I have a white kitchen with black chandeliers on the island. I need to install backsplash. All the ones that I like are marble or have some marble in them. I have been told that I should steer clear of marble because of the maintainence - have to reveal it every 6 months. What do you all think? Is a marble backsplash a good idea? I am most worried about the area above the gas range as I cook a lot with tomato and turmeric. I do make my own marinara sauce which splatters like crazy! I also like mother of pearl but got the same advice for that. I believe these two materials get eroded with acid from foods?