The girls scouts have “always prepared” as their motto in everything they do. Such a saying is very commendable, because it really does pay to have an answer to every little and unexpected thing that might happen. Being prepared saves people a lot of trouble and additional costs and it is applicable in every possible human endeavor. It pays to think like a girl scout or boy scout every once in a while, you might be surprised how much of a difference it would make if you do.
In the kitchen, thinking like a girl scout entails considering every little threat or source of harm and inconvenience, and taking the appropriate precaution to rid yourself of that said hassle. As such, the area around the sink and the counter tops should be considered in light of exigent circumstances wherein water or food would accidentally slip to the walls. In such cases, the importance of a backsplash would manifest itself, and you’d be glad you installed them in the first place.
General Considerations About How to Tile a Kitchen Backsplash
For those of you who do not know, a backsplash is something you put on the wall of your kitchen setup. It is usually done with tile, steel, or any other water resistant material, although tile is the common choice because it is effective and at the same time attractive. Having a ceramic tile backsplash would make cleaning the kitchen very convenient and hassle free and additionally increase its aesthetic value.
Try picturing your life without a backsplash. For one thing, if you have accidents, you’d be knee deep into cleaning whatever material is on your wall. You’d probably make up some makeshift plastic cover to protect your wallpaper or painted wall from the possible mess you might make, but that wouldn’t be an impressive sight. If you had a backsplash for your kitchen setup instead, you’d be secure with your kitchen activities and still look good while doing it.
The Intricacies of Why and How to Install a Tile Backsplash
We all would have different motivations for installing a backsplash, much like why people opt to install tiles in their bathrooms. Some have just grown accustomed to such a component because of long term use by everyone they know. Others find it really practical because they know how messy they can get and they want something to make sure the mess is easier to clean up. There are also some people who install backsplash because they find that it goes well with the other components of their kitchen.
Installing a backsplash is fairly simple, much like installing tiles for your bathroom. It is a lot less tedious, however, considering the fact that it would cover only a certain portion of your entire kitchen space. Still, the act of laying tiles requires skill and experience, which is why I think regular homeowners do not need to learn about tile laying. To sum up my arguments against it, learning how to set a tile is a waste of time, energy, and would only be used once, unlike learning how to fix clogged drains or broken electrical relays that might occur regularly. After learning how to set tiles, where else would you use that skill on?
As an interior decorator, I recommend having a backsplash for your kitchen set up both for practical and aesthetic purposes. I also recommend that you choose a particular backsplash tile pattern that would complement the color and style of your kitchen cabinets and counter tops. There’s something about a kitchen with backsplash that just makes the whole set up much more pleasant and modern looking. If you have any comments or stories you’d want to share, leave a comment on the comments section below.