My plan is metal tile when I redo the back splash in my kitchen.
Speaking of redoing the kitchen, I have to say that I LOVE my custom-made ash butcher block counter tops. I know--granite, soapstone, marble are all the rage, but I LOVE my butcher block counter tops. I sealed them with food-grade mineral oil (many applications, but only 2 bottles worth). When I was processing strawberries, juice got on the counter under the basket...it sat there overnight. A quick wipe, and it was gone--no staining. Ditto when I was juicing beets the other day. Once every week, 10 days, I wipe the counter down with more mineral oil, let it sit over night and then wipe it in the morning to get any that hasn't been absorbed by the wood. It takes me all of 2 minutes to do that. I love knowing that if there are stains, a piece of 400 grit sandpaper and some mineral oil will take care of that. And, if need be, I can sand the tops down and apply mineral oil again. IKEA sells butcher block counter tops at a reasonable price if you don't have s/one who can custom make them. Bonus was that I kept the cut out from the sink--it fits over the sink and is a great cutting board.