Easy-to-Clean Backsplash Materials – Stylish & Practical Material Options

23+ Easy-to-Clean Backsplash Materials

Blue Cabinet White Countertop Blue Backsplash Tile BA8002

ID# 185805 – Product BA8002 – Blue & Brown Glass Subway Mosaic Backsplash Tile

Blue Kitchen Cabinets with Multicolored Subway Tiles

While solid-colored subway tiles offer a subtle elegance, you can make a strong design statement by using multicolored tiles. As you can see in this contemporary kitchen, the beautiful blue and beige color transitions of the glass subway tiles act as a mural, creating a visually appealing backdrop. These colors give the mosaic beachy vibes. For the rest, the blue cabinets and white quartz countertops draw a sleek and modern profile while the metallic cabinet hardware add a dose of sparkle.

Blue Cabinet Blue Rustic Glass Backsplash Tile BA6204

ID# 185813 – Product BA6204 – Blue Rustic Glass & Ceramic Mosaic Backsplash Tile

Ceramic Easy-to-Clean Backsplash Materials with Blue Cabinets

This elegant kitchen design is a juxtaposition of dramatic colors and different textures, showcasing skillfully what contemporary kitchens are all about! The deep blue color of the cabinets and backsplash tiles gives this kitchen a sophisticated foundation. The glossy finish of the blue ceramic tiles provides both a light and airy feel and an easy-to-clean backsplash area. The black kitchen appliances with brass accents perfectly complement the dramatic appeal of the blue surfaces, adding a vintage flair. The white countertop is the only element that breaks the dark color scheme and enlightens the atmosphere.

Easy-to-Clean Backsplash Materials

Kitchens are one of the most used rooms in our rooms. Since they are high-traffic areas, they are most tend-to-get-dirty spaces that are prone to spills and splashes. When it comes to designing a kitchen, there are lots to consider from cabinets to lighting fixtures. Backsplashes are one of the most important of these elements, providing both aesthetic and functional aspects. Yet, the backsplash material needs to be aesthetically beautiful, it should also be a low-maintenance material that is easy to clean. Thanks to the technological advances in manufacturing, easy-to-clean backsplash materials come in a wide range of design options.

Stylish and Practical Kitchen Backsplash Materials

When choosing the right backsplash material for kitchens, there are some consideration points that homeowners look after. The aesthetic appeal is the first one since backsplashes are the visual focal points of the kitchens. But aside from visual benefits, a backsplash needs to be functional. And ease of cleaning is a crucial factor to consider that influences the functionality, especially in high-use areas like behind the stove. It might be tricky to find the right material that meets your needs and requirements because there are lots of different material options. The key point is to balance aesthetic preferences with practical considerations. Today, easy-to-clean backsplash materials offer different design possibilities, coming in a large plethora from glass to metal, porcelain, and ceramic.

In this blog, our focus will be on the different types of materials, and we have rounded up 23+ easy-to-clean backsplash materials to inspire you. These ideas will whet your appetite and inspire you for your next home-upgrading projects!

Shimmery Black Glass Modern Backsplash Tile BA8021 2

ID# 185801 – Product BA8021 – Shimmery Black Long Glass Backsplash Tile

Easy-to-Clean Backsplash Materials with a Glossy Finish

Choosing glass backsplash tiles is one of the best decisions in kitchen design as they are very easy to clean especially if they have a high gloss finish. In this contemporary kitchen, the black glass backsplash tiles offer a sleek and modern backdrop with their long and slim shapes. Even though these tiles have a deep black color, the glossy finish gives this mosaic a bright and fresh look. The matte black kitchen cabinets are the perfect choice to complete the dramatic appeal of the tiles. Last but not least, the white quartz countertops stand out between the black surfaces, enlightening the atmosphere.

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Combining rustic California gold slate with burgundy glass, distinctive and unique aesthetic.

