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Zoning in on an ideal mosaic backsplash

Apart from the aesthetic value that a kitchen backsplash lends to its general surroundings, there is also a practical reason for it. A backsplash is there to shield the walls from the odd splash when you’re cooking. But it has a double benefit, in being the focal point in the kitchen when anyone enters through the threshold. As such, it lends definition to the area and is a customizable space which can be used to reflect your personal preferences, or in a word, your personality. Being choosy with the kitchen backsplash mosaic tile mural will be a big plus to your general design.

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A cooking space always deserves to be spiffed up with its fair share of beauty. Kitchens and their tile backsplashes are there to both shield and color in an industrious area where all the cooking and bonding is relegated to. In a family set up, the kitchen is the one space where people tend to congregate, in being a shared space that, for a home that houses a family, is not private to anyone. It is also an area where people gather to dine as a family. And even if you’re a lone ranger who has subscribed to a bachelor lifestyle and enjoys his personal space, it still is a place that deserves that extra bit of customization with your choice for mosaic kitchen tiles.

The backsplash is a central point where the eyesight lands on when you enter a kitchen, like an open canvas.

Mosaic tile backsplash installation

There are no rules when it comes to choosing what tiles or materials you would like use for the backsplash. We do recommend installing something that inspires happiness, as positivity is always a winning card when it comes to being decorative. But that is a very subjective issue that changes from person to person, so there’s no point in trying to zone in on one standard. Bear in mind that the backsplash is a very central area that nobody, including yourself, will overlook, so it deserves to be given that extra bit of attention.

It always pays to be thematic with your choices, to inspire a sense of unity. The backsplash should agree wholeheartedly with its surrounding décor. Whether this is being applied to an area where you sit down to work, or you’re working your magic along the stairways or applying the finishing touches to the countertops, or even just focusing on the floor, it always pays to be tasteful with your choice of colors. Choosing your mosaic tiles appropriately will go a very long way.

When focusing on the kitchen backsplash, the close relationship between the color and texture should always be cherished in this respect.

In this blog post we arm you with the right tools for when it comes to picking out the ideal materials for your kitchen backsplash, bearing in mind of course that the floor is yours to choose.

While there are no rules, we hope some of these ideas will serve to inspire you when you are put to the task.

 

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Zoning in on your kitchen backsplash

While there is no shortage of materials to choose from, you can go anywhere from using glass, ceramic, marble, metal or even porcelain. But what will probably impress mostly on your decision is the budget you have to work with, and of course, the price factor. We can all dream big, but the price you can afford to cover will most definitely define what materials you’ll be able to use.

If you’re aiming to go cheap, or stay within the lane of affordability, then porcelain or ceramic tiles should work a charm, and are a standard choice. But if you have the budget to splurge a handsome amount than you can opt to use more attractive materials like marble or glass.

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With the wonders of technology, we are at no shortage of materials to work with as even ceramic tiles can be designed to appear as a faux marble surface, or even a metal surface if that’s what you’re aiming for, assuming you’d like lavish effect but are choosing to stay budget with your choice of materials.

Once you’ve decided on the choice of materials, your next step is to zone in on an attractive design. That is a personal decision of course, and you could always refer to an experienced mosaicist, or get an expert opinion, to land on the perfect décor.

Mosaic tiles come in all shapes and sizes and while they can be sold in uniform shapes, they can also be assembled irregularly. Here are some ideas:

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Diagonal tiles

Diagonal tiles are recommended as they lend a unique look to the backsplash. One thing to bear in mind when working with diagonal tiles is that you might have to use more tiles than the average. That’s not to mention that diagonal tiles tend to be on the more expensive side.

Subway tiles

Subway tiles are a very popular choice nowadays and their name is derived from the tiles that you tend to see in subway stations in massive metropolises like NYC or London. The beauty in using subway tile is that they lend a very smooth effect with a classical presentation, giving a groomed look to the encompassing area.

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Laser cut tiles

Laser cut tiles are, as is obviously the case, tiles that are cut using laser. With this method, you can have a range of different sizes that are adjoined in varying ways, and customized according to your own taste, giving off a jigsaw effect. This can amount to a very eye-catching backsplash, however, laser cut tiles tend to be on the expensive side, but can give way to very elaborate designs.

If you’re aiming to have something that really lends an artistic spirit, then you can even choose to use hand-painted tiles, or choose tiles that have specially tailored shapes. The options are endless when it comes to custom designing your space.

Mix and match to land on an ideal combination. And if you’ve chosen to have a lavish design, then it’s important that it agrees openly with the already existing decor. That is to say, assuming there is a gray theme in the kitchen, then using a blue toned backsplash will work very nicely.

But again, you don’t want the backsplash to compete with other elements in the room, that is, unless it emboldens a custom painting, in which case it should deserve the extra attention. Please visit Mozaico for an expert opinion on this matter.

Harmony is the deciding factor when it comes to choosing the ideal design for a space.

The colors that are already present by ways of the appliances in the room, the designs that might already exist on the floors, or any other fixtures should all be taken into consideration. For example, with the knowing that kitchen backsplashes tend to be white, for the most part, then it could pay to use a contrasting color like beige or blue for the backsplash, to give off more spice and flavor.

We hope this blog post did its part to inspire cohesive designs that will bring on the mood and aura that you are aiming for.

For a plethora of mosaic tiles, designs and pre-set themes, please visit Mozaico for so much more.

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