For homeowners in the Mahwah, Paramus, Wayne, and North Jersey areas who have a kitchen remodel on the mind, a backsplash serves as a great choice for style and functionality. Our experts here at Floor Coverings International North Jersey have a few favorite materials to recommend for your new kitchen backsplash.

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Ceramic Tile

The ceramic tile look will seemingly always have lasting appeal. There’s a ton of variety here. From thousands of patterns, shapes, and colors, creative homeowners love ceramic tiles. The drawback? Sometimes food splatter can discolor the grout, with is a bit harder to clean than the tiles themselves.


Stone can add contrast to smooth countertops and is visually stunning. However, due to the inconsistent shapes of the individual stones, stone backsplashes can be difficult to clean and prone to staining.   If you have a smooth stone countertop, another method is to run that same material up onto the wall for a continued smooth surface. This eliminates the grout staining issue, as well.


Exotic wood backsplashes can go a long way to elevating the warmth of a kitchen.   The reclaimed wood look is a popular one right now. Natural wood backsplashes pair well with natural wood cabinets of the same material. If using a wood backsplash, be sure to properly seal to avoid water damage.

Stainless steel

Once only used in restaurant kitchens, stainless steel backsplashes have now made their way into many homes. They can be both stylish, scratch resistant, and are super easy to clean. These match well if you have stainless steel appliances in your kitchen. Stainless steel pairs well with all colors of kitchen cabinets.

There are plenty of other backsplash materials you can use to spice up your kitchen remodel. Our experts at Floor Coverings International North Jersey are excited to answer your questions at the phone number below. We proudly serve the Mahwah, Paramus, Wayne, and North Jersey areas!

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