If you have ever been in a commercial kitchen, you probably noticed that the majority of the surfaces were stainless steel. One reason is that this type of surface is easily cleaned and resists bacteria. You can clean the surface with mild soap and water or a bleach solution, then wipe it down easily to keep it shining and ready for the next big meal. The easy-to-clean nature of stainless steel is why it has grown so popular in residential kitchens as well. One area where you may not have thought to use stainless steel is your backsplash, but there are many reasons why you should.
Stainless steel backsplashes are extremely durable and non-corrosive. They are water-resistant and do not mold or mildew like other types of backsplash. They also tolerate high temperatures better than other materials.
Stainless steel backsplashes are also easily fabricated and can be molded into almost any shape or size you need. This is perfect if you have an oddly shaped kitchen which can often happen in older homes. Because it is easy to fabricate, it fits into almost any design style. You can install stainless steel backsplashes in a matte or high-reflective gloss finish. The backsplash can also be textured or colored depending on the look you want in your kitchen.
Easy to Install
Stainless steel backsplashes are also easy to install and create a warm lighting effect in the kitchen. If your walls are not true, which is also common in older homes, stainless steel is the perfect choice as it hides many flaws. When applied as a continuous substrate, the typical joining that can lead to cracks is eliminated. This helps prevent bacteria build-up, keeping your kitchen cleaner and safer. In addition, you can add corrosion-resistant patterns using pickling, bead blasting, etching, plating or embossing.
Stainless steel is also low maintenance. You can clean the surface with mild soap and water to remove debris. Then, simply apply a sanitizing solution and wipe dry. There is no need for harsh chemicals, scrubbing or scouring to remove food and other items that are inevitably sprayed on your counters and backsplash.
There are some things to be aware of with stainless steel backsplash. It is susceptible to scratching if you use abrasive cleansers or scouring pads. It often has a grain and it will appear cleaner if you follow the grain while cleaning. When installed, be sure there is proper mounting support. Without proper support, if something strikes the backsplash, it could leave an impression. Although fingerprints can leave an impression, they can be cleaned off easily.
If you are considering stainless steel backsplash, contact Marble Concepts today by calling or filling out the easy form online.