10 Creative Ways to Use Tiles in Your Kitchen Backsplash that You Will Absolutely Love

When it comes to designing your kitchen, you want to make sure that every element is as stylish and as functional as possible. One of the best ways to achieve this is by incorporating tiles into your kitchen backsplash. Not only can tiles add a colorful and eye-catching element to your kitchen, but they can also be used in a variety of creative ways.

Here are 10 creative ways to use tiles in your kitchen backsplash.

1. Create a Subway Tile Design: Subway tiles are a classic choice for backsplashes, and they can be used to create a variety of interesting designs. For example, you can use subway tiles in a staggered pattern, or you can create a herringbone or chevron pattern.

2. Use Colorful Accents: If you’re looking for a way to add a bit of color to your kitchen, try incorporating colorful accent tiles into your backsplash. You can mix and match different colors and patterns to create a unique and eye-catching look.

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3. Create a Mosaic: For an even more unique look, you can create a custom mosaic using a variety of tiles in different shapes and sizes. This is a great way to create a truly one-of-a-kind backsplash.

4. Use Textured Tiles: If you’re looking for a backsplash that has a bit of texture and depth, try using textured tiles. You can find tiles with a variety of different textures, from glossy to matte to rough.

5. Try a Chevron Pattern: Chevron patterns are a great way to add a bold and stylish accent to your kitchen. You can mix and match different colors of tiles to create a chevron pattern that will really stand out.

6. Add a Geometric Pattern: Geometric patterns are becoming increasingly popular in kitchen design, and tiles are a great way to incorporate this trend into your kitchen. You can use different shaped tiles, such as hexagons and octagons, to create a unique and eye-catching pattern.

7. Incorporate Metallics: Metallics can add a touch of luxury to your kitchen, and they can be used with tiles to create a truly stylish backsplash. Try using gold or silver tiles to create a shimmering and glamorous look.

8. Create a Mosaic with Natural Materials: For a truly unique look, try creating a mosaic with natural materials. You can use pebbles, stones, and even shells to create a stunning and eye-catching backsplash.

9. Use a Monochromatic Color Scheme: If you want to create a simple yet stylish look, try using a monochromatic color scheme. You can use tiles in different shades of the same color, such as blues or greens, to create a subtle yet interesting effect.

10. Create a Backsplash with a Picture: If you’re looking for an even more creative way to incorporate tiles into your kitchen, why not create a backsplash with a picture? You can use different tiles to create a colorful image that will really stand out.

These are just a few of the creative ways you can use tiles to create a stylish and functional kitchen backsplash. Whether you want to create a classic subway tile design or a more creative mosaic, tiles are a great way to add a bit of style and personality to your kitchen.

For more ideas and visualization please do check some of our suppliers that we work with:

What things can I do to update my Kitchen

If you’re looking for a way to update the look of your kitchen without a major renovation, a tile backsplash is one of the best options. A tile backsplash can give your kitchen a modern, stylish look while also protecting the walls from splashes and spills. Plus, tile backsplashes are relatively easy to install and come in a variety of colors, textures, and patterns, making it easy to find something that fits your style and budget.

If you’re looking for a way to update the look of your kitchen without a major renovation

Tile backsplashes are also very practical. The tile material is easy to clean and maintain, and it’s also water-resistant and heat-resistant. This makes it ideal for use in the kitchen, where it can protect the walls from splashes and spills. And because tile is so durable, your backsplash will look like new for years to come.

Tile backsplashes come in a variety of colors, textures, and patterns, so you’re sure to find something that suits your kitchen.

When it comes to installation, tile backsplashes are relatively easy to install. You can try to do the job yourself. Of course, if you’d rather leave the installation to a professional such as ourselves, that’s an option too. Just click here for an estimate and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Tile backsplashes come in a variety of colors, textures, and patterns, so you’re sure to find something that suits your kitchen. From classic subway tile to colorful mosaic tile, there’s a style for everyone. And because tile is so affordable, you can update your kitchen without breaking the bank.

If you’re looking for an easy way to update the look of your kitchen, a tile backsplash is a great option. It’s affordable, easy to install, and comes in a variety of styles, so you’re sure to find something you love. Plus, it’s extremely durable and easy to maintain, so your kitchen will look great for years to come.

