Modern kitchen designing and renovations have several options in style and materials.Most popular backsplash materials used in the kitchens are ceramic,stone and glass.
Backsplash is just above the kitchen countertops wall space between your kitchen upper and lower cabinets and also around the hood.
Some of the colors are often chosen as white, beige, brown and grey.Purpose of backsplash is to avoid heavy cleaning in the kitchen’s most functional area.It protects the wall from food , grease , water , liquids,etc.
Glass tiles are more popular in kitchen backsplash. Variety of colors ,sizes and patterns available in the stores.Before placing the glass tiles mesh should added to the walls.It cost varies from $8 to $35.
Mosaic tiles , made up of either stone or glass materials.You can see the grout visibly on the surface.Meanwhile , grouts are colored with surrounding colors.It may cost around $2 to $10.
Bricks gives natural look and it is joined by cement mortar. Backsplash Surface mostly painted according to the cabinet colors or contemporary wise.Cost varies from $10 to $25 per square foot.
Ceramic is a mixture of clay and minerals , fired in very high temperatures.Nowadays , glass coating on top of the ceramic tiles gives shiny appearance.Easy to install and can be found in variety of colors and patterns.Cost may vary from $5 to $10 per square foot.
Granite, slate, Marbles are the most popular stone backsplash materials.You can get stones as large slabs and must be organised carefully.Proper sanding and sealing is required for natural stones.Cost varies from $6 to $20 per square foot.
Stainless steel backsplash is an affordable and long lasting material.Easy to clean,makes the kitchen wall elegant.
Fasade decorative backsplash panels are made of PVC plastic which can handle high humidity rooms, kitchens, available in 18×24-inch size.
Use only a soft cloth or sponge with mild soap and water to clean the surface and avoid abrasive cleaners and materials. Using a high quality auto polish can help protect the finish.
Never expose to heat over 140ºF in decorative thermoplastic panels.
Porcelian is a less porus ceramic material,fired at high temperatures.
Mostly , it is used in heavy cooking areas.Easy to clean and install.Cost varies from $5 to $15 per square foot.
Backsplash installation cost
How contractors bill for backsplash installation…
- Material cost.
- Laying cost.(Material laying space per square foot cost)
- Other material cost like mortar,screws,nails ,etc.
- Labor charges for hourly basis
Material cost ,mostly depends upon the house owners choice.This is one of the cost raising criteria.
Labor cost of the project varies from site to site.It depends on the wall conditions , coverage area , number of hours.
How to install a backsplash
- Measure the exact backsplash laying area which is measured like width* height.
- These area measurements helps to buy adhesives and backsplash materials.
- Prepare the backsplash area from dirt and grease.
- Apply the adhesive material as per manufacturer instructions.
- Now , you can attach your lovely backsplash tiles for your kitchen.