There seems to be endless options for your kitchen backsplash. At times, it may seem daunting to sort through the possibilities and choose the best option for your home. Here are some popular options for you to consider
Porcelain & Ceramic Are Popular Backsplash options
Porcelain and ceramic tile are great flooring options, and they make a great backsplash as well. These materials come in a multitude of shapes and colors, as well as patterns, mosaics, and may also imitate other materials. They tend to be low- or non-porous, which makes a great backdrop for cooking. Especially behind the range where food may splatter. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are similar but not identical. Porcelain is manufactured with finer clay and burned at a higher temperature. As a result, it is less porous than typical ceramic.
Natural Stone For Backsplash
Natural stone comes in so many shapes, sizes, and colors. Natural stone is a high end option that brings an instant dash of elegance to any space. Natural stone tends to be porous, so sealing the stone is a great way to help stave off staining or etching.
Straight Lay or Pattern?
Subway tiles still reign supreme today. But that doesn’t have to mean boring! You may choose a subway tile in a unique size, that has a wavy texture, or even a fun color. A great way to break up the subway look is to add a pattern behind your range or cooktop, which brings the eye to this focal point. A wood hood or chimney hood is the perfect place to add an insert with a different pattern or tile altogether, or even to run a mosaic tile all the way to the ceiling.
Full Height Countertop Splash
For the maximum amount of cleanability, you may choose to bring your countertop all the way up to the bottom of your wall cabinets, or a full height back splash. You may choose granite, quartz, natural stone, or other compact solid surface. This gives the benefit of no grout lines to clean as well as a continuous color and pattern to unite the two areas. You may also want to consider angled power strips located underneath your wall cabinets to avoid outlet cutouts in the slab. Full height splashes tend to be on the highest end of the price spectrum, due to the material cost and time it takes to install.
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