Tile backsplash design is an art at Traditions in Tile.
We spend countless hours working on designs that are different by design. Your backsplash will be one of a kind and you will look at it like a piece of art that you will enjoy every day for years to come!
Some popular tiles used in backsplash design are glass and stone, as well as ceramic tile that looks like old white bricks, and porcelains that resemble stone but are practically maintenance free.
One of our great vendors is Oceanside glass tile. All Oceanside Glass tile materials are designed to work together in colors that are consistent across all product lines. When designing your backsplash, you can easily combine liners, decos, and trim from one line with mosaics or field tile from another. The entire Oceanside Glasstile product family integrates to allow unlimited possibilities. Have fun. Be creative.
Another fantastic line of glass is Stone and Pewter Accents. They allow you to design your backsplash with unlimited options combining glass, stone and wood. Glass reflects light like sunlight shimmering on water. When handcrafted, glass tiles give any surface a stylish rebirth. From sleek and monochromatic to juxtaposed and textured, glass tiles offer a profusion of possibilities for contemporary, transitional and traditional spaces. Your tile backsplash design options are limited only to one’s imagination.
Installation of tile backsplashes is usually quite simple. Clean, flat surfaces are best. Most tile, stone and glass can be installed with mastic or thinset, and requires minimal preparation. Glass must be installed with thinset specifically made for glass tile. Organic adhesive (Mastic) is not an appropriate setting material for Glass Tiles in wet areas, such as showers or bathtub enclosures. Also, some organic adhesives may yellow behind clear or translucent tiles. Organic adhesive does not cure, as do cementitious (thinset) based products.
Adhesives dry and bond when exposed to air, given sufficient time. As the adhesive first begins to dry and set at the edges, on larger glass tiles this will seal off the back of the tile, like putting a lid on a can. Impervious materials, such as glass mosaics, can only properly set when installed using polymer-modified cementitious or epoxy based mortars (thinset). Again, it is important to note that time is required for the adhesive to set properly. Sanded or Unsanded grouts can be use, but check with the manufacturer before grouting to be sure which is safe to use. The last thing you want to do is scratch the glass or stone after installation with grout!
Traditions In Tile has been providing tile backsplash design in Georgia for over
75 years. Being a Georgia based company we pride ourselves on providing a
remarkable experience for each of our clients. We have ceramic tile
showrooms in Nine (8) Georgia cities including Marietta, Alpharetta,
Buford, Buckhead, Macon, Newnan, Athens and Augusta. In addition to
Georgia, we have locations in Tennessee, and North Carolina. Georgia
Builders, Architects, Designers and Remodelers depend on us to provide
first class Tile, Stone, Glass and related products to them as industry
Call us today for all your Tile Backsplash Design needs.