Top 4 Tips for Mosaic Backsplash

Add a Pop to Your Kitchen

Do you ever look at your kitchen and see room for improvement? Whether in a home that you have owned for years, or a home you just purchased, there is always some room for improvement. Many kitchens need updating, but like most people, you are probably on a very tight budget. One of the best ways to add some fun and excitement to your kitchen without breaking the bank is to add a mosaic back splash. You will use many of the same tips from flooring construction in this project.

Create a Focal Point

When creating a mosaic back splash, you are going to want to create a focal point that everything else in the back splash supports. This is unlike flooring construction, where you typically do not have a focal point in the flooring. If you are going to splurge at all, this is the point where you should be splurging. There should be a stronger, more durable tile around the cooking areas, which are going to be natural focal points. These areas are the recommended areas for placing your focal point in the kitchen when installing your mosaic back splash.

Do Not Be Afraid to Mix and Match

One of the best parts about creating a mosaic back splash is the creativity that you can put into it. When completing flooring construction, you are going to want to put in flooring that is going to match the changing styles that you might have in your rooms. With a mosaic back splash, because it is only a back splash and not an entire wall, you have much more freedom with the design. You do not have to stick to only one design of tile, or color for that matter. Feel free to mix and match as you like.

Work to Enlarge the Room

If you are working with a smaller kitchen, you can use the combination of your mosaic back splash and flooring construction to help enlarge the room. While you do not have to wrap the back splash of your kitchen around your entire kitchen, the use of this aesthetic strategy helps to enlarge the room, making it seem bigger than it really is. Using lighter colors will also help this feeling of enlarging. In combination with a lighter wood flooring, this kind of strategy can make even the smallest kitchens seem much larger than it really is.

Change the Orientation of the Tile

When setting up the design of the mosaic backsplash, most people do not stop to think of any directional orientation than simple straight up and down, or left to right, depending of the specifications of the tile. However, in order to get the most out of even the cheapest tile, you should not follow this guide. If you have to get cheaper tile due to budgetary restrictions, you can try changing the orientation of the tile to make it appear richer than it is. You should, however, ensure that the direction of the mosaic back splash does not interfere with the flooring construction.