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Choosing a Kitchen Backsplash

Types of Kitchen Backsplashes

Kitchen backsplash is more than just a wall protection, it’s an opportunity to let the homeowner’s style and personality shine. The gap between the countertop and the overhead wall-mounted kitchen cabinet is the perfect canvas to be bold and daring.

Aside from stylistic expression, the backsplash helps protect the wall surface from splashes and stains. From traditional ceramic tile design to more innovative modern ideas and colors, the kitchen back splash remains the focal point of today’s kitchen.

A kitchen backsplash is a great way to add personality and style to your kitchen. There are many different types of backsplashes to choose from, so you can find one that fits your needs and personality. Here are some of the most popular kitchen backsplash options:


Tiles come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, so you can create a unique look for your kitchen backsplash. Plus, tiles are durable and easy to clean. Less is sometimes more when it comes to the kitchen backsplash. Many beautiful kitchen backsplashes mimic the material that the kitchen floor is made of, but on a smaller scale. Keep the tile a neutral color to create a beautifully blended and cohesive look. A bit of color can be introduced with neutral stone tiles with bright veins of colors occurring naturally through the stone.


Adding a stone backsplash to your kitchen is a great way to add texture and interest to the space. Stone is a natural material that comes in many different colors and textures. Some of the different stone types include granite, marble, and limestone. Each type of stone has its own unique veining and coloration, so you can find a backsplash that fits your personal style. In addition to its aesthetic appeal, a stone backsplash is also extremely durable and easy to care for. Stone is highly resistant to staining and scratching, so it will continue to look great for years to come. It’s also resistant to moisture and heat, making it a good choice for a kitchen backsplash If you’re looking for a way to add value and visual interest to your kitchen, a stone backsplash is a great option.


Glass is a versatile material that can be used on either the walls or the counters behind your stovetop or sink. A kitchen glass backsplash is a great way to add style and personality to your kitchen. They are easy to clean and maintain, and they come in a variety of colors and styles. Glass backsplashes can be used to create a focal point in your kitchen, or they can simply be used as an accent. Either way, they are a great way to update the look of your kitchen without having to do a complete remodel. If you’re looking for a way to add some pizzazz to your kitchen, consider installing a glass backsplash. You won’t be disappointed!


Metal offers a modern look for your kitchen backsplash. A metal kitchen backsplash is also an excellent way to protect your walls from splatters and spills while adding a touch of style to your kitchen. You can choose from a variety of metals, including stainless steel, copper, or aluminum. Each has its own advantages. Stainless steel is easy to keep clean and is very durable. Copper has a natural patina that ages beautifully over time. Aluminum is lightweight and easy to install. There are also many different finishes available, so you can find the perfect look for your kitchen. A metal backsplash is an investment that will last for years to come.


Wood kitchen backsplashes are a beautiful and unique way to add a touch of nature to your cooking space. Made from thin strips of wood, backsplashes with this natural material can provide both visual interest and function. Wood provides a warm and rustic look for your kitchen backsplash. When selecting wood for your backsplash, it’s important to choose a hardwood that is resistant to heat and moisture. Popular choices include maple, cherry, and oak. In addition to looking lovely, wood backsplashes can also be stained or painted to match your kitchen’s décor. When properly sealed, they are also easy to maintain and can be stained or painted to match any décor. Whether you opt for a rustic or modern look, wood backsplashes are an excellent way to add beauty and character to your kitchen.


For a bolder approach try adding a band of tile that is a different color, or different type of material, about two-thirds of the way up the backsplash to introduce some visual interest. Or, take advantage of the large wall space behind the range. The larger area has the space to allow for an eye catching mosaic.

Try subway tiles or patterned tiles, a new and upcoming trend for a mix and match look in the kitchen. For a completely bold and different approach, explore tiles of non-traditional stone materials, like amethyst, these tiles are sure to provide an unparalleled, unique look to any kitchen.


Want to add a combination of both? There are several tile options for materials that mix perfectly together. A slate tile backsplash with periodically placed glass tiles can add a different dimension to a backsplash. Or, you can experiment with different types of metals combined with traditional porcelain.

Mixing shapes is another way to add a dash of uniqueness to your backsplash, not all tiles have to be rectangular, after all. There are several non-traditional tile shapes to choose from that can create a truly endless freedom for you to find exactly what style suits your needs.


Adam Desiderio

Adam Desiderio is a distinguished figure in the realm of home renovation, serving as the CEO of Klein Kitchen and Bath. With a remarkable career spanning over 30 years, his expertise extends across three diverse locations: New York, Italy, and Israel. 

What sets Adam apart is his exceptional talent for envisioning spaces and establishing meaningful connections with his clients. His leadership style is hands-on, often finding him at job sites, leading production meetings, engaging in conversations with clients, and collaborating directly with designers in the upscale showroom uptown.

Adam’s unwavering tenacity and boundless passion for the industry, combined with his vast knowledge accrued over three decades, have solidified his position as a highly sought-after authority in the field of home renovation.

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