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Pick Your Backsplash

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A kitchen countertop is only made stronger with its accompanying kitchen backsplash. The two complement each other in both their looks and ability to protect the kitchen wall space from stains and “splashes.” The wide world of countertops comes with a wide world of backsplashes in a variety of materials such as stainless steel, ceramic tiles and more. Here are a few options for your next kitchen makeover.

Granite:

Granite offers a two fold benefit of beauty and durability. Pairing a granite backsplash with granite kitchen countertops is the ideal method to completing a kitchen design. You can’t go wrong, especially with the wide range of colors. As for durability, it will rise up against the natural wear and tear of life. You can typically find the stone for between $32 to $75 per square foot. The cost will depend on how much of the material you need.

Marble:

Marble is simply and utterly timeless but fragile. Marble deserves a backsplash for protection when things get saucy and greasy during cooking hour. As for beauty, it’s veining will give off an elegant appearance and bold statement. As with granite, marble will offer you a plethora of options to choose from. In general, the natural stone costs around $40 to $100 per square foot.

Quartzite

Quartzite is a hard, non-foliated metamorphic rock which was originally pure quartz sandstone at one point. Sandstone is converted into quartzite through heating and pressure usually related to tectonic compression within orogenic belts. The stone is an ideal choice for homeowners seeking out a material that looks like marble and offers the same level of strength and durability. While they look like marble, they certainly are far from it. Quartzite usually costs in the range of $60 to $120 per square foot.

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