There are a few different design elements to consider when planning a backsplash project. For one thing, you’ll want to select a tile color that is a good fit for the space, either as a matching element or a point of contrast. Also, you will need to decide what areas are going to be covered by the backsplash, and what sections you’ll leave as a painted wall. In this post, we are going to talk about another piece of the puzzle – the shape of the tiles you select. Good backsplash installers can successfully create a backsplash with many different tile shapes, and we’ll highlight three great options below. 

Rectangular Tiles

We’ll start here because these may be the most popular types of backsplash tiles. When you hire backsplash installers, you can be sure they have used rectangular tiles on countless previous projects and will have no trouble handling them properly. While not necessary, rectangle tiles will often be installed in a subway pattern where each row is offset from the one below. If you are hoping to create a classic, timeless look with this project, rectangular tiles are a safe bet. 

Hexagon Tiles

To add more dimension to the project, consider going with hexagon tiles. Often coming in small sizes, you’ll include many more tiles in the backsplash this way as compared to going with larger rectangles. It takes experienced backsplash installers to get this one right and keep everything lined up and clean, so be sure to work with the right contractor if this is your selection. 

Herringbone Tiles

Okay – so technically, these are also rectangular tiles in most cases, but they are arranged in a herringbone pattern to add visual interest to the backsplash. The herringbone look is a great way to help your backsplash stand out even more, while still sticking with something that is time-tested and not likely to grow old in short order. 

To bring your bathroom or kitchen to life, contact Charleston Backsplash today to learn more about our services. The right backsplash design is a key part of a bathroom or kitchen installation or renovation project, but only if that design is installed properly by a professional team. Contact us today for more information – we are excited to serve you!