- Glass Backsplash
AÂ Glass backsplashÂ is an excellent choice for your kitchen. Glass tiles come in a variety of colors, shapes, patterns and designs that can be customised to suite your personal preference. Adding glass tiles to your backsplash can help your kitchen look bigger and brighter, as light and the outdoors are reflected off the glass. Not only are glass tiles aesthetically beautiful, but they are easy to maintain as well. A glass backsplash is mold, mildew and stain resistant, water-proof and exceptionally simple to clean. However, glass is not scratch resistant, and may break upon contact, as glass is a brittle material, and so an experienced installer is recommended when choosing glass as your backsplash. Although glass is extremely smooth, fingerprints and watermarks may show, and thus constant cleaning is required. Furthermore, if you are an eco-friendly consumer, glass is a great choice since many glass tiles are made from recycled glass, and it takes half the energy to manufacture glass tiles than ceramic tiles.
- Natural Stone
Natural Stone backsplashÂ is an excellent choice for your kitchen. Natural stone tiles are highly durable, lasting an exceptionally long time, and aesthetically beautiful. Natural stone, such as granite or marble, is extremely hard and does not require a lot of maintenance to keep your kitchen looking fantastic. Furthermore, when choosing natural stone as your backsplash, the options are immense, as natural stone comes in a variety of colors, finishes and patterns. Since natural stones are produced in the earth and not manufactured, the colors and patterns of each piece of backsplash will never look identical. Natural stone is not ideal for individuals who like consistency in color and designs for their backsplash. The durability of natural stone tiles makes it an ideal choice for kitchens with high traffic. Natural stone tiles require a special sealing to protect the stone from scratches and absorbing water. However, a natural stone backsplash will provide your kitchen with a unique and elegant look that will be difficult to match with other material.
- Stainless Steel
AÂ Stainless Steel backsplashÂ is one of many stainless steel additions that can make your kitchen shine. Stainless steel comes in a variety of patterns and finishes to suite your preference, and can last a very long time. Unlike other materials, stainless steel does not break, making it exceptionally durable material ideal for kitchens with a high amount of traffic. Using stainless steel as a backsplash can also protect your wall from food debris, oil splatters, or liquid stains. Furthermore, stainless steel does not acquire rust, is extremely heat resistant and very easy to clean. However, stainless steel is not scratch resistant and some chemicals can damage the finish. Nonetheless, stainless steel is currently one of the most popular kitchen materials for backsplashes, as it provides your kitchen with a modern look that is aesthetically pleasing, and easy to install.