Kitchen Backsplash by Aurora Stone

What are the Best Backsplash Materials for Your Kitchen?

No one wants their kitchen walls looking like a Jackson Pollock painting. Fortunately, with the right backsplash installed, you won’t have to worry about water, grease, sauce, or any elements splashing up onto your walls and causing stains that are difficult to remove. All in all, you can preserve the look of your kitchen for many more years to come and add a hint of style with your brand-new backsplash!

Wondering which backsplash material is right for your kitchen? In this post, we’ve run through a few of our favourite options for durable and long-lasting backsplashes: 

  • Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic tiles are an excellent option for all homeowners, especially those working under a tighter budget. Being a man-made material, they are also highly customisable. Needless to say, finding the perfect backsplash to match the existing style of your kitchen will be a walk in the park. Ceramic tiles are versatile, easy to maintain and do not attract allergens. In fact, all they require is a simple wipe down from time to time to keep them looking clean and clear; also, you can use industrial grade cleaning chemicals, without having to worry about damage occurring. 

  • Porcelain Tiles

Porcelain is like ceramic in the way that they’re both made out of clay and fired in a kiln. However, porcelain is fired at a higher temperature, making it more durable and less porous than ceramic. At Aurora Stone, we offer porcelain tiles in a wide range of neutral colours, including white, stone, camel, grey and black. Neutral colours are always recommended for areas like the kitchen as they provide a timeless appeal. Moreover, if you wish to incorporate busier elements into your kitchen, you can rest assured that neutral backsplashes will complement them well, without making the whole area look too busy or tacky. 

  • Travertine

Travertine is an excellent natural stone material for your kitchen backsplash. It is a lot more affordable than most natural stone options, plus it is highly durable and comes with its own unique, natural flair. However, as with any other natural stone material, it’s important to make sure that you’re maintaining travertine backsplashes correctly if you want to preserve their appearance and keep your kitchen looking good This includes cleaning them gently and sealing them on a semi-regular basis. 

  • Engineered Stone

Maybe you’ve come across a certain type of natural stone and thought it would look absolutely stunning as a kitchen backsplash. However, being harder to maintain and a little more expensive than options like ceramic and porcelain tiles, you might be hesitant to commit to natural stone backsplashes. Luckily, engineered stone is available, so you can get backlashes that replicate the look of your favourite natural stone. Consequently, you can achieve the ideal look for your backsplashes, without having to incur the extra cost or put in extra time for maintenance.  

Find the Perfect Backsplash Material at Aurora Stone

Want to make your dream kitchen a reality? Whether you’re looking to install brand-new backsplashes or upgrade your old one, you can turn to Aurora Stone for high-quality products, friendly service and unmatched value. We are proud to carry a wide range of both engineered and natural stone products, including variants of marble, onyx, travertine and more. Whatever backsplash material you choose, you can always expect it to deliver in terms of durability, longevity and aesthetic appeal. With backsplashes from Aurora Stone, you will be able to inject value, style and functionality into your beloved cooking space. 

For a free measure and quote, contact Aurora Stone now!

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