Selecting a Backsplash for Your Countertop

Kitchen Countertop Backsplash | ADP Surfaces OrlandoWhat is a “backsplash”? Why is it important?

A backsplash is an important part of finishing a new countertop project because it provides a barrier of stone between the countertop and the wall. Backsplashes in kitchen and bathroom applications are a popular trend in the Orlando and Central Florida area due to its stunning appearance, and should not be something that is overlooked when building or renovating your home!

Advantages of having a backsplash for your kitchen countertop:

  • Aesthetically pleasing- the countertop backsplash extends the look of your granite, quartz or solid surface countertop. This accents your wall with more stone, which ties in the look of your kitchen countertop.
  • Keeps your walls safe from grease and other stains- from frying bacon to simmering tomato sauce, it is likely your walls will become stained at some point from cooking. This makes cleaning the vertical surface near your cooking or cutting areas easy to clean because you will simply be able to wipe them off.
  • A kitchen countertop backsplash will also protect your walls and paint –  Since cooking produces both heat and steam, it is possible that over the years the paint behind your stove will begin to fade, or even peel. The stone surface will protect the wall behind the cooking area from the heat.

Options for selecting a backsplash for your new countertop:

2" Granite Countertop Backsplash2″ Backsplash

The shortest backsplash we offer is the 2″ height. This is enough to accent your countertop and to prevent liquids from running into the wall. It is commonly used in both bathroom and kitchen countertop applications.


4" Standard Countertop Backsplash4″ Backsplash (standard size)

The 4″ backsplash is the most popular style we offer due to the protection it offers and the way it accents a countertop. This is our standard kitchen countertop backsplash although it can be used for bathroom countertop applications as well.

full backsplashFull Backsplash

The full backsplash provides the most protection to your walls because it covers the entire area from the countertop to the cabinets. This backsplash height is commonly used next to heat producing areas such as the stove; however it can also be used for an entire kitchen.

tile backsplash or granite paver backsplashTile Backsplash

We do not offer tile backsplashes, however if you would like a tile backsplash we can refer you to tile installer. The tile provides a unique look to your kitchen or bathroom because tiles can provide texture, or visually interesting patterns to your walls.


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