So, if you’re looking to elevate your kitchen’s aesthetic and bring its functionality to the next level, a durable and stylish backsplash is a must. If you’re not sure where to start, we get it – there are thousands of colors and materials to choose from. Whether you’re drawn to herringbone and chevron mosaics or prefer a monolithic look, material selection is key to timeless style. Grab a pen and get ready to take notes: here is why we recommend porcelain tile for kitchen backsplashes.
Easy-to-clean and antimicrobial
With extra attention paid to cleanliness and disinfection over the past year, it isn’t surprising that 78% of Kitchen & Bath Business industry experts say homeowners are prioritizing easy-to-clean surfaces for kitchens and bathrooms. Because porcelain tiles are less porous and denser than other surface materials, they’re less subject to damaging effects caused by moisture. Consequently, this also means that porcelain is uninhabitable to mold and mildew growth. With proper grouting, a porcelain tile backsplash won’t require much additional elbow grease to keep it shining like new. Yes, please!
Design-centric and effortlessly versatile
Creating an eclectic, layered space that is a unique reflection of your personal design aesthetic can be accomplished through the use of mixed materials. Because kitchen backsplashes are usually situated at eye level, they’re a perfect surface to employ our popular MOOD compilation, a thoughtfully curated combination of mosaics and tiles that will add a touch of self-expression to your space.
From variegated mosaics that nod to contemporary themes, to soft, muted hues on large format tiles, porcelain can take on virtually any shape, size and color. These dynamic properties coupled with their imperviousness to water make porcelain tile ideal for lasting, stylish kitchen backsplashes. To fully capitalize on the mixed materials trend, you can pair a metal inspired mosaic backsplash with black-finished cabinets and striking quartzite slab countertops for serious Art Deco vibes. If kitchens with monochromatic color schemes are more your cup of tea, add variety with different textures, finishes and neutral tones throughout the space.
Learn more about elevating your kitchen with a porcelain tile backsplash by visiting our “Why Tile” page.