Wall tiling can be used in many parts of your home and work to protect your walls and add a beautiful design feature. The tile material you choose depends on where you plan to install it: for example, certain tiles like terracotta can be quite porous and prone to staining so they would not be best suited to a backsplash behind the cooker. Tiling in a bathroom remodel can consist of a simply adding a tiled backsplash by the sink to a full shower wall and floor tiling project. Bathroom tiles are usually constructed of ceramic due to its price, but also include more expensive options like granite and slate. Kitchen wall tiles are usually reserved to a backsplash to compliment the wall paint, countertops and appliances you have chosen. Most wall tiles are square and will range from very small, 2″ mosaics to larger 24″x 24″ larger tiles; but there are also a lot of very interesting shaped tiles and rectangluar “subway” tiles to consider too, and the beauty of tile is that it can be cut to fit any space.
Installing wall tiles as a backsplash in a bathroom is fairly easy as long as you have the proper tools and not too many angles. But if you want to install wall tile in a large kitchen or shower or have an intricate pattern in mind, you should probably call in a professional contractor to do the work.
On this page of RenoCompare.com, review pictures of tile walls that have been installed and replaced by other homeowners and contractors. Get ideas for your own project, or share a completed project of your own.