Copper Backsplash: Pros and Cons

Many people install a copper backsplash in their kitchen for a number of different reasons. Here are a few of the pros and cons that are associated with copper backsplashes.

Pros of Copper Backsplashes

One of the main advantages of using a copper backsplash is that it provides you with a beautiful focal point in the kitchen. Many people love the look that copper provides and no other material is like it. Copper is also very easy to clean. If you ever splash any food up onto it, you should be able to take a rag and simply wipe it down with water to remove any stains. It is not porous like many natural stone backsplashes are and therefore, will be much easier to handle. Copper is also great around hot surfaces. Hot pans or a hot stove is no issue for the copper backsplash. It should be able to handle it without any problems.

Cons of Copper Backsplashes

One of the big problems with using copper as a backsplash material is that it can be damaged easily. You can scratch it or dent it without too much force. Copper also goes through a natural oxidation process that will eventually turn it green. In order to prevent this, you must periodically polish the copper. This requires extra work that would not be required with other backsplash materials.