If you have no kitchen backsplash or an old backsplash that looks chipped and worn, there’s an easy way to install a kitchen backsplash that will look like tile. You can adhere PVC tiles to the wall or old tile, to create a kitchen backsplash of individual tiles. Or you can use PVC sheeting, which have the pattern of tile and grout on the sheeting itself. Depending on the colors of your kitchen and the size of backsplash you require, one of these options will work great for you, and will cost a fraction of real tile installation. Furthermore, you’ll be able to complete your kitchen backsplash in a couple of hours.
Framed Kitchen Backsplash with PVC Sheeting
The easiest kitchen backsplash can be made with PVC sheeting. PVC sheets typically come in imitation white marble and small imitation tile design. This would work well in a white kitchen. Simply measure the size of the area behind your cooker to determine the size of the backsplash you would like to have. Next, go to your home improvement store and have them cut PVC sheeting to your measurements. Then glue the PVC sheeting behind your cooker. If the kitchen backsplash is very large, add a frame to it for effect. Buy door casing or molding to fit the length and width of your kitchen backsplash. Cut the corners at 45 degree angles to create a frame. Then glue the frame over the kitchen backsplash to conceal the screws.
Framed Kitchen Backsplash with PVC Sheeting in a Picture Frame
An even easier way to achieve a similar kitchen backsplash to the one described above is to buy a ready-made picture frame in a size that would suit your kitchen backsplash. Then have your home improvement store cut the PVC sheeting to the measurements of the frame. Remove the glass from the frame and insert the PVC sheeting. Then hang over your cooker.
Custom Kitchen Backsplash with PVC Tiles
To create a Tuscan kitchen backsplash, or some other custom design, choose PVC tiles for the job. It’s a little more work but the results are far more impressive, and offer you a wide range of kitchen backsplash options. Begin by measuring the space you wish to cover with the kitchen backsplash. Then go to your home improvement store and choose the PVC tile that will suit your kitchen. It’s a good idea to buy a sharp cutting knife, in case you’ll need to trim the outer tiles.
Begin by prepping the wall with a primer. Next peel off the self-adhesive back of the PVC tiles, add a little construction glue for extra durability, then stick the PVC tiles to the wall beginning with the middle point. Work your way around it, and in the end, trim the tile edges if needed. Then use a silicone-based tub-and-tile caulk to seal the cracks between the PVC tiles. Simply use your finger to smear the caulk in, then a wet paper towel to wipe the surface of the PVC tiles. Finish the kitchen backsplash with molding around the edges for added elegance.
Finally, to further increase the beauty of your kitchen, faux paint the cabinets following these simple instructions, then paint your old kitchen hardware as explained here.