A while back we featured a kitchen sink with a marble backsplash that rises in a curve. This simple flourish—evocative of classic Italian washstands, fountains from antiquity, and boudoir bathrooms—captured our imaginations and sent us looking for more.
It took some searching, but eventually we found a few original thinkers who see backsplashes as not only practical elements but decorative opportunities. Here, nine standout examples of their work.
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Frequently asked questions
What is a curved marble backsplash?
A curved marble backsplash is a type of backsplash made of marble that features a curved shape rather than a straight edge.
Why are curved marble backsplashes becoming popular?
Curved marble backsplashes are becoming popular because they offer a unique and elegant look that can make a statement in any kitchen or bathroom.
How are curved marble backsplashes made?
Curved marble backsplashes are typically made by cutting and shaping the marble slab to create a curved edge. They can be made to order by a stone fabricator.
What are the benefits of a curved marble backsplash?
Benefits of a curved marble backsplash include its unique and decorative look, as well as its durability and resistance to heat, scratches, and stains.
How do you clean and maintain a curved marble backsplash?
To clean and maintain a curved marble backsplash, use a mild soap and water solution or a specialized marble cleaner. Avoid using acidic or abrasive cleaners, and wipe up spills and stains as soon as possible to prevent damage.
What are some design ideas for using a curved marble backsplash?
Some design ideas for using a curved marble backsplash include pairing it with white or light-colored cabinets for a fresh and modern look, or using it as a bold accent against darker cabinets or walls.