The kitchen backsplash is an efficient and affordable option to level up your kitchen while remodeling your house. The backsplash is usually used to prevent the back wall of the sink from stains and water splashes, but now with modern times, it has also become the style statement for your kitchen. Depending on the theme and style you are looking for, you can find various colors, styles, and material options for the backsplash.

Types of Kitchen Backsplash

Similar to adding lights, flooring, and shelves, choosing the material for the kitchen backsplash is a challenging decision to make because of the multiple options available in the market. When selecting the materials for your backsplash, you should decide your budget and look for suitable options. Here are some different types of kitchen backsplash 

Natural Stone Backsplash

natural stone backsplash

Natural stone backsplash adds the more traditional and classy touch to your kitchen. This material requires frequent cleaning, and you can maintain them for a long time. You can use the stone slab to add life to your kitchen.  It gives you a luxurious touch to your field, along with creating a style statement. Natural stone is usually more expensive than other materials, but it’s worth the price, and you can maintain it for the long term by taking good care of it. You can go for granite, marble, or any other natural based on the theme you’re planning for remodeling your kitchen. Most natural stones are also nonporous, so it makes them one of the most efficient choices for kitchens.

Stone Veneer Backsplash

stone veneer backsplash

A backsplash is a one-time investment; that’s why it is essential that you choose the most durable material. The stone veneer backsplash will look aesthetic and add a modern touch to your kitchen. The stone veneer looks effortless and classic for the interior, and it also adds value to your home. This material is inexpensive, which means you don’t need to go out of budget to make your kitchen look the best. You can also choose different styles and textures based on the theme you’re looking for. Having a great resale value, this material also adds value to your property, and it is also very easy to maintain as you don’t need to clean it on a regular basis. Also, you don’t need expensive cleaners, and you can use soap, sponge, and water, and it will remain new for years.


Tile Backsplash

tile backsplash in modern kitchen with sink and stove 

Tile backsplashes are pretty common. There are many different materials you can choose for durable tile backsplashes, such as glass tile, ceramic tile, and marble tile. Tile backsplashes are affordable and have several options for you to choose from in different designs and styles.  However, tiles need waxing to hold them stronger, but it makes them stronger and more durable in the long term as the glue holds everything together. Also, having a variety of styles, colors, and design options, you can upgrade the look of your kitchen with whatever look and feel you have in mind. Tile backsplashes are easy to install, and it is also resistant to heat, which is perfect for the kitchen as it has stove, oven, toaster, and other gadgets. This material doesn’t also crack easily.

Wood Backsplash

wooden backsplash in modern kitchen with sink and refrigerator

The popularity of wood backsplashes has increased in the modern days. You can also paint the wood backsplash to match it with the theme of your cabinets or flooring. With appropriate sealing, wood can work really well for the backsplash.  It adds aesthetics to your kitchen, and you can also add a nature’s touch to your kitchen while making it classy and flexible with the vibes of authentic wood. You can also find a variety of mosaics and other themes and styles for the wooden look. It can also work with moisture, and you can maintain it for the long term with proper care and maintenance.

How do I install a new kitchen backsplash?

You should get professional services for getting the backsplash installed because it is a more durable and efficient option. You can also end up damaging the countertop or sink while installing the backsplash, and it also requires a lot of tools and experience to get the job done right. Getting professional services provides you with quality results and clean touch.

Are kitchen backsplash’s expensive?

The kitchen backsplash is relatively inexpensive. It is a one-time cost that you should spend on the backsplash. Usually, the price varies on the size of backsplash you need for your kitchen.

Are tiles cheaper than a backsplash?

It depends on the material you’re using for the backsplash, but usually, the tiles are cheaper.

Are tiles better than a backsplash?

Backsplash is more convenient and better than tiles because it is more durable, easy to maintain, and clean. However, tiles are the cheaper option.

Can I install the backsplash without professionals?

Of course you could..however, it is recommended to install the backsplash professionally for long-term and durable use. However, you can also try installing it yourself if you have knowledge and experience.

Dark or bright? Which theme is better for the backsplash?

The theme of the backsplash should go with the kitchen’s theme so you can weather match it with the color of your cabinets or flooring.

To learn more about our kitchen backsplash services, please get in touch with us here at Marich Inc. We would be happy to visit your home for a free consultation regarding kitchen remodeling in Austin TX and the surrounding areas. Call us at (512) 952-1868 for a free consultation.


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