Are stone tiles common for backsplashes?
Stone tiles are one of the most popular materials for backsplashes. Ultimate design statements, the backsplash can set the whole tone of your room design; for example, if you want that old-world feeling, you might think about travertine tiles. More than the six inches behind a sink or sink, backsplashes now often extend from floor to ceiling, wrapping around counters and open shelving and becoming a focal point. They still have those all-important functions to prevent staining, making cleaning easier, and protecting the wall behind sinks, ranges, and counters.
When people think of marble, the mind automatically turns to class, elegance, and luxury. Marble is also trending this year and is bright and airy, with a unique veining like no other stone. You can use it to contrast or highlight, and it works in any decor from modern to traditional. It is sometimes even preferred for use as a backsplash material rather than a countertop as it's soft and can be prone to scratches. The backsplash enables you to incorporate marble into your design while keeping it off high-use areas like the counter.
Other popular stone tiles
Soapstone is sometimes referred to as the "quiet stone," most likely because of its darker hue, gray combined with some black, green, or charcoal shades. It has a foamy, "soapy" feeling; It is non-porous, impervious to liquid, and heat resistant, making it a good choice for shower walls, countertops, and flooring.
Slate has a beautiful rustic look that's so popular today. Coupled with extreme durability and appearance, that makes it ideal for backsplashes and indoor and outdoor spaces, such as roofs, interior flooring, and exterior paving, among others.
Others are granite, one of the hardest stones and heat-resistant, available in a wide assortment of colors and veining patterns. Limestone, which comes in an earth tone palette of tan, gray, cream, beige, yellow, and brown, is durable and easy to care for. Quartz can be used just about anywhere in the house, from the backsplash to the countertop and flooring. The color palette includes both soft hues and bold and vibrant one with distinctive patterns with fine or large crystals.
Visit the About Floors n' More showroom at either of our two locations: Jacksonville and Mandarin, FL. We service the areas of Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, and Neptune. Ask about our free estimates. When considering tiles, we can guide you to the right one for the look you want to achieve, give you information on sealing and maintenance.