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Multicolor light & medium travertine subway natural stone mosaic tile

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Modern white gray color polished subway made out of skyline marble

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Modern Beige Backsplash Tile with Light Cabinets

ID# 185802 – Product BA4501 – Modern Long Beige Porcelain Backsplash Tile

Farmhouse Kitchen with White Shaker Cabinets and Beige Backsplash

In this farmhouse kitchen, the bright appeal of the white surfaces is balanced with the warm accents. The white shaker cabinets and white quartz countertops seamlessly blend with each other, creating a spacious atmosphere with a timeless appeal. The beige porcelain backsplash tiles complement the fresh look of the tiles and add a nice textural look. The brass cabinet hardware and wood trim of the paneled range hood complete the warm sense of the beige backsplash tiles.

What backsplash is easiest to clean?

Backsplashes are the visual focal points of the kitchens, enhancing the visual aesthetic. Aside from their aesthetic value, their functionality is as important as their decorative aspects. Backsplash areas are prone to splatters and spills that’s why choosing easy-to-clean backsplash materials helps homeowners to keep their backsplashes clean. When it comes to easy-to-clean materials, the key point is the material itself needs to be smooth and non-porous surface. For the easiest cleaning experience, glass and metal tiles are top choices. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are the other alternatives, especially with the glazed finishes.

Gray Top with Space Blue Subway Glass Backsplash Tile

ID# 185803 – Product BA6202 – Space Blue Glass Subway Mosaic Backsplash Tile

Space Blue Subway Tiles with Grau Countertops

Subway tiles are a classic choice for kitchen backsplashes but you can still make a strong statement with them! In this transitional kitchen, the glass subway tile backsplash is adorned with a gorgeous space blue color that creates a visually striking focal point. The plain appeal of the white shaker cabinets and gray granite countertops allows the backsplash tiles to stand out even further! While the stainless steel appliances complement the metallic effect of the tiles, the oil-rubbed bronze hardware adds a vintage flair.

Glass Mosaic Tiles

The elegant glass and marble mix rhomboid design backsplash tile

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Glass and metal mixed gray & copper color unique mosaic backsplash & bathroom tile.

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Gray marble & glass tile for contemporary to modern kitchens or bathroom

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Modern white frosted and clear glass thin linear clean look backsplash tile.

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White interlocking marble glass & metal mosaic tile contemporary look mosaic

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Modern white glass & quartz mosaic tile, ideal for a backsplash

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Elegant Rhomboid White Glass Mosaic Backsplash Tile

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White Kitchen Blue Backsplash Tile BA5501

ID# 185804 – Product BA5501 – Marble Look Blue Glass Hexagon Backsplash Tile

Beach-style Kitchen with Blue Backsplash and White Cabinets

While the all-white looks continue to be a popular color scheme, the recent backsplash trends find ways to jazz up such monochromatic looks. This beach-style kitchen, for example, consists of blue glass hexagon mosaic tiles that instantly elevate the overall look. These tiles evoke the tranquil feel of the ocean with their gorgeous blue color and marble-look textures. Also, these tiles are easy-to-clean backsplash materials thanks to their smooth and reflective surfaces. When using such a strong backsplash design, keeping the rest simple with white cabinets and countertops is a great way to create a well-balanced look. The wood floor perfectly completes the beachy vibes and provides a warm foundation.

Light kitchen Modern light gray long backsplash tile

ID# 185806 – Product BA4502 – Modern Light Gray Porcelain Backsplash Tile

Modern White Kitchen Cabinets with Light Gray Tiles

This monochrome kitchen honors the gray porcelain tile backsplash by making it the centerpiece of the kitchen. Even though these modern backsplash tiles have a light gray color that complements the clean and fresh appeal of the white flat-panel cabinets, their slight textural look and vertical placement make them more visible. The pure white laminate countertops and cabinet hardware create a continuous look with the cabinets, enhancing modern style. The yellow open cabinets break the monochrome color scheme and add a pop of color.

