The kitchen is the heart of the home, and it’s important that your custom home kitchen is both pretty and practical. After you’ve selected the countertop, flooring, and cabinets, it’s time to turn your attention to the backsplash! Kitchen backsplashes not only help protect your walls, but they also tie together all of the other elements in the room and give it a finished, complete look. Here are the best backsplash materials to use in a custom home, according to our custom home builders!


Countertop Material

If you’re unable to decide on yet another element for the room, you can always just use the same material as your countertop! You can either to a 4-inch piece or use larger slabs that go all the way up to the cabinets. Both are great! This is a great option if you’re trying to save on budget or if you want a more sleek, simple look.


Ceramic or Porcelain Tile

Ceramic and porcelain tiles are by far the most common and popular backsplash materials. Not only are there tons of style and color options for any budget, but they’re also durable, easy to install, and easy to care for. This makes them the perfect choice for any kitchen.


Glass Tile

Glass tiles are a more expensive option due to the increased installation costs and difficulty. However, glass tiles are even easier to clean than ceramic or porcelain. They have a number of color and style options and won’t stain, unlike some other materials. Make sure you pay for quality installation if you’re opting for glass. Improper installation, or cheap glass tiles, could result in cracking.


Metal Tile

Metals, like tin and copper, can also be used for backsplashes! Back in the day, tin was actually a popular backsplash material and can still be found in some homes and businesses. Manufacturers have recently begun to make more metal styles. You’re more limited on style and color, and they’re pricier and porcelain or ceramic, but they’re a luxe, unique look.


Natural Stone Tile

Natural stones are also an option, especially if you want an earthy, nature-inspired home. Travertine is the most common stone backsplash material. This type of tile has a very specific look that isn’t for everyone. They’re also more expensive, prone to staining, and need regular cleaning and maintenance.


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