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  • 5/1/2019 7:56 AM

Splish, splash, backsplash

Natural stone backsplashes serve an important purpose, to protect walls from water and cooking splashes! They also serve a design purpose as well. Natural stone backsplashes complement other elements in the kitchen, such as countertops and cabinets.

Natural stone is an excellent choice for a kitchen backsplash and GMS Werks offers a variety of natural stone options. You can even use the virtual kitchen designer on our webpage to choose different natural stone backsplashes for a preview of how it will look in your home. With over 300 natural stone selections and glass tile options for backsplashes, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for. Our stone choices include:

  • Engineered quartz
  • Granite
  • Limestone
  • Marble
  • Onyx
  • Porcelain
  • Quartz
  • Quartzite
  • Slate
  • Soapstone
  • Travertine

Designing your backsplash

Many people prefer to create larger backsplashes behind their stoves, as it can provide adequate protection for the wall. Before installing the backsplash, think about how you use the space where the backsplash will be placed, and the kitchen features that it is going to surround.

Some tiles absorb moisture better than others, which makes them less than ideal for placement behind a sink that’s used a lot. If you want to create a uniform look for your backsplash, you should group like colors together.

The tiles used for natural stone backsplashes come in a variety of shapes, sizes and finishes. Natural stone sizes can range from as small as three millimeters to being large whole sections of stone. Tiles used for natural stone backsplashes come in a variety of finish options, including polished, honed, glossy, multi finish, brushed, and more.

Keeping clean

Depending on the type of stone, there are certain ways that you should clean and maintain your backsplash. Tiles used for natural stone backsplashes are very susceptible to the acid in our food and drinks, which can cause them to become dull over time. It is ideal that you wipe down your backsplash every week. Consider using a special stone cleaner that removes grime and dirt on a regular basis.

When it comes to having natural stone backsplashes that are marble, onyx, and travertine, you should not use anything acidic to clean them. You can clean those natural stone backsplashes with a dishwashing liquid and wipe with a dry cloth afterwards.

Above cleaning, you can maintain your stone backsplash by applying a special sealer to protect your stone from water, scratches and grease. The best options for natural stone backsplashes include:

  • Travertine
  • Quartzite
  • Marble
  • Honed Marble
  • Onyx

If you are interested in adding natural stone to your home, office or retail space, contact us at GMS Werks and we would love to help you create the space you’ve always dreamed of!

We have been meeting the needs of both residential and commercial customers for over 90 years.