Installing a stainless steel backsplash in your kitchen will add the perfect modern and elegant touch while still blending very well with every color and design. But having this kind of backsplash can become heavy to your pocket. These tips and pro’s and con’s will help you decide if a stainless backsplash is the right one for your house improvement project.
Kitchen Backsplash Design
Stainless backsplashes have a definite functional appeal because they let you clean up the grease and grime, spills and splashes of everyday cooking very easily and they also offer many different interesting design options.
A Stainless Tile can be used for the entire backsplash in one styleand you can also mix in stone and glass or other materials as well. Maybe what you want for your kitchen is stainless steel tiles only over the cooktop and sink and adding a beautiful mosaic, mural or an all granite backsplash everywhere else.
Stainless Steel Sheets are commonly used in restaurants to create a sleek, tidy and clean kitchen backsplash that will take tons of abuse and is easy to wash properly. This ultra-modern look goes well with the stainless steel appliances like fridges, ovens and countertops that continue to increase in popularity among modern home-owners.
Pros & Cons
Easy To Clean. Stainless steel is one of the easiest surfaces to clean. Using Hot water, a little bit of soap and a clean sponge will do the trick.
If you need to clean a steel backsplash all you need to use is a softer pad for a tough mess, wipe it dry to avoid water spots and don’t let acidic foods (tomato, citrus, coffee) sit too long on the surface or it actually could cause some damages to the color and looks of the stainless backsplash. Heat and hot pans are not a problem at all for this type of backsplash. Dents and Scratches are easily created so don’t expect your metal backsplash to remain pristine forever. This is why it is better if you buy a pre-scratched surface backsplash with cool and modern designs Polishing. Stainless steel sheets do not require polishing to maintain that crisp shiny surface. Price
Tiles can be expensive when compared to ceramic or even stone. Depending on the size, tiles range from $30 to $200 per square foot. Steel sheets are less expensive, but stainless steel is very unforgiving and precise placement of outlet, switch and window cutouts is required and thus making experienced and skilled installation a must.