The Kitchen is the heart of the home

Kitchen Backsplash

The kitchen is one of the most important areas of your home – not only because you spend so much time in it, but also because upgrading your kitchen is one of the easiest ways to increase your home’s value.
Your kitchen backsplash is a great area in your home to showcase your style and personality. Use the links below to learn more about kitchen backsplashes!

What Is a Kitchen Backsplash?

Due to the amount of water and abuse that kitchens get, it is unthinkable not to have a backsplash along the back of the countertop. … If you have a sink counter that does not butt up against the wall (a pedestal sink, for example), your need for a backsplash is only aesthetic.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What size subway tile do you use for a kitchen backsplash?

The 3×6 size is the most common subway tile size. The classic 1:2 ratio is pleasing to the eye. It’s a very popular size for kitchen backsplashes; a typical is 18″ tall, giving you an even 6 rows of tile. In showers, especially with a contrasting grout color, this smaller size can look a bit busy.

  • What is the best grout for a kitchen backsplash?

Sanded is more durable and IMO looks better. However, sand is difficult with a 1/8″ grout line. Typically on narrow grout line use unhanded because the width of sand particles does not allow enough cement holding sand together

  • Where do you start a kitchen backsplash?

Make a mark directly in the middle of the wall above the countertop. This is where you will center the first tile to start the project.

  • How high should a kitchen backsplash be?

Between 15 and 18 inches tall, The standard backsplash in the kitchen, the area on the wall above the countertops but beneath the cabinets, generally runs between 15 and 18 inches tall for people of average heights. But more often than not

  • Where to put the it?

In general, tile will serve as an approach to coloring in the lines of the kitchen’s busiest area, easing anxieties by being a protective barrier while also “wowing” yourself and others as a statement piece for the room.

If you’re looking for backsplash removal, installation or repair services in Orange County, All OC Kitchen and Bath experts with more than 20 years’ experience are here to help.