Backsplash tiles provide both style and function in kitchens and bathrooms. Tiles are one of the most popular types of backsplash materials because they are not only durable but come in a wide variety of sizes and colors. Backsplash tiles need to be able to withstand a great deal of abuse from water, constant cleaning, and in the kitchen, grease and other cooking grime as well.
Kitchen backsplash tiles are often made from metals to be more durable and less apt to crack. The metal based backsplash tiles are also much lighter weight than ceramic and very easy to install.
While other forms of backsplash tiles are also used in the kitchen stone and glass are more commonly found in bathrooms, or used for non-contact walls and floors in kitchens.
Stone can be heavier but provides an interesting texture and glass while a little less durable than metal is beautiful.
Ceramic backsplash tiles have been around for decades along with their metal counterparts. There is usually a heavy glaze covering on backsplash tiles so that they are less likely to stain and wipe clean easier.
Creating interesting patterns in your backsplash tiles can give your kitchen and bathroom an amazing focal point and you can match the type of tile and pattern to your taste for a personalized room.