Glass Backsplash Tiles

Being eco-friendly and easy-to-customize materials, glass tiles are one of the top choices for homeowners for those looking for easy-to-clean backsplash materials. These types of backsplash materials have a smooth and non-porous surface which is the biggest advantage of glass tiles. The non-porous skin of these tiles resists stains, grease, and grime. A simple wipe-down with a damp cloth and a mild detergent is all you need to keep your glass tiles as fresh as the first day. For the stubborn stains, you can prepare a mixture with equal parts of baking soda and water. Apply this paste on the stains, wait a couple of minutes, and clean them with a soft cloth. Distilled white vinegar is the other great alternative to harsh chemicals, removing water spots, soap scum, and light grime.

Besides their ease of cleaning and maintenance, the reflective skin of the glass tiles can also brighten up kitchens. Coming in a wide range of colors, shapes, textures, and patterns, these tiles can easily add a touch of elegance and spaciousness. This variety also offers unmatched versatility for a variety of design styles from modern to traditional, contemporary, farmhouse, and industrial.

White Gray Kitchen Cabinet Countertop White Glass Picket Mosaic Backsplash Tile BA5504

ID# 185807 – Product BA5504 – Marble Look White Glass Picket Mosaic Backsplash Tile

Glass Easy-to-Clean Clean Backsplash Materials for Two-tone Cabinets

Using two-tone kitchen cabinets is another way of creating a trendy look! In this transitional kitchen, the gray and white cabinets provide a sleek and elegant foundation for the space. The white quartz countertops, with their clean and bright appeal, complement the elegance of the cabinets. However, the real star of this kitchen is the picket mosaic backsplash tiles. While the white base of the tiles completes the spacious overall look, the marble look textures add a touch of opulence.

White Quartz Top with Space Brown Subway Glass Backsplash Tile

ID# 185808 – Product BA6201 – Space Brown Glass Subway Mosaic Backsplash Tile

Space Brown Subway Tiles with Modern Gray Cabinets

Peeking behind the cabinets, the glass subway backsplash tiles are the protagonist of this contemporary kitchen! The space brown color of these tiles gives a metallic effect that enlightens the atmosphere. Also, the smooth finish of the tiles provides easy-to-clean surfaces. The matte finish of the modern gray cabinets balances the glossy appeal of the contemporary tiled kitchen walls. The white quartz countertops, chrome fixtures and glass pendant lights make a cohesive final touch that enhances the modern aesthetic.

What is the easiest to clean behind the stove backsplash?

Even though backsplash tiles have a big influence on the overall look, they still need to provide functional aspects, especially in some particular areas like behind the stove or sink! Since these high-used areas are more prone to splatters from cooking oils, sauces, and other food particles, it might be challenging to keep these zones clean. That’s why, it is essential to consider materials that are easy to clean and maintain. The ideal backsplash for these zones should be non-porous, smooth and heat-resistant. Taking into account these features, glass tiles are an excellent choice. Their non-porous skin resists stains and grease buildup. Ceramic, porcelain, and metal tiles are the other options that provide heat-resistant and easy-to-wipe clean surfaces!

Black Kitchen Cabinet Gray Black Metallic Textured Glass Backsplash Tile BA8004

ID# 185809 – Product BA8004 – Black & Gray Textured Glass Mosaic Backsplash Tile

Modern Gray Cabinets with Textured Glass Mosaic Backsplash

For those who love bold touches, we can’t think of anything better than mosaic tiles that come with a textured finish. Here the black and gray glass mosaic tiles have been fitted in such a pattern that resembles a puzzle and creates an added beauty to the overall look! The sleek flat-panel designs of the dark gray cabinets and lighter gray countertops balance the busy look of the mosaic tiles. The stainless steel appliances and the metallic silver of the hardware and the faucet also complements the modern edges of the kitchen.

White Kitchen Glitter Design Backsplash Tile BA8001

ID# 185810 – Product BA8001 – Sparkled White Glass Subway Backsplash Tile

White Easy-to-Clean Backsplash Materials with White Grout Lines

When it comes to kitchen backsplashes, white subway tiles are the most popular option, due to their timeless elegance and ease of maintenance. Even though subway tiles are already easy-to-clean backsplash materials, using glass tiles enhances the ease of the cleaning process. In this transitional kitchen, the subtle elegance of the white glass subway tile backsplash is completed with the white shaker cabinets and white Silestone quartz countertops. The slight textures of the tiles and countertops resemble marble veins, adding a touch of opulence.

