The Link Between Kitchen Backsplash Tile and Subway Tile

Posted by: Berta Capitani at 2017-11-10T23:58:26+00:00, modified at 2017-11-15T08:28:09+00:00

If you have been staring at the same part of lime green linoleum or white tile as you cut tomatoes on your kitchen counter, you may have supposed regarding returning the worn‐out out backsplash. Just like most other rooms of the kitchen today, there are many new choices and items you could do with your backsplash today, that weren’t common 10 years ago.

First the choice of the tile today is almost limitless. These incorporate ceramic, porcelain, terra cotta, marble (usually triped for the backsplash), and even little tin "ceiling tiles" utilized inside the kitchen. There is even more of a variety in the size of the tiles and the old 6 x 6 or 4 x 4 ceramic tile has many of corporation now.

One of the most trendy appearances today is the subway tile while Spanish or Mediterranean looking tile choices are waning. Subway tile is rectangular and typically 3 inches by 6 inches. It get’s it’s name from, yes you guessed it, the tile that was utilized to line the inside of many a subway stations from the 1920’s to the 1960’s.

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If you have been on the New York Town subway system it may not be very inviting to fancy of utilizing these tiles for the backsplash of your kitchen counter. Unlike old Chicago brick and other items recycled from old buildings and workshops we can convince you the subway tiles you would purchase are newly dismissed and fresh! Even with this not so nice image, subway tiles are the most popular option today.

Most subway tiles own an even porcelain finish, and the grout would typically match the tile without much contrast. Also extremely trendy are triped marble subway tiles utilized as the backsplash. Triped marble is very porous and has the appearance of "ancient Rome."

One difficulty with triped marble is the grouting. It’s very awkward because utilizing a grout float to push the grout all over the place would fill the holes and cracks in the tile which offer the tile it’s unique qualities. If the tile is costly enough and has this old unique look, we have seen various methods utilized so the grout doesn’t ruin the appearance of the tile. These incorporate utilizing a little grout bag to achieve the grout in the seams and not on the tile face, to really taping the tile face, pushing the grout into the seams, and then chiming back the tape. Both methods are very time eating, however if you plan to retain your backsplash for many years, what’s an extra hour of work to do items property.

With triped marble, always seal the tile with a marble or stone sealer (two coats) before applying the grout.

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