For more about what we do you can check out our services. The tile on this kitchen backsplash was picked out at The Tile and Stone Source

Kitchen Backsplash and why is it important

When it comes to kitchen design, the backsplash is one of the most important elements. A tiled kitchen backsplash not only adds a stylish touch to your kitchen but also serves a practical purpose. It serves as a shield from water, grease, and food splatters that can discolor your walls and create an unsightly mess.

A tiled kitchen backsplash not only adds a stylish touch to your kitchen but also serves a practical purpose.

Tiles are an ideal material for kitchen backsplashes since they are durable, waterproof, and easy to clean. Tiles come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and textures, so you can customize your kitchen to fit your personal style. You can even mix and match different tiles to create a unique look.

Tiles are also great for creating a focal point in your kitchen. Whether you choose to feature a patterned tile or stick to a single color, you can use a tiled backsplash to create a beautiful accent wall. You can also use tiles to frame a window or even as a border around your countertops.

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It adds style and personality to your kitchen while also protecting your walls from splatters and spills.

Another great advantage of a tiled backsplash is that it’s relatively easy to install. You can try and do-it-yourself and if you don’t see it possible you can hire a professional such as our company to install the tiles for you. Read more here or you can submit a request for an estimate here

Overall, a tiled kitchen backsplash is an essential element of any kitchen design. It adds style and personality to your kitchen while also protecting your walls from splatters and spills. With so many options available, you can easily find the perfect tiles to create the perfect look for your kitchen.

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Full Reno Conversion in Carter Crest

This job was a beautiful full Reno Conversion into a self standing tub. Below are the pictures prior to our arrival. Client chose to do some of the demolition work himself and had us finish up and prep everything for us to proceed. This bathroom went from a whirlpool jacuzzi tub on a deck/skirt to a free standing tub. The shower had a fibreglass base with tiled walls an the floors were linoleum material.

Full Reno Conversion Pictures Before:

Our plumber moved the lines from the previous position of the jacuzzi to the new self standing tub location. He also installed the new Moen rough in for the shower. Our HVAC moved the heat run from where it was located to the new position. Lastly our electrician used the previously used wire run for the jacuzzi whirlpool to power the heated floors. We removed all the linoleum, prepared the substrate, screwed down all surfaces. The first thing to do after this is to build down the shower floor for a barrier-less shower. Please take a look at the pictures below to appreciate the work in order to get that done.

We drywalled the walls. Installed kerdi waterproofing membrane. We then installed ditra heat membrane on the floor area. Installed the coil, tested it, and did a scratch coat on top.

From the shower floor area to the bathroom floor area we did an overlap of the Kerdi waterproofing to protect the heated floor system from any wet areas.

We laid tile on all walls around the Self Standing Tub only. There are times where we get asked to do wall tile on the whole bathroom like this. Plumbing finishing stage and electrical and we have ourselves a new bathroom for Ken and family.

Here or some picture of the Full Reno Conversion Completed:

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A lot of the items purchased for this project were from www.WayFair.com

Looking to renovate my bathroom…

Looking to renovate my bathroom. What should I know before I get started? In what order do I do things?

I have an old house built a long time ago and it’s time to renovate bathroom. How do I get started?

Is it because you have to do a bathtub repair? Looking for bathroom renovation ideas? Is it a good idea to hire a designer or just ourselves? Wondering what the bathroom renovation cost might be? How do you know which renovation contractor to hire? Maybe I am looking for info to help me decide if I should or should do a bathroom remodel?

Are you trying to do it yourself and hire specialty trades? If the answer is NO:

  • Search for and contact a general contracting company OR a bathroom renovating company like us. and get yourself quote 2-3 quotes and go with the company you trust to do the job the most, NOT the cheapest, that doesn’t always mean that you’re getting what you want for the cheapest price. You may be disappointed when it is all said and done. 
  • The rest is pretty straight forward.

Are you trying to do it yourself and hire specialty trades? If the answer is YES:

1-  get your vision clear. Draw the new bathroom. Helps to use a graph paper instead of lined paper. Most importantly are you changing the location of anything or just where it is, just all new instead. Where the toilet will be located, shower location, jacuzzi tub location (built in or self standing), vanity cabinet or pedestal, electrical, etc.

