7 Popular Kitchen Backsplashes, Ranked From Least To Most Expensive

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There’s a reason pros recommend budgeting a 20 percent buffer into any reno project (unexpected costs WILL happen), so it’s important to have a handle on the costs you cancontrol upfront. As sexy as that solid piece of marble was you saw on Pinterest, once you see the price tag, you might be changing up the vision on your “Future Kitchen” board. Here’s what you can expect, based on the most popular backsplash styles out there — starting with your most cost-effective bet.

1. Teflon Coating

Think beyond tiles: Wallpaper your backsplash instead! Teflon-coated styles wipe clean easily, and while the cost varies based on the design you choose, you can snag a serious dealhere.

2. Glazed Tile

Want to add instant sheen your kitchen? Go glazed.

Get more inspo like this at Emily Henderson.

3. Mosaic

Since mosaic tiles are super small, you’ll get more tiles per square foot. That way, even a neutral backsplash will be a little more eye-catching, particularly as light bounces off the tiles.

See more at Lark & Linen.

4. Subway Tile

The quintessential kitchen backsplash is Joanna Gaines-approved, and works with almost any decor style.

See more at Lark & Linen.

5. Painted Glass

Have a sheet of glass painted in the color of your choice, then install it on your wall. It’s totally customizable — and easy to wipe clean.

See more at Lark & Linen.

6. Stainless Steel

To combat the inevitable oil splatter, choose a stainless steel backsplash, like those used in restaurant kitchens.

7. Marble

Marble can be as fancy or as industrial-cool as you want it to be, based on the materials you pair with it.

See more at Amber Interiors.

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