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Countertops and Backsplash

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There are no hard and fast rules around countertops and backsplash pairings. As with all decor choices, the materials you incorporate into your design are often primarily based on personal preference, lifestyle and the aesthetic of your kitchen.

Today there are more countertop and backsplash choices than ever before, to fit all kinds of styles and budgets. The following countertops are the tip of the iceberg in terms of materials, and some of their pros and cons:

Concrete

  • Easily customizable with stain and texture
  • Durable
  • Pairs well with other glass and tile, stainless steel or other metals

Modern choices for backsplashes include Aspect peel and stick metal or glass tiles or Fasade backsplash styles in the Modern or Industrial collections.

Glass

  • Sleek, easy to keep clean and hygienic
  • Non-porous surface resists staining
  • Practically unlimited color choices to suit any design aesthetic
  • Pairs well with modern and contemporary backsplash materials

Stainless steel

  • A modern choice
  • Coordinates with any color
  • Easy to clean with a wet cloth and mild soap
  • Resists bacteria buildup

Modern choices for backsplashes include Fasade Modern or Industrial styles in Stainless finish or Aspect Metal Peel & Stick Tiles.

Tile

  • Inexpensive and easy to maintain 
  • A classic look
  • Easy to coordinate with other materials and textures

Aspect Peel & Stick Glass tiles are easy to install and require no grout. Made from 100% recyclable materials and are available in 6 modern colors that coordinate beautifully with any decor.

Travertine

  • A classic choice
  • Aesthetically pleasing natural color variations
  • Pitted surface requires maintenance if not sealed  

Fasade backsplash panels in Traditional styles are a great accent to a Travertine countertop.

Wood

  • A warm, inviting material
  • Works well in traditional and contemporary kitchens
  • Ideal for chopping food
  • Sanitary and heat-resistant for hot pots and pans if sealed

Traditional choices for backsplashes include Fasade Traditional styles available in 22 finishes and Paintable White.