7 Popular Kitchen Backsplashes, Ranked From Least To Most Expensive

Our marble dreams are quickly slipping away from us.

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There's a reason pros recommend budgeting a 20 percent buffer into any reno project (unexpected costs WILL happen), so it's important to have a handle on the costs you can control upfront. As sexy as that solid piece of marble was you saw on , once you see the price tag, you might be changing up the vision on your "Future Kitchen" board. Here's what you can expect, based on the most popular backsplash styles out there — starting with your most cost-effective bet.

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1 Teflon Coating
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Pernille Loof

Think beyond tiles: Wallpaper your backsplash instead! Teflon-coated styles wipe clean easily, and while the cost varies based on the design you choose, you can here.

Average Cost: $1/square foot

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2 Glazed Tile
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Want to add instant sheen your kitchen? Go glazed.

Average Cost: $2/square foot

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3 Mosaic
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Since mosaic tiles are super small, you'll get more tiles per square foot. That way, even a neutral backsplash will be a little more eye-catching, particularly as light bounces off the tiles.

Average Cost: $3/square foot

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4 Subway Tile
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The quintessential kitchen backsplash is Joanna Gaines-approved, and works with almost any decor style.

Average Cost: $7 to $13/square foot

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5 Painted Glass
Kitchen Backsplash Ideas
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Have a sheet of glass painted in the color of your choice, then install it on your wall. It's totally customizable — and easy to wipe clean.

Average Cost: $7 to $30/square foot

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6 Stainless Steel
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Joshua McHugh

To combat the inevitable oil splatter, choose a stainless steel backsplash, like those used in restaurant kitchens.

Average Cost: $20/square foot

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7 Marble
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Courtesy of Tessa Neustadt

Marble can be as fancy or as industrial-cool as you want it to be, based on the materials you pair with it.

Average Cost: $50/square foot

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