Countertop & Backsplash Trends
One current trend is to replace tiled countertops with solid surface slabs made of materials like granite, quartz, polished concrete, and various made-made products. Another is to tile the countertops with glass and metallic mosaics, which carry some special setting requirements. These mosaics are more difficult to bond to the substrate, are easily damaged during cutting and grouting, and look terrible if back of the mat gets less than 100% coverage with the setting adhesive. Professional expertise and skill are required to produce the beautiful result you see in promotional photos and in model homes. Please call Columbia Tile & Grout if you are interested in upgrading your countertops and backsplashes with glass or mosaic tiles. Our tile setters do beautiful work that will endure for many years.
Tiled backsplashes are as popular as ever, and we work with all of the natural stone and tile products available. For natural stone installations, we recommend sealing the product thoroughly to prevent permanent staining from grease and food materials. For the same reason, we also recommend the use of epoxy grout, which is much more stain resistant than cement-based grouts.