Glazed Tile Backsplash Striking Appeal of Glossy Backsplash Tiles

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Wood Kitchen Cabinets with Glazed Tile Backsplash and White Countertops

The wood kitchen cabinets with their lovely rustic flare, envelop you in a cozy and pleasant atmosphere! The rustic appearance of the cabinets is contrasted with the bright, airy white quartz worktops and subway tile backsplash while the traditional style of the cabinets is complemented by the chrome hardware. Together with the warm appeal of the cabinets, the wood floor produces a coherent effect!

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All-white Beach-style Kitchen with Wood Accents

In the world of ceramic tiles, you can find plenty of different shaped tiles and the mermaid tiles are one of the most unique ones! As you can see in this all-white kitchen, the white mermaid tiles bring a coastal breeze with their wave-like shapes. The handless design and the lacquer finish of the flat-panel cabinets provide an ultra-modern backdrop for the kitchen while the white waterfall island complements this modern look. The wood floor and the wooden legs of the counter chairs break the white dominance to bring warmth to the atmosphere.

Glazed Tile Backsplash

Glazed tiles are one of the favorite materials of designers with various colors, patterns and sizes! Adorned by a glossy finish, they display quite stylish and luxurious appearances according to the areas they are applied to. When it comes to kitchen backsplashes, these tiles can easily make big differences in the overall look! So, if you are looking for a material that can jazz up your kitchen, a glazed tile backsplash might be your savior. Scroll down and find 24+ glazed tile backsplash ideas that will inspire you!

Enrich Your Backsplash with a Glossy Finish

Glazed tiles are covered with a protective liquid glass coating and fired twice. Thanks to this protective coating, the tiles become more protective against food and water splashes which is important for wet areas like backsplashes! Whether it is a classic white subway tile or a hexagonal backsplash, the glazed finish will add value to your kitchen! If you want to learn more about glazed tile backsplash ideas, we gather plenty of different kitchen designs that can show you the beauty and timeless appeal of these tiles!

It is a type of backsplash that designers and users apply perfectly in spaces with its quality stylish stances and various variations!

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Two-tone Kitchen Cabinets with Pink Glazed Tile Backsplash and Patterned Floor Tiles

The light green and off-white two-tone kitchen cabinetry in this classic kitchen design provides a cozy and welcoming ambiance! In addition to adding visual interest and standing out among the gentle hues, the pale pink Zellige tile backsplash also gives a nostalgic vibe thanks to its square shape. Antique tiles that have been meticulously reshaped to fit around the island make up the flooring. These tiles improve the overall appearance and serve as a rug too!

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ID# 172602 | Houzz.com – Credit© Shane George Design


Small L-shaped Kitchen with Natural Wood Cabinets and Black Countertops

The glossy-finished white stacked subway tile backsplash in this little midcentury kitchen serves as a lively backdrop. While the black granite countertops and faucet add a striking contrast that uplifts the entire design, the natural wood kitchen cabinets offer a cozy and inviting ambiance!

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Blue Glazed Tile Backsplash with Light Gray Cabinets and Black Hardware

Wow… If you are looking for a statement-maker backsplash design, then you will love this one! Adorned by a glossy finish, the blue fish scale tile backsplash directly draws attention at first sight and offers a unique appeal for this transitional kitchen. The plain look of the light gray shaker cabinets allows the backsplash tiles to be the star of the show. The marble countertops add a dose of opulence to the space while the black hardware and the black patterns of the floor tiles bring a contrasting look that enhances the visual interest. Also, using white floating shelves instead of upper cabinets helps increase the spaciousness of the room.

What is glaze tile?

As opposed to unglazed tiles, glazed tiles go through a second fire process when a protective coating—typically composed of liquid glass—is applied. This coating application produces a shiny, firm surface that adds durability and style!

