Published at Monday, November 26th 2018, 07:30:56 AM. Backsplashes. By Randolph Evans.
A big pro is the fact that marble is widely available and comes in many different variations. The cost of a marble backsplash is also a pro in most cases. Although there are rarer options that cost a lot, the more common types are accessible. Some of the most important cons related to marble backsplashes and countertops in general include the fact that marble scratches and stains easily. Nevertheless, it can be easily cleaned with warm water and dish soap.
As for copper tiles, the most popular option here is copper penny tiles, especially in several different copper shades. Speaking of copper penny tile, you can even install your own backsplash of real pennies and get a unique look. Small square or rectangular tiles are also a cool option, they will fit many spaces: rustic, glam, art deco, contemporary and so on. They also may be hammered ones to add a Moroccan feel or a boho touch to your kitchen.
Another popular type of marble is Calacatta which is a lot more rare and thus considering a luxury choice. It’s often mistaken for Carrara marble although it presents several unique particularities such as the generally white background and dark veining in large and thick patterns. A marble backsplash can look very elegant and stylish but, given the characteristics of the material, requires constant maintenance. Still, cleaning a marble backsplash is easy.
Also quarried from Spain, the crema marfil marble is ideal if you want to add a warm touch to the kitchen. Although available in many different color shades, the light beige is the most common. This type of marble is often used on exterior cladding and tends to have a more rugged look. Each tile is unique and, although all marble tends to look the same, there are lots of little things that makes each piece stand out.