When the discussion of kitchen splashback tiles arise, the initial thought is the lack of variety available. There seems to be a misconception that glass is the only answer. When clients enter TileArte’s showroom the most common question directed to our design consultants is “Where are the kitchen splashback tiles located?” a question indicating that fallacy as they believe that only a portion of the showroom is available to them. This is simply untrue.
The beauty of designing a kitchen splashback is that ALL tiles can be utilised. This includes an array of types including ceramic, porcelain, stone and glass tiles as well as sizes starting from a mosaic through to 600×600. This means there is no definition to a kitchen splashback tile. So when designing that small but important part of your home, there is endless exciting prospects in the world of tiles to discover.
To begin with let’s discuss classic styles. The most commonly used tile is a ceramic white gloss. This is a most safe way to venture as it assimilates into any themed kitchen. Sizes start from 75×100 through to 300×600. When utilised, white gloss tiles give a timeless effect especially in conjunction with white grout for joints. For the daring, white tiles can be offset with colour. Coloured grout can be used to highlight a particular theme that you wish to emphasise in your home, or if you have chosen to lay your tiles with a pattern. Embarking on this technique will translate your splashback into a feature. White ceramic tiles are available in gloss and satin finishes, and in the following sizes 75×100, 100×100, 100×200, 200×200, 100×300, 200×300, 200×500, 330×500, 100×600, 200×600 and 300×600. Other colours are also available in ceramic tiles.
If you wish to accentuate your kitchen splashback, you may choose a feature mosaic. Mosaic tiles come in many different types, sizes and finishes. The most commonly renowned feature tile is in mosaic format. Mosaics are available in glass, stone, stainless steel and or a combination of all three. Glass mosaics are available in an assortment of different colours and patterns. When using mosaics, the effect is tremendous and you most certainly will receive the compliments you seek.
To obtain a feature splashback, the look can also be achieved by feature tiles. Patterned tiles in both ceramic and porcelain are becoming widely popular for their outstanding performance results as well as their affordability. If you are searching for a floral, baroque, vintage or eclectic feel 300×600 feature tiles are the answer. Their patterns align fashioning a wallpaper feel. The minimal grout joint and the larger format tile allow for easier cleaning. Yes ladies, you read correctly.
A more subtle approach to the kitchen splashback feature tile is the new Italian glazed porcelain collection in 75×300. Almost glass in appearance and available in beautiful colours these tiles will class up any kitchen. With the option to lay in a variety of patterns including stack bond, brick bond, herringbone, basket weave with many more you can accomplish any feel you may wish to add to your kitchen.
There are many more options available to you when discussing kitchen splashback tiles. The above is merely an introduction. No matter what look you are aiming for, the design consultants at TileArte are happy to help you realize it and they have a lot of fun doing it!!