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Backsplashes are an inexpensive way to completely change the look of your room. Tile, stone, glass, and even metal backsplashes are a stylish addition to any kitchen or bathroom. However, many people don’t realize that backsplashes are practical as well as decorative. At Floor Coverings International, the backsplash is one of our specialties. We have done countless kitchen and bathroom makeovers for our customers, and most of these include installing backsplashes. Here are four of the top reasons why backsplashes can benefit your kitchen or bathroom.

It’s Protective

No matter what you use for your materials, a kitchen or bathroom backsplash will protect the wall behind your sinks and counters. Instead of dealing with inconvenient and hard-to-clean stains, you can use your backsplash to catch food and liquids that would have otherwise ended up on your wall.

Protecting your walls from water damage is an especially important backsplash function. Kitchens and bathrooms are both susceptible to water damage, which can cause serious mildew problems and structural issues. Having a backsplash installed will prevent frequent water contact from becoming serious damage later on.

It’s Stylish

An obvious benefit of the backsplash is that it adds extra style and decoration to your kitchen or bathroom. You can design your backsplash to be a colorful and avant-garde accent. Or, you can make it so that your backsplash complements and fits in with the space’s existing decorating scheme. Make sure to choose a material and color that won’t clash with your countertops.

Also, because the most popular materials are ceramic and stone tile, the options for customization and tailoring your backsplash to your personal style are practically endless. Backsplashes – especially those made with ceramic tile – are fairly easy to install, meaning you can add a lot of style with just a little time and effort. Not to mention, adding a kitchen backsplash (or updating your old one) will definitely add to the resale value of your home.

It Will Cut Down On Your Cleaning

You can also choose backsplash materials that will shorten the time you spend cleaning your kitchen or bathroom. Tile is the best example of an easy-clean backsplash material. It is water-resistant and you can clean it just by wiping it down with a damp cloth or sponge. The same goes for glass tiles, stone, and metal. If your backsplash is properly sealed, cleaning it should be a breeze. Because backsplashes protect your walls from stains and food debris, they also go a long way in preventing pests, especially in the kitchen.

It Prevents Stains

Depending on your backsplash materials, you can also design it so that it will last a long time without sustaining damage or stains. Tile, glass, and metal are all very tough materials that will prevent stains while requiring little to no maintenance. Stone is highly durable, but it’s also porous so you should make sure and have it sealed every year or so to avoid permanent stains.

These four reasons show that kitchen and bathroom backsplashes serve a purpose in addition to being stylish. Give us a call today at Floor Coverings International if you’re interested in adding a fun and functional backsplash to your home!

Photo Credit: Elena Elisseeva

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