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2- Once you have a drawing of your new bathroom layout ready. That means you’ve come across these ideas and have to decide things like:

    • Is the new floor area going to be tiled? Do you have enough underlay? There are certain codes we tile setting companies need to follow in order to guarantee the length of the installation will last you.

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Inspirational Subfloor Thickness For Tile – underlayment diagram – Walket Site

    • Next is the new revolutionary heated tile floor option. Once you go heated floor you never go back 🙂 Custmized areas for heat as well as split section with different heated settings. Inside the shower, on the bench, bathroom floor. We’ve done them all.

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    • Are you doing a standing shower? Will it have a fibreglass base? Or will you be doing a custom tiled floor shower.

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    • If tiled shower, you have the option of barrier less with lineal drain, or just center square drain.

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    • Looking to have a bench in the shower, triangular? Rectangular? How deep?

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    • Will you have a niche in the shower for your shampoo and soap, etc. There are different sizes for this and an option for different tile as backing for an accent.

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    • Plumbing wise, there are plenty of options. Single function, 2 function, 3, 4, 5, 6? The sky is the limit. Together with functions you also have options such as jets, how many; waterfall top location, or regular shower head; handheld option with rod.

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    • Are you interested in having a steam shower in your bathroom, that is also an option.

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    • Option for material on bench, barrier, niche. You could do tile, you could do granite, you could quartz. There are no wrong answers.

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    • Will you be having a jacuzzi tub? Self standing? Built into a wall? Next to shower?

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    • Vanity. Will it be a pedestal sink? Or a floating cabinet? Built in cabinet?
    • Window. Are you changing location of the shower? Are there any windows on the way? If so, you have to consider changing the location of the window, what covering material you have on the exterior of the door. Will you be able to find the same material? Will you have to improvise. This could turn into a domino effect for the exterior of the house.
    • Considering all the options we just went through, you have to consider the plumbing and electrical that goes behind all of it. Location of the lines, is it a frost wall where you want the shower head/fixtures, the wall would need to be extended. Availability of space in the electrical panel for the new lines needed for heated floor. Waterproof spotlight in the shower. All things need to be considered when thinking about all of that.

3- You have now made all your decision. Get all your QUOTES for specialty trades. Electrical movement if any. Plumbing movement if any. Quote for all the tile work. Quote for bathroom floor covering. Quote for glass. Quote for window, exterior work. Get pricing for new vanity, counter top, faucet, shower, light fixtures, mirror, finishing trim for towel rack, toilet holder, etc.

Let the fun begin. In what order do I do it all. Here goes the run down.

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  • Rip out all floor coverings
  • Rip out all drywall and walls that will not be in the new bathroom blueprint.
  • RIP our old tub / shower, vanity, and clean it all. Blank Canvas.

*note: if you only have one toilet in the house, leave toilet in for as long as possible until you must remove.

Prep

  • Carpentry
    • ceiling, subfloor, window casing, baseboard, door casing, doors, shelfs, etc
    • Install plywood back on (IF there was any toilet, shower relocation)
  • Plumber Rough in.
  • Electrical Rough In.
  • General
    • Cover all walls back up. Install drywall where needed including new shower. 
    • Tape / Mud, finish and paint drywall.
  • Painter. 
    • Come paint all window, door casing.

Finishing

  • Tilesetter / Floor Covering 
    • Get all floor prepped and installed. Shower waterproofed and installed and grouted. 
  • Carpentry
    • Install new Vanity cabinet / Pedestal.
    • Cut and Install new baseboard
  • Counter Top Technician. To come measure the cabinet for final templating of the counter top.
  • Glass / Mirror Technician 
    • measure and template final size of the shower glass
    • Measrure and template mirror size
  • Plumbing. Finishing Stage. Finishing trim shower, vanity faucet, and drain line.
  • Electrical. Finishing Stage. Plugs installed, and cover plate on. Light fixtures installed. Heated floor thermostat programmable installed. 
  • Painter. Come in to do all finishing touches. Paint touch up baseboard, casing.
  • Cleaning Final Stage
  • Silicone tiled corner areas.

And that is a wrap. Finished bathroom and the next day ready for use