Backsplash is an essential feature of your kitchen to help prevent damage to your walls from water splashes, grease splashes, and food splatter. Plus, it’s one of those fun ways to add an interesting design element to your kitchen! Today, there are literally thousands of varieties of backsplash materials that come in a collection of colors, textures, and materials. Well today, we want to narrow in on all the different ways you can install tile at the vent hood! If you didn’t realize that there are many ways to do this, then keep reading!
Did you know that you don’t have to stick to just one type of backsplash material? Well, introducing another material is a great way to add interest and a design element to your kitchen backsplash! For instance, you can add a different material to the hood section of your backsplash. This will break up the main backsplash and add a neat design element to the kitchen!
If there is one type of application you are aware of, then the classic picture frame may be it. This is another great application to break up the main backsplash tile. You could either frame the same tile, potentially in a different pattern, or frame an entirely different material! Believe me, there are lots of different ways to utilize the picture frame method. Plus, we use this method in all styles of kitchens from traditional to modern.
Tile from counter to ceiling
This particular method is done when you have a stand-alone hood (no cabinet above) where you see wall space behind it. It’s a really neat application that draws your eyes to the ceiling and gives the room a taller feel. Here you could also change the material or even change the direction of the tile – the options are endless!
Tile from counter to bottom of hood vs. top of hood
How high should you take the tile up? That is a debate with no right or wrong answer, and ultimately it is up to you and the look you want. The only difference is that one application is lower and the other is higher. See the difference below:
Changing up the pattern
Now this is a fun and exciting way to change up the tile! You can have a brick-lay tile as the main backsplash, but what if you introduce a herring bone pattern at the hood? Or what about a vertical pattern? Just changing the direction or pattern is an easy way to incorporate visual design element!
To learn more about different types of tile, visit our blog on Tile 101!