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Kitchen Backsplash Ideas: Materials

When redoing your kitchen backsplash there are so many choices you need to make that it can be overwhelming.

One of the first choices any potential DIY backsplash installer should make is what type of material to use! There are several choices…each having it’s own unique style to lend to your new kitchen!


Glass is available in a wide range of colors and sizes. Most popular are glass subway tile in 3″ x 6″ sizes and glass mosaic tile which usually comes as a 1″ or 0.75″ sizes. The benefit of using glass is not only for its beauty but also because it is is incredibly stain proof, easy to install and will last a lifetime!

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel mosaic tile is another popular choice in backsplash design. A stainless mosaic will match other stainless steel items in your kitchen such as a range hood, refrigerator, etc. Stainless steel tile can be used anywhere you would use glass, ceramic or stone and is equally as durable.


If you prefer the look of stone in your kitchen backsplash there are a few choices available. We carry stone subway tile as well as stone mosaic tile. Stone is another incredibly durable product that will stand the test of time. Stone is more likely to stain than glass so we do recommend applying a high quality sealer over your entire backsplash after installation.


Ceramic tile offers the class subway tile look at a lower price than glass. Ceramic is easy to install but is more prone to breakage and staining. If you are looking for a low cost backsplash installation you might consider our ceramic subway tile.

8 Responses to Kitchen Backsplash Ideas: Materials

1. Susan says:

What color is the tile is the picture under “Glass.” I can’t tell if it’s white or blue. Thanks

o Debra says:

The tile used in this project is our Ocean Glass Subway Tile.

2. glass tiles says:

The kitchen models in this post is very nice to see and it is very modern and also the stainless steel model kitchen is very beautiful.

3. Al says:

Love the stainless steel splashback. Easy to clean and great reflector of light in a dark kitchen.

4. Lori Mackintosh says:

What color is the grout in the photo with the white ceramic subway tile? We are redoing our kitchen in white cabinets and wood countertops, and white subway tile, so just wondering what color grout would compliment the wood w/o using white grout (staining).

o Debra says:


This photo does use white grout. You could consider an off white or cream color for your project.

Please let us know if you have any other questions!

5. george says:

Where can I purchase the stainless steel tile 1″x2″ ?

o Debra says:


You can buy our 1″ x 2″ Stainless Steel Tile right here:


Please let me know if you have any other questions!


Debra S.