A backsplash is an easy way to add a bit more style to your kitchen. It possibly is one of the most important touches in the kitchen in terms of the final look that makes it something special.
You could get your tiles off the shelf, or you could be totally unique and get some custom backsplash tiles made, which means you have have any patter of motif that you want. That would give you a totally unique kitchen if thats what your after.
Fitting glass tiles for your backsplash is one way to make your bathroom look wonderful. Its a style of backsplash that is becoming more popular because its very modern and contemporary.
The popular glass tiles are glossy, frosted or matt. They are often used in patterns than mix different colors and shades of smaller tiles to give a wonderful overall effect.
Glass tiles offer a really vivid look that will give something special to your bathroom so are definitely worth considering as a new kitchen backsplash option. A kitchen with a glass tile backsplash will give a very special and unique effect to your kitchen.
There is such a wide choice of tiles on the market today that it can be somewhat overwhelming trying to decide on the right backsplash tiles for your kitchen. Think about the looks that you like to help you decide. Look on line at google images, on kitchen sites, showrooms.
Or even sites like pinterest. If you search for kitchens on there you should be able to find collections of images of people favourite kitchens that may spark some inspiration in you.
You need to decide on colors, materials and patterns. Also do you want you backsplash to match the other colors in your kitchen such as the cabinets and floors, or would you prefer it to contrast.
A very simple and quick choice is to go for a simple and plain backsplash tile of a single color. The other option is to get two or three colors and arrange them in a pattern.
Choosing colors that pick up the colors from other parts of the kitchen such as the floor, cabinets and walls will also work well. This could be done with mosaic tiles also for a more interesting appearance.
If you have decided to change a backsplash or wall tiles, then its time to remove the existing tiles.
Always be safe as there may be fragments of tile flying around so make sure you wear googles and gloves.
Remove everything from the room and cover surfaces with rags or old blankets to ensure they are not damage by falling tile.
Take a mallet and chisel and start by using them to dig out the grout around a tile. Once you have done that place the chisel at and angle and bank it in so it works behind a tile. As you do that the tile should come away from the wall. Keep on with this process until all tiles are removed. Then use the chisel to remove any leftover grout.
Take care with drywall or plasterboard as this may get damages in the removal process. Any damage will need to be repared or filled once all the tiles are removed.
If you need to remove individual cracked tiles, start off by drilling a few holes into the tile. Then use the chisel to crack the tile further using the holes to get purchase and then work out the tile as above.
Your kitchen is probably the most important room in your home. If you don't believe that, just ask a realtor or estate agent what rooms most influence a potential buyer! So make sure it looks amazing! Adding a backsplash will add a lot of style to your kitchen and really will improve how it looks.