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What's the Best Backsplash Material?

Friday, October 16th, 2020 by Susan Raisanen


Backsplashes too often, unfortunately, don't make it to the top of the priority list of homeowners when renovating their kitchens. Backsplashes serve both functional and aesthetic purposes. They enable homeowners to protect walls from grease, water, and foodstuffs while providing opportunities to make a unique design statement.

No one material is superior to other backsplash options. Material selection often depends on style preferences and ease of maintenance. Here are the pros and cons of different backsplash materials:

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Glass (Slabs or Tile)

Pros:

  • Easy to clean
  • Resists heat and won't be damaged from cooking
  • Endless options – almost every color scheme, style, and design is available in glass
  • Customizable sizing
  • Enhances illumination because of glass’ ability to reflect light
  • On-trend

Cons:

  • Can be costly
  • Glass mosaics may not have long-term staying or stylistic power
  • May not be perceived as novel or unique

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Natural Stone

Pros:

  • Timeless look
  • Unique – no two pieces of stone look the same
  • Cost-effective

Cons:

  • Requires more effort to clean
  • Some cleaning products could cause the stone to discolor
  • Stones are naturally porous, which causes them to absorb water and stains. Therefore,  stone needs to be resealed every two to three years or more often depending on the amount of cooking in your kitchen.
  • What you see may not be what you get. Because no two pieces of stone are the same, the sample you see in the showroom will vary slightly from the stone that is shipped.

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What backsplash would enhance the look, feel, and functionality of your new kitchen? Give us a call at 1-480-367-1171 to set up a consultation.

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