You don't have to pay a professional if you want to install a metallic tile backsplash in your home. Get do it yourself metallic tile backsplash ideas with help from a remodeling expert, speaker, writer, certified construction manager and LEED Accredited Professional in this free video clip.
Hi, I'm Monica D Higgins with Don'tRemodelWithoutUs.com, and I'm here at the Tremont Luxury Condominiums in Los Angeles, California. And we're going to talk about some do-it-yourself metallic tile backsplash ideas. Yeah, you say that real fast. Now, the purpose of a kitchen backsplash, is to have an easy to clean surface. To prevent stains from splattering food, smoke, or other messes when cooking. So, for example, in this kitchen, the backsplash has not yet been installed. So, when you do install it, you'll have a great surface to protect your walls and make them easy to clean. So, these are some great metallic backsplash ideas. Now, for many people, when they think of metallic backsplash, they think of stainless steel. So, here are some examples of a subway style pattern with stainless steel. We have a patchwork pattern, a grid pattern, checker board pattern, in a dark stainless, in a light stainless. And you have the same pattern with only one tone, here. This is nice, but it combines the glass tiles with the stainless steel color. So, it makes it not look as harsh or as modern for those that want more of a transitional feel. This is a great tile as well, because it's a metallic tile, but it also has a swirl in it. So, it looks visually interesting when installed. You can also try another color, like this coppery color, which is warm and metallic. What's great about this particular tile installation, is that it's many subway tiles in a metallic backsplash. So, you get a modern feel that's warmer, because of the color and also the way the tile pattern is installed. These are actually backsplash patterns that are made from plastic. I know, can you believe it, plastic? They're great because you still get the metallic look, the pattern's already there, and they're quick and easy to install. So, if you don't have a do-it-yourself thumb like me, but yet, you want that metallic look. These you can do really easy. So, you've got your metallic backsplash ideas, you've got the form and the function. It's going to look good and it's also going to keep your kitchen walls free of dirt, smoke and grease. Happy cooking!