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Home Improvement  /  January 25, 2018

Kitchen Backsplash: Custom or Glass Tile?

When it comes to kitchen backsplashes, two designs stand out: the quintessential and visually attractive glass tile design and a custom-made backsplash. Both rank among the most attractive designs for kitchen backsplashes and they have significant utility and functionality, too.

In this post, Handyman Connection of Lincoln discusses the benefits of each one.

Glass Backsplash: Making a Statement

Glass backsplashes are versatile because there’s a range of styles, which includes waterjet designs, decorative liners, and reflective surfaces. The advantage of glass over a custom backsplash is that it’s easy to source; chances are you can find several styles at your local hardware store.

This kind of backsplash is ideal for contemporary kitchens due to the “transitional” atmosphere they establish. You can still use backsplashes for older homes, though; glass mosaics are an excellent choice, especially the ones that combine metal with semiprecious stones since they add texture and movement to your kitchen.

Custom Tile Backsplash

The immediate advantage of a custom backsplash is they’re designed to specifically fit your kitchen. They’re classified as “artisan” backsplashes due to the custom nature of their design. It’s often the only way to rework a rigid and traditional space, but you do have more freedom to choose which kind of tiles you’ll be using.

Hand-cast tile is a popular choice, especially for backsplashes with a hooded area. This same material can also achieve a nifty mural effect on the backsplash itself, which turns your otherwise bare backsplash into the kitchen’s main focal point.

At Handyman Connection of Lincoln, we’ll help you decide between glass or custom-made backsplash for your kitchen. We can also help you design one for your home and make sure it’s installed correctly. Call us today at (402) 867-6990 or fill out our form to learn more about our services.

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