Kitchen countertops and backsplashes take the most action in the kitchen. But at the same time we want them to look great.
Fortunately nowadays there’s no need to compromise. Both appearance and performance can be achieved.
With excellent quality of granite, quartz, and marble, kitchen countertops and backsplashes, style and functionality go hand-in-hand. Backsplashes are not exposed to continuous wear and tear, so it makes a perfect place for more delicate materials, but at the same time the surface has to be easily washed, and needs to be durable.
Nowadays, kitchen is the place where a variety of tasks take place beyond food preparation and eating. In many homes kitchen has become the center place of the home. So kitchen countertops and backsplashes have to look great.
Since there are many different tasks, sometimes it makes sense to incorporate different materials in different places of the kitchen. For example, marble is a great stone where there is not going to be a lot of action. It is porous and soft stone, so some staining and damage might occur. Marble is usually great for bathrooms or for the areas of the kitchen where there is not as much action is going to happen.
Granite and quartz countertops are both very durable materials. So they can be installed in heavy duty areas of the kitchen.
So before making the final decisions for kitchen countertops and backsplashes, think through the functionality of the kitchen, tasks that are going to be done, design, and personal preferences.