Ceramic Tiles Back Splash
A backsplash on the wall above or at the side of you sink or stove is a great way to
protect the wall which may be plaster or wall board. Neither of these materials take to heavy cleaning very, so a
backsplash made of a durable material will not only enhance the area aesthetically but make the cleaning
Ceramic tiles are durable and are easily cleaned and maintained. Ceramic is a material made of white clay that
is formed and fired in a kiln at very high temperatures. Ceramic tiles come in various sizes and colors and can be
used as alternating tiles, all solid in one color, or in a pattern such as the sunburst, sunflower or mosaic.
There are many tiles on the market that are called ceramic tiles but are in fact, made of a different material.
A good example of this is the glass subway tiles which are often referred to as ceramic tiles. Glass subway Tiles
are in essence glass that has been tempered to withstand heavy traffic. It is made to be durable and easily
maintained. Glass Subway Tiles fir made their appearance when New York opened their subway in 1904. It was on the
walls and the floors of the new subway. It became a place for tourists to see whether they were going to ride the
subway or not. The tiles themselves are beautiful and have been used in public places for many years. They have now
made their way into homes under the guise of ceramic tile.
Porcelain tiles are often also called ceramic tiles. Although a closer relative to the ceramic tile, the
porcelain tile is not a true ceramic. Although it too is made from clay, formed and kiln fired, the clay is a
different sort of clay than the white clay of a true ceramic.
Whichever ceramic tile you use in your kitchen there is nothing more beautiful than a backsplash made with
ceramic tile. In addition, a ceramic tile backsplash can be a piece of art. There are companies that will paint a
fire the artwork onto the tile and assemble it on the wall into a significant piece of art. This will enhance your
kitchen even more and give you a chance to look at something interesting an beautiful while you work.
If art work is not what you want with our ceramic tile backsplash you may want to consider a pattern of
alternating colors where two colors of tiles are set along side each other changing every second tile. You can also
buy ceramic tiles that have a marble coloration and alternate a marble and solid color. Perhaps a pattern would be
something you would enjoy looking it. You may not want a lot of busy colors and tiles making up a pattern and would
prefer a solid color ceramic tile with an interesting border.
Whatever you choose to do with the ceramic tile you have chosen for your backsplash it will be beautiful and
increase the value of your home.