If you’re considering having your kitchen or bathroom remodeled,then you’ve probably encountered the term “backsplash.” But what exactly does this elusive term mean, and how does it apply to your home? In this blog post, A Tamam Construction discusses what exactly a backsplash is, and why you need one for your kitchen or bathroom. 

A Tamam Construction is your source for kitchen and bathroom remodeling in the Bay Area. We offer everything from backsplashes to custom cabinets, to plumbing, electrical, and more! Whether you’re looking to remodel your current kitchen or construct a new one altogether, A Tamam can help. We serve the entire Bay Area, including Berkeley, Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco, and more! Get in touch with us today to schedule a free consultation and read on to learn more about kitchen and bathroom backsplashes. 


It’s the little details that count when it comes to remodeling projects. Although things like lighting, door hardware, and A/C vent design may seem inconsequential, they can actually make or break your new room. Backsplashes are no different.

The backsplash is the wall space that fills the gap between your cabinet and countertop. It is most often located directly behind the sink and usually extends the entire length of the counter. Typically, the backsplash is not very tall (often no higher than four inches), however without wall cabinets it can extend up to the ceiling. This is known as a “full backsplash.” Historically, backsplashes matched the kitchen or bathroom floor, but today they come in a variety of different materials, primarily tile. 

Why Are Backsplashes Important?

Your bathroom or kitchen backsplash serves many important practical and aesthetic purposes. In kitchens, where countertops are used for things like washing dishes and preparing food, the backsplash protects the wall from moisture and heat. They also prevent stains from grease, cooking liquids, and foods splatter. In bathrooms, they are used to protect the wall against moisture and water from the sink, shower, or bath. A tiled backsplash will keep your walls looking like new. All you have to do to clean it is wipe it down with a tile, reducing the risk of mildew and mold growth.

Upgrading your backsplash is one of the easiest ways to enhance the appearance of your kitchen or bathroom. Although the backsplash may seem like a small detail, it can actually completely transform the look of your new rooms. Your backsplash is the perfect canvas for making your visions of the perfect space come alive. They are almost like a permanent picture on the wall.

While standard kitchen backsplashes that match the floor may seem like a budget-friendly option, they can actually cause wall staining and damage that will cost you in the long run. Upgraded backsplashes, on the other hand, not only look beautiful but also help protect your space. They are also more affordable today than ever before! Check out our financing page to learn more about how you can afford your kitchen or bathroom remodeling project, including low or no interest options. 

Types of Materials

Most backsplashes are made out of tile, however other materials are becoming increasingly popular. Some of the most common backsplash materials include:

  • Glazed porcelain tile: Glazed porcelain tile can mimic the look of expensive marble for a fraction of the cost.

  • Ceramic tiles: A classic choice for backsplashes, ceramic tiles come in a variety of colors, textures, and designs.

  • Mosaic tiles: For an elegant, timeless look, tile your backsplash with mosaics to turn your kitchen or bathroom into a piece of art.

  • Sheet glass: An increasingly popular option, sheet glass is low-maintenance and elegant, adding a lighter look to any space. 

  • Wood: A wood backsplash can give your room a rustic look.

  • Stainless steel: Opt for stainless steel for a unique, easy to clean backsplash. 

  • Glass tiles: A glass backsplash can instantly add light, depth, and dimension to any space.

  • Eco-friendly options: It’s a great time to go green. Some environmentally friendly backsplash materials include salvaged wood, recycled aluminum, and recycled clay. For a one-of-a-kind, artistic feel, you can even make a backsplash from materials like pennies, CDs, mason jars, bottle caps, or broken plates!


Get in Touch With Us Today!

If you’re looking to create the kitchen or bathroom of your dreams, contact us now for a free consultation. We can take care of every aspect of your remodeling project, including backsplashes, appliances, plumbing, flooring, and more! We’re proud to be the Bay Area’s leading contractor, and look forward to helping you make your home an oasis.

Feb 27, 2020 By admin