4 Material Options for a Chic Backsplash
While many people may not know this, backsplashes are a fun, trendy addition to a kitchen, bathroom or any other type of space. They are as practical as they are aesthetically appealing.
Today, any bathroom or kitchen makeover is incomplete without the installation of a backsplash. Regardless of the material you opt for, a kitchen or bathroom backsplash protects the wall behind the sinks and counters. This way, you have to spend less time on cleaning your kitchen and bathroom.
If you are interested in adding a chic and functional backsplash to your home, here are some fun choices for you.
Ceramic and Porcelain Tile
Tiles happen to be the most versatile backsplash option as they come in a wide range of tones, shapes, and sizes. Owing to their versatility, it is not surprising to see them the first choice among picky customers.
Both ceramic and porcelain tiles are heat and moisture resistant which makes it easy to clean any type of surface. All you need to do is wipe the surface with a damp sponge or cloth and ta-da!
This trendy backsplash option is generally seen in modern homes in both the US and Europe. This type of backsplash comes with an option to be painted in any color of the owner’s choice and then installed on the wall. The easy-to-wipe glass makes it easy to maintain them. Plus, they have a high shine to them, ideal for small, cramped kitchens with a lack of natural light.
As compared to glass tiles, glass panels are a little more expensive, ranging from $45 to $60 per square foot. Given that these panels are super customizable and functional, investing in them is always fun and reliable.
Natural Stone Slabs
The timeless beauty of natural stones is hard to miss even for someone who may not have an eye for aesthetics. Available in a variety of types (granite, marble, slate, quartz, etc) and sizes (small, medium, large), natural slabs are always a safe backsplash option for any room.
In modern kitchens, you will see matching natural stone backsplash and countertop which gives a more cohesive appeal to the kitchen. The thin, natural slabs protect the counter from heat and spills, making the backsplash a highly-durable one.
Exposed bricks are best known for adding personality to any space they are installed in. They are textured with a touch of rust that makes the space look more unique and solid. That being said, exposed bricks come with a fair share of maintenance.
If you are planning to install exposed brick, you will have to ensure they are thoroughly cleaned and properly sealed with a sealant. You will also have to make sure that the brick is in top condition to be exposed.
Now that you have learned about some terrific materials for backsplash, you can get one of them for any space. Make sure that whatever you choose complements your slab countertop!