Having a kitchen backsplash is an absolute must, especially if the kitchen is a place where you spend a lot of time.  There are so many reasons why having a backsplash is important, and we are going to name off a few.  If you do not currently have a kitchen backsplash, or you are looking to redo the one you have, hopefully these tips will give you some food for thought.

Aesthetic Appeal

Perhaps the shallowest of all of the reasons, but who doesn’t like their house looking good? There’s a reason there are dozens of home interior magazines, an entire channel on TV devoted to home renovation projects, and people who make their careers interior design: it is a sought after thing to have a beautiful home with aesthetic appeal.

FD faux brick kitchen backsplashA kitchen backsplash adds a great deal of aesthetic appeal, as you can choose from a multitude of materials. Most people opt for some sort of a tile or stone, but we have a little secret for you.  Faux wall paneling is the best material as it comes in a wide variety of stone, brick, and wood.  It is perfect for a kitchen backsplash because it is impervious to moisture, easy to clean, and will not grow mildew or mold.  Take that authentic, expensive stone with your hard to clean grout!

Prevents Moisture From Entering the Wall

How do you think it got the name ‘backsplash’ in the first place?  When you are busy cooking in the kitchen, spills and splashes happen.  Some people get really into it when whipping up something like spaghetti sauce, and their kitchen walls end up looking like a second grader splattered paint all over them.  Having a backsplash helps prevent moisture from getting into the actual walls, and catches random splatters during cooking.  Having faux wall paneling helps with this even more, as the polyurethane material is impervious to moisture.  You can rest assured that nothing will be able to get through to the walls and that they will remain dry.

Fills Empty Space

In addition to preventing moisture from entering the walls, having a kitchen backsplash serves another purpose. There is generally a gap between the kitchen counter and the wall it lines up to.  A backsplash is made to fit perfectly down in that little gap and fill it in, creating a seamless look from the counter to the wall.