Adding a tile backsplash to your new Granite can drastically improve the look of your kitchen. You can get super creative with designs or accent strips. The options are endless and only limited to your imagination. The only hard question is Granite backsplash with tile on top or put the tile down to the Granite Countertops.
I have provided pictures of homes we have done in the last few weeks. One has a Granite backsplash and the other does not. The choice is yours but I like to save money, so I opt for the no Granite backsplash. If you think about it, if you put a 4”Granite backsplash with the tile on top you will pay for the backsplash twice. Due to the average tile comes in 12” by 12” mesh backed sheets and you have to buy them by the box. Tile is usually cheaper than Granite so if you run the tile on top of the Granite countertops you usually save money. The money you save from not buying a 4”Granite backsplash usually pays for the tile.
There is no right or wrong answer. You should get what you want and what you like, since it is your kitchen.