While stainless steel used to be the go-to backsplash for most homeowners, these days the options for metal backsplashes go far beyond traditional steel. And if you’re looking for extreme durability along with less maintenance, metal might be the perfect option for you. Here’s all the information you need.
If metal is one of your top backsplash material choices, be prepared to pay a pretty penny to get the look you’re going for. On average, metal runs you about $20 per square foot, plus an additional $160 for the substrate backing and installation. This could vary depending on the size of the backsplash and type of metal used.
Able to withstand high temperatures and a significant amount of wear and tear, metal is an extremely durable kitchen backsplash material. However, metal can be easily scratched or dented, so it’s important to keep this in mind during and after installation.
While metal tends to show fingerprints and food stains more than other materials, overall it’s very easy to clean. Simply wipe down the surface with soap and warm water, and then dry with a clean cloth. Spray any fingerprints with glass cleaner and wipe clean.
That depends entirely on the look you’re going for. Ceramic comes with more color choices and patterns, but metal is longer lasting and more durable.
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