• How to Create a Great Backsplash for Your Granite Countertops

    By: Albert Garcia Granite Countertops Marietta , , , ,

    Have you had beautiful granite countertops installed in your Marietta home recently? They can completely transform the look of your kitchen, making a once-dated kitchen look modern and expensive. You’ll love their beauty and functionality, too. One thing you might not love, though, is how they make your old backsplash look even older. New granite gleams in contrast to an old, dated, and worn out backsplash. That’s why so many of our customers ask us to do their backsplash at the same time! If you are considering a new backsplash to go along with the new granite countertops in your home, we have tips to help you select the best backsplash to compliment your granite and your interior decor.

    Tips for Picking a Better Backsplash

    Coordinate your colors.

    When it comes to choosing a backsplash that goes with your granite countertops, let the countertops lead the way. You’ll want to pick a color for your backsplash that coordinates with the counters. This will create the most cohesive, polished final look. Most granites have plenty of colors to choose from inside their surface, so you shouldn’t feel too hemmed in on your choices.

    Mix your materials.

    Feel free to mix your materials when it comes to your backsplash! This can make the most visually interesting design. Try mixing glass, ceramic, or natural materials to create interesting textures and designs. It’s a good idea to keep it all in the same color family, but get creative with borders and designs.

    Splurge wisely.

    Find a beautiful piece of tile but can’t afford to use it for the entire backsplash? That’s okay! Use it as a focal point instead, and finish the rest of the kitchen off with less inexpensive, coordinating pieces. Focal points with pricier tile look especially great around the cooking area, such as above your stovetop. If that doesn’t work with your design, use the tile around a window or above your sink area.

    Use good grout.

    Grout is one area that you don’t want to skimp on. Investing in a good grout is investing in your entire kitchen remodel. That’s because grout is what holds that whole backsplash together. Cheap grout can cause issues like falling tiles, excessive staining, and other issues that will more than likely have you regrouting the kitchen in less than a year. Don’t go cheap in this area.

    Hire a pro.

    If you want the installation of your new backsplash to be as great as your granite countertops, hire a professional to do the job for you! They’ll be able to help you choose your tiles, will use the best materials, and make it all look absolutely amazing. All you have to do is enjoy the finished product!

    If you are looking for a professional to handle your backsplash or granite countertops, talk to the team at Royal Granite in Marietta. We offer free in-home estimates so you can learn more about our services and how affordable a new look for your kitchen can really be! Give us a call or contact us through our website today.