Gray Cabinet Green Glass Metal Hexagon Backsplash Tile BA6203

ID# 185811 – Product BA6203 – Green Glass & Metal Hexagon Mosaic Backsplash Tile

Glass and Metal Mosaic Backsplash Tiles with White Countertops

Both the glass and metal tiles are easy-to-clean materials that are an excellent choice for kitchen backsplashes. What about mixing these tiles to create an eye-catching backdrop? As you can see in this contemporary kitchen, the glass and metal mosaic tile backsplash makes a strong design statement, offering also easy-to-clean surfaces. The gorgeous gray and green color transitions of this mosaic act as a mural and create a striking backdrop. The plain appeal of the gray kitchen cabinets and white countertops balance the busy look of the tiles to avoid a heavy feel.

White Cabinet Blue Glass Herringbone Backsplash Tile BA5507

ID# 185812 – Product BA5507 – Blue Glass Herringbone Mosaic Backsplash Tile

Blue Glass Herringbone Tiles with White Shaker Cabinets

With its glossy finish and beautiful blue color, this glass herringbone backsplash stands out between the white cabinets and countertops. Peaking behind the range hood, this mosaic instantly elevates this otherwise white kitchen. The white shaker cabinets and white marble countertops provide a timeless appeal while the black cabinet hardware and dark gray range hood add much-needed contrast.

Ceramic Backsplash Tiles

Due to their versatility, affordable prices, and ease of maintenance, ceramic tiles are the most popular material for kitchen backsplashes. Such types of tiles are mostly finished with a glaze that leads to smooth and non-absorbent surfaces. These surfaces are extremely easy to clean, making them an ideal choice for high-traffic areas like backsplashes! Cleaning the ceramic tiles is straightforward which is typically required just a wipe with a damp cloth and a mild detergent to remove any spills or splatters. For more difficult spots, you may apply a paste made from baking soda as well. Also, these tiles are heat resistant which means they can also be installed in the backsplash area behind the stove that is commonly exposed to heat.

With such a great number of colors, shapes, patterns, and textures, ceramic tiles are also great choices that could suit almost any kitchen design. Regardless of whether you prefer a simple subway tile pattern or a more intricate one, there is a ceramic tile design for everyone!

White caninets black countertop backsplash tile BA1105

ID# 185814 – Product BA1105 – Modern Colorful Glass & Ceramic Mosaic Tile

Colorful Backsplash Tiles with Black Countertops

Pops of colors, clean lines, and a functional layout all come together to serve the needs of the space and its users. The multicolored ceramic mosaic tiles stand out between the cabinets and countertops, adding an eye-catching focal point. For the rest, the white shaker cabinets, black granite countertops, and oil-rubbed bronze hardware draw a traditional profile.

Beige Kitchen Shell Glass Backsplash Tile BA8023

ID# 185815 – Product BA8023 – Shimmery White Shell Glass Kitchen Backsplash Tile

White and Wood Cabinets with Glossy White Tiles

Contrasting kitchen designs never disappoint. But what makes them better and more trending is a splash pattern as exemplified by this contemporary design. Here, the natural texture of the wood upper cabinets adds an organic warmth to this otherwise monochrome kitchen design. Below, the light gray cabinets and white countertops provide a sleek and elegant foundation. The modern glass backsplash tiles stand out with their glossy and textured finish. The glossy finish and large-format design of the tiles make them easy to clean backsplash materials.

Porcelain Backsplash Tiles

Porcelain is a type of ceramic but it is made with higher quality clays and fired at higher temperatures. These processes make porcelain tiles a denser and harder material than regular ceramic tiles. Porcelain tiles also boast an incredibly low water absorption rate which makes them virtually impervious to moisture. Spills and splatters can simply bead up on the surface with a simple cleaning routine.

