Transform Your Kitchen with a Natural Stone Kitchen Backsplash Whether your client is looking to remodel their entire kitchen completely or simply wants to make a few cost-effective changes, installing a beautiful new backsplash can make all the difference. And when it comes to materials that are beautiful, durable, and versatile enough for use on a backsplash, natural stone is a practical choice. Applications for Natural Stone Backsplashes Natural stone backsplashes are ideal for use in residential kitchens and even bathrooms. Not only is natural stone extremely durable, but it also comes in a wide variety of colors and styles to suit your client’s unique tastes. Any desired look, from contemporary to modern, can be achieved using natural stone on a backsplash. There are really no “rules” when it comes to using natural stone for a kitchen backsplash. It ultimately depends on your client’s preferences and tastes. Some clients, for example, may choose a backsplash that uses the same stone as their countertops for a more cohesive look. Others may prefer to choose something different from their countertop materials to create an eye-catching appearance. Today, more than ever, homeowners are using kitchen backsplashes as a means of expressing themselves artistically. As a result, we’re seeing some fun and unique patterns ranging from geometric shapes to mosaic applications. The creative possibilities with a natural stone backsplash are truly endless. Caring for a Natural Stone Kitchen Backsplash Because backsplashes are installed vertically, they typically don’t get very much wear and tear. Natural stone is more than durable enough to be used for a residential kitchen backsplash, and there is very little maintenance or cleaning required. For daily care, clients can use a wet rag to wipe away any spills or splatters that are likely to occur from time to time in the kitchen. Every once in a while, it is good practice to clean a natural stone backsplash to keep it looking its best. However, this doesn’t have to be part of your client’s daily cleaning routine. When your client does wish to perform a more in-depth cleaning of a natural stone backsplash, Stonetech Stone & Tile Cleaner does a great job. The gentle formula and neutral pH make it ideal for use on everything from ceramic and porcelain tile to natural stone surfaces. Because of its durability and generally low traffic, a natural stone backsplash should never need to be replaced unless the homeowner decides to do so for aesthetic reasons. Kitchen trends change frequently. So if a client has chosen an especially “trendy” backsplash design, he or she may end up wanting to update it again years down the road. Otherwise, a natural stone backsplash should last for life. Always Hire a Professional for Kitchen Backsplash Installation Backsplash installation can be completed as a standalone project to transform the look of a kitchen, or it can be completed as part of a larger kitchen renovation project. This is a cost-effective upgrade that can be done with minimal time or effort required. Still, it is generally not considered a DIY project, so homeowners should always be encouraged to hire a professional. A professional who has specific experience with tile work will have the tools and expertise needed to layout and install a natural stone backsplash. Tile work can be tricky, after all. Overall, installing a natural stone kitchen backsplash can be one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to give a kitchen space new life. And with so many different stone options ranging from marble and flagstone to travertine and slate, homeowners can truly choose a design that reflects their unique taste. For all your natural stone backsplash supply needs, Connecticut Stone is here for you and your clients. Contact our team today to learn more about our offerings or to schedule a free consultation for your project.