The backsplash could be considered the most important part of your kitchen's design. No matter what material you choose, it's a focal point. Tile Cupboards and Cabinets tends to be the most popular choice — for its flexibility in style, budget and application. Whether your backsplash goes up to the bottom of the upper cabinets, reaches all the way up to the ceiling or falls somewhere in between, using one of these inspiring and intriguing tiles can add to your kitchen's unique look. "Laser-cut tile. These tiles are intricately cut with lasers to produce elaborate designs that are pieced together like a puzzle, as shown here.
Mirror tile. Tiny mirrored tiles all assembled into one Cupboards and Cabinets design create a mirrored backsplash with texture. Something like this is perfect for that area in your kitchen that requires an extra-special touch — like a buffet area, serving station or butler's pantry.Blue Sky Building CompanyDiagonal tile. Give ordinary tile a spin by placing it on the diagonal. Keep in mind that a diagonal layout means you'll need to order about 10 percent more tiles to complete your backsplash. Diagonal tile layouts also tend to be more labor intensive — more cuts are required at the top and the bottom — so the Cupboards and Cabinets installer may up the price a bit.Buckminster Green LLCLarge-pattern tile. Big, bold patterns are in vogue right now — try placing one on your kitchen walls. Many companies produce overscale patterns that can be customized to repeat, much like wallpaper. With a large-patterned tile, it's very important to lay out your wall space thoughtfully, so that your design ends up looking even throughout the installation.Fiorella DesignSubway tile. One of the most beloved tile designs to date is the timeless and classic subway tile — so named because this type of tile is often used in subway stations worldwide.
Herringbone tile. Add loads of texture to your kitchen with tile in a Cupboards and Cabinets herringbone pattern. Many tiles in the herringbone pattern can be purchased on a mesh backing (usually a 12- by 12-inch backing material on the underside of the tile that holds several pieces together), which means you won't have to lay out each and every individual piece.Shirley Parks DesignSpecialty-shaped tile. Don't limit yourself to a square. Many manufactures take pride in offering unique shapes and colors. You should have no problem finding a manufacturer near you to get the color and shape you need.The oval shape in this kitchen has a great retro feel.Dayna Katlin InteriorsCustom mosaic tile. If you have the budget for it, Cupboards and Cabinets consider going with a design that is all your own. The design here was created with mosaic tiles, expertly trimmed piece by piece to create a stunning custom design."