Porcelain tiles are the crème de la crème of the tile world. They offer a captivating blend of elegance, resilience, and cleaning convenience. Similar to ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles also come in a wide variety of colors, forms, patterns, and textures. From classic designs to bold mosaic patterns, these tiles can easily work with any design aesthetic. Also, porcelain tiles have the ability to mimic natural materials like marble or wood. These textured tiles open doors to even more design options.

Gray Kitchen Cabinet White Countertop Long Modern Backsplash Tile BA4503

ID# 185816 – Product BA4503 – Modern Long Gray Porcelain Backsplash Tile

Modern Scandinavian Kitchen with Full-height Backsplash

Ditching upper cabinetry in favor of a ceiling-height backsplash is one of the trendiest options, especially for modern designs. In this Scandinavian kitchen, for example, the modern gray backsplash tiles reach through the ceiling, creating a sleek and seamless backdrop. The vertical placement of the tiles creates an illusion of a higher ceiling. The wood floating shelves provide the needed storage space without overwhelming the space. The grey finish of the cabinets matches the grey coloration of the tiles in the room while the white of the countertops brings light and liveliness to the area.

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ID# 185817 – Product BA310131 – White Porcelain Arabesque Backsplash Tile

Traditional Kitchen with Arabesque Tiles and Gray Cabinets

Arabesque tiles are known for their unique shapes, generally used for traditional designs. Even though these tiles look stunning, they might be hard to clean due to their shapes. That’s why using easy-to-clean backsplash materials is a great way to increase the ease of maintenance. In this traditional kitchen, for example, a porcelain material is chosen for the arabesque tile backsplash. The slightly darker grout lines highlight the white arabesque tiles, enhancing visual interest. While the white countertops complement the fresh appeal of the white tiles, the gray shaker cabinets provide a sleek and elegant foundation. The ceiling-height cabinets also provide ample storage.

How to clean a kitchen backsplash?

Cleaning a kitchen backsplash regularly is important to maintain its appearance and hygiene. The cleaning process of a kitchen backsplash depends on the type of material. But generally, a soapy sponge soaked in warm water is enough to remove the dust, dirt, and grease. This method can be applied to any kind of backsplash materials from glass to ceramic, porcelain, metal and natural stone. If you are dealing with more stubborn stains, you can make a paste by mixing baking soda and warm water and applying the stains. You can also use a mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar in a spray bottle. However, they are not able to use vinegar to treat natural stones. For natural stone backsplash tiles it is possible to use a paste of baking soda and water, a solution of distilled water and mild detergent, or a specific stone cleaner!

Quartz island with Modern light gray long backsplash tile

ID# 185818 – Product BA4502 – Modern Light Gray Porcelain Backsplash Tile

All-White Kitchen with Dark Wood Floor

All-white kitchens are popular for a good reason. They are timeless and versatile. However, sometimes they need some space-enhancing factors! In this contemporary white kitchen, the backsplash tiles and countertops make this difference, adding visual interest. The light gray modern porcelain tile backsplash complements the modern style of the white flat-panel cabinets and adds a nice textural look. These light gray tiles are contrasted with black grout for a more whimsical look. The marble look textures of the white quartz countertops add another layer of texture and bring a luxurious feel!

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Modern Beige Backsplash Tile with White Kitchen Cabinets

ID# 185819 – Product BA4501 – Modern Long Beige Porcelain Backsplash Tile

Transitional Kitchen with Light Beige Tiles

All-white kitchens can be given movement with good backsplash choices! In this transitional kitchen, the light beige backsplash tiles become the space-enhancing element with their long and slim shapes and vertically stacked pattern. For the rest, the white shaker cabinets and countertops offer a timeless appeal with a subtle elegance. The doors of the cabinets are made of glass which makes the room look more open and fresh while the brass used in the cabinets’ handles matches the warm color of the medium-tone wooden floor.

