10 Best Backsplash Tile Choices For Your Home

Backsplash tile is my favorite of all renovation materials! As a renovation lover, that’s saying a lot, but it’s true! Backsplash tile or wall tile is one of those things that can completely transform your space. Switching out a backsplash can change the whole vibe of your room as well, without touching the larger things like cabinets, countertops or bathroom vanities. It’s useful as well as aesthetic, making it a great investment in your home. We’re going to cover our top 10 best backsplash tile choices for the year. Get ready to find a new favorite!

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1. Brick Tile

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Brick backsplash tile and wall tile has been on the rise since early 2016, but it’s only growing in popularity. This is hands down my favorite new backsplash tile. In the past, it was hard to get this product as a tile. Now, this high quality porcelain comes in a white, taupe, and red brick. It can work with a modern, rustic, industrial, farmhouse or cottage style space with ease!

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2. Wood Look Tile

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Wood look tile is not always something that people think of when deciding on a backsplash tile. But that doesn’t mean it’s not an awesome choice! This large format tile gives a very rustic look and adds something really special to your home. It also looks great in bathrooms or as a shower surround!

3. Herringbone

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Herringbone is one of the hottest patterns out right now. You can do a herringbone with brick, subway tile or you can buy a mesh back tile that already has the herringbone pattern like this one above!

4. Pennies

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Pennies are a great backsplash tile choice for your kitchen or bathroom. It is very simple but can add an understated elegance that will give your space a subtle pop. We carry bright white with a glossy finish, a black glossy, or a matte white. Pennies can look vintage or modern depending on the other pieces in the room.

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5. Hexagon

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Hexagon tile is one of my favorite tile options! This shape is very very popular, not only for backsplash tile, but for flooring as well. There are so many different materials, such as a simple white ceramic or marble hexagon tile, or this tile above with multiple finishes and colors. It’s always a stunning choice that won’t soon go out of style.

6. Colored Subway Tile

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Colored subway tile is a great twist on a classic backsplash tile. The arctic ice above is a lovely choice, as well as the morning fog or charcoal glass. It adds a great pop of color and freshness to your space without being too overpowering.

7. Arabesque Tile

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Arabesque tile is still on the rise, and I am thrilled! I love this tile and it’s beautiful shape. It adds a very feminine and elegant feel to your kitchen or bathroom. However, you may want to work with a professional on the installation, because it’s not so easy for a beginner to DIY.

8. 1×1 Glass Mosaic

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Glass mosaics have been popular for a while, but the 1×1 is really on the top of the list this year. It adds so much visual interest and variation. It’s pretty easy to install and it comes in so many different color combinations and finishes that you’re sure to find the right one for your home.

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9. White Subway Tile with Dark Grout

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White subway tile has never really gone out of style. It always has been, and always will be, a classic design staple. My favorite variation on this look is to add a dark grout instead of the traditional white. While it doesn’t quite cover all the little imperfections that a white grout would, it makes the backsplash tile really pop and gives it a very vintage and nostalgic look. This can also work in a modern space.

10. Ledger Panels

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Ledger panels, or ledge stone, is another tile choice that is not always the first thing you might think of for your kitchen. I really love ledge stone because it gives it a very craftsman or rustic look, while still remaining classy and elegant. It comes in so many different colors that you can easily match your cabinets no matter what their finish might be.

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Mesh-Back-Tile-FeaturedBacksplash-Tile-Featured-ImageWhile there are soooo many more backsplash tile options, these 10 sure steal the show for me this year! What’s your favorite look for backsplash tile? Let us know in the comments below!


Builders Surplus is a full service renovation company with locations in Louisville, Kentucky, and Newport, Kentucky, which also serves Cincinnati, Ohio. We are one of the leading providers of kitchen cabinets, kitchen countertops, backsplash tile, and cabinet hardware in Louisville, Newport, and Cincinnati. We specialize in interior design, kitchen design, bathroom remodel, building materials, and home improvement. Interior Design and measurements come as a free service to our clients. We sell building materials ranging in every price point, from unfinished kitchen cabinets to top of the line Wellborn cabinets. In addition to interior design, we also offer installation services. If you have any questions or would like to set up a free design consultation with one of our interior designers, we would encourage you to do so. We love sharing our knowledge with clients & potential home renovators. We write about interior design, home decor, decorating ideas, and home improvement. We hope you’ll check back in for our next article! Happy Renovation!

Written By: Allie Bloyd

Top 10 Interior Design Trends Spotted At KBIS



Week before last, while visiting the Kitchen & Bath International Showcase in Las Vegas, we spotted 10 new interior design trends worth noting. KBIS, along with the National Kitchen and Bath Association is an inspiring showcase that highlights the latest products, trends and technologies in the remodeling industry. KBIS can be a great way to see what is up in coming in the design world, then taking those products to our customers to enjoy! This is an industry only event that we are happy to share with you by highlighting the top 10 trends that we spotted this year.

