The wall space above the counters in a bathroom or kitchen is a prime area for splashes of all kinds — water, soap, dirt, grease, your famous tomato sauce, and even flames! Protecting your home with a durable backsplash — a material that covers this wall space — is a solution that takes advantage of this area as a prime decor opportunity, as well. We’ve compiled a mini guide to backsplashes to both durability and style.
The Benefits of a Backsplash
Whether during new construction, remodeling, or as a quick update to existing decor, a backsplash can make a big splash with color, shape, size, texture, installation pattern, or all of the above!
What to Look for in a Backsplash Material
A homeowner’s primary concern when considering backsplash materials is that it needs to be able to stand up to the elements that the space is exposed to on a daily basis.
The material you choose should be moisture- and flame-resistant for your family’s health and safety. Also, your backsplash should be low-maintenance since the backsplash is an area that can get messy and require regular cleaning (think of simmering sauces in the kitchen or makeup stains in the bathroom).
Choose a material that works with your cabinetry, flooring, paint, fixtures, and appliances. A backsplash can coordinate with your existing elements or you can use the backsplash as an opportunity for a pop of color or pattern. Most importantly, choose a backsplash material that is stylistically versatile — one that gives you many options so that you can find the perfect backsplash design for your kitchen or bathroom.
Backsplash Designs — Choose Your Style
Herringbone Tile Pattern
If you’re only considering flat tile options, you’re overlooking an entire avenue of design possibilities. Advances in manufacturing allow you to bring your backsplash to another dimension and add a textured look to your space.
Crafted by skilled artisans, Waterworks’ tiles come in a worldly palette, from light neutrals to rich, deep and brightly saturated hues. Each carefully selected shade complements the next, for limitless combinations. All the tile shown in these photos is from Waterworks. Immerse is an exclusive showroom and carrier of Waterworks in St. Louis. Schedule a tour of our display and discuss your next project with one of our team members.