What are the Benefits of a Backsplash in my Kitchen?
Kitchen backsplashes are a feature that are both functional and visually pleasing – they are an element that is almost always included in a kitchen renovation. Beyond the design aspect, many homeowners don’t even think of the many benefits that come with installing a backsplash.
Adds personality to a kitchens design
Backsplashes are a kitchen design element that a homeowner can experiment with to highlight their personality and creativity. From more traditional to contemporary and modern designs, we carry a large variety of glass, stone, and ceramic tile in different colors and shapes that will allow you to find the perfect design combination.
Protects the wall
Things can get messy in the kitchen from baking disasters with your children, pots overflowing on your stove top, and various solids and liquids splashing up on the walls behind your sink and oven. If left bare, these items can easily stain the wall and make it more prone to mold and mildew. Backsplashes protect and seal the wall from moisture and stains so you don’t have to worry about issues relating to mold, mildew, or stains.
Eliminates stain risks
Choosing your backsplash can be overwhelming thanks to the numerous options available, but it’s important to keep in mind the material that your backsplash is going to be made of. Non-porous materials are best for the kitchen because stains will not be able to penetrate the tile’s surface, meaning they won’t stain the wall.
If you do want to use a porous material, such as marble or natural stone, be sure to have the proper sealer to protect it from stains.
Keeps pests out of the kitchen
Countertops don’t always lay flat against your wall due to numerous different reasons, which allows space for bugs to penetrate through the dry wall and into your kitchen. Adding a backsplash seals these cracks and allows extra protection against unwelcome bugs and pests.
Makes cleaning quick & easy
Despite backsplashes being a design aspect in the kitchen, they are also great when it comes to messes. Remember when we mentioned those? With most materials, cleaning up messes on your backsplash is as easy as wiping the mess away with a damp cloth or sponge.
If you’re ready to give your kitchen a face-lift and want to discuss different backsplash designs, call us today at (978) 462-9453 to set up an appointment in our showroom.