What are you doing with your backsplash


Many kitchen counters come with a backsplash of the same material as the counter. This is great for refinishing because of the consistency created. What if you have a tired counter and a dilapidated cracked backsplash? No problem. Refinish First can definitely address both situations. Contact Refinish First to get an estimate to refinish the counter along with repairing and refinishing the tile to match. Refinishing is far more affordable than replacing.

If you aren’t a fan of the current backsplash and want to try something new, there are many interesting options.

Tile is a great option because it is attractive and often affordable (if you steer clear of custom and gold plated tiles). Even better, there are a wide range of colors, shapes and textures. Throw in some of the interesting elements you can include between tiles and it becomes a visual point of interest that makes a big difference in a kitchen.

Ceramic is no longer the only material used for tile. It is possible get interesting glass and marble tiles that are installed in the same way as traditional tile, but reflect the uniqueness of their materials.

In addition to traditional ceramic tile, it is possible to use less traditional materials like cork (or wine corks), stainless, small river rock, ceiling tin, wallpaper and even reclaimed wood. Lots of options.


When choosing a backsplash, it is important to consider the color of the counters, cabinets and wall paint. The backsplash will make contact with all three of these parts of the kitchen and it is worth considering if you want them to blend, be slightly different or be on opposite ends of the spectrum.



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