Make a Splash with Backsplash


By Aubrie Rounds, Marketing Coordinator, Flooring Depot of Panama City

When designing your kitchen, there is one small yet impactful element waiting to transform your space—the backsplash.

The primary purpose of a backsplash is to protect your kitchen walls from splashes, spills, and cooking stains. It’s easy to clean and resistant to mold and mildew to keep your kitchen sanitary. But to most, the backsplash is much more than that—it’s one of the main statement pieces in your kitchen—along with your countertops.

The infinite variety of colors, textures, and styles excites creativity and is an opportunity to showcase your personality and style. Whether you want to make a bold statement or choose a more subtle approach, you will benefit from backsplash in both form and function.

Kitchen W BacksplashWith so many choices, it can be challenging to pick a backsplash that is right for you and your home. Let’s break down some of the most popular backsplash options!

Subway Tiles

Originating from the walls of New York City subway stations in the early 20th century, subway tiles exude a classic and enduring charm. Due to its simplistic layout, clean lines, and neutral tones, subway tile is a timeless choice while also being incredibly adaptable to ever-evolving design trends. While subway tiles have been historically white, flat, and unassuming, modern subway tiles come in a wide range of colors and textures. Whether you’re looking for something more understated or want to go bold, there is a subway tile for your style.

Tip: Jazz up your kitchen by installing your subway tile vertically rather than horizontally.

Mosaic Backsplashes

If you’re more creative than the classic, a mosaic backsplash might be right for you. Mosaic backsplashes consist of small tiles arranged together to form a larger pattern, scene, or abstract arrangement. Mosaic backsplashes come in an assortment of different materials, such as glass, ceramic, stone, and more. The design options are limitless! Mosaics add depth, texture, and personality to a kitchen that it might otherwise be lacking. Each small tile serves the larger purpose of reflecting the personal taste and style of the homeowner.

Tip: Consider incorporating gradient transitions in your mosaic backsplash to create a sense of depth and movement.

Glass Tiles

Glass tile backsplashes have become a popular choice among designers and homeowners alike, bringing a sleek and sophisticated feel to kitchens all around. Glass tile backsplashes offer your kitchen a radiant and inviting ambiance while still feeling sleek and modern. Thanks to the non-porous surface of glass tiles, they are extremely easy to keep in pristine condition, making them a great option for areas prone to messes. Also, if your kitchen feels a little small, glass tile backsplashes create an illusion of openness due to their reflective nature. Much like subway and mosaic tiles, glass tile backsplashes are diverse in color and texture options.

Tip: Choose a recycled glass tile backsplash as an environmentally friendly option!

Marble Backsplash

If your preferred style is more elevated and elegant, a marble backsplash is an excellent choice. Marble is a versatile canvas that can effortlessly harmonize with many other elements. Its polished surface exudes luxury, elevating the overall atmosphere of your kitchen. The rich colors, natural veining, and patterns found in marble backsplashes makes it a unique and timeless backdrop for your kitchen. While marble requires a little more upkeep than other backsplash choices, it’s a very durable choice for a bustling kitchen. When cared for properly, you can enjoy the elegance of a marble backsplash for many years to come.

Tip: Planning to sell your home? A marble backsplash can add to the resale value of your home.

Backsplashes are a relatively simple way to personalize your kitchen to match your unique style. With a multitude of options to choose from, picking the perfect backsplash can be somewhat overwhelming. The experts at Flooring Depot are here to help!

Come stop by one of our two Flooring Depot of Panama City locations. We offer free design consultations and would love to help make your vision come to life. Call us at (850) 785-2216 or visit our website at