Is a backsplash really necessary?
A lot of people ask about their splashbacks, or ones they are considering. I wonder if anyone just leaves that area painted. Is it because of a very hot range top that a backsplash is required at least over that? I will have a 48" Capital Culinarian, but so far we don't know what requirements that may dictate.
I went to several tile places yesterday, and just wasn't thrilled with anything. Maybe I don't have to be thrilled by it, but at least I have to be able to clean it! The natural stone protruding at various thicknesses and the small mosaic tiles (I did love these) and their corresponding grout both seem like they could be big time sinks for this messy cook.
I'll echo the subject of this posting - is a backsplash really necessary? Or is it an opportunity for people to add some pizzazz (?) to their kitchens, or is it just "in."
Oh, and if anyone can find a backsplash gallery, let me know! Maybe I'll see one that I just have to have whether it's necessary or not!