28+ Heat Resistant Kitchen Backsplash
Blue Kit Kat Tile Backsplash And White Cabinets in Scandinavian Kitchen
From the white slim upper cabinets to the open shelves and full-height timber cabinets, the Scandinavian kitchen accommodates storage spaces of various designs. And its natural color palette is injected with colorful touches introduced by the blue kit kat tiles. Used to clad the kitchen walls and the island front, these tiles create a continuous look, while the minimalist black pendants add dimension overhead. Overall, with loads of natural light thanks to the skylight and wood-and-dark blue color palette, this Scandinavian kitchen bridges natural charm with a sophisticated yet relaxed design.
Heat Resistant Kitchen Backsplash with Wooden Cabinets and White Countertops
As long as sealed and maintained regularly, natural stone marble is a reliable heat-resistant material as its counterparts. But the best part is that it not only comes with functional values but also aesthetic ones. Here, blending into its surrounding seamlessly occupied by wood cabinets, the beige marble slab backsplash provides a nice color transition. The creamy undulating forms on the white base make it even softer and well-articulated. Right above, the metal range hood complies with the timber cabinets in shades, offering an intentional aged-aged look. Finally, the golden hardware and plumbing fixtures soften these dark browns and introduce a sense of glow.
Heat Resistant Kitchen Backsplash
When designing a kitchen, one has several considerations and needs to make different decisions. These considerations generally regard color coordination, cabinet form, backsplash type, the layout of the cabinets, and the lighting system. However, beyond all these, safety is the priority for every home, which necessitates a heat resistant kitchen backsplash. Whether you are an avid cook cooking for a large family or just love snacks and informal dinners, you need a heat resistant kitchen backsplash no matter how much you spend your time in the kitchen.
Made of glass, ceramics, porcelain, natural stone, metal, and quartz, heat-resistant kitchen backsplashes come in various forms. Luckily enough, we have so many design opportunities with each one of these tiles. And we don’t have to give up on aesthetics just because we are getting a well-functioning, heat-resistant backsplash. Plus, these aforementioned materials are also easiest to clean, which just makes everything much easier for homeowners. Here we have 28 kitchen designs with heat-resistant kitchen backsplashes. All that you need to do is check them out to borrow some inspiration for your renovation projects.
Marble Backsplash with V-groove Island and Black Hood
Marble is one of those materials that not only look elegant but also come with multiple functional benefits such as heat resistance. Employed as stove backsplashes and taken up to the ceiling, especially, a marble slab backsplash is a favored choice in contemporary kitchens. Here, its gray version is used as a showstopper between white V-groove cabinets. The black hood fixture hiding the extractor adds a soft contrast against the gray background. The V-groove kitchen island mirrors the perimeters, creating a continuous design, while the black linear lighting fixture echoes the range hood, and flowers add a splash of color.
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Heat Resistant Kitchen Backsplash with Green Cabinets and White Quartz Countertops
This modern kitchen in Sydney goes for an easy-to-clean and heat-resistant backsplash consisting of white square tiles. It lends brightness to the kitchen, pairing perfectly with white quartz countertops. On the other hand, the green cabinets carry a sense of wisdom into the kitchen, and cabinet shelves allow for more personal touches. The brass cabinet hardware enables easy grip for the drawers, offering a user-friendly environment. The wood accents and wooden counter stools bring warming shades and textures that provide comforting aesthetics with green cabinets.
What can I use for the backsplash behind the stove?
For the safety of kitchen users, the backsplash material behind the stove requires a lot more attention and some research regarding the combustibility rate of the materials. And to provide a heat-resistant background, homeowners can choose materials, including ceramics, porcelain, natural stone, glass, concrete, terrazzo, and quartz, and this wide range of material options can be used behind the stove.
As a recently-got-popular material, concrete stands out and is appreciated for its raw and industrial look. Composed of chemically inert and non-combustible materials, including cement (limestone, clay, and gypsum) and aggregate, it provides a highly heat-resistance backdrop. Plus, it has a slow rate of heat transfer, which makes it a fire shield of sorts.
