Unique Backsplash Ideas

Ceramic tiles have long been the go-to backsplash option for kitchens. The ceramic tile is beautiful, timeless, and easy to clean but often chosen because it seems like the only sensible option. If it’s time to redo the kitchen, explore other options for a backsplash! At Seashore Kitchen and Bath, there are so many unique materials that can be used for backsplashes that are easy to clean and will look great for years and years to come.

Stainless steel is a modern material used for backsplashes. Often found in restaurants, this backsplash is versatile and looks great in any home kitchen as well. Stainless steel is easy to clean and, if splattered with food or liquid, can be cleaned quickly with a wipe down. It is highly heat resistant and will rarely fade with time. The reflective nature of this material can create the illusion of having a larger kitchen.

A glass backsplash is a great idea for an “upgraded” kitchen. This option can be pricey and one can expect to make an investment in the material and installation. The glass is easy to clean and is similar to the stainless steel in its reflective nature, which can make a room look bigger than it actually is. If going with the glass option, make sure to hire someone that specializes in glass installation.

Natural stone is always beautiful for a kitchen. It’s classic and timeless. These two kitchens use granite for their backsplash. Granite is a good choice for a backsplash due to its heat resistance. It’s important to choose a material that is resistant to heat, especially for a kitchen that is cooked in on a daily basis. Make sure that, upon installation, the granite is sealed. Resealing will be necessary every couple of years to keep the granite in good form.

Although outlined above are numerous alternatives to the ceramic tile, we understand that this may still be the best option for your kitchen. A ceramic tile is easily replaceable. Make sure, when creating your backsplash, extra tile is purchased in case it is needed in the future. Ceramic tiles are easy to clean but to avoid staining a glazed tile is best.