Modern Beige Backsplash Tile with Light Brown Cabinet

ID# 185820 – Product BA4501 – Modern Long Beige Porcelain Backsplash Tile

White and Wood Cabinets with Black Hardware

The gentle spirit of this beautiful kitchen lays its foundation on the white and wood cabinets that warm up the interior effortlessly with the addition of beige porcelain tiles. The beige backsplash tiles and white quartz countertops imbue the space with timelessness. The beige grout lines provide a cohesive look with the tiles. Instead of being continuously running along the surface of the cabinets, the black cabinet hardware interrupts and adds more ‘modernity’ to the kitchen.

Metal Backsplash Tiles

Metal backsplash is known for its durability, making it an excellent option for those seeking a blend of modern aesthetics and ease of maintenance. Like glass tiles, metal tiles also have a non-porous surface. This means they don’t absorb spills or stains. Also, these tiles provide minimal cleaning requirements and naturally hygienic surfaces. Although metal tiles are extremely durable, you need to avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaning pads. You can easily wipe down the tile surfaces with a damp cloth and mild soap.

Coming in a wide range of material options such as stainless steel, aluminum, brass, and copper, these tiles offer a sleek and edgy look. Besides their functional benefits, these tiles also provide high visual impact that can easily enhance the visual aesthetic. Metal backsplash materials can be found in tiles and large-format slabs. While tiles offer more intricate patterns, large-format sheets are an excellent alternative for those looking for easy-to-clean backsplash materials.

BA1117 Gray modern metal kitchen backsplash tile

ID# 185821 – Product BA1117 – Modern Gray Metal Mosaic Backsplash Tile

Modern Metal Tiles with Light Gray Cabinets and Wood Countertops

The gray-and-black metal mosaic tile backsplash stands out between the light gray flat-front cabinets, creating a trendy design moment. The black cabinet hardware slightly punctuates the cabinets and enhances the visual interest. The wood countertops make an unexpected twist against the modern lines and add much-needed warmth.

Are stone backsplashes easy to clean?

Due to their porous skin, stone backsplashes are harder to maintain materials than ceramic, porcelain, metal, or glass tiles. The ease of cleaning also depends on the type of stone and the finish applied to it. Natural stone tiles require constant care and sealing. Even though these types of backsplashes require more maintenance, they provide visually stunning appeals that can easily enhance any kitchen design. That’s why you might think that you can’t give up on stone backsplashes. A high-quality stone sealer can easily make these tiles more resistant to stains and easier to wipe down. Also, opting for a polished finish will provide easier-to-clean surfaces.

White Kitchen Modern Silver Steel Metal Groutless Backsplash Tile BA8802

ID# 185822 – Product BA8802 – Modern Silver Metal Groutless Backsplash Panel

Easy-to-Clean Backsplash Materials with Groutless Design

Classic tiles generally consist of grout lines to set the tiles in their places. However, grout is a porous material that requires sealing. Even though grout lines can last for many years, they can be overwhelming when it comes to stubborn stains. That’s why large format metal sheets are the other great alternative for classic tile designs. These stainless steel backsplash sheets minimize the grout lines and provide seamless surfaces that are very easy to clean. In this contemporary kitchen, the silver metal sheet backsplash panel provides a sleek and modern backdrop that also meets functional aspects. The modern white cabinets and countertops make a great pair with this metal backsplash.

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Modern light gray long porcelain mosaic tile

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White ceramic arabesque shaped mesh-mounted mosaic tile.

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Brown and bronze mixture of glass, ceramic for a clean contemporary kitchen backsplash

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ID# 185823 – Product BA1113 – Dark Brown Copper Metal Subway Backsplash Tile 

Metal Easy-to-Clean Backsplash Materials with Subway Pattern

Colors have a language of their own, injecting certain moods into the space. And if you want to create a dramatic appeal for your kitchen, dark brown shades will be a perfect fit. In this transitional kitchen, the shaker-style kitchen cabinets and subway tile backsplash set a dramatic mood with their dark brown colors, creating a harmonious whole. The white grout lines of the copper metal subway tiles highlight the classic staggered pattern, adding visual interest to the backdrop. The white quartz countertops add much-needed brightness.

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