Marble-Look Porcelain Tiles with White Cabinets and Gray Countertops
The expansive porcelain tile backsplash peeking out behind the stove is made of marble-look porcelain tiles that provide a highly durable and heat-resistant background that is even more durable than a ceramic-clad one since ceramics are fired at lower temperatures compared to the porcelain tiles. In aesthetic terms, the whole design takes its cues from this backsplash. The white cabinets and gray quartz countertops just mimic the color scheme of the tiles in different rooms. The wood cabinet shelf and the island’s wooden base bring much-needed warmth to the kitchen. The copper pot and ordered jars above the hood along with the stunning ceiling moldings give the kitchen a classical spin, suggesting a lived-in feel.
What kind of backsplash is heat resistant?
The heat-resistant backsplashes consist of concrete, ceramics, porcelain tiles, metals, glass, natural stone, and engineered quartz backsplashes. Backsplashes made from any of these materials can be installed behind the stove.
Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Backsplash
Ceramic and porcelain tile backsplashes provide durable, heat-resistant, and easy-to-clean backdrops while coming in various colors, patterns, and size options. These tiles can also mirror marble, wood, brick, and stone patterns. This way, you can get a natural look for your kitchen walls but also don’t have to deal with the complicated sealing and cleaning processes (since natural stone materials are all rich in texture and porous).
And to make a differentiation between ceramic and porcelain, porcelain tiles’ durability and heat resistance are a bit higher than the ceramics, since they are fired at higher temperatures. Also, while ceramic is made of clay, porcelain tiles consist of additives such as quartz and minerals that make it harder.
Beach-Style Kitchen with Ceramic Penny Round Backsplash and Gloss Cabinets
This light, airy kitchen proposes a well-curated look with various finishes that provide comfort for the eyes. The gloss finish of the upper cabinets with other matte finish elements captures a well-orchestrated rhythm, flirting with natural lights. These white gloss cabinets are also kept slim until the ceiling to make the kitchen feel taller and more engaging. It is also one of the ways to give more direction to the all-white looks by playing with the textures and finishes. To complement them, the white ceramic fish scale tile backsplash adds a modern feature that beach-style kitchens adore. And the all-white kitchen island comes in the form of a waterfall to suggest a sense of flow, merging with wood flooring. All these distinct choices come together to provide a seaside-inspired look with wood and white shades.
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Heat Resistant Kitchen Backsplash with Black Cabinets and Wooden Floating Shelves
This U-shaped contemporary kitchen Is outfitted with black cabinets, wooden floating shelves, and white quartz countertops. In the background, the white ceramic slender tile backsplash provides an easy-to-clean and heat-resistance backdrop. Laid in running-bond style, these tiles expand the visual scheme on the horizontal axis. The lack of upper cabinetry also leaves more room for breathing space, exposing the ceiling-height backsplash to enhance openness. The diagonal turn of the cabinets optimizes the storage capacity of the corner counters, while the sporadic additions of wood soften the black-and-white contrast for a more approachable design. As for the lighting system, the built-in spotlight and a duo of black pendants are used for ambient and task lighting, respectively. This way, the kitchen stays well-lit throughout the day to offer an efficient cooking space.
What is the most durable backsplash?
Stainless steel, marble, and terrazzo are considered one of the most durable backsplashes. When maintained properly, they can even outlive homes. But stainless steel, also a favorite of chef’s kitchens, is additionally a pore-free material that is less demanding in nature. It is also inherently hygienic and offers unparalleled durability.
White Square Tile Backsplash with White Open Shelving and Flat-Front Cabinets
Consisting of white and cream cabinets and a ceiling-height backsplash, this beach-style kitchen offers an informal layout and a relaxed ambiance. The square tiles used as a wraparound backsplash line the walls to tie the entire space together. On the floor, the large format and white ceramic square tiles sheathe the ground that creates a continuous look throughout. Overall, this kitchen presents a design that is focused on the openness and functional use of the space.
