If you’re looking for a high quality budget-friendly way to update your backsplash or splashback then why not consider vinyl tiles. Not only are they affordable, but they come in a wide range of colours and shapes to fit any design aesthetic. Vinyl tiles are easy to install and clean, making them a popular choice for homeowners looking for a quick DIY solution. In this article, we’ll explore the different shapes of vinyl tiles available for your splashback.
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With so many shapes and sizes of vinyl tiles in the marketplace it’s hard to know which to choose. But it’s an important decision and one that you need to consider given the size and space of your backsplash.
Hexagon Vinyl Tiles: The hexagon tile has always been considered a stylish option and one that has grown in popularity over the years, especially as a kitchen backsplash. These tiles provide a unique and modern look to your space, especially if you use a contrasting coloured grout - e.g. a white tile with a grey grout like our best selling Hexago tile or a marbled tile. When considering a hexagon shape the size of the design is important, so think about what type of design you are looking for and then size of tile around this. Big and bold versus small and intricate, the hexagon is the perfect geometric shape for those looking to add a touch of personality to their home while keeping a timeless look.
Rectangular Vinyl Tiles: One of the most popular backsplash trends that never seems to go out of style is the classic subway and metro tile. They can be laid vertically or horizontally, providing a seamless and fresh look to any space. They are a proven design and work in nearly every space making them fail safe and timeless. Natural stone splashbacks are very on trend especially those with a marble effect using the dramatic veining as a contrast. Coloured tiles are also popular creating a fun and bold look, have fun with the contrasting white grout and pick a style that suits your space and cabinetry. Recently we have also seen a trend where subway tiles are stacked on top of each other instead of the classic staggered approach. This new way to present these subway tiles is stylish and provides a more contemporary look. View our range of subway, stacked subway and metro tiles.
Square Vinyl Tiles: Square shaped tiles used to be on trend back in the eighties and then lost their popularity to other newcomers. However, we’ve noticed that this versatile shape is back on the map! Tried and true, square tiles are definitely versatile and well suited for a range of spaces and splashbacks. They come in various sizes and colours to match any décor style with bold colours being on trend, think deep shades of greens and classic terracotta. These square vinyl tiles are perfect for kitchen splashbacks and a great choice for bathroom sinks due to their size and simple lines. They are also super easy to install and can be arranged in numerous patterns, making them a versatile choice.
Mosaic and Penny Wall Tiles: The space you are looking to refresh will have an effect on the size of tiles you choose. In some instances choosing a design that features a mosaic design can make the space appear larger. Take the classic mosaic tile - these tiles usually have a combination of smaller tiles in one making them effective as a splashback in bathrooms and cloakrooms. They used to be hard to install due to the time consuming nature of grouting but the peel and stick revolution of vinyl tiles has resolved this problem making these tiles now a popular choice in many homes. They come in different designs, including the penny round tiles, the Minimo Marble tiles and the classic Ravenna tile.
In summary, vinyl tiles provide an excellent option for creating stunning splashbacks be it in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room or even a campervan. We are seeing more and more homes ditch their upper kitchen cabinets and use a ceiling-height backsplash to make a statement and give more breathing space to smaller kitchens.
No matter what space you want to update in your home, vinyl tiles offer style and affordability all in one. With numerous options available, you’re sure to find your perfect match. Plus, with vinyl tiles’ easy installation and maintenance, you can enjoy your revamped kitchen or bathroom for years to come.
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