Published at Tuesday, April 17th 2018, 19:33:12 PM. Backsplashes. By Johannah Mayer.
Beadboard lends a clean look to any room and is an easy way to add architectural detail to plain old walls. Besides kitchen walls and ceilings, beadboard can be also used for kitchen backsplashes. The easy installation in considered amongst the biggest advantages as you may use prefabricated sheets and it will take less than a weekend to install your backsplash. Last but not least, the price of beadboard kitchen backsplash is significantly lower compared to other options.
In the kitchen there aren’t many elements that have the possibility of becoming focal points. Usually the walls are painted in a neutral color, sometimes with an accent wall, the furniture has a uniform look throughout and the appliances also share similar characteristics. Among the elements that usually stand out we could mention the hardware, the lighting fixtures and the backsplash.In the kitchen, the backsplash is a must-have.
Concrete can crack: that’s a risk that comes along with concrete countertops, most commonly when poured in place rather than pre-cast. To prevent it, you may add fiber reinforcement, rebar, and/or wire mesh but if they still appear, they can be repaired. Concrete backsplashes require maintenance. Reseal your backsplash every one to three years, avoid abrasive cleaners and scrubbers that can damage sealer. Consider all these pros and cons and decide if concrete is worth it or not.
Beadboard is a row of narrow wood planks lined up vertically. In between each wood plank is a little indentation or ridge, also known as a “bead”. These days most beadboard comes in long, monolithic sheets that are easy to install and imitate the look of narrow vertical planks. Beadboard is a very practical and beautiful choice for kitchen walls because they are easy to clean. It can be stained or painted and is particularly appropriate in farm, country, or seaside kitchens.