Multicolored Heat Resistant Kitchen Backsplash with Cream Cabinets
Sitting in a small corner, this contemporary kitchen offers a cozy and homey ambiance. The green, blue, and muted orange shades on the backsplash orchestrate a nice color palette for the backsplash, harmonizing beautifully with the cream flat-front counters. The white quartz countertops ensure a smooth transition from the multicolored walls to cream counters. But, above all, the backsplash proves that heat-resistant backsplashes can come in a variety of looks and patterns, allowing functionality to merge with high aesthetics.
Contemporary Kitchen with Earthy Shades and Rounded Island
This already vast contemporary kitchen feels even larger by forgoing the upper cabinetry, which is supported by light earthy shades that execute calming aesthetics for its users. The light wooden cabinets and full-height kit kat tile backsplash converse with each other in light earthy shades. Placed in the center of the kitchen, the rounded island unit creates a user-friendly environment by eliminating sharp edges. It also benefits from the uplifting impact of the curvy forms to elevate the mood of the kitchen users. And serving the same aim are also the white cylinder-shaped hoods that introduce crisp white forms popping against the white background.
Glass Kitchen Backsplash
Glass tile backsplashes offer similar benefits to ceramics, providing ease of maintenance, various design opportunities, and heat resistance. But they also have an additional quality in terms of aesthetics. Thanks to their translucent nature, they encourage your kitchen to feel brighter and larger, allowing for a more interactive design. Whether you love seamless or tiled backsplashes, you can achieve both looks with glass backsplashes that bring a modern edge to any kitchen. And if you don’t like too-shiny surfaces, their opacity also shows variance. While some feature a more matte finish, some have a crystal-clear translucence that creates a mirror effect.
Dark Cabinets with Glass Tile Backsplash and White Countertops
Eyeing the garden through the glazed patio door, this contemporary kitchen offers a practical breakfast bar with a garden view and efficient cooking space. Grounded on a contrasting color scheme, it mainly consists of dark cabinets and white countertops. In the background, the gray glass subway tile backsplash provides the kitchen with a sense of glow. The same tiles also clad the kitchen island to achieve visual consistency. Yet, what this kitchen does differently is that it uses the island as the cooking space, while the range hood is hidden from the view in a cabinet overhead. This way, the kitchen prevents any dialogue between the backsplash and the stove, which showcases an alternative for stove use without any risk.
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Blue Glass Subway Tile Backsplash with White Shaker Cabinets
The combination of muted blue shades with white shaker cabinets instills calmness and serenity into this open-plan kitchen. The blue glass subway tiles maintain the design’s sleek and modern profile, while shakers present clean lines that don’t tire the eyes. The translucent nature of the glass tiles finds correspondence in the chrome caged lighting fixture and chrome hardware that oozes luxury. For the sake of more characterful touches, the stunning white roses and pinkish traditional style stools add extra comfort both in visual and tactile terms, delivering hominess and coziness.
Are subway tiles heat-resistant?
Known as brick tiles, subway tiles are commonly used to surround fireplaces, range hoods, and stoves. But whether they are heat-resistant or not depends on what the subway tiles are made of. If they come in ceramics, porcelain, metal, glass, and natural stone, they provide heat-resistant backgrounds, which means that they can be installed behind the stove.
L-Shaped Industrial Kitchen with Heat Resistant Backsplash And Blue Cabinets
This L-shaped contemporary kitchen in a Moscow apartment settles in a cozy corner, executing a dramatic style with dark blue cabinets and brown glass tiles. The black countertops and a black wired false ceiling solidify the industrial vibes right below the exposed concrete ceiling. To connect this open kitchen to the rest of the floor plan, the chevron pattern flooring is used as a signifier. Likewise, the black metal rods from ceiling to floor create a feature wall of sorts, signifying where the kitchen ends and serving as a railing for the steps.
