your total square footage, as a good rule of thumb we typically add about 10 percent to that number to account for the quantity of material needed for the tile installation. This figure also accounts for any small areas you need to fill and to keep as a backup if you need to do any replacements down the road.