Installing a countertop back splash is an excellent way to ensure the longevity of your counter, sink, or tub. Moisture is the number one cause of mold, and when you are consistently splashing water on your wall (even inadvertently) you can cause serious damage to the wall, and even the underlying structures. A countertop back splash will provide added protection for your home.
You may choose to purchase and install a new sink that comes with a countertop back splash attached or you may decide that it would be a good home project to build a countertop back splash yourself. There are many project plans available that you can use to make your own back splash from material such as laminate.
When building a new home, adding a countertop back splash can be an effective preventive remedy to ensure that your home will be moisture proof and mold resistant.
If you are retiling your bathroom or kitchen, many people opt to make a countertop back splash by extending the tiles up the wall. This is a great way to make a practical back splash that is also pleasing to the eye and very affordable. By making your countertop back splash out of the same tile, your back splash will be virtually unnoticeable.
You can also make your own countertop back splash that is separate from your sink by covering a piece of plywood with tiles. This is a great weekend project for the handyman of the house and will not take very long to complete. You will also need to add grout to the tiles. By using decorative tiles you can create a back splash that is not only practical but decorative and stylish as well.
Preventing mold and mildew is a very important step in keeping the upkeep of your house. You can also take other methods to prevent excess moisture from causing damage to your home. You can use paint for your walls, doors, and cabinets that have anti mold properties. Another way that you can effectively prevent mold and mildew is to keep your air conditioner running during humid months, or use a dehumidifier.