What Are the Different Types of Backsplashes?

Looking for a fresh new way to add life to your dull, out dated, and boring kitchen? Why not add a new backsplash. Not only is adding a backsplash a practical way to help control messes around the sink, counter top, and stove it’s also a great way to modernize your kitchen.

There are many wonderful choices available in a wide variety of styles, materials, colors, and price points. With so many options to choose from how do you pick the one that’s right for you?

Let’s take a look at a few examples:

Ceramic Tile
Ceramic Tile is the most common type of backsplash used and can create a beautiful focal point in any kitchen. There are a wide variety of color choices and geometric patterns available. It’s very easy to clean and relatively inexpensive. The best part about a ceramic tile backsplash is if you are a do-it-yourselfer this is an easy project to do.

Natural Stone
Natural Stone backsplashes are a great way to add simple elegance to any kitchen. They are available in many different types of natural stone such as, limestone, travertine, marble, and granite. There are a variety of color options and are available in mosaic sheets or subway tile.

Natural Stone backsplashes are a very versatile and durable material, but some will require a sealer to prevent staining and damage. When choosing a natural stone backsplash be sure find out about the type of maintenance required to keep your backsplash looking great.

Glass
Glass tile backsplashes subway peel and stick backsplash tile work well with any style of kitchen from traditional to modern they provide a sleek clean look which is both playful and classy. Glass tile is available in many different colors and is very easy to keep clean. It can cover a large area quickly and is available in mosaic tile or subway sheets. While glass tile is a beautiful option for any kitchen it can be expensive and is not a do it yourself project.

Concrete
Concrete backsplashes may not be for everyone, but it’s a unique type of backsplash that will bring a modern touch to any kitchen. Like ceramic tile they’re available in a wide range of colors, and are very easy to clean. Concrete backsplashes can be cast to match an existing concrete counter top to give it a more unified look. Want to give your concrete backsplash more flair? Add other materials to it like colored glass tiles or create a mosaic.

Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel backsplashes are very eye catching and give a room lots of appeal. There are many design options available such as tiles, sheets, and textures. Stainless Steel backsplashes are a very durable material that’s extremely easy to maintain and clean. They work well with any type of counter top material and are heat resistant. Like any material they are not impervious to damage. Stainless steel can scratch and dent. Some acidic liquid like coffee and juice can cause discoloration if it’s not cleaned quickly. If cost is a factor for you stainless steel can be expensive depending upon your choice of tiles or sheets.

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