Faux Metal Finishes for Your Kitchen Back Splash
Kitchen backsplashes are a great way to unleash creativity, while making the kitchen sink area an attention-grabbing focal point…Not to mention the practical value of backsplashes. From water to cooking oils, from opening pop and wine bottles to washing dishes, we use a lot of liquid in our kitchens!
So besides being a great decorative feature, backsplashes have a practical use. Many homeowners want their backsplash to match the countertops, but this certainly does not have to be the case. The area behind the sink can be tiled with an endless choice of ceramic tile styles.
But backsplashes also come in stainless steel, ceramic, granite and many other materials. In fact, many of these materials are far more popular than tiles these days. Choosing any material other than tile is bound to be easier to install. For a modern look, consider a faux metal back splash.
Faux Tin Ceiling Tiles
Take stainless steel, for instance. This material is popular right now, but usually very difficult for do-it-yourselfers because it is so difficult to cut. However, tin ceiling tiles already come cut into tile-sized pieces. Simply fasten the tiles to the wall with construction glue.
As an added bonus, tin ceiling tiles are usually textured. This can add some real character to your kitchen backsplash. You can opt for a bright metallic look, aged metal or painted look.
Faux Metal PVC Rolls
When it comes to color, style and texture options, an almost unlimited number of choices are available in easy-to-install vinyl PVC rolls specifically designed to be used as back splashes. They are a great solution. They are clean, elegant and maintenance-free, and the different metalic faux finishes look fantastic.
You don’t need special tools or professional skills. No scraping and no mess, because you glue the faux metal PVC right over the existing surface.
Naturally these PVC faux tin finishes are waterproof, easy to wipe clean and durable. They come in various textures, as well as colors which match different types of metals. For example copper, brass, stainless steel, silver, pearl and even gold. Each color has various textures to choose from.
The fast and easy installation of PVC backsplash rolls starts with measuring the dimensions of the area you want covered. Mark the same dimensions on the roll and cut to that size. Scissors can be used for cutting.
Then apply contact cement adhesive to the back of the roll and also to the wall it’s being installed on. Leave the glue exposed to the air until it gets tacky, then attach to the wall. Press on all parts of the backsplash to get all the air out from behind the roll. You will find using a small paint roller with a long-nap roll useful as it won’t smash the design of the faux metal while it will allow you put apply some pressure so good contact between the PVC roll and wall behind it.
For an added touch, you can add matching trim to go around. Sometimes called J-trim, it simply slides into place. This is a great way to cover any exposed cut edges.
In conclusion, the easiest way to get this look with the fewest dollars and least effort, is by installing vinyl PVC backsplash rolling.