Beadboard backsplash

kateshomeFebruary 7, 2014

We are thinking of doing a beadboard backsplash and am wondering if anyone has used bead board as their backsplash. If so, what are your thoughts - happy with your choice, anything to keep in mind, etc.? Thanks!

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benjesbride

Great question. I'll be following.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 11:27PM
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ruralredhead

I'm curious too. My concern is that it would get dirty and be hard to clean.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 11:40PM
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romy718

This post (about another topic) has this picture & info about a beadboard backsplash on Feb 6 at 13:13. She also gives some details about the installation a couple of posts down. Hope this helps.

Here is a link that might be useful: Reference to Beadboard Backsplash

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 12:54AM
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legallin

I don't have personal experience, but I think it would be OK with a good paint. I know they also make ceramic beadboard, and it has been discussed on GW in a couple previous posts.

Here is a link that might be useful: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0809075221167.html

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 1:31AM
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EAM44

Well, two things to consider - indeed the grooves will fill with atomized gunk, as well as splatters and presumably you would paint the beadboard, so you'll be cleaning painted wood, and scrubbing it occasionally, and eventually touching up the paint. Do you really want to do that? Also, wood is inflammable. You can't use it near a gas range.

There are ceramic tiles made to look like beadboard. The image below is of a tile measuring 8" x 20" manufactured by Ceramica Colli that sells for $4.55/sf at the link below. You'll still have to clean the grooves, but it will be so much easier to do, you'll never wear it out and you'll never have to touch it up - it also wont burn, so, bonus.

Here is a link that might be useful: Ceramica Colli

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 1:43AM
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benjesbride

aha! The flammable part didn't occur to me. Ceramic beadboard? clever!

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 1:47AM
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deedles

I currently have a beadboard backsplash and I didn't do what is shown in the pic above which is have a horizontal board at the counter and start the beadboard above it. If I was to have beadboard again, it would look just like the picture. Gunk and crumbs get in the grooves back by the counter/backsplash junction... otherwise, like it very much and it's a great look.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 2:27AM
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Oaktown

We will have a shiplap backsplash, but are also doing a short splash of the counter material to avoid the crumb problem. Stainless steel sheet behind the stove. Good luck!

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 9:57AM
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jackfre

I used beadboard in a bathroom years ago. I used a PVC product that looked really good, took paint very well and cleaned up well. I cannot recall the manuf. Behind the stove...no, but otherwise I think it would do well.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 10:25AM
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rosiew

I have solid wood beadboard backsplash and I love it. I painted it with a very good quality oil base enamel from Porter Paint. Have it behind my stove too. Cleans very easily and the only splatters/stains are around the sink area. I think it looks fabulous.

HTH, Rosie

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 10:33AM
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rosiew

I have solid wood beadboard backsplash and I love it. I painted it with a very good quality oil base enamel from Porter Paint. Have it behind my stove too. Cleans very easily and the only splatters/stains are around the sink area. I think it looks fabulous.

HTH, Rosie

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 10:45AM
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tmy_jax

Interesting thread. Thanks to all those who have chimed in!

I really like the tile that EAM44 posted, and the link legallin added in was helpful to quickly see more without doing a search.

Thanks to deedles for pointing out the detail of the starting board in the pic romy posted.

Lots of good info packed into a short thread.

Thanx all!

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 10:50AM
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dawn_t

I'm in the process of adding a beadboard backsplash, but it's not finished (like the rest of this poor kitchen). I do have horizontal trim boards that will go on after.

A good quality, glossy paint will help make clean ups easier.

Not a great one, but this is the only pic I have:

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 11:27AM
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athomeinvagw

I have a solid wood, tongue in groove beadboard backsplash that has been in for almost 5 years. I like the look and like being able to easily hang pictures on the wood but a few things to keep in mind are how to handle the areas near the sink and behind the stove. I have soapstone behind the sink and the slightly higher back guard on the range to prevent any issues in those two areas.
Because my backsplash is solid wood I have had issues with movement in the wood during the winter which has led to a good bit of recaulking and painting, I actually just redid ever seam last week. Using a high quality plywood veneer beadboard would prevent these issues.
I do not have a problem with gunk build up, I used a semi gloss paint which is very easy to wipe down. And, because I have a flat trim piece where the backsplash meets the counter, I do not have the grooves right at counter level to deal with keeping clean or caulking.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 1:17PM
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kateshome

Thanks to all who have replied. Great information and much to consider. I think I am still leaning towards beadboard with the horizontal trim board at the base. Will look at a good wood veneer. Love the idea of ceramic tile beadboard but it won't work for us as I want the beadboard to go around a corner and into the back hall. That would be way too much ceramic tile with many horizontal seams. Love all the pics that were sent along, so many nice looking kitchens!

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 5:05PM
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nhbaskets

I have solid cherry beadboard to the left and right of my cooktop. The bottom sits on the 4" granite backsplash and the top is finish with shaker pegs. The sides are finished off with brackets. Love them and wish I could again incorporate into our new kitchen we're currently designing.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 6:37PM
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Trebruchet

I made a solid surface beadboard backsplash for my Aunt's kitchen that matches her countertops. She loves it.

No cleanup problems, no paint, no grout.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 8:05PM
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dawn_t

athomeinva & nhbaskets...

I love your kitchens - they are both unique & beautiful!!!

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 8:10PM
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benjesbride

Nhbaskets: are there more pics of this kitchen online somewhere? The pegs are so clever and I love the look of your kitchen.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 10:08PM
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nhbaskets

Thanks benjesbride. I do love our kitchen and will be sorry to leave it this spring when we move. I've posted a link to my photobucket account below. Checkout out the 'Berry Kitchen Remodel' album as well as the root album.

Here is a link that might be useful: nhbaskets Photobucket albums

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 10:39PM
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woody316

If youâÂÂre working in a bathroom, make sure the beadboard wainscoting is taller than the vanity. Setting up boards to plan the layout is a great way to avoid mistakes, and this is a critical step to achieve aesthetic corners.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2014 at 1:36AM
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