Kitchen Tiles: Burlington
"No matter where I serve my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best,” runs the old adage. It's true that a great deal of the activity in any house takes place in the kitchen. Cooking, baking, dining, after-school snacks, visiting - family members and guests are simply drawn to the kitchen. With all this wear and tear, sometimes the kitchen needs a facelift. While a kitchen renovation can be costly and time-consuming, installing a new kitchen backsplash is a quick and affordable way to change
the look and feel of the hub of the house. The backsplash is often the focal point of the room and can change the look and feel of the whole area.
One of the best ways to rejuvenate your kitchen is to install a natural stone backsplash. Granite, marble, travertine and other stone tiles lend an air of elegance and warmth to any room. Fortunately, homeowners in Burlington have access to some of the country's best stone companies.
Natural Stone Tile Ideas
Natural stone tiles come in a wide variety of colours and patterning, from classic "salt and pepper” granite to exotic blue varieties of limestone or tiles arranged in geometric patterns. Using standard tiles in a straightforward way will create an elegant and timeless look for your kitchen.
Alternatively, you can mix and match tile sizes and colours to create various effects, like using tiles of the same stone in varying sizes and colours to achieve a contemporary look. The result is eclectic and unusual.
Another way to create a unique backsplash is to set square tiles on a diagonal. This is an eye-catching look that updates any kitchen instantly. Be sure to order extra supplies though, as this design requires additional tiles. Some designers choose to place most of the tiles on the horizontal plane and one key section of tiles on the diagonal.
Narrow rectangular tiles have also become popular in recent years. These can run in straight lines or can be arranged in a "chevron” or "herringbone” pattern for a more eye-catching effect. Some homeowners use two sizes of rectangular tile, placing a thin stripe made of smaller tiles in the middle of the larger tiles.
Large designs with natural stone are also gaining in popularity. Mandala shapes or borders are widely available. You can also create (or hire an artist to create) a mosaic design
just for you.
Brick-shaped tiles add a rustic look to country kitchens or kitchens in century homes. These are widely available in a number of colours, including iron red, white, black and Bahia blue.
Stone vs. Other Materials
Stone is just one of many types of tile used for kitchen backsplashes. However, stone has several advantages over other kinds of tiling. For one thing, granite, marble, limestone and other stone is 100 per cent natural. Natural building materials instill a feeling of warmth and harmony, and they're perfectly safe for your family.
Stone is also extremely durable, withstanding heat, water, force and more. Stone is easy to clean, very strong, and each piece is unique, with its own distinct colour and patterning.
Revitalize your kitchen today with a natural stone backsplash.