How do i add a one piece stainless steel back splash to the kitchen?

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I just put in new appliances but the wall behind them has been scrubbed to death. I need something that will be easy to keep up with and easy to clean. I love the small glass tile look but fear having to clean the grout. I have seen a one piece stainless steel with a decorative swirl pattern that may work for me... but how do you get the swirl pattern on the stainless and what do you clean that with? And will the swirl pattern gather grease and grime? I need something that will not show the seams, be pretty much maintenance free and withstand frequent cleaning. Can you help?



q how do i add a one piece stainless steel back splash to the kitchen

The wall behind the stove is paint over sheet rock. With the dark counters a lighter color would help brighten the room. I think stainless do this and would go with these appliances... but i am open to suggestions. Please PICK ME! PICK ME!

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  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Sep 21, 2018

    Hi there, I would check out the back splash section of your local home improvement store. They have come out with amazing peal and stick back splashes that look like tile, stainless steel etc. and they look incredible while still being basically maintenance free.

    • Cathy Cathy on Sep 21, 2018

      Thank you. I will check it out. I would love to keep it seamless, or all one piece but i am open for suggestions. Thank you again for your reply.

  • Roseann8628 Roseann8628 on Sep 21, 2018

    A few options for you:

    1. Metal peel and stick wall tiles will not have the grout lines you are concerned about (Home Depot, Lowe's... carry these). Many designs available. (3rd photo)
    2. You can purchase individual stainless swirl tiles at Home Depot. They're apx. $4 per 3"x6" tile. (1st photo)
    3. If you are trying to avoid a lot of grout lines, these 18"x24" panels are also available from Home Depot. Much less expensive at apx. $20 per 18'x24" piece. (2nd photo)

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Fasade-24-in-x-18-in-Ripples-PVC-Decorative-Backsplash-Panel-in-Argent-Silver-B62-09/202876220?cm_mmc=Shopping%7CG%7CDD%7CD59%7C59-35_WALL-DÉCOR%7CNA%7CNA%7C71700000032305496%7C58700003837160400%7C92700034827073419%7C617686269-10759748502-pla-472129838058-51057520542&gclid=EAIaIQobChMItYiP7s_M3QIVEtRkCh1DOAU2EAkYAyABEgIVPPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CIz80IvQzN0CFcubZAod4XAGPQ

    Hope this is helpful. :)

    • Cathy Cathy on Sep 25, 2018

      Roseann8628 ... Thank you for your reply. These are all beautiful options. My only concern with the peal and stick tiles is the amount of cleaning they will take before the sticky backing fails and they start to fall behind the stove. I have a tendency to clean the wall every time we use the stove... usually a spray of degreaser and a quick wipe down does the trick... but that may be to harsh for a peal and stick back splash. Thank you for your valued suggestion... it's appreciated.

  • Linda kelley Linda kelley on Sep 21, 2018

    Hi, I did the exact same thing behind my stove. I found the perfect inexpensive solution. You can see it here $5 and looks great!! It looks perfect /matches my stainless appliances, and looks great in back of my stove. So inexpensive.

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    • Linda kelley Linda kelley on Sep 25, 2018

      You will LOVE stove!! I love it!!! I cleaned it once, after I sold the home. It was fine. You do know to clean it only once in a while....correct? Don't you just love it!!

      Did you get the stainless backsplash piece?

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Sep 21, 2018

    This is the closest thing I could find that is not in sections, but a 25 ft. long roll, 24" wide. You can order a sample, but I am not sure it isn't too busy for my kitchen.


    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000NLDFLM/?coliid=IINXL0ULIE3DK&colid=2HCCGAW4B032H&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it


    This is my favorite, but at $20.00 for a 2 foot section,probably not.


    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DGQ7L7H/?coliid=I1Y4N8NBHHPTIU&colid=2HCCGAW4B032H&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

    • Cathy Cathy on Sep 25, 2018

      Thank you Kal21880830... but it's a little busy for me too. The second one is beautiful but may still collect grease and grime in the intricate pattern. It is a beautiful option. Thank you for the information.

  • Lil Lil on Sep 25, 2018

    Maybe painted glass? May be pricey. You can paint the back any color and it is very easy to clean.

  • Sally Alter Sally Alter on Oct 13, 2018

    Quite honestly, I can't see why you should have to keep scrubbing your backsplash every time you cook. Surely, you could just give it a wipe over with Dawn? That is a gentle degreaser after all.

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