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The tin backsplash is a great metallic element that you can introduce into your kitchen and will get along well with kitchen cabinets of any colors. Most metals are stain-resistant that is why they are a perfect fit for the battle room of the house where everyone does from cooking simple to complex dishes. When looking into home improvements in the kitchen changing the backsplash can actually create an unexpected change. Doing a shift from the usual materials that homeowners use, this highly malleable metal can be as decorative as any other backsplashes. 

Stamping tin with a personalized decorative can transform your kitchen in a rather unique way. Although it’ll be a bit pricey, looking around for the right manufacturers that offer a reasonable price wouldn’t be as hard as before. Most manufacturers nowadays have an online presence so people can easily hire their services. There are plenty of areas in your kitchen where you can actually install a tin tile backsplash. Getting the measurements right while doing research for price quotations will be a lot better to shortlist your choices.

FARMHOUSE

Moss Manor

Adorable green shaker cabinetry, corbel hood with rangetop and granite countertops.

ORIGINAL

3W Design Inc

Stained arts & crafts cabinetry with drawers below the cooktop and a large wood hood

MODERN MIX

Loft Upon Cork

Flat-panel black cabinets give this area in the kitchen a modern feel while keeping some traditional

TO THE CEILING

Lasley Brahaney

Coffered ceiling, bay window, and tin backsplash add depth and character to this expansive kitchen

FOCAL POINT

Mighty Oak Builders

The large tin backsplash with rustic wood hood and white cabinets make a great focal point

ECLECTIC

Fredman Design Group

Partnering up thick wood flooding countertop with copper sink and diamond shape wall tile

CLASSIC

Lowery Design Group

Black backsplash with a classic design creates depth for the light glazed cabinetry

COUNTRY

Arrow Cabinet Gallery

Warm wood tones of the cabinetry accent the linear backsplash and barn-style lighting

TRIBECA LOFT

Good Property Company

Getting creative with transitional L-shaped medium tone wood floor kitchen design in New York

PRIMARY RUSTIC

Sarah Greenman

The blue of the range plays off the original decorative tiles placed below the tin backsplash

What Are Tin Tiles?

When you decide to install a tin backsplash, you must have learned that tiles made from tin are actually thinner and lighter compared to ceramic and other materials. For DIY enthusiasts this weight is both a blessing and a curse, they can easily work, bend and shape the tin tiles but a great amount of care is also needed because they can easily bend. Sharp edges can also hurt someone when they aren’t wearing gloves while working with the tin tiles. 

Despite some disadvantages, this tin tiles can be stamped with ornate patterns that can fit into your kitchen anytime. Corrugated tin backsplash can provide you with the right texture that will enhance the feel of your kitchen. Floral patterns and different geometrical combinations can provide you with many styles which is more than what you can choose from.

PAINTED TILES

Contour Interior Design

Classic painted tin tiles used as the backsplash of this bedroom, add character and texture

DRAMATIC

American Tin Ceilings

Hype up with contemporary metal and glass hood displays a dramatic metal backsplash tile

CRIMSON

Home On Cameron

Small U-shaped kitchen with multicolored floor and coordinating red backsplash and white cabinets

METALLIC

PB Kitchen Design

A mix of stainless steel appliances, beaded inset cabinetry, gray cabinets, and metal backsplash

Why is Tin a Great Option?

Ease of Installment

Other materials are hard to install compared to tin backsplash panels. Some tin tiles are manufactured with an adhesive backing that they are delivered to your doorstep, all you need to do is to peel it off and stick them to the area where you want them to be installed. As backsplashes protect the wall from liquid splashes, easily attaching these tiles to your sink wall even without the applying glue will still hold its place and do its job for a long time. 

Non-Flammable

Most backsplash tiles are installed behind a stove. Unlike wood and other laminate, tin is a material that is not in danger of catching fire for the entire time that they will be attached to that wall. Just like natural stone tiles, tin backsplash tiles are materials that put out a statement about your serious concern for safety in your kitchen.

