Kitchen is one of the busiest places in homes. This is the place were a lot of daily activities are going on. As the workstation for making the food, it has to be hygienic and able to handle a lot of spills, hot pots, knives, and scratches.
Countertops and backsplashes should be water resistant with well sealed seams and edges, and it should be easy to clean.
Since there is a lot of work going on in the kitchen and preparation on the countertops, the color should be appealing.
Backsplashes is the area above the countertops that protects the wall from water, steam, food, spills. Countertops and backsplashes are often made from the same material, but sometimes countertops and backsplashes can be different. For example, it is quite common to have a granite countertop or quartz countertop, and create custom design backsplash with tile.
The materials for backsplashes can be decorative tile, butcher blocks and ceramic tiles, latest solid surface materials, stainless steel, stone, concrete. Between all those options, there are endless possibilities when it comes to design.
Decorative tile has been one of the most popular choice and usually runs from the bottom of the countertop till the cabinets.
All these materials are very easy to clean and scrubbable, and will be able to protect the wall and some of them are also suitable for countertops.