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Green Kit Kat Tile Backsplash with Black Cabinets and Countertops

This large, modern kitchen executes elegance with a black color scheme that takes center stage around the perimeter! The black button-shaped sconces and the range hood go well with the cabinetry and the green Kit Kat tile backsplash provides depth with a layered appearance. The stainless steel appliances accentuate the modern style while the wooden floor and ceiling add warmth to the area.

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White Contemporary Kitchen with Blue Backsplash and Wood Details

If you want to add color to your white kitchen, backsplash is the perfect way to start! Of course, the blue backsplash is the most striking design feature. In the middle of all the whiteness, it gets all the attention. The white flat-panel cabinets and white countertops give the kitchen a crisp, airy appearance. The wood floating shelves above the blue backsplash and the chevron wood floors create a cohesive look.

Is glazed tile the same as glossy?

When it comes to glazed tiles, many people assume the glazed word means glossy however in the industry, this word means a layer of liquid glass before firing the ceramic or porcelain tiles in a kiln.

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Modern Kitchen with Dark Wood Cabinets and Gray Countertops

Wow… Different colors, patterns and textures perfectly come together in this modern kitchen and create a unique appeal with a bunch of characters! Starting with dark wood cabinets that add a nice textural look, they provide an elegant base for the space. The gray countertops blend beautifully with the cabinets while the brass hardware adds a dose of sparkle. Last but not least, the full-height blue backsplash embraced by a glossy finish brings a dramatic appeal while its shimmery finish enhances the spaciousness.

Tile Styles and Color Options for Glazed Tile Backsplash

Selecting the ideal glazed tile backsplash will open up a world of limitless options for you to express your creativity! Accept the ageless appeal of subway tiles which provide a timeless attractiveness that is constantly in style. Alternatively, to add a touch of refinement to your area, luxuriate in the sophistication of the herringbone pattern. Geometric forms are the way to go for people who enjoy current design! With so many color possibilities available, you may easily pick the hue that best fits your taste in color!

Glazed Subway Tile Backsplash

Glazed subway tile backsplash is gaining popularity day by day! Subway tiling first became popular in public areas, and commercial kitchens and was soon loved by homeowners. Because subway tiles are easy to clean and stain-resistant, they are a very useful variety. Over the years, the subway tile backsplash has become a style standard. Glazed metro tile backsplashes are very stylish and robust at the same time with their glossy finish!

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All-white Kitchen Design with Herringbone Tiles and Wood Shelves

Another great way to jazz up your classic subway tiles is laying them in a herringbone layout. Embraced by an eye-catching zigzag pattern, the white herringbone tile backsplash instantly spices up the plain appeal of the white shaker-style cabinets. Using a charcoal grout emphasizes this beautiful pattern while the wood corner shelves bring warmth to this otherwise white kitchen.

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Contemporary Kitchen with Wood Island and Black Pendant Lights

You will never go wrong with the timeless combination of white shaker style cabinets and white subway tile backsplash. Laying the subway tiles in a stacked pattern is a great way to give this combination a modern touch! As you can see, the white shaker cabinets in this modern kitchen are complemented by a white glazed tile backsplash that is arranged in a horizontal stack! This modern style is complemented by the huge pendant lights above the island and the black cabinet hardware. At the center, the dark wood kitchen island topped with a white quartz countertop creates a continuous look with the wood floor while the backless stools add an industrial vibe.

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Two-tone Kitchen Cabinetry with Blue-shaded Vertical Backsplash Tiles

If you are a fan of the classic rectangular shape of the subway tiles but need a more modernized look, then laying the subway tiles in a vertically stacked layout is a perfect way to achieve your goal! As you can see in this Scandinavian kitchen, the blue kitchen backsplash instantly spice up the plain look of the two-tone kitchen cabinets. Embraced by the tonal variations of blue, these stacked subway tiles act as a piece of art.

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Scandinavian Kitchen Design with Sage Green and Wood Cabinets

This Scandinavian kitchen has natural color schemes all around it to create a warm atmosphere! The light green kitchen cabinets take center stage and give the room a sleek, sophisticated appearance even while the wooden cabinetry details add a nice texture. The glossy green subway tile backsplash matches the cabinets and adds a finishing touch that makes the space appear bright and new.

