Stone Backsplash Kitchen

Stone Backsplash Kitchen

Stacked Stone Backsplashes Really Rock with Norstone.A Detail Worth Not OverlookingMore thought goes into the countertop, cabinets, appliances and layout of a kitchen, but one detail that anyone building or remodeling a kitchen shouldn’t overlook is the backsplash. A stacked stone backsplash using Norstone Rock Panels is a unique take on the strip of space commonly found between the cabinets and countertop and you might be surprised that it’ll end up being the first thing people see and talk about.An option for every kitchenA stone backsplash is one of the most durable finishes for the application, and by sealing the tile with a natural stone sealer, most household cleanup chores will be similar in involvement to other surfaces like ceramic and glass tile. So whether your kitchen is used hard every day, or barely used at all, Norstone Rock Panels make a great backsplash tile option.Details make the DifferenceSubtle details, such as under cabinet lighting or switch plates made of similar materials will allow your natural stone backsplash to pop off the wall. Dimmable incandescent lighting can be used to wash light over the tile backsplash, bringing out its warmer tones, and the panels themselves can be notched and your outlets and electrical boxes extended out to allow for your outlets and switches to be mounted at the same elevation as the stone.The Start of Something BiggerA stacked stone backsplash is a great introduction into working with natural stone rock panels and getting a feel for how versatile of a product it can be, springboarding the product into lots of other uses. Quickly, you’ll be able to see how a half wall in the breakfast nook, fireplace in the living room, or media wall in the den could use a makeover and how stacked stone might be a good fit.Practical ConsiderationsSealing the tiles in your kitchen or bathroom stone backsplash is highly advised, allowing for much easier routine maintenance and cleaning of the application. From an installation standpoint, the backsplash is typically installed after the countertop, so care should be taken to cover the countertop during installation of the backsplash panels. While the backsplash panels can be installed all the way down to the countertop, you should guard against harsh, specifically acidic, cleaning agents coming into contact with the stone.A Bold Choice in a Sea of the SameA stacked stone tile backsplash is a design choice that will stand out in the endless run of glass and small format porcelain and ceramic tile that dominate current backsplash trends. A stone veneer backsplash tells your friends and family you value traditional, natural materials but are bold enough to use it in a space often overlooked and devoid of design.Small Project – Big ReturnA stacked stone kitchen backsplash might only be a small part of a bigger kitchen remodel, but just like door pulls and outlet covers, its something everyone will see and thus can create value to potential buyers. Whether you use a stacked stone backsplash tile like our Basalt Interlocking product, or our Rock Panel product to create a rock backsplash look, both are sure to add lots of value to your project.Other items you might wantAlthough small, there’s normally a lot going on in a backsplash. Check out the links to the right and Contact a friendly Norstone representative who can answer your questions, help you Learn how to install a stacked stone backsplash, or simply put you on the right path to your next one-of-a-kind backsplash.Installation GuideFAQTestimonials
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Stone Backsplash Kitchen

Sealing the tiles in your kitchen or bathroom stone backsplash is highly advised, allowing for much easier routine maintenance and cleaning of the application. From an installation standpoint, the backsplash is typically installed after the countertop, so care should be taken to cover the countertop during installation of the backsplash panels. While the backsplash panels can be installed all the way down to the countertop, you should guard against harsh, specifically acidic, cleaning agents coming into contact with the stone.
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Stone Backsplash Kitchen

Practical ConsiderationsSealing the tiles in your kitchen or bathroom stone backsplash is highly advised, allowing for much easier routine maintenance and cleaning of the application. From an installation standpoint, the backsplash is typically installed after the countertop, so care should be taken to cover the countertop during installation of the backsplash panels. While the backsplash panels can be installed all the way down to the countertop, you should guard against harsh, specifically acidic, cleaning agents coming into contact with the stone.
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Stone Backsplash Kitchen

