McKinney Tile BacksplashChoosing a tile backsplash design is a challenge for homeowners everywhere. With so many materials, shapes, sizes, and colors to choose from, the options can be overwhelming. Fortunately, we at Floor Coverings International Frisco have a few tips to help Frisco homeowners make the right decision!

Here are a few things to consider when choosing backsplash tile for your home:

  1. Budget

The price of backsplash tile can vary dramatically depending on the material and finishes you choose. For those on a strict budget, it’s best to steer away from pricey glass and natural stone options. Instead, look into ceramic tile – it’s durable, easy to clean, and very affordable. For example, white ceramic subway tile offers a clean, classic look at a great value.

  1. Maintenance

Cleaning and maintenance are largely dependent on the material you choose for your backsplash. Porous materials like natural stone will require sealing to maintain their look and resilience over time. If you prefer low-maintenance tile, consider ceramic, porcelain, or glass – they only require basic cleaning.

  1. Visual Impact

There are several ways to make your tile backsplash the focal point of the kitchen. Choosing a bright statement tile can add a pop of color while mixing tiles of different, colors, sizes, or shapes will add complexity and visual interest. To make your kitchen look taller, consider carrying your tile all the way to the ceiling. Or, to create a single focal point, use tile to create a special design above your sink or stove.

  1. Existing Décor

Unless you are remodeling your kitchen from scratch, you will likely want to choose a backsplash that blends with your existing counters, cabinetry, and paint color. Consider both how the tile will look next to these features, but also the overall impression of the room. Do you have dark cabinets and countertops? Consider lightening things up with a bright backsplash. Does your kitchen have a rustic feel? Look at natural stone tiles that add warmth and texture.

Hopefully, these tips have given you insight into choosing the right tile backsplash for your home. If you’re ready for the next step, give Floor Coverings International Frisco a call! We provide free in-home estimates in the Frisco, McKinney, Prosper area.

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