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Kitchen Backsplash in Fort Collins

Completed porcelain backsplash with glass insertsI recently finished installing a porcelain tile backsplash with glass inserts in Fort Collins, Colorado. I also built and tiled an island countertop for the same kitchen. You can find details about the countertop HERE.

The main field tile for the backsplash consists of 2 x 2 inch “Livingston Leather” porcelain tile from Florida Tile. Two rows of 1 x 2 inch brown glass mosaics stretch across the entire wall with 2 x 2 inch bronze glass inserts spread throughout with a large diamond pattern placed above the sink.

The combination of the three tiles really brought the dark cabinets and light-colored countertops and tied them together making a very crisp, smooth flowing kitchen. Something as simple as a well thought out backsplash can bring different shades and colors of materials together to create a great, flowing look.

The backsplash was finished off with almond outlets and light switches and beige, stone colored outlet covers. This essentially blends the switches and outlets into the backsplash. Using a more neutral color outlet and cover will keep the focus on the tile pattern in order to keep the entire look flowing. A bright under cabinet dual light was also installed above the diamond to make that area brighter and accentuate the look.

Update: The homeowner has sent me a couple of photos of the completed backplash with the outlet covers and under cabinet lighting installed. They are the last two photos below.

If you need a kitchen tile installation contractor in Fort Collins, or any part of Northern Colorado, just give us a call or use the contact form on the right to discuss your project.

You may click on any of the photos below to view a full-size version.

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  • lena buechlein June 20, 2010, 8:24 am

    Love this back splash, would love to know exactly where I could find all 3 types of tiles used in this backsplash. I live close to Louisville Ky and was woundering if I could find these tiles at any certain tile store. Please contact me asap because my project of remodeling my kitchen has started and I believe this would be the perfect backsplash for my kitchen. Thanks a bunch! Lena Buechlein

    • Roger June 20, 2010, 8:41 am

      Hi Lena,

      The main field tile is Florida Tile ‘Livingston Leather’ mosaic. The accent stripe is Florida Tile ‘dimensions’ 1 x 2 mosaics in brown. The 2 x 2 gold glass mosaics are a specialty order item. You may be able to find something similar at Mosaic Tile Supplies here: http://www.mosaictilesupplies.com/index.aspx The ones in that particular backsplash are unavailable. MTS has a LOT of glass mosaics from which to choose, though.

      Hope that helps.

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