Industrial Kitchen with Brick Walls and Glass Sheet Backsplash
This top-notch industrial kitchen is grounded upon contrasting shades and textures that somehow manage to harmonize in one pot. From the sleek black appliances to the brushed steel upscale range hood, brick feature wall, and a gray natural stone backsplash layered with a transparent glass sheet, each piece has volumes to speak. The wall design, particularly, doubles up in its use of tiles and ensures an easy-to-clean and heat-resistant background with nailed glass sheets. And in aesthetic terms, the shimmering surfaces of appliances and backsplash feel balanced with matte gray cabinets and the brick wall. Lastly, the poured concrete floor tiles bring the outdoors in while building a direct connection with the patio.
How far down does the backsplash go behind the stove?
It is recommended that the backsplash should go 15-18 inches down behind the stove. Additionally, it is important to keep the stover burner at least 8 to 9 inches from the backsplash surface and follow the local fire codes when installing a stove and backsplash.
Contemporary Kitchen with Heat Resistant Kitchen Backsplash and Dark Wooden Cabinets
In this contemporary kitchen, the gray quartz backsplash runs shorter on the wall to leave more space for a glass sheet backsplash. Only used behind the stove, the glass sheet provides glitter and serves as a fire-resistant backsplash. The dark wooden cabinets, light brown curtain shades, and white flat-front cabinets complement the rest of the design. The resulting scheme feels well-balanced with a designer look.
Natural Stone Kitchen Backsplash
Oozing opulence and bringing an upscale feel, natural stone kitchen backsplashes are as functional as visually stunning. They not only give the kitchen an organic and textured look but also exude elegance, evoking different moods depending on the tile. From marble to granite, soapstone, travertine, onyx, and more, natural stone backsplashes have various colors, patterns, and characteristics. They are durable and hard-wearing as well, but the only problem is that they require special treatment and periodic resealing. But as long as they are cleaned and sealed properly, they are to maintain their best versions and provide heat resistance backdrops.
Concrete Cabinets and Ceiling-Height Marble Backsplash with Marble Countertops
The union of concrete and gray marble couldn’t have looked more sophisticated! Acting as a singular body, they execute a uniform look, blending almost seamlessly in this contemporary-industrial kitchen. In functional terms, serving as heat-resistant materials, both ensure a safe cooking environment. With consistency in function and aesthetics, this gray kitchen only gets breaks with an antique brass faucet and light wood floor with chevron patterns channeling a sense of warmth.
White Cabinets with Heat Resistant Kitchen Backsplash and Black Countertops
Oozing opulence, this white-dominant contemporary kitchen is outfitted with white flat-front cabinets, white marble backsplash, and black countertops. The slight streaks on the marble accentuate the walls, introducing curvy forms for a sense of flow. The contrasting color scheme feels less dominant with picture windows that introduce green forms of the outdoor life and wood accents that we see in the stool legs. White flush mounts ditch the dropped-down lighting fixtures to keep the overhead clutter-free. This way, the contemporary kitchen maintains the sleek and minimalist look that has a Scandinavian edge to it.
Can you use glass tile behind a stove?
Non-porous and eco-conscious glass tiles are very heat-resistant, which makes them suitable to be used as a stove backsplash.
Modern Mediterranean Kitchen with White Cabinets and Slatted Wood Feature Wall
If you are obsessing over Mediterranean vibes and want your kitchen to resort to a vacation mood, why not create one in your home? With a mélange of wood and light sandy shades, you can make for a seaside-inspired look easily. This modern Mediterranean kitchen, for example, employs white cabinets and natural stone kit kat tile backsplash in earthy shades. Also, lots of wood get incorporated, from the slatted wood feature wall to the timber accents of the kitchen island, and reclaimed wood stools. Especially the crooked legs of the stools bring rustic charm and an outdoors flair. Overall, both functional and aesthetic, this kitchen nails the modern Mediterranean look that warms and soothes its users from the very first moment.
