Choosing a Backsplash for Your Kitchen

After all of the hard work and planning that goes into a kitchen renovation picking a backsplash can be a fun final decision. A great backsplash can add that extra special touch that ties your entire kitchen together. Hopefully, these tips will help you identify what is right for your style and budget and help you wrap up your kitchen renovation with confidence.

Common Backsplash Materials

Choices! Whether you love them or hate them you’ve got plenty of options when considering a backsplash material. When you’re first looking it is important to keep an open mind. You never know when a material you might initially be unsure of will become the perfect element in your new kitchen!


These backsplashes reflect light and when you use have a single sheet custom cut gives your kitchen a beautiful, modern glow. Glass tiled backsplashes are another great option that come in a wide range of colors, shapes, and sizes. Use them on their own or incorporate them into a stunning mosaic.


A naturally beautiful material that can give your kitchen a classic look or take on a more modern style depending on the variety of stone and how it is laid. Stone slab backsplashes are another popular option these days.


If you like Industrial style, this is the perfect, easy-to-clean option for your kitchen.

Ceramic Tile

An affordable, attractive option that is used in many kitchens. White subway tile is the most ubiquitous, but ceramic tile comes in plenty of other colors and sizes.

Porcelain Tile

This tile is similar in appearance to ceramic but is made from compressed porcelain dust, which is more durable and stain-resistant.


A less common choice that gives a kitchen a warm, inviting feel.

Choosing Your Ideal Backsplash

Ultimately, your perfect backsplash will be a balance of your personal style, budget, and what will tie together the other elements of your kitchen. Some of the options above are easier to care for than others, so do consider how much maintenance you are willing to commit to as you make your decision.

If you want more personalized help designing a stunning backsplash for your kitchen, give a professional kitchen remodeler a call. New Life Bath & Kitchen proudly serves California’s central coastal area. Contact us today to find out how we can help create the kitchen of your dreams!