A kitchen backsplash is a vertical part of the wall between the countertop and the hanging cabinets. This often gets dirty and splattered by oil and other such substances during the cooking process, as it usually is next to the stove and countertops where food is prepared. This makes the main requirement for a backsplash the practicality of easy maintenance. They do not stain easily, are simple to clean, are temperature resistant, and of course, help the homeowner achieve the proper look for their kitchen. There are many options and types to choose from to ensure every homeowner has one to best suit their home.
The Tile Or Ceramic Backsplash
This is the most common type of backsplash, as it’s the most practical. It’s sturdy, easy to clean, and highly resistant to water damage, chemical cleaners, and changes in temperature. Dirt and stains are less visible on tile, and it works best with gas stoves. They are also available in a vast array of colors, designs, and styles and you can even order custom photographic finish on them. They are, however difficult and time-consuming to install.
The MDF Backsplash
Medium density fiberglass backsplashes are low cost and simple to install, however, they are more easily damaged by temperature and chemicals, and can even catch fire. They are also difficult to decorate.
The Glass Backsplash
This new type of blacksplash is temperature and chemical resistant, easy to clean, and customizable. It is, however, pricey. It also stains, gets damaged easily, and requires a lot of maintenance.
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