Choosing the best and the right tile backsplash for your kitchen is imperative in bringing all the design elements of your kitchen together. The kitchen backsplash can assist in connecting the colour and design of your benchtops with your cabinets. It is also important to understand that while a kitchen splashback can be a stylish feature of the kitchen, it must also be practical and functional for its design purpose. Nerang Tiles recommends considering both the style and function when selecting the material and design of your kitchen splash-back (i.e. maintenance and cleaning, look and texture, heat absorption etc.).
Glass Mosaic Tile
A properly chosen glass mosaic tile can add a design that is rich in colour with the flexibility of different design patterns. Glass mosaic sheets are great in number and also customisable. Most glass mosaic tiles offer a mix of different colour shades and patterns to provide a multi coloured design that draws the eye, especially to a kitchen splashback. See the EV Matrix Tile below as an example. With a mix of blue and white colours, this lineal glass mosaic tile draws your attention. Even the SC Montage Ripple glass mosaic accentuates the dark brown and contrasts beautifully with the white stone bench tops.
With the flexibility in colour and customisable choices with glass mosaic tiles it is easy to match your kitchen backsplash with the cabinets and countertops of your ktichen.
Another great feature of glass mosaic tiles is that they are easy to clean and maintain. This is an incredible important feature in the kitchen, particularly next to the stove top. The sleek, shiny and slippery look of glass tiles will add a shimmer/reflection to your kitchen while allowing grime and food scraps to be easily washed away.
Check out some of the glass mosaic feature tiles showcased on the Nerang Tiles website. To see the full range of options available and to get expert advice, visit the Nerang Tiles award winning showroom on the Gold Coast.
Natural Stone Tile
A natural stone kitchen splashback is a unique style and can add an eye-catching feature to your backsplash. Natural stone has great variation and different natural shades which is a unique feature commonly reserved with the organic stones, marbles and rocks that nature provides. Textures and varying colour are interesting and unique and you are sure to receive a stunning look with this design.
Cleaning and maintaining natural stone however is not ideal. It requires constant maintenance, sealing, polishing and cleaning to ensure that the organic elements do not fade, rust, stain or wear away. Do not fray, for there are alternatives to natural stone, such as stone veneer and porcelain tile imitations which look and feel like natural stone products for the fraction of the cost and without the cleaning and maintenance involved.
Nerang Tiles has a large range of natural stone and marble imitations in stone veneer and porcelain tiles available in its award winning showroom on the Gold Coast. Check out some of the alternatives for natural marble here or natural stone here. You will be amazed at the opportunities that stone veneer and ceramic or porcelain tiles can offer.
Well ceramic tiles are the best. Nerang Tiles may be a little biased here, but that is why we chose to be in the business of ceramic tiles, they are the best product. Ceramic tiles provide the opportunities to create any design and texture you like for your kitchen backsplash. Ceramic tiles come in a massive range of colours, patterns and textures while allowing designers to choose from real life imitations of natural stone, wood, glass and marble.
Take the below kitchen splashbacks as an example, both are completed using a porcelain and ceramic tile, one with a timber imitation and one with a patterned feature tile, both look stunning and demonstrate the flexibility and range of ceramic tiles in the market.
Easy to clean and extremely durable, ceramic tiles are the perfect material that can accentuate a kitchen and bring together the kitchen’s entire design.
For more information and ideas on renovating or designing a new kitchen with ceramic tiles, visit the Nerang Tiles award winning showroom on the Gold Coast or view some of the ceramic tile ranges here.