Brick Wall with Natural Stone Backsplash and Concrete Floor
This contemporary kitchen feels like a study of different textures, vibes, and moods. From the exposed brick wall to the natural stone backsplash and countertops and poured concrete floor, it has a rich material vocabulary that somehow manages to harmonize beautifully. The sense of rawness introduced by concrete and brick finds contrast with natural stones. The cabinet shelves and white cabinets just play up the beauty of these materials, not to mention the curved plaster walls, arched windows, and curved range hood that could have almost stolen the show.
Dark Blue Cabinets wit Gray Countertops and Heat Resistant Kitchen Backsplash
This U-shaped modern kitchen has a dramatic look with dark blue cabinets and light gray countertops. Right above, the gray marble backsplash occupies the whole wall, providing a backdrop for the black fluted hood fixture. The orange cabinet handles pop against the cabinets, spicing up the kitchen and bringing a contemporary voice. Lastly, the kitchen utilizes the fourth arm of full-height cabinetry to optimize its storage capacity.
Blue Cabinets And Subway Tile Backsplash with Antique Brass Hardware
The blue raised-panel cabinets bring an effervescent personality to this compact kitchen, elevating its overall mood. The oil-rubbed brass hardware punctuates these cabinets for extra charm, while the white marble subway tile backsplash calms down these two bold touches. The black range hood with induction hob just adds an upscale feel, and this low-profile hob ensures to be a clutter-free addition. The heat-resistant tiles also add a nice textural look. The gray curtain shades, built-in appliances, and gray wood veneer floor complement the look, which results in a blue-dominant kitchen downplayed with gray-and-white injections.
Quartz Kitchen Backsplash
Engineered material quartz consists of 90% quartz and 10% resin and pigments. As it is man-made, unlike other natural stones, it features a pore-free structure and therefore, doesn’t require sealing. Also, its heat resistance and easy-to-maintain nature make it a popular backsplash option. A quartz backsplash can resist high temperatures but it is important to keep in mind that it is not heatproof. When it is exposed to too hot temperatures in the long term, it might get damaged.
When it comes to its aesthetic features, quartz kitchen backsplashes are available in many different colors and patterns. They even have marble-look versions that mirror marble patterns skillfully, including Statuary Classique, Calacatta Laza, Calacatta Verona, Carrara Morro, etc.
Scandinavian Kitchen with Heat Resistant Kitchen Backsplash and Natural Oak Cabinets
Taking its cues from Nordic aesthetics, this Scandinavian kitchen is designed to serve as a social hub for guests and family members. Its open-plan layout paves new ways for the usage of space, while the priority of achieving a calming design becomes an accomplished task. Realizing all the premises of Scandinavian aesthetics, this kitchen brings together natural oak cabinets with concrete-finish quartz countertops and backsplash. The latter offers a textured look while providing an engineered heat-resistant backsplash. The curved edges of the island ensure safe turns, eliminating the hard edges. The earthy shades and gloss finish wood flooring channel extra warmth to create a more welcoming atmosphere.
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Monochromatic Kitchen with Quartz Backsplash and Galley Island
This contemporary kitchen feels just more than lucky while having a double-height volume space and a gabled ceiling that adds dimension to it. Proportionate to the size of the kitchen are the skylights pouring abundant natural light that is just enough for this vast kitchen. Consisting of all-white cabinets with a galley-style island, it knows how to enhance its spaciousness. In the background, the white quartz backsplash with light streaks generates some movement, and the brass hardware on the cabinets brings some glow. The light-stained wood floor runs across the open floor plan, pulling the kitchen and lounge area together.
Off-White Shaker Cabinets with Black Hardware and Black Island
This transitional kitchen saturates traditional forms with modern lines. The white shaker cabinets offer clean lines and the lack of hardware on the upper cabinets provides a sleeker look. Black hardware only accentuates the base cabinets that are divided into three drawers. What is placed vertically to them at a 90-degree angle is a black kitchen island that anchors the overall look of the kitchen. This way, the black hardware on the perimeter drawers gains more meaning, while the dark wood floor injects a healthy dose of warmth to temper the white-black contrast.
