The sink and cooking area are the focal representation of what defines a kitchen. With that comes a chance to make a mess. A backsplash can guard your wall and give you an chance to decorate at the same time. A backsplash is defined as the materials used to cover the area of wall between a kitchen countertop and the upper cabinets. This detail of a kitchen is an opportunity for homeowners to express themselves through a variety of textures, colors and materials. The most important feature of a backsplash is that it must be resistant to the substances that could be splashed on it in order for it to look good and be effective. This is an area of home decor where functionality and visual appeal must work together.
The most common backsplash material is tile. By incorporating ceramic tile, a homeowner has unlimited styles and colors to choose from. Many homeowners employ the use of ceramic tile as a backsplash because it is durable and cleans easily.
Recently, the popularity of alternative backsplashes has also risen as more homeowners begin to realize the decorative potential for self-expression available to them through the incorporation of different materials to cover this area. Natural stone has proven to be a superior choice that offers water, grease and fire resistance. The use of stainless steel as a backsplash covering is another popular alternative.
With over twenty (20) years’ experience creating and installing backsplashes our New Look Refacing and More, Inc. installation team can help you create a backsplash that is both aesthetically pleasing and supportive of your new kitchen (or bathroom) design, upgrades, and improvements at a price point that is second to none.
1. Subway Tiled Backsplash
Originally found in the subways of New York, these tiles are now making their way inside your house. Traditionally white, they usually measure 3 inches by 6 inches making them rectangular. One of the most affordable tiles on the market, they are a cheap way to make an interesting twist to your kitchen
2. Granite Backsplash
Granite is one of the most popular materials used in kitchens today, so the selection of styles is endless. Being a natural stone, no two pieces are alike and can give a one of a kind design to your kitchen. Matching the backsplash with the countertops is a great way to use some of the same materials and allows it to have a consistency
3. Stainless Steel
Longer lasting and never needing to be rerouted like tile, stainless steel is one of the easiest materials to install. Stainless steel is traditionally a solid flat sheet which is reminiscent of a restaurant style, however stamped designs are also available. Squares and diamond shapes can be stamped into it or more ornate designs are available.
4. White Kitchen Backsplash
A white backsplash can be a simple but solid way to make a bold statement in your kitchen, allowing for space to set off the accent colors around it. Using lighter materials in your cabinet and countertop selection around it can create an airy, clean and sterile feeling of a clean kitchen.
5. Marble Backsplash
One of the most extravagant of materials to use, marble has a look that is distinctly it’s own. This natural material can be done in black or white. This striking look is one that will set your kitchen apart from any kitchen.
6. Sparkle Grout Backsplash
This is a new technique where sparkle type material is added to the grout mixture giving it a super unique look and a bit of texture as well. Also new to this and something that can be done as well is painting the grout to add an accent color. Definitely a way to give you look to your backsplash that not very many kitchens have.
Make an appointment with New Look Refacing and More, and we can help you create the greatest kitchen environment possible. We are completely skilled and trained to make the most out of your kitchen design experience making it as easy as possible to get the kitchen you always wanted.