A splashback serves as the background of a kitchen, it is installed on the wall above and behind the sink, stovetop, or benchtop. Not only is the splashback protecting the original wall from moisture, oil, and food/sauce splatters, it can feature as a decorative element. It is no secret that a kitchen renovation can be elevated and transformed with a well-chosen splashback, adding distinct shades or texture to your kitchen.
Whatever your kitchen style, budget, or cleaning timeline, here are some of the best kitchen splashback materials available.
Best Kitchen Splashback Material Options
Glass can suit any kitchen style, creating a modern and stylish finish. They have a reflective quality, helping create a feeling of space, light, and depth in your kitchen. And if you are looking to add a feature wall using glass, you can opt for a custom designed print or pattern for a more unique splashback.
Pros – Glass is available in many different colours and patterns and is extremely easy to keep clean. Produced from highly durable safety glass, toughened glass splashbacks will not shatter like normal glass, making it a great choice.
Cons – Glass is one of the more expensive options for kitchen splashback materials, and the more cut outs needed (for power points etc.), the pricier it will cost.
Natural Stone Splashback
Although it is less commonly used for kitchen splashbacks, natural stone is a hard material that feels elegant and looks seamless when used as a splashback material. Typically, kitchen renovators will choose to use the same stone for their benchtop and splashback to avoid noticeable colour or pattern differences.
Pros – Natural stone has natural heat and moisture resistance. With its natural hues and patterns, small messes or splatters are hidden from first glance.
Cons – Tends to be a more expensive material, and over time, this material may absorb oil from the kitchen, but is relatively easy to maintain day-to-day.
Tile splashbacks can be turned into feature walls, and are available in a wide range of colours, patterns, and materials (for example, ceramic, porcelain, mosaic). Tiles can be installed in different arrangements such as the “subway” tile effect, which features a staggered bricklaying pattern.
Pros – Huge range of colours and textures to suit different kitchen looks and needs, and are easy to install with a professional tiler.
Cons – With grout being a main element in tiling, they can become unhygienic if you don’t regularly clean the tiles. Grease and oil can get trapped in the grout, leaving the tiles looking worn and dirty.
Choosing the Best Kitchen Splashback for Your Renovation?
While the purpose of a kitchen splashback is quite basic, the right choice of the material for it will enhance your kitchen’s appearance and feel, and even make a visual statement!
When you come to the designers at Collaroy Kitchen with your needs and budget, we are confident in providing the best quality of materials for your kitchen renovation. Our professionals will ensure that the final product meets all your design expectations, and we are willing to work with you to create solutions for your renovation without any compromise on quality.