Backsplash Ideas for Your Kitchen

Posted on: 2014-01-23


Kitchen backsplashes do more than protect the walls behind your countertops from water damage and food splatters – they can enhance the look of your kitchen. Choosing the right backsplash involves more than picking an interesting design. There are different types that involve different installation methods, as well as different cleaning techniques. The main things to consider besides installation and cleaning are the look that you’re going for, as well as the costs of each type of backsplash. Here are a few great ideas to get you started on your hunt for the perfect backsplash.


Yes, you read that right: metal. Backsplashes made of coated tin or stainless steel are becoming trendy, yet they have an old-fashioned appeal. Some of them are embossed with patterns that resemble the ones that you would find in a late 18th century house or tavern. Others are flat, which makes them look sleek and modern. These metal backsplashes are made with special coatings to keep them from rusting easily, yet allow them to patina with age, enhancing their look.

Penny Tile

This type of tile consists of tiny rounded pieces (hence its name) that come in many different colors, from silver and gold metallics to bright yellows and blues. Although the thought of adhering hundreds of tiny tiles to the walls behind your sink may sound like a lot of work, rest assured that these come in sheets, making it easy to apply many at the same time. Penny tiles are as easy to care for as other varieties, once they are adhered to your wall and properly grouted.

Marble Tile

Large, square marble-patterned tiles are classic and never go out of style. You have your choice to sizes, colors and patterns, as this type of tile is very diverse and comes in many different varieties, ensuring that you will be able to find one that matches your kitchen. Like penny tile, these tiles are easy to install and easy to care for.

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