Copper Backsplash behind cooktop? Pros and Cons
We are trying to figure out what to do with our backsplash. We love the old-world Italian look of travertine tiles, but with 2 kids we are "messy" cooks so stuff ends up splattering on the backsplash behind the cooktop quite often.
I know that you can seal travertine and grout but I know us and the chances that we'll actually take the time to reseal every couple years is pretty slim. That's why we're looking at low maintenance material, at least behind the cooktop.
My current thinking is some sort of metal (likely copper) behind the cooktop area and travertine on the remaining portions of the backsplash. We both like the look of aged copper (irregular darker brown, not the green patina).
Does anyone who actually uses copper have any pros / cons of copper material? Maintenance, rust, etc?
I'd love to hear your comments.