If you don’t want to harvest new wood for your backsplash project, you can take your cue from Karen Swanson of New England Design Works, who had her contractor rip sheets of found plywood into 6-inch-wide planks, and install them 3/8″ apart on the walls of this kitchen. This resourceful backsplash — a modern interpretation of shiplap paneling, Swanson explains — is painted with Benjamin Moore Satin Impervo paint, which makes it stand up well in a kitchen. “Painted plywood is not as ‘bullet proof’ as some other backsplash choices one could make,” Swanson concedes. “I would suggest wiping up spills quickly and not allowing standing water next to this — but then again, I also suggest that with a tile and grouted backsplash.”
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Stone Backsplash Kitchen

A stone backsplash is one of the most durable finishes for the application, and by sealing the tile with a natural stone sealer, most household cleanup chores will be similar in involvement to other surfaces like ceramic and glass tile. So whether your kitchen is used hard every day, or barely used at all, Norstone Rock Panels make a great backsplash tile option.
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Stone Backsplash Kitchen

An option for every kitchenA stone backsplash is one of the most durable finishes for the application, and by sealing the tile with a natural stone sealer, most household cleanup chores will be similar in involvement to other surfaces like ceramic and glass tile. So whether your kitchen is used hard every day, or barely used at all, Norstone Rock Panels make a great backsplash tile option.
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Stone Backsplash Kitchen

Another gorgeous mixed-media backsplash: Here, glass is mixed with today’s popular natural stone. To ensure that this kitchen by Remodelworks looked distinctive, the client installed glass tile behind the range to accent the 4×4 tumbled stone tile that makes up most of the backsplash. Then, interior designer Dixie Lovejoy came up with the idea of turning the tile vertically, so that it looks like a waterfall or rising steam.
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Stone Backsplash Kitchen

Although small, there’s normally a lot going on in a backsplash. Check out the links to the right and Contact a friendly Norstone representative who can answer your questions, help you Learn how to install a stacked stone backsplash, or simply put you on the right path to your next one-of-a-kind backsplash.
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Other items you might wantAlthough small, there’s normally a lot going on in a backsplash. Check out the links to the right and Contact a friendly Norstone representative who can answer your questions, help you Learn how to install a stacked stone backsplash, or simply put you on the right path to your next one-of-a-kind backsplash.Installation GuideFAQTestimonials
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Although small, there’s normally a lot going on in a backsplash. Check out the links to the right and Contact a friendly Norstone representative who can answer your questions, help you Learn how to install a stacked stone backsplash, or simply put you on the right path to your next one-of-a-kind backsplash.Installation GuideFAQTestimonials
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More thought goes into the countertop, cabinets, appliances and layout of a kitchen, but one detail that anyone building or remodeling a kitchen shouldn’t overlook is the backsplash. A stacked stone backsplash using Norstone Rock Panels is a unique take on the strip of space commonly found between the cabinets and countertop and you might be surprised that it’ll end up being the first thing people see and talk about.
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Although the most common use of these river rock pebbles is actually shower floors, photo stylist Chris Walker and her husband came up with the idea of using them as a kitchen backsplash. They asked their kitchen designer John Petrie, CMKBD, president elect of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, to install it on the walls. “The one-of-a-kind, free-flowing edges of the pebbles not only mimic the flow of soft teal veins in the dark green soapstone countertops,” says Walker, “but also balance the vertical lines of the Shaker-style cabinet doors.” Lesson learned: when you’re shopping for backsplash materials, ask the vendor to show you floor tiles, as well. While not every product will adapt well to vertical application, you may hit upon an unusual — and easily implemented — idea.
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Natural stone tiles make a striking backsplash accent for your kitchen. Variances in shade or color can also bring an elegant touch to your bath or fireplace area. We offer a wide selection of stone, including travertine, marble, granite and slate.
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From traditional tile to trendy glass — and shiny metal to rustic wood — there is seemingly no end of choices for kitchen backsplashes today. “Tile is still the most popular backsplash material, with natural stone a fast-growing second,” says John Morgan, 2013 National President of the National Kitchen and Bath Association. “But with the right installer, you can make just about any material work.”