With durability second only to diamonds, granite is a great choice for a kitchen backsplash. Many people swoon over granite’s high-end appearance, and love its easy maintenance. Here’s a deeper look into why it’s such a popular backsplash choice.
Certainly not the least expensive backsplash material, granite costs an average of $50 per square foot, plus the cost of installation. This could vary depending on the quality of the granite and the thickness of the slab. Get free estimates from kitchen contractors in your area to learn more.
Granite is an extremely durable material, especially when is incorporated into an area that doesn’t receive a large amount of wear and tear, e.g. a backsplash. Expect it to last for the life of your kitchen.
Maintaining a granite kitchen backsplash is quick and easy.
If stains occur, make sure to clean immediately to avoid permanent damage.
Yes, if you like the look of granite but would rather not pay $50 per square foot, you can install granite tiles instead. You’ll still have the natural stone look, just with grout in between.
Since granite is an expensive natural stone, it’s not recommended that you install it yourself, unless you know exactly what you are doing. A professional will be able to make the right cuts to ensure that it will fit perfectly into your allotted space.
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