Backsplashe Installation

A Picture of a Kitchen Interior with a Large Rustic White Porcelain Sink.

Backsplashes for Bathrooms and Kitchens

A backsplash is a vertical extension to a counter—typically kitchen or bathroom counter—which protects the wall from unintended splashes of water. It can extend a few inches high or go as high as the ceiling. Do you need to know where backsplashes are located in the house? You can situate your backsplashes in kitchens and bathrooms which are directly behind sinks and usually stretching the entire length of the counter. Many people consider building backsplashes typically because they protect the wall behind the sink against water damage from uncontrollable splashing. For the kitchen, backsplashes are used to block the countertop around the sink and protect the wall against grease splatter when cooking or food splatter during meal preparation. Due to the amount of water and abuse that kitchens get, it is unthinkable not to have a backsplash along the back of the countertop. In fact, if you can’t control the water, your walls will quickly get damaged from items being accidentally pushed up against them: knives, cutting boards, food, and more. Meanwhile, in the bathrooms, the advantage of backsplashes can’t be overemphasized in some situations. If you have a sink counter that does not butt up against the wall (a pedestal sink, for example), your need for a backsplash is only aesthetic. Nowadays, backsplashes are used as an addition to the kitchen for the purpose of beauty. Looking to get a backsplash for your kitchen or bathroom? Call Wilshire Tile, Inc. today at 323-935-1269 for your tile backsplash in Los Angeles, CA.

A Picture of a Beautiful Kitchen with a New Subway Tile Backsplash.

Backsplash Materials

The materials used to build backsplashes are usually tiles. Among the tile is glass mosaic which is the commonest type used in the building of backsplashes. Although there are other materials, such as Corian, stainless steel, Silestone and granite used to build backsplashes. In these modern days, one of the newest and most useful backsplash materials is sheet glass. The basic advantage of sheet glass backsplashes is that the backside of the glass can be painted i.e. the side facing the wall. This paint layer is protected against wear and tear and is virtually impossible to scrape or scratch. The commonest and basic backsplash is ceramic tile. They are very important in the house and are not really restricted to a particular point provided there is water splash against the wall. The protections are all around. Apart from ceramics, backsplashes are made with Travertine if you are interested in a Tuscan-style kitchen or any kind of kitchen with a classic design. In the maintenance of travertine, they can be dry for a considerable period; this makes them special but quite expensive. There is an alternative to travertine, though. You can decide to install a kind of counter with a ceramic and keep it dry with a towel. You can consider using glass backsplashes if you have a kind of modern kitchen. It will not only maintain the design but also add and maintain the serenity of the area where water splashes. Wilshire Tile, Inc. offers expert services, including Kitchen Remodelling and Bathroom Remodelling. Give us a call today at 323-935-1269 to get your tile backsplash started in Los Angeles, CA.