Why Should I Tile My Kitchen Backsplash?

Your kitchen is one of the most important spaces in your home, where you prepare meals and spend time with family and friends. As Tilers ourselves, we agree! It’s important that your kitchen reflects your personal style and makes you feel comfortable and at ease. One way to enhance the appearance of your kitchen is by installing a tile backsplash.

A backsplash is a vertical extension of the countertop that protects the wall from splatters and spills. A tile backsplash not only adds a protective layer to your kitchen but also enhances the aesthetics of the space. Here are some reasons why you should consider tiling your kitchen backsplash:

Kitchen Backsplash designed in house

Protects your walls

Cooking can be a messy affair, with oil, sauce, and other ingredients splattering all over the place. A tile backsplash acts as a barrier that protects your walls from damage caused by splatters and spills. It’s much easier to wipe down and clean a tiled surface than a painted or wallpapered wall.

Adds style and character

A tile backsplash can add a lot of style and character to your kitchen. Tiles come in a wide range of colors, patterns, and textures, which can complement or contrast with your existing décor. You can choose a neutral color to create a subtle backdrop for your kitchen, or a bold pattern to make a statement.

Easy to clean

Cleaning a tiled backsplash is easy and hassle-free. Tiles are non-porous, which means they don’t absorb moisture or stain easily. All you need is a damp cloth or sponge to wipe down the surface and keep it looking clean and fresh.

Enhances the value of your home

If you’re planning to sell your home in the future, a tile backsplash can increase its resale value. A well-designed and installed backsplash can be a major selling point for potential buyers, especially if it complements the overall style of the kitchen.


Tiling your kitchen backsplash can be a cost-effective way to update the look of your kitchen without breaking the bank. Tiles are available at a range of price points, so you can choose a style and quality that fits your budget.

In conclusion, tiling your kitchen backsplash is a great way to protect your walls, add style and character to your kitchen, make cleaning easier, enhance the value of your home, and do it all within a reasonable budget. So, if you’re looking to update your kitchen, consider installing a tile backsplash – you won’t regret it! Find a Tiler near you and get your project started. Or if you are going to do it yourself keep looking on our Blog

Bathroom Reno with 4 O.A.K Construction

In this Bathroom Reno located in the Hollick Kenyon Area of Edmonton. We had to rebuild the client’s trust in contractors as the last one that left midway through did a number of things wrong. In collaboration with Dustin from 4 O.A.K. Construction we did just that. This is an ensuite bathroom with a wet area in which there is a self standing tub and a number of fixtures for the shower including jets, rainfall shower head, handheld and steam shower outlets.

We started by cleaning up the mess from the previous contractors. We removed the cabinets, demolished all the tile already laid, and ditra membrane. Removed the drain kit as well. We had a professional plumber, Marvin, from Beyer Plumbing check that all the rough in was properly installed.This is how the previous failure contractor left it:

After demo, we dropped the floor level of the shower so we could have a barrier less shower entry. Please see photo below

We’ve now waterproofed the entire Wet Area. There is going to be a self standing tub and a full shower with a bench, and many outlets including a steam shower. We build the bathroom floor up with wonder board so we could increase the starting height of the shower slope.

Next we tiled the bathroom floor and shower floor and back wall

One thing after another and the bathroom is now complete.

Here we show some before and after pictures hand in hand

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