White Glazed Tile Backsplash

White is a timeless color that can be easily matched with designs of any style and radiates a fresh, clean feeling. It is the most used color type among backsplashes. Among the glazed tile backsplashes, it has a variety of patterns, shapes, and sizes. They leave dazzling effects with their glossy surfaces. White glazed tile backsplashes have become the apple of the eye of kitchens with their stylish and cool stances, as they are an option that can never go out of fashion and can be used for many years without getting bored. It is very convenient and easy to use and clean.

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Scandinavian Kitchen with Blue Cabinets and Wood Floating Shelves

White, blue and a touch of wood… If you want to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere with a coastal breeze, this beautiful combination will never let you down! The light blue shaker cabinets provide an inviting foundation for this Scandinavian kitchen while the clean and fresh looks of the white square subway tile backsplash and quartz countertops create a bright backdrop with the white-painted upper walls. Above, the wood floating shelves bring warmth to the blue and white color scheme. For a final touch, the decorative items on the shelves and the traditional patterned rug make a personalized touch!

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All-white Transitional Kitchen with Gold Cabinet Hardware and Wood Floor

If you are designing an all-white kitchen, the addition of textures and patterns plays a crucial role in the overall look to elevate the design. As you can see in this transitional kitchen, the hexagon tile backsplash adds a nice textural look between the shaker cabinets and spices up the design, even though it has a crisp white color like the cabinets. The other eye-catching elements that break the white dominance are the gold cabinet hardware and the stainless steel stove.

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Natural Wood Kitchen Cabinets with Black Countertops and Terrazzo Floor Tiles

The midcentury kitchen feels as light as a feather! It is composed of wood cabinets with black countertops and a white backsplash. The vertical tiles of the background add a sense of movement and interest to the walls while the quartzite countertops delicate veins bring subtle beauty to the design. The black counter stools complement the contrasting look of the black counters while the white terrazzo floor tiles add another layer of texture to finalize the design!

What is the difference between glazed and unglazed tile?

As previously discussed, the extra fire procedure that the glazed tiles undergo sets them apart from the unglazed ones. Unglazed tiles are perfect for outdoor and damp locations because of their matte and rough feel. For kitchen backsplashes, where cleanup is simple due to the non-porous, smooth surface of glazed tiles, this type of tile is preferred.

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Sage Green Kitchen Cabinets with Wood Countertops and Floating Shelves

The sage green kitchen cabinets blend tastefully with the wood countertops to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The wood floating shelves perfectly complete this inviting design while the white square tile backsplash adorned by a glossy finish brings a fresh look between the natural shades.

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Dark Blue Cabinets with White Kit Kat Tiles and White Countertops

Adorned by a striking contrast, this Scandinavian kitchen offers a refined look! The deep blue kitchen cabinets create a dramatic appeal as a foundation while the white backsplash and countertops bring a fresh look against this deep blue color. Even though they are completed by white grout, the Kit Kat tiles add a nice textural look.

Gray Glazed Tile Backsplash

Gray glazed tile backsplash is the type of backsplash that creates a modern space that looks for something different than plain white. From the modern backsplash to the contemporary to elegantly traditional, you can take your kitchen in any direction you choose and achieve great results. Its glazed surface energizes the space by adding sparkle and vitality! The versatality of gray can be a great companion for any design aesthetic and color scheme too!

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Off-white Cabinets with Gray Subway Tiles and Brass Hardware

Sleek, elegant and refined… Each piece in this transitional kitchen perfectly comes together to create a stylish look with a touch of opulence! The off-white shaker cabinets that reflect the beauty of the traditional aesthetic provide a fresh base for the space while the brass hardware adds a dose of glam. The gray subway tile backsplash adorned by white grout complements the sophisticated appeal of the cabinets and adds a nice textural look.

At what point is a glaze applied to a tile?

