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

What Are the Latest Trends in 2023 Tile Shower Design?

Tile showers are making a big comeback in the bathroom design world. From classic subway tiles to modern hexagons, there is a plethora of tile options for shower design. But what are the latest trends in tile shower design?

When it comes to tile shower design, there are a few trends that are gaining traction. First, the use of large format tiles is becoming increasingly popular. These larger tiles create a sleek, modern look that is perfect for a luxurious shower space. Go ahead and check out more of our projects to see other shower designs Additionally, geometric patterns and shapes are being used to add visual interest to shower walls. Whether it’s mosaics, hexagons, or chevrons, these shapes can make the shower feel more unique and dynamic.

The use of Large Format Tiles is becoming increasingly popular

Another trend that is gaining popularity is the use of mixed materials. Combining materials such as stone, marble, and wood can create a stunning, high-end look. For a more subtle touch, consider using tiles with a glossy finish, as this can add a touch of glamour to your shower.

Hexagonal tiles are becoming a popular choice for shower design

Finally, hexagonal tiles are becoming a popular choice for shower design. This hexagonal shape is a versatile option that can be used in a variety of ways. Whether it’s used to create a herringbone pattern or a honeycomb effect, hexagons are a great way to add interest to your shower walls. So, if you’re looking to upgrade your shower space, consider incorporating some of these tile shower trends into your design.

If you’re looking to do it yourself! We (TheTileI.S.) wish you luck on your endeavour, otherwise you can check in with us to get you some pricing. From large format tiles to mixed materials and hexagons, there is a lot of potential to create a stunning and unique shower space.

Here are some of the tile suppliers we work closely with:

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.

Kitchen Backsplash – after shot

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.

Tile Store Supplier we work with:

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.

Inspirational Subfloor Thickness For Tile - underlayment diagram - Walket Site

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.


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


    • 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.


    • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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