Your One-Stop-Shop Slab Backsplash Provider in Connecticut and New York
If you’re considering adding new countertops to your kitchen in Westchester County, New York or Fairfield County, Connecticut, one design element you’ll need to factor in is the backsplash. The solid slab backsplash is quickly becoming a favorite among homeowners and business owners alike as it adds a custom aesthetic that brings the feel of luxury to any room. While a solid slab backsplash is on-trend, it is also a timeless aesthetic look that you’ll enjoy for years to come.
In most kitchens, the focal point is a stunning countertop surface in natural stone like marble or quartzite — or even an attractive look-alike, such as engineered quartz. If your kitchen is in need of a focal point that whispers rather than screams, this option may do the trick.
Enhance your stone countertops with a stone slab backsplash, a seamless option that runs from your countertops to the backsplash area. With this option, you can create an even more eye-catching statement in your new kitchen.
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What Are Slab Backsplashes?
This standard backsplash might be a tile border that extends a mere four inches up the wall from the counter surface. However, it could be up to about 20 inches tall, depending on the designer’s and homeowner’s preferences.
The alternative is a full-height backsplash that covers the entire area between the counter and the upper cabinets. It could even extend to the ceiling in some areas, such as behind the stove or sink. This backsplash is meant to cover all the wall space rather than just a small portion.
A slab backsplash typically comes from an unbroken slab of stone (although there may be seams, depending on how much surface it is covering). Often, the slab backsplash uses the same stone as the kitchen countertop surface. This amplifies visual interest and enhances the statement made by the stone, whether you like the luminous glow and bold veining of marble.
Without the intrusion of grout lines between tiles, you’ll enjoy a continuous surface and a powerful visual effect. This effect is especially striking if you choose bookmatch slabs that allow the pattern to flow seamlessly from the counter to the backsplash.
Considerations for Slab Backsplashes
Because of the visual impact of matching your backsplash to your countertop, you’ll have to carefully consider the type and variety of stone you choose. The bolder the pattern, the more it will dominate your space, so be realistic about your tolerance for color, pattern, and variation.
You’ll also have to decide whether you want bookmatch slabs. Bookmatch is only really necessary if you have a bold pattern. For example, you would likely want to bookmatch Calacatta marble.
During your complimentary consultation at one of our showrooms located in Rye, New York and Bethel, Connecticut, our team of professionals will partner with you to select the countertop stone that will work complementary to a slab backsplash.
With each natural stone slab varying in color, movement and design, we encourage you to visit our showrooms to see them in person. We also partner with the most well-respected brands of engineered surfaces, including Alleanza Quartz®, Caesarstone®, Cambria® and Cosentino®. To get started, learn more about your surface options:
* Project completion time subject to change based on stone inventory, the complexity of the job and availability. A deposit is required to secure or hold the selected stone. All items that go on the cabinets (sinks, faucets, cooktops and accessories) need to be selected before templating can begin. Please contact us here if you have any questions or concerns.