After the first fire process, glazed tiles go through a second fire process where they are covered in a protective coating of liquid glass.

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Transitional Kitchen with Hexagonal Gray Glazed Tile Backsplash

Adorned with sleek Silestone quartz worktops and spotless white shaker cabinets, the back of the space feels airy and light. The backsplash’s glazed gray hexagon tiles add a classy touch to the otherwise straightforward design. The bold choice centers an elegant black quartz countertop around a black kitchen island. It adds contrast and a touch of extravagance to the white canvas, akin to a midnight brushstroke!

Black Glazed Tile Backsplash

Black glazed tile backsplashes are quite popular in kitchens since they are simple to maintain and give the area some substance! These tiles come in a variety of styles and sizes, including square, long and narrow herringbone tiles, fashionable hexagonal tiles, sharp black subway tiles and more. You may apply a grout that matches your design or use a contrasting gray or white color to draw attention to your black glazed backsplash!

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Contemporary Kitchen with Green Walls and Stainless Steel Appliances

White subway tiles are usually a traditional option but black subway tiles would look fantastic in your kitchen if you want to give this timeless style a dramatic touch! A dramatic contrast is created between the white kitchen cabinetry and the black subway tile backsplash! The green-painted walls give an unexpected twist and a quirky atmosphere while the stainless steel appliances flawlessly finish the modern overall look.

Ceramic Glazed Tile Backsplash

By installing a glazed ceramic tile backsplash in your kitchen, you add visual interest and style to your design while also protecting your walls from abrasive food splashes! Apart from the protective aspect, one of the most important features of the glazed ceramic tile backsplash is that it adds a tremendous visual appeal, color and personality to your kitchen design. Many users see a glazed ceramic tile backsplash as a great opportunity to experiment with bold designs, patterns and colors.

In addition, the cleaning of glazed ceramic tile backsplashes is quite easy, no different from other tiles! Glazed ceramic tile is also one of the more customizable options for a kitchen backsplash!

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White Subway Glazed Tile Backsplash with Beige Floor Tiles

This white modern kitchen pays homage to its farmhouse origins, particularly with the butcher block-topped island and the black caged pendant lights. In this method, warmth is added and the monotone color scheme is broken up. The white shaker cabinets, on the other hand, give the kitchen a traditional feel. The design is punctuated by the chrome cup handles; further warmth is radiated by the wood spindle-like stools and the beige-gray ceramic floor tiles. The display cabinets, the millwork on the range hood panel, and the glossy finish on the white subway tile backsplash are a few more aesthetically pleasing components.

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Small Open-concept Kitchen with Black Cabinets and Green Glazed Tile Backsplash

With its deep black surround, this open-concept kitchen offers a chic spot for dining as well as cooking! The backsplash, which is made of green square tiles, provides drama and complements the clean lines of the black flat-panel cabinets in the back. Granite tops the kitchen peninsula, which is accentuated by black pendant lights and leather counter stools!

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Before glazing a tile, fully combine the liquid glaze and, if needed, thin it with a watercolor brush and reducer. The tile should then be placed in a cold oven and gradually heated to 250°F. After two hours at the same temperature with the oven slightly open, switch off the heat source and let the tiles cool inside the oven.

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Contemporary Kitchen with Full-height Backsplash and Marble Countertops

This modern kitchen’s full-height pink backsplash makes a striking background! These square tiles enhanced by a delicate pink hue, extend through the ceiling to produce a seamless appearance and the light wood top cabinets complement the backsplash to complete the picture. Below, the white kitchen cabinets with brass hardware provide a timeless appearance. The marble countertops add a last touch of elegance to the room.

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Modern Kitchen with Baby Blue Cabinetry and Marble Countertops

White backsplash tiles with a glaze that reaches the ceiling provide a clean, airy backdrop! A cohesive look is achieved by using the same tiles for the range hood cladding and the space appears larger due to the vertically stacked tile pattern. The sky blue cabinets that make up the base add to the lavish ambiance, as do the marble counters.

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