Choosing the Perfect Backsplash for Your Kitchen

A backsplash is a great way to introduce style into your kitchen and increase the value of your home. Finding the right backsplash takes time and patience, but when done correctly is well worth the results.

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Best Materials For Your Lifestyle

The backsplash you select now will determine the amount of time you will spend cleaning and caring for it in the future.

  • Granite is a porous stone tile that is prone to soaking up grease unless it is re-glazed annually. If you don’t want to invest the time and money to care for a beautiful granite backsplash, you may want to choose a tile that needs minimal care.
  • -Many porcelain tiles only require a quick swipe with a damp towel and will remain in top condition for years with no maintenance. However, porcelain has been known to be tricky to install and requires modified setting material to anchor.
  • Glass is another option with endless possibilities. Glass tiles, tumbled glass, stained glass, glass bricks… the list goes on and on. Keep in mind that glass can be the shiniest and most dynamic of options. So if you are going for flashy, this may be your best bet.
  • -Stone can be another versatile option to consider for you kitchen backsplash.  If you want to display a little organic flair, Marble will be your best bet. It  is also simple and super easy to clean. If it is a rustic look your after, a Brick finish is your best bet.
  • -There are many other options and styles for you to consider, such as Travertine, Slate, and Metal. Check out Floor and Decor to learn more about all the different backsplash possibilities for your kitchen backsplash.

What Will You Leave Behind?

Though you may not be thinking of leaving your house, it is always a good idea to consider how any changes will impact the market value of the home. You may love a patterned porcelain tile and believe that your kitchen can pull it off, but consider the way a potential buyer may view it. This is a good time to consult a professional. They will be aware of which styles are trendy and which are classic.


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Jennifer Parker

Jennifer Parker is a "handywoman" around the house and love working on different, creative projects for the home and garden. She is the writer and owner of a home improvement blog and is also a freelance writer for Floor & Decor.