Metal Kitchen Backsplash
Naturally anti-bacterial and heat-resistant, metal kitchen backsplashes come with multiple functional benefits. Though, the subgroups of the metal show variance in their properties, all of them shared a lot in common: heat resistance, ease of maintenance, and pore-free structure. But if you are looking for unparalleled durability, the stainless-steel backsplash is the one you are looking for. For example, copper and brass tend to oxidize over time and grow akin to dark green, which is an unwanted look for some homeowners. To avoid that and preserve their glowing look, they require sealing from time to time. Another disadvantage they bring is that once they are scratched or receive abrasive damage, these scratches can leave irreparable marks which can’t be fixed by sanding.
Additionally, be careful with faux metal (thermoplastic) versions since they are not suitable near a source of heat that exceeds 140 °F. They are just made of plastic, which makes them prone to bend, warp, and get damaged much more easily. Thus, they are not eligible to be used behind the stove.
Brass Metal Backsplash with Brick Walls and Marble Island
Natural lights flood this modern kitchen thanks to the skylight and full-height glazing that opens onto the garden views. Inside the natural and textural palette dominates the kitchen with a marble-carved island, exposed brick walls, and a heat-resistant brass stove backsplash that give the kitchen an aged feel and authenticity. Framing the bricks and brass, the black shaker cabinets provide a solid background with an industrial edge to them. The open shelves and glass-front upper units build extra interest. Brass cabinet handles and herringbone wood flooring bring warmth. The island has a gravity-defying dark wood top layer, offering a cozy and texture-rich eating space reserved for two people whose backs are warmed up with sunlight.
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Two-tone Cabinetry with Heat Resistant Kitchen Backsplash and Quartz Countertops
This contemporary kitchen is designed with a holistic approach and treated as a dining, seating, and cooking area, creating a multi-functional conversing zone with the outdoors through full-height glass kitchens. Feeling graced with plenty of sunlight and outdoor views, it presents an airy and alleviated aura. This lightness is taken to next level with white and black cabinets that are proportionately contrasted. And the antique-finish tiled metal backsplash as the true showstopper increases the interactivity of the design with its reflective nature. The white quartz waterfall countertop clads the island, meeting the herringbone pattern wood floor.
How do you protect a wall behind a stove?
First, you can use backsplashes made of heat-resistant materials. But if you want to go with a less heat-resistant material such as wood or hard-to-maintain and clean backsplashes such as brick and rock, the solution is easy. You can add a layer of transparent glass sheet or any panel made of acrylic. This way your walls gain an extra layer of protection which will make them easier to clean and more heat resistant.
Modern Kitchen with Two Backsplashes and White Cabinets
For those looking for unparalleled durability and extreme heat resistance, stainless steel backsplashes could make a chef addition to your kitchen as well. Here, this modern kitchen goes with two backsplashes: a blue small tile backsplash and stainless steel. The latter is reserved for the stove to benefit from steel’s extra capacity for heat resistance. This also diminishes the need to hide the range hood in a cabinet. Since it is made of the same material as the backsplash, it can easily blend. To complement this scheme, you can go with white flat-front cabinets and gray countertops like this kitchen does to achieve a consistent visual scheme with well-maintained color coordination.
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Wood Panel Walls with Stainless Steel Backsplash and White Cabinets
This contemporary kitchen employs a natural design vocabulary but empowers it with steel additions. For example, it treats the wood panel walls with a stainless-steel backsplash to provide extra heat resistance for the stove part since wood is not a very practical option behind the stove. Continuing on the countertops as well, the stainless steel provides an anti-bacterial and highly durable food preparation surface as well. The rest feels complete with wood accents, white cabinets, and orange curvy lighting fixtures, creating a heartwarming and cozy cooking space.
Design hint: Even if you favor natural looks over metal ones, to play safe, it would be better to use both when needed to play safe without sacrificing your love for wood.