Backsplashes provide a dramatic visual effect to your kitchen while protecting it from imperfections that commonly occur in the course of cooking. While generally found behind the stove, backsplashes can be made in a variety of sizes and shapes- from a small section to the entire length of wall. A backsplash can be designed to open a room making it appear larger, give continuity to the colors and materials in the space or can highlight specific areas of interest. No matter your objectives, a beautifully crafted stainless steel backsplash will significantly improve the look and function of your home.
**Please note: Brushed stainless steel has a direction to the grain. Please specify which dimension the grain should run within the special instructions/comments box.**
Material: 304 #4 Stainless Steel Sheet
Characteristics: #4 brushed surface
Workability: Great corrosion resistance.
Applications: Sink backsplash, appliance faces, countertops, mechanical access panels, restroom panels, and door kickplates
What thickness should I select for my backsplash?
With all the stainless steel backsplashes we've sold, 22GA (.030") is the most popular thickness. However; what thickness you chose is mostly based of personal preference. We offer custom cut-to-size backsplashes in 16GA, 18GA, 20GA, and 22GA.
What sort of edge finish should I go with? Hemmed or Sheared?
Having a hemmed edge will eliminate the sharp corners, making the backsplash much easier to clean and handle when installing.
Have a sheared edge will leave the backspalsh with sharp corners, making the backsplash not as safe to clean, and a little more of a hassle to install.
The finish of the edge is really a personal preference. We've sold multiple backsplashes with a hemmed edge and also a sheared edge with great feedback on both finishes. Due to the labor involved to make a hemmed edge backsplash the cost is significantly higher. So, if you are on a budget the sheared edge is for you.
Do you have a recommendation for an adhesive to use?
They're multiple products on the market that will work such as Liquid Nails, 2-Minute Epoxy, Acrylic Adhesive and much more. The material can also be screwed to the wall.
Discount Steel will always give our utmost best efforts to provide you with unscathed stainless materials, but due to both the nature of the material and handling of the material once shipped, we cannot guarantee that stainless material will arrive to you in flawless condition. Thank you for your understanding.
Please note that all of our 304 #4 Stainless Steel Sheets have a PVC protective film on one side to help protect the finish. Make sure to install the backsplash before removing protective film.