Published at Friday, May 12th 2017. by Garland Berthier in Kitchen Backsplash.
Mosaic backsplashes don’t always feature well-defined patterns. Some rely on the overall texture and finish such as in the case of this glamorous kitchen where the backsplash extends to cover a larger portion of the wall.
A mosaic backsplash can look interesting even without any upper cabinets. Depending on the way it interacts with the rest of the wall and with the countertop, the contrast can be strong or very faint and almost nonexistent.
First, however, let’s understand what marble is so we can better judge and appreciate it. Geologists refer to marble as a metamorphosed limestone while stonemasons have a broader way of looking at it. Marble is used as a building material and also in sculptures. It’s of many different types, each having its own particularities that help us distinguish between them.
If you want the backsplash in your kitchen to stand out a bit more, then think beyond the pattern and the design on the mosaic. For example, this backsplash extends onto the adjacent walls forming an abstract décor.
Another popular type of marble is Calacatta which is a lot more rare and thus considering a luxury choice. It’s often mistaken for Carrara marble although it presents several unique particularities such as the generally white background and dark veining in large and thick patterns.
Tired of the same old tiled backsplashes? Try something different like a herringbone shim backsplash. Cut the shims to size and then create the middle section starting at the center line. Glue down the section and let it sit for several hours. Then, once you apply it onto the wall, you can start adding all the filler pieces. It’s important to measure correctly.