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Kitchen Backsplash Installation Near West Chester Township, Ohio
365 Renovations includes kitchen backsplash installation as an option with our affordable kitchen makeover service. A stunning design element, backsplashes also serve the important function of protecting drywall from heat, moisture, oil, grease, and food.
Kitchen Backsplashes Are Not Created Equal
We teach our customers how to be informed consumers, shop economically, and purchase a lasting, quality product.
Instead of choosing tile based on appearance from any tile retailer, go to a reputable distributor. Visit the showroom with ideas about how you want your kitchen to look. Talk to a designer, and ask them to focus only on tile that they stock - it's less expensive.
Where to Buy Backsplash Tile?
We recommend Hamilton Parker as a trusted local supplier of high-quality tile materials. Call (513) 276-4840 to make an appointment to visit the Hamilton Parker showroom at 2931 East Kemper Road in Sharonville, Ohio. Be sure to let them know you are working with 365 Renovations as they do not sell their products retail. We pass our contractor discount on to you.
Watch Out for Inferior Manufacturing Methods
Not all manufacturers make backsplash tiles to quality standards even though they look beautiful on the show floor.
For instance, some manufactures stamp out the tile, then fire it, resulting in inconsistencies. The tile sags at the edges, causing height differences.
A backsplash installed with poor quality tile has an uneven appearance, and chips and cracks easily.
Are Subway Tiles Still Popular?
Yes! Subway tiles have outlived all trends over the last ten years and remain an ever-popular choice for kitchen backsplashes. Now you can choose from different sizes (like 2x16 and 3x16) rather than the standard 4x4.
Most homeowners opt for all one color. Solid white, off-white, and subtle gray are still the most popular. The grout is subtle too because you don't want it to stand out and distract from your kitchen's overall design.
You can get Subway backsplashes with a more modern face such as a crackle or uneven surface. The traditional layout of Subway tiles is off-set, but you can also lay it out in patterns such as herringbone 90 degrees, a geometric look, step ladder, and more.
Want a More Unique or Colorful Backsplash?
Mosaic tiles come in a variety of materials including glass, ceramic, concrete, terracotta, and porcelain. Mosaics are an exciting design trend with a creative color palette that complements the other elements in your kitchen like your cabinets, countertops, and furniture. Simple white and black creates a sophisticated look while bolder shades or custom patterns make a bold statement.
Glass tile backsplashes look modern and come with several extra benefits. First of all, they are non-absorptive which makes them easy to clean. A second important benefit is that they reflect light and are useful in illuminating dark kitchens areas. Third, glass tiles come in a variety of shapes and colors.
Backsplash Installation Process
Our tile setter will visit your home to conduct a design consultation with you. He will ask you questions like how you want the tiles laid out, where you want the breaks, and what your vision is for the entire kitchen.
As mentioned earlier, we prefer high-quality Hamilton Parker for kitchen backsplash tiles. You may want to visit their showroom in person. They have talented designers on staff who will skillfully guide you in choosing the perfect tile and pattern style.
If you have an existing backsplash, we will remove it, and repair the drywall. Next, we prepare for installation by sanding and treating the drywall to ensure your new tiles have a smooth surface for optimal adhesion.
Last, we measure the area, and calculate the number of tiles and grout needed to complete the installation.
Kitchen Makeover Consultation
365 Renovations can totally transform your old kitchen for a fraction of the cost of remodeling. A new backsplash is just one makeover service we provide when updating your kitchen. Contact us today to arrange an obligation-free consultation to discuss your kitchen makeover ideas.