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Kitchen Backsplash Frequently Asked Questions

Whether it’s removal, installation or repair kitchen backsplashes have different variables. Mr. Handyman wants to help you in your DIY journey; here are a few of the frequently asked questions we have received regarding kitchen backsplashes.

If you are encountering issues with your kitchen tile and need assistance, the pros at Mr. Handyman are ready to help. Give us a call at (877) 685-1337 or schedule an appointment to get started.

What size subway tile do you use for a kitchen backsplash?

Traditional subway tile is 3 x 6 inches. However, there are now more sizes, for example 2 x 6 and 2 x 4, to allow for smaller and more intricate designs.

What is the best grout for a kitchen backsplash?

The type of grout you use for your backsplash depends on the distance between tiles. If the space is less than 1/8 inch, you should use a non-sanded grout. If it’s larger than 1/8 inch, you should use a sanded grout, as the sand stops the grout from contracting. Grout also comes in epoxy or cement forms, as well. Most choose cement grouts, as they are a lot less expensive and easier to apply, but epoxy grout is the more durable option.

Where do you start a kitchen backsplash?

No matter which backsplash tile or other material you use, the starting spot should always be the same. Start your backsplash at the base of your countertop in the center and work your way outward. This ensures your tile always looks even and symmetrical.

How high should a kitchen backsplash be?

There is no right or wrong answer for how high a kitchen backsplash should be, however, the rule of thumb is to make your backsplash end at the bottom of your kitchen wall cabinets.

Where to put the backsplash?

The typical kitchen backsplash is the area between the upper kitchen cabinets and the countertop; however there is no definite reason your backsplash needs to stop there. You could also extend the backsplash behind the stove to the ceiling for a unique look. Every home is different. But using your cabinets to determine kitchen backsplash height is a great rule of thumb.

Your Local Kitchen Backsplash Pros

If you’re searching for backsplash removal, installation or repair services, the local experts at Mr. Handyman are here to help. Call (877) 685-1377 or request service online to get started today.