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Why Are So Many Are Choosing Natural Stone Backsplashes?

by Kuhrich on Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Stone backsplashesYour choice of aesthetic in each room isn’t just a matter of color; it’s a matter of taste, of theme, of the sense you want to give everyone who spends time in that room. It’s also a matter of cost, materials, and time, of course, all of which depend on what you are willing to give. In some cases, it costs a considerable amount of money to acquire the expertise and materials to make a room conform to this or that vision. Yet sometimes it is essential to make a room all that it can be, especially when that room is as important as, say, your kitchen. That’s why even the simplest detail, such as your choice of backsplash, can matter so greatly. Increasingly, the most beautiful backsplash used in today’s kitchen is the natural stone backsplash.

Popularity Contest

Stone itself has enjoyed great popularity over the past several years as a confluence of different factors came together. An appreciation for an aesthetic that is more rough-hewn, back-to-nature, and monochromatic has come into being of late, while it is also very popular to bring in that appreciation for the natural into one’s home. In fact, one might argue that a more wood-and-stone-based aesthetic is simply what the people want these days. Certainly, natural stone is more affordable than marble or synthetic materials that are far harder to manufacture; affordability is, after all, its own incentive!

Winning Choice

A natural stone backsplash for your kitchen offers other advantages, however, such as being remarkably easy to clean. Wood absorbs stains and makes it incredibly difficult for it to be cleaned, while plastic is easily scorched and melted and other synthetic materials can be damaged with just as much ease. Stone, on the other hand, has a fairly decent track record as far as durability is concerned, which is why it’s such a great choice for the workshop that is your kitchen. Clean, sturdy, beautiful, modern, popular – why wouldn’t you want a natural stone backsplash for your kitchen?

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com