Published at Sunday, December 02nd 2018, 01:28:17 AM. Backsplashes. By Angelika Rchter.
And since it’s not really optional, most of the time people choose to turn it into a multifunctional element that also serves as a decorative detail. There are many options that you can choose for the backsplash. A brightly-colored backsplash would stand out with its bold color and an artistic backsplash would impress on a different level. But if you want to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in the kitchen, a brick backsplash is a wonderful idea.
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.
Ceramic tiles, bricks, mosaic stones, wood, metal, marble and even simple paint or wallpaper are all trendy options for kitchen backsplashes. There are no interruptions like when tiles are used and makes cleaning easier, although it also means that the backsplash needs to be spotless to actually look great. Providing an easy-to-clean and good-looking backdrop for the shelves but it’s also an important aesthetic feature for the kitchen, being a source of color for the space.
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.