To backsplash or not to backsplash


Kitchen Installations

To backsplash or not to backsplash, add function, style and design or not?

Most people vote YES, add it and make a statement!

Let’s get started, the process is simple.

Your options for a new backsplash are endless, let’s start with the material:

  • Glass
  • Ceramic
  • Granite/Quartz
  • Natural stone
  • Metal
  • Chalk paint
  • Wood

Now that you’ve made that selection, the hard work is done! The rest is simply bringing that material into your space. Determine the following:

  • Wall space to cover (total length by width)
  • Style/design pattern
  • Color
  • Texture

Once you decide on the amount of wall space to cover, mark it, measure it and calculate the square footage. That tells you how much material you will need.

For example, with that figure in mind and, let’s say, you choose glass. It’s time to decide on the style and type of glass to use. Your choices range from a sheet of clear glass over a decorative wallpaper to frosted, leaded, opaque or brightly colored sheets of glass. Glass also comes in a wide selection of glass tile in every conceivable color, pattern, shape and texture. Ultimately, the glass style you choose for your backsplash will reflect your own personal design aesthetic. With an almost infinite array of choices, you will have no trouble finding he style that is right for you. Explore your options. Your local tile specialty store is a good place to

Start so that you see and feel the possible selections.

“As a kitchen and bath designer in the Lowcountry, I have seen many kitchens transformed from beautiful yet simple to simply beautiful by adding a backsplash that brings style and color to the room. This can be done in a short time and on a reasonable budget. Of course with the right installer, which is key, you can make just about any material work.”


Article written by Sharon Loccisano

Sales designer /commercial sales at Prestige Stone Inc. Com

Sharon has been working in the family business her whole carrier.