A DIY Project Under $100 – The Tin Backsplash
March 31, 2014
Think it’s impossible to redo your home on a shoestring budget and still look like a million bucks? Think aga in. The average tin backsplash from American Tin Ceiling Company costs just $96 (excluding shipping, which is generally around $25 to the continental US). A standard kitchen is 18 inches high, which requires just 8 panels that are 24” x 24” a piece. No April Fools. We would never joke about that.
We recommend the popular Brushed Satin Nickel finish, which is just $13 a panel, but you can get our tiles in any color that suits your fancy to match any aesthetic from metallic to muted. For any tin backsplash, 6” repeating patterns work best to maximize the space between your cabinets and counters. These include patterns 3, 17, 19, 20, 21, 30, and 31 in Nail-up form.
No Installation Costs or Handyman NeededWhen we say a tin backsplash is easy enough for anyone to install, we mean it. By following our how-to videos, in as little as a few hours, you can have a beautiful kitchen that your neighbors will think cost a fortune. Requiring just Liquid Nails, touch-up paint, some tin snips, and measuring tape, these four regular household items are all that stands between you and an amazing new backsplash.
No Mess, No StressA common misconception is that tin is impossible to clean so grease and grime will make it look aged and worn the more you use your kitchen. False! Simply wipe it down with mild soap and water for long lasting shine. As an added bonus, our tin tiles are heat resistant so there is no concern that they will melt near your appliances. Made from 010 tin-plated steel that has a fire rating of over 1300 degrees Fahrenheit, our powder coated finishes are cured at 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you need help getting started, our dedicated team of designers and customer service reps are on call to point you in the right direction!
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