Kitchen splashbacks are a popular feature in any kitchen, adding character and dimension to any new kitchen design. Glass, mirrored glass, stone, tiles and stainless steel can all be chosen and each of these materials has its own unique quality.
One popular material choice for splashbacks is tiles – these are easy to clean and maintain as well as being available in many different shapes, sizes and colours. Tiles are a great way to add patterns and textures to the kitchen; however it can be difficult to keep the grout in tiled splashbacks clean.
Glass is also becoming more popular as a kitchen splashback due to the wide variety of colours and finishes available – a sleek, seamless and elegant look can be achieved easily with the use of glass. Mirrored glass can be used to create a sense of space in small kitchens as it reflects the light and views.
Natural stone is another kitchen splashback material that is easy to keep clean – with minimal joins and a smooth surface, natural stone can add a beautiful continuity of patterns. Stone also has the advantage of being stain, crack, scratch, chemical and heat resistant, making it a long lasting value for money kitchen splashback choice.
Stainless steel can be used to create a modern, clean look for your kitchen and it can be bought pre-cut to suit standard cooktop widths and cabinet heights, or custom made. One thing to keep in mind though, is that stainless steel will easily show marks such as fingerprints, smudges and water, although these marks can usually be easily removed with a good wipe down using a damp cloth.
Kitchen splashbacks not only make it easy to keep the food preparation areas clean and hygienic, they are also an important element of any kitchen scheme. When making a choice on your kitchen splashback material, it is important to talk through all your available options with your Just Kitchens Sydney design specialist.