Published at Sunday, December 02nd 2018, 01:24:34 AM. Backsplashes. By Angelika Rchter.
Beadboard is a row of narrow wood planks lined up vertically. In between each wood plank is a little indentation or ridge, also known as a “bead”. These days most beadboard comes in long, monolithic sheets that are easy to install and imitate the look of narrow vertical planks. Beadboard is a very practical and beautiful choice for kitchen walls because they are easy to clean. It can be stained or painted and is particularly appropriate in farm, country, or seaside kitchens.
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.
Concrete can crack: that’s a risk that comes along with concrete countertops, most commonly when poured in place rather than pre-cast. To prevent it, you may add fiber reinforcement, rebar, and/or wire mesh but if they still appear, they can be repaired. Concrete backsplashes require maintenance. Reseal your backsplash every one to three years, avoid abrasive cleaners and scrubbers that can damage sealer. Consider all these pros and cons and decide if concrete is worth it or not.
A chalkboard backsplash it can be renovated as often as you need and you can repaint it easily. You may attach any holders and shelves to the chalkboard surfaces while drilling tiles to attach a shelf is very hard. It will easily fit from an industrial to a minimalist one, so you can never go wrong with it. Chalkboard backsplashes are extremely popular for minimalist and Scandinavian kitchens to contrast light-colored and white cabinets but they will easily match a rustic or shabby chic space too