More and more people are turning to our faux wall panels instead of using tile, brick, or stone when creating a kitchen backsplash. The reason for this is because they look and feel like real stone and brick, however they do not have the associated costs of material or labor. One thing people may ask, however, is ‘how the heck do I keep these things clean?’.
You might think because a tile backsplash is flat it would be easier to clean. Although it is easy to wipe down, what about when Grandma’s spaghetti gets splashed into the grout? Now you are stuck scrubbing for days with harsh chemicals while secretly cursing Grandma thinking about how much money the darn backsplash cost you in the first place. However, what if I were to tell you, that despite the rough and uneven texture, faux wall panels were actually easier to clean? Would you believe me?
Well, you should. Because it’s true.
Our faux wall panels practically scream durability and low maintenance. They are surprisingly super easy to clean due to their high quality polyurethane material they are constructed from. Polyurethane is made from a closed cell material, and thus prohibits the tendency to soak up moisture. They are actually resistant to things like Grandma’s spaghetti sauce and other messy recipe splashes. They are also resistant to mold, so you will not have to worry about that building up due to unbeknownst moisture hiding in the cracks. They dry super fast, and are so easy to wipe down and clean that you could probably assign it to your 3 year old’s chores list.
How to Properly Clean your Faux Wall Panels:
- Use a mild soap or cleaner. Keyword here being mild. Harsh chemicals should be avoided (as they always should be).
- Scrub with a soft-bristled brush. The benefit to using these is that they can get into cracks and hard to reach places very nicely (that’s what she said).
- Rinse with clean, warm water. Bonus tip: use your spray attachment from your sink.
- Dry with a soft towel. You could use a crunchy, hard towel if you want. But who uses crunchy towels anyways?
You will quickly get into the hang of the cleaning process for your faux wall panels and realize that they are no more difficult to clean ore maintain than a traditional backsplash. If anything they are easier, and will last much longer in the long run. As far as you will be concerned, Grandma can come over and make her spaghetti whenever she wants!