16 OCT 2014

Which Backsplash Looks Best?

A good rule of thumb when picking colors for each room/space is to stick with 3 colors max. Having more than 3 colors in most cases seems to become too busy for the eye resulting in a poor aesthetic layout.

Backsplash Patterns

Backsplashes come in a variety of tile sizes and styles. Which backsplash material is best to choose all depends on your particular style, what you already have installed in the home, and of course the cost.

What Exactly is a Mosaic

A mosaic is a mesh type material with several pieces of tile glued to the mesh. Mosaics are the primary material type used for backsplashes. Mosaics allow you to install several tile pieces in one large chunk as apposed to having to install one tile piece at a time. The mosaic meshes most often come in a 12x12 sheet. The tile sizes glued to the mesh come in a variety of sizes and shapes.

What Backsplash Color Should I Choose?

A good rule of thumb when picking colors for each room/space is to stick with 3 colors max. Having more than 3 colors in most cases seem to be too busy for the eye thus resulting in a poor aesthetic layout.

With this in mind, be sure your mosaic matches a color you already have in your environment. If you can find a mosaic that has all the colors you already have in your environment, go with it! If you are looking to redo your entire environment, one great tip is to start by finding a mosaic with all the colors you want in your environment and use the mosaic as your color template to design the rest of the area.

Larger tile vs. Small Tile For Backsplash

Larger mosaic tiles (2x4 tiles, 2x2 tiles) are beginning to loose their popularity. These tile sizes seem to just blend in with the rest of the environment rather than attract attention. If this is what you prefer, than a 2x4 or 2x2 tile mosaic will work best for you. The smaller tile sizes on the other hand can create a more “busy” look and are considered to have more “movement”. This is great if you want a more eye-catching backsplash that stands out from the rest of the environment.

Cost of Backsplash

Backsplash material most often costs between $7/sf to $13/sf. Expensive mosaic may range between $20/sf to $50/sf. If you are looking for AMAZINIG style and a very unique look, than your most likely going to spend more than $15/sf. As you would expect, good design comes at a high cost. The good thing to keep in mind is that you probably won’t need lots of material to cover your entire backsplash area. So, if you decide to go with an expensive mosaic, the entire project may not cost you too much after all.

It’s always best to have a complete estimate on the installation process as well as knowing the mosaic tile you are looking for. Give us a call for a free in home estimate and have us help you find the perfect mosaic for your environment.