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A granite or tile backsplash is the perfect compliment to your brand new granite kitchen. Both beautiful and functional, backsplashes not only protect your walls from spills and splashes, but also add beauty and value to your kitchen.

When selecting your backsplash there are two major options you must consider before making any final decision: Granite or Tile? At Artistic Stone, we specialize in both and all of our installers are qualified to install any backsplash you desire.

Granite
This is an excellent choice for someone who loves the look of their counters and want to provide a more visual surface area of the selected material. Granite backsplashes are very pragmatic as 4 and 7 are cost effective and full backsplashes have the lowest maintenance.

 

  • 4 Backsplash is perfect for an individual trying to keep their granite project simple yet elegant. 4" Back Splash is the most common size for bathroom vanity tops.



  • 7 Backsplash can be customized to any size between four and seven inches high. We developed the 7 backsplash to quickly cover drywall damage that may result from removal of an existing 4 or 6 backsplash. With a 7 backsplash, dry wall repair (we do not repair drywall) is typically unnecessary.

  • Full Backsplash extends from the counter level up to your cabinets. The height can range anywhere between 15 and 24+ inches. Full backsplashes are more commonly installed in kitchens than in bathrooms. Full backsplashes make a bold statement of luxury and truly showcase the granite you have selected.

Tile Backsplash
Increasingly a more popular choice, tiled backsplashes offer limitless expressions of artistry and personal taste. Tiles are plentiful in a number of different natural stones such as granite, marble, slate and travertine. However they also come in other materials like porcelain, metal and glass. Pre-designed mosaic patterns that come in one to two foot long sections are becoming increasingly popular and can easily be used for a boarder, accent or an entire wall. Patterns can be tiled horizontally with small off-color inserts every foot or they can be tiled diagonally with a top and bottom boarder making the wall stand out a little more.

Due to the intense labor requirements and drying processes, tile backsplashes are usually a three day process: one day to prep, place the tiles and allow drying, a second day to grout the spaces between the tiles and allow drying and finally a third day to seal the finished product.

Pricing:

Tiles: The average cost of materials $5-$15 per square foot. Some accent materials, such as glass and metal, can cost more.

Labor: The cost of labor for porcelain, ceramic, and natural stone tiles is $40-$42 per square foot. The cost of labor for glass tiles or some other material may be more. The cost of Demolition and Preparation is varied based on the job. There may be additional costs for more elaborate design layouts.

Some Sample Tile Back Splashes