Our favorite Interior Design Trends For 2016


1. Arabesque  Patterns

Arabesque tile is one of my absolute favorites. It has such a unique shape that can look modern, french country, vintage, eclectic, or traditional depending on the material, color and finish. This is a real eye catcher in an kitchen or bathroom and will make your space stand out from the rest. We will be expanding our selection of arabesque backsplash tile options shortly, so don’t forget to check back to see the new sections!


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2. Colorful and Unique Appliances


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Colorful appliances were everywhere at KBIS! The Suzanne Kasler stove to the upper left is a true show piece. This would be the highlight of your kitchen without a doubt. The colors available are bottom left of this paragraph. The retro aqua appliances are amazing and you can really freshen up a drab space quickly with these pieces!
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3. Hexagon Patterns

Hexagon is definitely rising to the top in terms of favorites, as the selection available has expanded greatly in the last year. No matter what your color scheme or style, you can most likely find a hexagon to match. The geometric feel usually works best in a contemporary space, in my opinion, but don’t let that stop you – the sky is the limit!


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4. Reclaimed Wood

This is my favorite trend, hands down. I absolutely adore the rustic, farmhouse feel, where you mix new pieces with old to give it a nostalgic feel without being outdated. You can use reclaimed wood in a variety of spaces: Light fixtures, open shelves, on your walls, and on a vanity front! the image to the bottom right is an amazing new piece called Stik Wood! It is thinly sliced completely real reclaimed wood, with a sticky back attached to it. It is designed to easily be applied to walls, ceilings, kitchen islands & more! We can’t wait to start carrying Stik Wood Designs in store!

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5. Taking On Technology

Technology has grown immensely in the kitchen & bathroom space. The video below shows an island that can raise and lower at the push of a button. The image below it are cabinets that drop down from the bottom, allowing for easy wheelchair accessibility. There are so many cool options that serve a purpose and will impress your friends all at the same time!





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6. Playful Patterns

I love this trend, as life is too short to take it too seriously! These playful, fun patterns just bring a smile to my face whenever I see them. Adding something colorful or unique to an otherwise calm space is a great way to add character and charm without going overboard!


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7. Natural Stone

Natural stone is on the rise and the reason is simple – it looks great, it’s durable, and you can use it in virtually any space, with any style. There is a color or shape for modern looks, rustic looks, or traditional looks. Use the pebble style stone on your shower floor, the ledge stone on your home’s exterior, the larger stone on your fireplace and you’ve built a cozy home with natural style!


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8. Colorful Cabinets

As a lover of color, this is another one of my favorites. The kelley green cabinets to the left are part of Wellborn Cabinets’ Color Inspire collection. This allows you to take any color from Sherwin Williams, and have them transform your cabinets with it! This is a very unique option that allows you to have a truly one of a kind kitchen or bathroom.


Colorful Cabinets

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9. Cabinet Illumination

Under-cabinet illumination is that little something extra that makes a big difference. Not only for looks, this trend is also for function. It really makes your kitchen look like something you would see in a magazine, with little expense, depending on the style of lighting that you choose. It is easy to have this installed with virtually any cabinet line.

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10. Large Format Tile

Large format tile is one of the biggest trends in tile today. Large format tile is considered anything that is 15″ longer on any side, however, some consider 12″ or more to begin to get into the large format category. Below are two really fun options, but large format tile is becoming available in anything you can image, from polished marble, travertine, and wood look tile, to some of the more “out there options” similar to what is shown below. Make sure to have a professional install your large format tile, as it is much different, and much more difficult, than traditional tile.


Large Format Tile

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There you have it! Our top 10 interior design trends from KBIS 2016! We hope you learned a lot and got some great new ideas for the future!

Builders Surplus is a full service renovation company with locations in Louisville, Kentucky, and Newport, Kentucky, which also serves Cincinnati, Ohio. We specialize in interior design, kitchen design, bathroom remodel, building materials, and home improvement. Interior Design and measurements come as a free service to our clients. We sell building materials ranging in every price point, from unfinished kitchen cabinets to top of the line Wellborn cabinets. In addition to interior design, we also offer installation services. If you have any questions or would like to set up a free design consultation with one of our interior designers, we would encourage you to do so. We love sharing our knowledge with clients & potential home renovators. We write about interior design, home decor, decorating ideas, and home improvement. We hope you’ll check back in for our next article! Happy Renovation!


Written By: Allie Bloyd