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Above the sink and benchtops, you’ll find that extremely important space known as the kitchen splashback. With the right touch, it can truly complete your new kitchen. When designing them, an experienced kitchen company will consider functional, easy-to-clean surfaces, protecting the wall from oil, splashes, and other kitchen messes that occur when you’re cooking. Plus surfaces near cooktops must be inflammable. However a splashback still provides an opportunity to inject some aesthetic flair into the kitchen. Fortunately, you can be as creative as you like with your splashbacks to give your kitchen character and style. There is a wonderful variety of materials you can choose from including glass panels, tiles, mirrors, stone and stainless steel.
For many years, tiled walls were the norm for splashbacks. There are so many styles and choices including mosaic tiles, glass tiles, slate tiles and ceramic tiles. 10 years ago, 80% of splashbacks were tiles. However today, Kitcheners® Kitchens reports that more than 60% of their customers are choosing glass. Glass is extremely versatile and you can opt for plain, textured or coloured glass options. The glass is painted at the back with a colour and then the glass is then glued to the wall. There are many advantages of glass. You will produce a very seamless and slick appearance and it’s easy to clean, just like a window. Also unlike tiles walls, you don’t have to worry about grouting.
Another option is to spend a little more money and choose a stone splashback or stainless steel for that sleek, stylish impact. These are just some of the options you have with splashbacks. However, the important thing is that you talk to experienced kitchen designers who can suggest the surface that best meets your budget and lifestyle.