The Main Attraction: Evolution of the Kitchen Backsplash

Want to make your kitchen more stylish? If yes, you can install a kitchen backsplash as a decorative focal point and key kitchen design element. We are here to give you a few pointers on how to make your kitchen design more stylish and your kitchen backsplash the main attraction.

Originally, backsplashes were 4 inches high and used behind the stove and sink to protect your kitchen from moisture and grease. Now kitchen backsplashes are used above counters and throughout the kitchen. Kitchen backsplashes are now an important design feature.

What materials are used for backsplashes?

The materials used for backsplashes are concrete, natural stone, metals, mosaics, glass and ceramics.


Out of the materials used, Granite is the most durable natural stone for backsplashes. Granite needs to be resealed twice a year to maintain protection from moisture.


Marble is a great material to use for kitchen backsplashes because it is beautiful, low-maintenance, and porous and absorbs grease and dirt.

Textured Glass

Textured glass is a material that is resurfacing from the 1950s. It is a great material to use for its classic look.

Colorful insets & Borders

Colorful insets and borders are great to use for kitchen backsplashes because they wonderfully complement metal Kitchen backsplashes.

Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic tiles are a great material to use for kitchen backsplashes because of the diverse design possibilities. Ceramic tiles allow you to be creative in choice of colors, textures and finishes. Ceramic tiles also help you be budget-conscious while allowing you to create a custom look and save during installation. But you have to make sure you regularly clean and reseal ceramic.

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