Backsplash Tile: Marble Makes Great Bathroom and Kitchen Features
Marble has been around for centuries and always been a massively popular choice for interior design because it projects an elegant image that can truly elevate a design project to the next level, and one great way to show off this beautiful stone is by using it in a kitchen or bathroom backsplash tile.
Backsplashes are a good feature in these two rooms because they see a lot of traffic that creates spills and splashes, whether it’s soap and water in the bathroom or food and drink in the kitchen. A backsplash provides an effective safety net to protect the walls in both rooms as it will catch the mess, yet be easy to clean up. In addition to this practical benefit, a backsplash can also provide a great visual focus for either room on a reasonable budget.
Marble – which comes from many places across the globe – is a natural choice for these backsplashes because it has a one-of-a-kind look that truly makes any project stand out. It’s also a very versatile stone and can be cut to fit any project large or small. And although massive projects like floors can make it an expensive choice, a backsplash is an affordable way to use marble.
There are many possible uses of marble for backsplash, from the simplistic to the experimental. In the latter category, consider using three-dimensional marble tile that is produced in a beige mosaic pattern to resemble a basket. This 3D effect means the raised tiles literally and figuratively stand out, and the soft color makes it a good choice for a warm bathroom.
Another way to achieve the look of a basket weave mosaic is with flat, non-3D tiles arranged in rectangles colored gray separated by smaller black squares. This pattern and its neutral colors can work for a backsplash whether it’s for just part of the room or an entire wall.
However, many homeowners think that the best approach is the classic approach, and here’s where a simple mosaic of flat hexagonal tiles edged with gray and white in the center. The color scheme works with all-white fittings in the bathroom, and also pairs with stainless-steel kitchen units.
Alternatively, the herringbone pattern – small rectangles aligned to resemble fish bones – is popular among many homeowners. Using tiles produced in shades of white and gray creates an understated yet classy look that would work well either in the bathroom or the kitchen.
Consider mixing things up by using marble tiles of various patterns with alternating colors, such as different shades of gray and brown. This can create an exciting image that catches the eye of anyone in the room, but is also versatile enough to match with many fixtures and fittings.
These five style options are just some of the many ways that marble can be used to enhance the look of a bathroom or kitchen, and to achieve a unique feature that stays within many designers’ budgets.