Decorative kitchen back splashes make clean up easier, add to the character of the kitchen, and increase the equity of the kitchen portion of a home. One thing that deters most people from performing a project like this is the time involved to tile a back splash. That, and it can be a bit intimidating if you have never tiled before. Now, you can have a kitchen tile back splash for your kitchen that requires no tiling, or grouting, and is removable for easy cleaning.
Removable Tile Back Splash
Removable tile back splashes are a framed grid that have tile adhered to the surface already. These grids contain tile of multiple stiles, from classic Italian wine and fruit mosaics, to sheik glass tiles, these tile grids come in a variety of choices.
How To Install
One the back of the removable back splash, there is a groove that goes along the entire back. A hanging bar supports the removable back splash by mounting the hanging bar to the wall and sliding the back splash into the groove. The back splash can be shifted from side to side to center it over a stove or anywhere else in your kitchen you would like to put it.
The mounting rail must me secured to wall framing as the back splash is fairly heavy as compared to a standard picture. The bar hanging design is a newer concept that has been used for hanging kitchen cabinets that has proven to be a strong enough to support a large amount of weight and cut down on installation time.
Removable tile back splashes cost around $200 and range in size from 14″x30″ to 20x”30″. The larger back splashes are designed for over-the-stove applications, while the others can go under the cabinets if you choose.
If you are unsure about whether or not a tile back splash should be on your home improvement checklist, this is a great alternative to making a mess with mastic and grout. Also, if you do ever decide that you want a fixed tile back splash, you can remove to hanging back splashes and sell them, getting a portion of your money back.