Published at Sunday, 22 October 2017 by Nanci Meyer in Kitchen Ideas, with total 49 photographs.
Natural stone backsplashes have a distinctly different texture than tiles and offer a contrast to smooth counters and cabinets. Stone is porous however which makes it harder to clean and more prone to chipping. An alternative to using smaller stacked stones is to continue the same granite or marble used for the countertops all the way up the wall.
Ceramic Tile Given the numerous shapes sizes and colors available ceramic tile is probably the most versatile option (it’s also proven to be timeless). There’s plenty of room to play with patterns while still maintaining clean lines: stack tiles in columns stagger them or lay them at an angle. Most tile requires minimal maintenance just be sure to seal the grout so it doesn’t get stained or absorb water.
Engineering and technology have made a wide variety of design choices and finishes possible. While most of the following kitchen countertop ideas are durable it’s a good idea to always work with cutting boards and silicone trivets for hot pots. Keep countertop surfaces clean with a non-abrasive soft towel and follow manufacturer or installation guidelines on what products to use to clean and maintain the beauty of your countertops for years.