The right backsplash pulls double duty. It protects the wall of a kitchen or bathroom from moisture damage while adding style to your Huntsville, Madison County area home or business. Here at Floor Coverings International Huntsville, we have lots of experience helping customers choose the perfect backsplash for their space.
Where to Install a Backsplash
The most common rooms for a backsplash are the bathroom and kitchen. In some cases, backsplashes will just be installed over the wall behind a sink or stove. In others, a backsplash could span the entire length of a counter, or even extend around the entire bathroom wall. The design options are endless, and having more backsplash is never a bad thing!
The primary job of a backsplash is to protect your wall from water and oil damage. When you cook in the kitchen, or wash your face in the bathroom, it’s common for water or food to splash up onto the wall. Over time a regular wall can become discolored or stained. A durable backsplash is easy to clean off and won’t show damage from tough liquids like oil.
Ideal Materials: Tile & More
The most common, and durable, backsplash materials are types of natural tile like granite, marble and ceramic. In the bathroom glass tile mosaics are also popular. Tile is practically waterproof, and easy to wipe clean, making it an ideal choice for a backsplash. Other popular materials include brick, vinyl, copper and tin. These styles are sometimes even self-adhesive. It’s a good idea to keep in mind that a tile backsplash will add value to your home in a way that other materials won’t.
If you have questions about backsplashes in your home or business, contact us today at Floor Coverings International Huntsville! We offer free in-home consultations and estimates to the greater Huntsville, Madison County area.
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