A full height backsplash, also called slab or panel backsplash can stretch from the top of the countertop to the bottom of upper cabinets or all the way to the ceiling. Full height backsplashes add a dramatic and unique design to a kitchen, a bathroom vanity, or any space in your home project.
What Are The Benefits of a Full Height Backsplash?
- Visually Striking: a full height backsplash makes a visual statement – especially if you use the same stone you selected for your countertop. Whether you opt for a material like tile or stone, a full backsplash can easily become the focal point of the room. Backsplash installed along back wall of all your countertops; behind the cooktop/hood and behind floating shelves can make a stunning statement. If tiles aren’t your taste, the slab backsplash trend is a solid choice for your kitchen. One-piece backsplashes in materials like marble or quartz adds a clean, seamless look with a lot of stylish drama.
- Protects the Wall: in addition to appearance, a major benefit of a full backsplash is protection for your walls. The backsplash helps protect your wall from splashes and spills. Grease, bubbling sauce, steam and other elements coming from your stove make for a messy cleaning job. Having a backsplash there will eliminate the headache of cleaning. If you don’t want a full height all around you can opt for the area just behind your stove.
- Ease of Cleaning: no grout lines creates a smooth, clean look and is EASY TO CLEAN.
What Materials Can One Use?
When selecting a your backsplash there are many options to choose from. In general you would select either tile or stone. The stone could be granite, marble, or engineered such as quartz.
- Granite is popular. It’s attractive, durable and easy to care for.
- Marble is another popular choice. It is well suited for bathroom backsplashes. If selected for a kitchen backsplash be aware marble is prone to staining when exposed to acidic substances (wine, juice and other liquids).
- Quartz is a very popular option. It’s an engineered stone and one of the toughest surfaces. Quartz is manufactured to have the look of natural stone. It is non-porous and will not stain! Virtually maintenance free – with no grout lines it is easy to clean.
- Tile has been a popular choice for backsplash for several years. There is a large variety of tile options one can choose from for a classy and decorative backsplash. Whether you opt for a tile mosaic or subway tiles, tile backsplashes are still very popular.