kitchen backsplashA great thing about backsplashes is you have a lot of creative freedom to really choose what you want. There are many different materials, colors, and finishes you can use to get the job done. Use these backsplash ideas and tips from our experts at Floor Coverings International Greater Pittsburgh to incorporate your personal style into any room.

Your Pittsburg home should be as unique as the city you’re in. You’ll have various materials to choose from when planning your backsplash design, including ceramic tile, stainless steel, glass, granite, and other stone materials. Ceramic tile is an increasingly popular option, as it’s lower in price than other types of tile, very durable, and can withstand both extreme heat and cold. You can even get really creative and use that collection of wine corks or bottle caps you’ve been saving.


Choosing the colors for your backsplash is fun, but can also be overwhelming because of the endless number of possibilities. You could go with a monochromatic tile pattern for a simpler look, or a multi-colored scheme. If you’re a Steelers fan, you might even install your backsplash in the iconic Pittsburg black and gold.

Size & Shape

The pieces can be cut in various angles, sizes, and shapes to create almost any design you can dream up. Arranging tiles of the same size in a linear formation will present a clean and uniform display. If you want a more dynamic look, you can vary the sizes and shapes of the pieces. Many people like to use backsplashes as a chance to create a pattern or mosaic design.

Whether you’re looking to create a backsplash with earth tones to match your hardwood floor, or brilliant blues to contrast your white carpet, the experts at Floor Coverings International Greater Pittsburgh are here to answer your questions and help you through the process. We offer free in-home consultations to the greater Pittsburgh, Mt. Lebanon, Wexford, Cranberry, Mars area!

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