Unique Kitchen Surfaces

From backsplash to flooring there are infinite ways to introduce functional and stylish surfaces to your kitchen.

Beautiful Bones

Photo: Lisa Romerein

Beautiful Bones

These homeowners capitalized on their cottage’s exposed stonework to create a rustic and modern kitchen around the built-in backsplash.

Large-Scale

Photo: Annie Schlechter

Large-Scale

The backpslash made from a single slab of marble lends a touch of drama and a slightly-modern edge to this traditional kitchen. Without the grout lines between individual tiles, this option makes clean-up a breeze. Check with your countertop fabricator for stone options.

No Boundaries

Photo: Eric Boman

No Boundaries

Take a tip from this kitchen and stretch your backsplash to every corner of the wall. A neutral color palette keeps the pattern from overwhelming the space.

Mirror Mirror

Photo: Rick Lew

Mirror Mirror

This kitchen’s metallic subway tiled backsplash has an ultra-chic vibe while maintaining functionality.

Look Down

Photo: Jonny Valiant

Look Down

The floor’s geometric tiles are not only stunning, but durable. The dark color helps disguise dirt, and any imperfections from wear and tear.

Make Waves

Photo: Tria Giovan

Make Waves

This kitchen is a study in contrast. From the recycled ceramic tile backsplash, to the durable stainless steel appliances, to the gray-washed hardwood floors, and the clean white cabinets, each surface contributes a unique texture to the overall scheme. In other words, mix, don't match.

Heavy Metal

Photo: Linny Morris

Heavy Metal

For a one-of-a-kind kitchen, you must think outside the big-box stores. This kitchen feels airy and luxurious thanks to the unique metal cabinets and tile that resembles seaglass.

Make it Sparkle

Photo: Rick Lew

Make it Sparkle

Using an opalescent backsplash in this outdoor bar area lets the sun perform a natural light show as it bounces off the tiles.

Go with the Grain

Photo: Colleen Duffley

Go with the Grain

The countertops and floors of this kitchen are kept minimal to make way for the reclaimed red gum wood cabinets. The natural pattern of the grain is a statement in and of itself.

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