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Concrete Kitchen Backsplashes

Concrete is a very popular material for home decor and can be used in many areas, from industrial to boho spaces. It’s literally suitable for any space from the bathroom to the bedroom if it suits your design, but today I’m going to discuss something more in-depth: concrete kitchen splashbacks. Are they working or not? Are they worth it or not? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons and decide.

advantages

Concrete is very trendy. It’s a great idea to give the room an edgy feel. The use of concrete backsplashes adds texture and depth to the decor. Not only is it suitable for industrial or minimalist spaces, it is also used in many other kitchens: in modern, art deco, vintage and many other kitchens.

Concrete has many different appearances: it can take on all shapes, stains, textures and surfaces, so you can find something to suit every kitchen style.

Concrete is not expensive when compared to marble, quartz and other expensive solutions. I can say this is a more budget friendly option, especially if you are making it yourself.

disadvantage

Concrete is very prone to staining and many other imperfections that can appear. This is because the porous substance can absorb liquids and even bacterial growth. That is why it is incredibly important to seal the surface during installation. In theory, sealing makes your meters resistant to dirt, scratches and heat. Unfortunately, even sealed concrete has marks, especially olive oil, red wine, juice or coffee. Even water marks can prevent the backsplash from looking very neat. So if you’re a freak, opt for other backsplashes or at least add a sheet of glass if needed. Some owners opt for a fully glazed backsplash.

Concrete Can Crack: This is a risk associated with concrete countertops, most often when poured in place rather than precast. To prevent this from happening, you can add fiber reinforcement, rebar, and / or wire mesh. However, if these continue to appear, they can be repaired.

Concrete back walls need to be maintained. Reseal your backsplash every one to three years. Avoid abrasives and gas scrubbers, which can damage the seal. Consider all of these pros and cons and decide whether or not concrete is worth it.

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