Full Height Backsplash

Serving Portland OR, Vancouver WA, and the Oregon Coast

White, black, and grey full height backsplash with natural stone

Installing a full height stone backsplash is an excellent way to add a modern and elegant look to your kitchen. Not only do they protect your walls from damage, but they also create a seamless and cohesive look that ties your entire room together. Whether you’re planning a renovation or you’re searching for a way to elevate your space, a full height backsplash will add that timeless appeal that you’re looking for.

What is a Full Height Backsplash?

Most people are familiar with standard or traditional backsplashes, which extend vertically from your countertops to protect your walls from damage. Traditional backsplashes are often made with tile and measure between three and six inches in height, so they generally don’t connect to the base of your upper cabinets.

Though full height backsplashes serve the same protective purpose as standard ones, they can extend as tall as you want – even up to your ceiling. They are made using a continuous cut of stone like marble, granite, or quartz to create a beautiful and seamless flow from your countertop upward. The additional height offers several advantages, including:

  • Stylish appearance: If you want to make a statement while infusing your kitchen with depth and texture, then a full height backsplash is the way to go. Gorgeous stone flowing from your countertops to the cabinets or ceiling will create a stunning and seamless look that sets the tone for the rest of your space.
  • Lack of grout lines: Unlike tile, stone backsplashes aren’t broken up by thin grout lines. A lack of grout lines will create a flawless and smooth look while also simplifying cleaning requirements and preventing staining over time.
  • More splash protection: In a busy kitchen, messes are bound to happen. The added material of a full height backsplash will protect your walls from bubbling sauces, splattered grease, and spills that would otherwise damage your walls.
  • Easier cleaning: By offering more splash protection and removing tiny grout lines, full height backsplashes will make cleaning easier than ever. Gone are the days of scrubbing the wall above your backsplash or whipping out a toothbrush to get in the nooks and crannies of tile.

Choosing the Right Stone for Your Backsplash

When designing a full height backsplash, you have complete creative control. With dozens of styles and grain patterns to choose from, you can create a look that perfectly complements your unique aesthetic and lifestyle. However, the type of stone you use will have a major impact on the overall look and lifespan of your backsplash, which is why it’s important to determine which option best fits your goals. To choose the right stone for your full height backsplash, consider these factors:

  • Moisture tolerance: Some stones are more susceptible to moisture damage than others. For example, marble and travertine are best used in drier environments, while granite is more suitable constantly wet areas. An expert can help you determine which type of stone is best for your specific project.
  • Maintenance: Certain types of stone are more porous and require regular sealing, such as granite. However, if you are looking for a lower maintenance option, then opt for a less porous stone that doesn’t need to be sealed – such as quartz.
  • Appearance: Natural stone is full of rich detail and soft grains. From the regal and classic look of marble to the modern appearance of granite, there’s no shortage of style options for you to choose from.

Design Your Full Height Stone Backsplash

Looking for a stunning and durable backsplash that will elevate your kitchen’s style? Look no further than Crowley’s Granite & Quartz! With over 20 years of experience, we know how to bring your vision to life with a gorgeous, custom backsplash. Our meticulous craftsmen work with high quality materials to ensure your final product is not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional and long-lasting. Trust us to transform your kitchen into a work of art with our full height stone backsplashes! Call today to schedule your free, in-home estimate.

Full Height Backsplash in Portland OR & Vancouver WA

Serving Portland OR, Vancouver WA, and the Oregon Coast

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