Slab Backsplash (Everything You Should Know)

Date: December 24, 2020
Author: Jon Smith
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Full slab backsplash is a growing trend and will continue in 2021 and beyond. For many designers or homeowners, the thought of looking for the perfect tile backsplash is daunting and that is why more and more homeowners are opting for a full-height backsplash as we call it in the countertop trade.

In this article, I am going to show you some amazing examples of full height backsplash or also known as a slab backsplash.

What Is A Slab Backsplash

A slab backsplash is one solid piece of countertop material that flows from your countertops up your wall using the same material as your countertops. It is continuous which makes it seem seemless. Some people use a different material for this but I recommend going with the same material.

Why Choose A Slab Backsplash For Your Kitchen

The easiest choice is a full slab backsplash because of how easy it is to clean and the modern look that this style gives any kitchen. It can be used in any style of kitchen.

Can You Use Quartz As A Backsplash

Quartz is a great material to use for backsplash. Some quart manufacturers even produce a tile that is made from the same material.

This is great because the same style can flow throughout your kitchen and walls making it a more warm and inviting design depending on the color you choose.

Quartz countertops with a full quartz slab on the wall for backsplash. All of the same material was used in this job.

Slab Backsplash Cost

The cost of adding a full slab backsplash will be in the form of extra square footage. You will likely just pay whatever you are paying per sq ft for the full height slab backsplash. This is the same material and if I was charging my customer I would only add the sq ft price to the job.

Can You Tile Over A Slab Backsplash

You can tile over your full height slab backsplash but I don't recommend this. If you are trying to make a design in a section like the above the stove then ask your countertop fabricator to leave out a section or a square section so that you can have tile added there.

There are many designs you can include in this square section. You may need to build out the wall to keep the tile flush with the granite but I have seen inset designs like this and they look amazing.

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Jon Smith

Hi, my name is Jonathan Smith. I have been in the granite business for many years and have worked my way up from an installer helper to an installer and then a countertop business owner. 

I started my countertop company with very little and grew extremely fast because of my knowledge and helpfulness. I started this countertop resource for 1 main reason. That reason is that there are no countertop websites with all the correct information and none of them are from an industry expert like myself. 

I am still in the trade every single day installing countertops, educating people on the type of material they are using for their homes, and making people's dream kitchens a reality.
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