There are an array of materials that can be used for kitchen backsplashes that were traditionally used to absorb splashes and spills. Today they can create a design statement. Tile is the most common with natural stone coming on but with a skilled installer about any material will work.
- Ceramic tile, porcelain, and glass tiles are resistant to heat and can be easily cleaned.
- Glass panels, painted in color you choose, can create a modern look that creates more light with it’s reflective qualities and there is minimal grout to clean.
- Natural stone slabs also will give minimal grout maintenance but will have an entirely different natural look with the veining of granite or marble. There is quite a fluctuation in pricing for these products.
- Wood if properly sealed might be a warm option. Consider choosing another material behind the sink to prevent deterioration.
- Metal tiles and panels are on the upcoming list of materials used. Paired with a stainless steel countertop or a warmer natural stone will give it a more residential rather than commercial feeling.
- Rarely will you have the opportunity to find exposed brick on a renovation project but i you can create this look. Using natural brick or stone the most important element is that it is carefully cleaned and sealed.