Kitchen splashback tiled in Reading

After a new kitchen was installed we were called to tile this kitchen splashback and breakfast bar on the opposite side

Kitchen splashbacks serve a dual purpose: they protect the wall from splashes, stains, and moisture while adding a decorative element to the kitchen. Positioned behind stovetops and sinks, splashbacks are typically made of materials like glass, tile, or stainless steel, providing an easy-to-clean surface that enhances hygiene and aesthetics in the kitchen.

Kitchen splashback tiling

Kitchen splashback tiling involves the installation of tiles on the wall behind the cooker or sink to protect the surface from splashes, stains, and moisture while enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the kitchen.

The process begins with careful planning and preparation. The wall surface must be clean, dry, and smooth, with any imperfections patched or repaired. Proper waterproofing measures, such as applying a waterproof membrane or sealing seams and corners, are essential to prevent water damage and mould growth.

Next, precise measurements are taken to determine the layout and placement of the tiles. Consideration is given to factors such as tile size, colour, pattern, and grout lines to achieve the desired look and feel of the splashback. Some homeowners opt for a uniform pattern, while others may prefer a mosaic or herringbone design for added visual interest.

Once the layout is determined, adhesive is applied to the wall using a notched trowel, and tiles are carefully positioned in place. Spacers are used to maintain consistent spacing between tiles, while a level ensures they are straight and even. Any excess adhesive or grout is promptly removed to maintain a clean and professional finish.

After the tiles are set, grout is applied to fill the gaps between them. Grout colour can be chosen to complement or contrast with the tiles, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal of the splashback. Once the grout has dried we recommend a sealant is applied to protect the tiles and grout from moisture, staining, and discoloration.

Professional installation services offer expertise in handling delicate tiles and ensuring a watertight seal. They also provide guidance on tile selection, layout, and maintenance to create a durable and attractive splashback that enhances the value and enjoyment of the kitchen. With proper tiling, kitchen splashbacks can become stylish focal points that elevate the overall design of the space.

Kitchen splashback tiling


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