Kitchen Backsplash 101, Everything You Need to Know

Everyone loves a good kitchen backsplash. Apart from being purely practical, you can get creative and really dress up your kitchen. Although the stopping point for backsplashes has pretty much disappeared, that doesn’t mean there isn’t an art to backsplash design. A whole backsplash wall in your kitchen can look stylish, when done well.

Choose the right tile

Marble, stone, ceramic, glass; these are all beautiful options, but which is the most practical for a busy kitchen? Some materials might be more difficult to keep clean, although they achieve a clean and sophisticated look.


Marble is tricky because although it looks timeless and beautiful, it chips and stains quite easily. Those who install marble backsplashes have to take extra precaution with this material to ensure its longevity. If you’re really looking for that marble look, you can always go with porcelain tile that imitates the look of marble nicely.

Natural Stone

The beauty about natural stone is that it means no two kitchen backsplashes will look the same. It’s also budget friendly and generally liked, so it can add to the value of your home. The only drawbacks are that it isn’t water or stain friendly and more difficult to clean. But it’ll give your kitchen a unique look!


Glass mosaics can offer a high-end look that compliments your kitchen well. They look dazzling and are fairly easy to clean. However, some designs may be referred to as “cookie-cutter,” so it might be difficult to find a unique design for your kitchen.

Height and length

A common question in kitchen design is: Where do you stop your backsplash? In kitchens with tall ceilings, you probably don’t want to go too crazy. Stopping the backsplash at the cabinet line is a good rule of thumb. Smaller kitchen owners can cover their entire wall. If the backsplash is installed horizontally, then you can stop wherever the wall ends. And if there’s no wall, just line it up with the cabinets.

The Priano Process

At Priano, we can help you find and install a beautiful kitchen backsplash that transforms your space. From vision to decision, our team of experts is there for you every step of the way to ensure a seamless end-to-end process. Contact Us to get your project started.

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