Whether behind your oven or sink, kitchen splashbacks help protect walls from greasy grease splatters. They also prevent moisture build-up which can lead to mould, especially behind the hob.
Choosing kitchen splashbacks that are perfect for your kitchen aesthetic can be difficult. Which is why, we recommend visiting showrooms and researching reliable kitchen companies to give you advice on material, colour, maintenance and more.
Easy To Clean
Splashbacks are a vital part of kitchen design. They protect walls from splatter and heat damage. They are available in a wide range of colours and materials. They also add to the aesthetic of your kitchen. They are durable and can withstand the rigours of daily use. However, they do require regular cleaning to keep them looking good.
When choosing a splashback, you should consider how it will complement the benchtop and cabinet material. Splashbacks made of natural stone or brickwork can complement timber benchtops and create a modern look. Glass splashbacks are visually appealing and are easy to clean. They are durable and don’t attract dust.
Kitchen splashbacks are designed to withstand the splatters, moisture and grease that’s typical of a busy kitchen. They protect the walls from damage, making them a valuable investment for homeowners and a reliable option for joiners working with clients on home renovation projects.
Unlike painted walls, kitchen splashbacks can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth. Splashbacks can also be wiped down with a vinegar solution to remove stubborn marks and stains. This method works particularly well on acrylic kitchen splashbacks.
You’ll normally find a kitchen splashback behind the sink, oven or benchtop, but they can be used anywhere in the room. They are designed to catch any unwanted moisture or splatters on the wall, which can otherwise damage paintwork and tiles, resulting in costly repairs later on.
With a kitchen splashback, this moisture will be trapped behind the glass, making it easy to wipe clean and avoid the spread of bacteria. A tiled wall, on the other hand, leaves a gap between each piece that can be home to organic matter and moisture that breeds mould.
Kitchen splashbacks have come a long way from being just functional and practical to becoming a design feature in their own right. There are now many different options in terms of materials, colours and styles. From tiles in intricate patterns such as basket-weave, listello and Versailles; glass and acrylic which can be digitally printed with photographs, prints, patterns or artwork; natural stone options including marble, travertine and quartz; and even mirrored and metallic sheens.
For a seamless look, match the material of your kitchen splashback to your benchtops and tapware. Or, opt for a contrasting material to add a bit of flair and eclectic style. Splashbacks in darker colours, such as stainless steel and glass, also work well with dark benchtops, creating a striking contrast.