How to pick the perfect backsplash

Having a tough time picking a backsplash?  This is probably because there are so many choices.  To make this process easier, here are some guidelines for choosing the right tile for this space.


What is your style? Whether it is refined or funky, neutral or loud: The kitchen backsplash reflects your personality and is a focal point.  This is an opportunity to be creative and showcase your new and updated renovation or slight changes to your space.


How to Choose Backsplash Colours

Often, countertops dictate the backsplash colour.  If you would like to create depth in your space, match the colour to your countertop. If the height is what you want, match the tile to the cabinet colour. 

Look at the samples in your space in your natural light.  Determine how they feel in the morning, when you will have fresh eyes and at night when the distractions are over.

Choose one main colour and accent colours if your kitchen backsplash is large and spread out. Mix materials like glass and metal or handmade tiles with natural stone.


Spice Up the Space

Invest in this high-impact zone.  Coffee stations, bars or desk areas can be spiced up with a different colour, pattern and texture. If there is more square footage of wall space above the range and sink, you can play with tile design. These are the areas that get a lot of visual attention.

This is the place to play up pattern. Some options include installing tile in a herringbone or chevron pattern or stacking tiles vertically. Another option is using a rhombus and creating a unique pattern of flowers.

If you are conservative by nature, then the classic subway tile is the default. Consider using a darker or lighter grout to showcase the tile.

Don't be afraid to spice it up in this typically small area. So, if you choose a bold color or trendy tile pattern for this zone, you can always change it down the road without tearing out your entire kitchen backsplash.


Material Choices

The options are endless when it comes to selection. There are a few things to keep in mind when making your final choice.

Natural Stone and some handmade tiles will need to be sealed to prevent staining from cooking sauces or frying.

Ceramic, porcelain and glass tile are impervious to staining. 

Make sure when buying grout, that it is stain-resistant grout. 


Your backsplash reflects your personality and lifestyle.  At Marquis Tile we have hundreds of choices to suit all personality types.  Our expert staff are here to help you make the right decisions for your space.






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Tecumseh, ON 

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