The Benefits of Installing Bathroom Side Backsplashes
By Mark J. Donovan
||I was recently asked the question on whether or not it’s a good idea to install a side backsplash on a bathroom countertop. In this particular case the bathroom cabinet and countertop were being sandwiched in between two adjacent bathroom closets so the homeowner needed two side backsplash countertop pieces to go along with the back countertop backsplash.
I explained to the woman that if it was my house I would spend the extra money on the additional backsplash material.
Why Install Side Backsplashes around Bathroom Countertop
Summarized below I have my four reasons why I made this recommendation.
First and foremost, the bathroom countertop side backsplashes provide additional protection to the bathroom walls, and in this woman’s particular case, she had birch wood on the walls.
|Water and wood don’t mix. Within short order she’d be guaranteed to have spotting, pitting and dark formations forming on the birch wood due to water splashes and puddles on the bathroom countertop. Even if it had been adjacent drywall walls, spilled water that ends up against the adjacent drywall walls would eventually lead to hard to clean mold growth.
Second, the bathroom side backsplash pieces help to hide any imperfections in non-straight walls, which undoubtedly is the case with just about every wall that is framed.
Third, countertop backsplashes around all adjacent sink walls is aesthetically more attractive. The countertop looks completely finished when backsplashes are installed on all adjacent walls.
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