The Most Popular Type of Kitchen Wall Tiles

Not many people consider ceramic, vitrified or rectified tiles for their kitchen walls. Backsplashes have some unique demands and hence glass tile has become a widespread choice. Porcelain is a suitable material for backsplashes or dados but glass tile adds a distinct attribute that brightens up the kitchen in more than a literal sense. Glass kitchen wall tiles have some advantages and there are a few disadvantages. You ought to be familiar with the pros and cons to make an informed decision. Continue reading “The Most Popular Type of Kitchen Wall Tiles”

Installation and Maintenance of Kitchen Tiles

The installation and maintenance of kitchen tiles depend on the material. How frequently you need to clean the tile, how you should clean it and the general aesthetic deterioration over time will also be determined by the material you choose. The finish, texture, pattern and other elements will come into play as some designs make kitchen tiles look reasonably pleasant even when they are quite dirty. Some patterns help to conceal stains. This is a double edged sword actually. You may not know the extent of deterioration if you cannot easily spot the stains. But if the kitchen tiles are with no distinct pattern or have a colour that makes the stains more pronounced, then you would need a more frequent cleaning and maintenance schedule. Continue reading “Installation and Maintenance of Kitchen Tiles”

Why is Ceramic the Most Popular Type of Kitchen Tiles

You cannot choose kitchen tiles using the same set of parameters that you would rely on for floor tiles in the living room, bedroom, study or home office among other areas. Kitchens have a specific type of environment, quite distinct from other parts of a house. Hence, you have to imperatively consider the challenges that the kitchen tiles will have to endure and overcome. Continue reading “Why is Ceramic the Most Popular Type of Kitchen Tiles”

Should you Hire a Kitchen Designer to Choose & Install Kitchen Wall Tiles?

A majority of homeowners would want to adhere to a stringent budget while choosing and installing kitchen wall tiles. Backsplashes are a utilitarian installation but they are not seen as one of the most significant fixtures in a home. To an extent it would be a fair assessment but for the fact that without quality backsplashes a homeowner would be staring at steep recurring costs. The kitchen walls and especially the space right behind the oven or atop the countertop will need to be redone time and again. Not having any backsplash is not an option. Hence, the real question is how one should approach choosing and installing kitchen wall tiles. One option is to hire a kitchen designer but it may not be financially viable for many. Continue reading “Should you Hire a Kitchen Designer to Choose & Install Kitchen Wall Tiles?”