Tuesday, 8 October 2013


Tips for Tiling Kitchen Back Splashes

1. Choose your tile carefully. Going to a professional tile supplier will aid you in choosing tiles that will complement your space. Here at the Nest Home Decor & Flooring, we are professional design consultants and can provide you with helpful service & answer any concerns or questions you may have. We offer a one stop shop in the sense that you can purchase all product & supplies needed in store.

 2. The latest trend in using a larger format tile for kitchen backsplashes. When wanting to use a larger tile you need to keep in mind the number of electrical outlets you may have. In some instances, incorporating a mosaic tile can help with the amount of cutting you will need to do. The only thing to consider when using two tile formats is the tile thickness, it is always a good idea to keep them the same. 

3. Having a plan before installing can also lessen the amount of cuts required. The key to most projects is to prepare carefully make sure you have everything you need before beginning the install process.

4. Don't be afraid to mix tile finishes. You can easily pair a matte field tile with a glossy glass mosaic. It is nice to have a bit of contrast between the countertop & tiled backsplash. It's important when going to choose your tile to bring in as many samples as possible. Bring your paint samples, cupboard sample & flooring sample, anything that you may have finalized. This will help the design consultant aid you in choosing the perfect product. It's important to take samples home & look at them in your own lighting. It always looks different in your own space.

Here's some pictures to inspire your creativity...

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