Transform your kitchen with tile! Changing up the look of your backsplash can make a major impact on the design of your kitchen. Learn more about the popular shapes and layouts of tile for kitchen backsplashes, then choose the look that fits your style!

1. Classic Subway Tile

This simple, clean look is a timeless and economical choice for adding style to any kitchen backsplash. Whether you choose a wall-height design or opt for a standard backsplash that’s 15 to 18 inches tall, subway tile is a great choice. Design with a color that complements your palette or go with the classic white look.

2. Glass Mosaic Design

Glass mosaic tile comes in a wide variety of sizes, colors, finishes and shapes – including hexagonal, squares, circles, linear, picket, herringbone and many more motifs. A glass mosaic backsplash provides an eye-catching backdrop that heightens kitchen designs with interesting variations of colors, sheens, and patterns.

3. Decorative Natural Stone

From interesting shapes like arabesque and raindrop to patterns like linked rungs, floral and more – natural stone tile is offered in many decorative options that turn up the dial on style. Materials for natural stone include slate, limestone, granite, and marble which also offers the durability to match its beauty.

4. Pebbled Looks

Take a natural stone look to the next level with flat pebble backsplash designs. This type of tile is available in interlocking mesh to give the appearance of a hand-laid look, without a large time commitment. This design complements a wide range of kitchen styles from traditional to rustic.

5. Metallic Tile

Not only is tile available in ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, and glass, there are also many metal tile designs on the market that are growing in popularity for kitchen backsplashes! From matte to shiny finishes available in a variety of colors, these metal backsplashes coordinate well with many other kitchen materials including wood, stone and more.

6. Pearled Stone Designs

Pearled natural stone backsplashes feature an iridescent appearance that allows you to play up the creativity for your kithen design. This type of tile is available in many variations including penny, rectangular, geometric patterns, herringbone and more. Typically available in shades of white, gray and tan, this finish is a subtle way to add style to a neutral color palette.

These are just a few examples of the attractive tiles that are great for backsplashes! Bring your creativity to life with a design that complements your space – stop in to National Design Mart to check out our wide selection of tile and to talk with our in-store designers to find the product that’s perfect for you! 

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