Since bathroom vanities are much smaller than kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities tend to have less impact and take up less space than kitchen backsplashes. That said, you have vastly more options for a bathroom backsplash, as you don't have to worry about food splatters or cleanability as much as in a kitchen.
The simplest (and most common) option for a backsplash is to continue your countertop material up the wall 3-5 inches. If you choose a solid surface countertop, a 4" backsplash can be fabricated from the same material and installed at the same time. If you choose a tile option, you could use the matching bullnose to easily create a short backsplash.
Another easy backsplash option is to take a prefabricated border (or a mosaic cut into strips) and use it as your backsplash. Many people will use the same border or mosaic in their shower as a feature strip to tie the entire room together and create a cohesive design.
Since you're installing tile in such a small area, why not visit our in-store Clearance Corner? We have several tile, stone, glass, and decorative options whose lines have been discontinued, leaving us with small on-hand quantities (perfect for a bathroom backsplash!). You can save up to 70% off the original retail price of beautiful limestones, metallic borders, decorative drops, medallions, durable porcelains, and other unique finds.
For those looking for a more dramatic or substantial installation, consider creating a focal wall or wainscoting.
A full focal wall of your backsplash material, (whether you use a mosaic or a boldly-patterned tile), will create a dramatic, memorable effect.
If you build wainscoting around the walls of your bathroom, you can continue the top line across the top of your countertop for a long, continuous look that helps the room look bigger.
Not really. Every tile and stone material we sell can be used for a dry vertical application. The only time you should limit your selection of materials is if you meet any of the following criteria:
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