Inexpensive

Considering the prices of other materials, tin tiles are pretty much cheaper. You can even save up a few hundred bucks from installation costs because it is a known DIY friendly material. Installing them yourself is not a big deal. Knowing all these facts, the savings you’ll get from choosing tin over other materials can help you more in other kitchen enhancement projects.

Easy to Clean

The major drawback of ceramic tiles is the stains you get on the grouts as years go by. Metallic materials are nonporous and they don’t give molds an opportunity to accumulate. Liquids and other spills from all that cooking will easily be handled by this material. Manufacturers make sure that the finish of the material they produce is tough to substances so using soap and water will be enough to clean it.

Eco-friendly

The most appealing character of this material is that it is highly recyclable. There is a high probability that the pressed tin backsplash you will be installing today was once a tuna can days ago. Even though you’ll end up replacing these tiles once they are old looking, there would still be a chance that they’ll still be recycled and reused for other purposes. 

Thinking about the positive things brought about choosing tin for your backsplash would make you realize how other metals can also be used around the house. Aside from what’s mentioned, there are other benefits that we can derive from the tin so it will always be great to try other design elements that you haven’t used in the past. Just like other materials, you can treat this experiment as a way to find your niche on your home remodeling projects.

Thinking about the positive things brought about choosing tin for your backsplash would make you realize how other metals can also be used around the house. Aside from what’s mentioned there are other benefits that we can derive from tin so it will always be great to try other design elements that you haven’t used in the past. Just like other materials, you can treat this experiment as a way to find your niche on your home remodeling projects.

TOUGH TROUGH

Artistic Designs for Living

Large trough sink with corrugated metal backsplash tie into two wood beams sweeping the edge

TRENDY

Victor M Samuel Photography

Take a look at this floating wood vanity with glass splash and corrugated metal shower walls

CONCRETE

Loft Upon Cork

Modern concrete countertops, dark oak cabinetry, finger pulls and bright drinking glasses

WHITE TIN

Penn Contractors

Craftsman cabinets, medium tone wood cabinets, soapstone countertops, white backsplash

SWEET LEMON

Spark Interiors

Spice up the kitchen with turquoise cabinets, wood countertops, gray backsplash, and metal backsplash

REPLICA

Decorative Ceiling Tiles

This mini tin backsplash is a replica made out of plastic but gives off the same classic look into your room

How to Maintain Your Tin Tiles Backsplash

As mentioned earlier, tin backsplashes require a little amount of maintenance. However, if the need arises, you can easily wash off your backsplash with dish detergent and sponge. No need to use acidic cleaners because they will ruin the tiles finish. Keep in mind to avoid solutions that involve lemon juice, vinegar, and ammonia to keep the lifespan of your backsplash longer.

In order for you to be sure what chemicals are safe to use in cleaning your tin tiles. Other homeowners even ask the manufacturers to make sure that they are using the right cleaning solutions. Solvents should also be avoided just in case your manufacturer wasn’t able to coat the material properly. Another cleaning tip for your tin tiles backsplash is to clear the spills as soon as possible. Grease and other liquid stains may harden once you just leave it. In order to get rid of hardened stains, covering it with white toothpaste or a baking soda paste and scrubbing it with a toothbrush or a plastic putty knife.

There are a lot of home cleaning materials that you can use for your kitchen maintenance. Doing the remodel for your kitchen with the tin backsplash ideas we provide you will make us responsible for teaching you with the proper maintenance as well.

ELEGANCE

Jill Wolff Interior Design

Install traditional chrome fixtures and white countertops with a decorative edging in your kitchen

MIDCENTURY

Matthew Neimann Photography

Light blue green island paired with wood toned cabinets and white textured splash

Final Thoughts

Instead of just thinking about adding aesthetic value, most materials that are available for your kitchen backsplash should be chosen for safety reasons. Tiling a backsplash with tin is an easy task that you can carry out as soon as the materials are available. When used properly and installed with care, this material can definitely compete with the most common tiles we use for kitchen remodels.

Once you get everything in order and set up your kitchen with a brand new tin backsplash, maintenance will be the next step you need to take. The habit of naturally keeping it clean should occur to you to keep your backsplash functional for the years to come.