Choosing the Right Dado for Your Kitchen

The space between the countertop and the wall cabinet units in the kitchen is termed as the dado area or the backsplash. It acts as a strong focal point of your kitchen design layout. Traditionally, a material that facilitates easy cleaning during daily cooking activities is used to cover this region. Due to the grease, stains, and splashes from cooking and washing food items, the area behind the gas stove and sink is prone to getting damaged and discoloured in the long run.

With time the dado has evolved into more than just a kitchen protectant. Given the importance of the kitchen in your home and the fact that you spend the majority of your time preparing meals and making memories with your family there, it should be given its due importance.

There is something for everyone when it comes to dado kitchen tiles. From eye-catching patterns to simple, understated designs with a wide range of colour options. Here’s a list of designs that you can choose from to decorate your dado unit area and make a statement through your kitchen:

1. Marble dado tiles:
One of the best things about marble is how it instantly elevates the space, no matter what room you use it in, on account of its evergreen appeal. Marble has the most gorgeous natural colour palette featuring soft neutral shades of white, cream, grey, and gold. These earthy tones offer a timeless look to your home interiors. To avoid having several competing hues, you can pair a marble backsplash with either a white, grey or black countertop. They do require proper care and upkeep as they are more prone to scratches when compared to other stones like granite or quartz.

2. Moroccan dado tiles: If you prefer a bohemian-style kitchen, using a Moroccan design would be an excellent option. The vibrant, exotic and classy appeal of the Moroccan tiles can help transform your kitchen and add a unique and flamboyant touch to its design. You can also opt for a mix and match of different types of Moroccan tiles to add a more artistic look to the space. Moroccan dado tiles are ideal for the kitchen since they not only turn them beautiful but are also durable and easier to maintain.

3. Stainless steel dado tiles:
Consider using steel dado tiles in your modular kitchen to give it a distinctive metallic appearance. They provide an elegant look to the kitchen besides being highly durable and low maintenance. High-quality stainless steel is easy to clean with a soapy sponge or by using some soap and water on a paper towel or cloth. They are also resistant to heat, chemicals and splatters, making them damage proof and ideal for the dado area of your kitchen.

4. Glass dado tiles:
Glass tiles can be a stunner with their gorgeous colour combinations and tile designs with both glossy and matte finishes. They are available in long panels and are easy to install. They are also simpler to clean because they have very few joints. They can be a mirror, a back painted glass, or a glass having a custom design printed on it. The glass dado tiles are the finest option for modern homeowners because they complement all types of home interiors.

Choosing high-quality dado kitchen tiles transforms the whole vibe of the kitchen while offering a finished look to your overall kitchen design.

Well-established brands like Würfel have a wide range of designs to suit your style and home décor. You can get a free design quote for your home interiors by filling out the form below or drop an email at To know more about Würfel products, take a look at the website.

With 47 studios across the country, Würfel is the most premium and the largest modular kitchen and wardrobe brand in the country. It was awarded the ‘Best Modular Kitchen Brand’ by Times Business Awards consecutively for the years 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 and also ‘The Most Innovative Kitchen Award’ in 2019 & 2020 by India Kitchen Congress.

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