As you plan a new kitchen, typically, you begin by choosing your cabinets and your countertops. Then, you start making decisions about other elements of the design, like the backsplash. One classic look that is currently trending is the slab backsplash.

The look of a slab backsplash is striking and can be achieved in several ways including two of our favorites:

Mix and Match

To make the most visual impact, choose an interesting design for the backsplash because our eye is drawn to vertical surfaces first. Let the backsplash be a feature on its own, pairing it with simpler designs for your countertops, island and other surfaces. Just be cautious; it is generally recommended to limit yourself a maximum of three materials or designs, more may make the room feel too “busy” and detract from the beauty of your backsplash.


Using the same stone for your countertop and backsplash is a striking and elegant look for a slab backsplash. If your space is large or open you can opt for a stone with a large swath of color in the design. Or, you can choose a bookmatched slab for the backsplash. This is an elegant look for a smaller or less open kitchen space. A slab backsplash offers a clean and sleek backdrop for kitchens. Marble, granite, quartz, soapstone, or porcelain are all perfect choices for a slab backsplash which makes your options limitless.

If you are planning a kitchen renovation and want to learn more about using a slab backsplash, visit our showroom to see the many stone options we offer for countertops and backsplashes. Our staff and in-house designer are happy to share their expertise as you shop for the stone that is right for you.

Stop by and discover the choices.

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