If you think your kitchen needs a little bit of an upgrade, the easiest and quickest might just be adding in a natural stone backsplash. The use of stone is perfect for any kitchen whether you are looking for a rustic or a modern look. We are diving into designing a backsplash, the advantages of a stone backsplash, and cleaning your stone backsplash.
A fun way to keep your backsplash interesting and unique is to use different designs or materials in different areas. Above your range and your sink contains more square footage and is considered the “high-impact zone”. Because this space is larger, it gets a lot of visual attention. One way to play up this space is to use a neutral stone backsplash in all of your kitchens, then use a completely different or contrasting material in those high-impact zones. This can break up space, add dimension and keep it interesting.
Stick with the same color family as your countertop, try variants of the same shade but in different materials. If your countertop is a shiny granite or marble, try out a more matte slate stone for your backsplash. You can also use your backsplash to add texture and depth to your room. Try out a rich color like emerald with a fun texture.
Depending on the type of stone, there are certain ways that you should clean and maintain your backsplash. Natural stone tiles are very susceptible to the acid that is in our food and drinks, which can cause them to become dull over time. It is ideal that you wipe down your backsplash after using it every week. Consider using a special stone cleaner that removes grime and dirt on a regular basis.
When it comes to having a natural stone backsplash that is marble, onyx, and travertine, you should not use anything that is acidic to clean it. You can clean it with a dishwashing liquid and wipe with a dry cloth afterward.
Above cleaning, you can maintain your stone backsplash by applying a special sealer to protect your stone from water, scratches and grease.
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Natural stone backsplash is a great and easy way to give your kitchen and upgraded look. It is easy, affordable and effective. Fixing small areas like the backsplash can benefit your kitchen, but also save you a lot of money. If you are looking to upgrade your kitchen for the new year, contact GMS Werks for all of your natural stone needs and we would love to help you out!