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What Kind of Backsplash Should I Get?

One of the great ways to give your kitchen a healthy dose of character is to add a beautiful backsplash to your walls. A backsplash can set the tone for your kitchen, making it feel earthy, classic, modern, or industrial. It works to draw the eye to your chosen focal point in the kitchen and, depending on the type of backsplash you get, can really open up the space to make it feel bigger. And while there are no wrong options for a backsplash, each material that can be used for it comes with different things you may have to consider, so let's take a look at the most popular options for backsplashes and figure out which one might be a good fit for you!

1. Glass Tile

Pros: Vibrant / Visually stunning / Easy to clean / Lots of color options / Doesn't fade / Doesn't need to be sealed

Cons: Most expensive option / Caters to a trendy style that may fade with time

2. Natural Stone

Pros: Visually interesting / Unique textures and colors

Cons: Needs to be sealed once a year / Not the easiest to clean / Can be expensive

3. Ceramic Tile

Pros: Durable / Budget-Friendly / Easy to clean / Wide variety of styles and colors available

Cons: Less durable than porcelain / Not as resistant to moisture as porcelain

4. Porcelain Tile

Pros: Very durable / Easy to clean / Resistant to moisture / Customizable

Cons: Can be tricky to install

5. Metal Sheets or Tiles

Pros: Magnetic surface can be used to save storage space for utensils or spices / Gives a cool, industrial look / Not overly common

Cons: Vulnerable to scratching / Not always easy to keep looking nice

So, what material would you love to see in your kitchen? Let us know in the comments!

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