Splashbacks are designed to protect your kitchen walls from harmful oil splatters, water spillages and other items that spread through everyday use in your kitchen. Given their importance, not only in terms of functionality but also in terms of design, it’s important to consider what type of splash back would best suit your kitchen’s design when undergoing a kitchen renovation process.
Splashbacks come in a variety of materials, colours, designs and finishes for both the kitchen, bathroom and utility room and can be ordered custom made, or in standard sizes to suit your kitchen/bathroom layout or design. Having such choice can leave a consumer somewhat bewildered as to what is the best option: glass splash back, a ceramic finish or even acrylic! Therefore, it is important to review the pros and cons of all the different types of kitchen splashbacks, so as customers you can make an informed decision based on your requirements and needs for your kitchen.
So, with all this in mind, which splash back will you choose?
At Alltech Cabinets, we offer a premium range of kitchen and bathroom splashbacks in Perth and can tailor a colour or style to suit your kitchen design and aesthetic. We offer a wide range of stylish options including;
The biggest advantage for using tiles for your kitchen or bathroom splash back comes through the choice of designs and colours available to suit all budgets for your kitchen or bathroom renovation. Tiles come in all different shapes and sizes, ranging from thin banding to small square shapes that can be made into mosaics, to larger tiles with embossed patterning, or mouldings and designs from traditional through to contemporary themes.
A key consider if choosing a tile splashback for your kitchen renovation in Perth is that it will take some time and effort to fit tiles and complete the grouting. After a period of time, the grout can become discolored, especially around the cook-top area of the kitchen, and requires some maintenance to keep this area clean and free of dirt and grime.
With so many tiles available at Alltech Cabinets, you can create a master piece for your kitchen limited only by your imagination!
Glass is a durable, scratch-free splashback material that comes in just about every colour required, and is usually installed as a single piece of material. It also can be ordered with several appearances – starting from a solid colour, then a metallic finish, and finally in a mirrored finish. Unlike ceramics or tiles, glass does not require grouting, which means that it is low maintenance and because of the clarity of the material, from a design point of view, it allows light in, blocking UV light (which only clear acrylic does) and looks stunning.
A glass splashback can really come to life at night, when teamed with LED strip lighting, your splashback can be transformed into a real feature in your kitchen. It can however, be a little more costly to install a glass splashback and whilst durable, there is still some care needed when looking after it for many years to come.
A glass splashback really is perfect selection for any kitchen!
Granite or Engineered Stone Splashbacks:
Another option for your splashback consideration is a granite or engineered stone splashback. This look will allow you to continue the stone of the benchtop up the wall, allowing you to add a seamless look to your kitchen’s design aesthetic. While not as cost effective as other splashback options, granite or engineered stone splashbacks have a remarkably classy finish when completed.
All stones, including granite or engineered, are extremely easy to clean and require very little attention to maintain over the years. With the growing trend of stone bench tops, why not get creative and design your own look with our fashionable colour ranges.
Stainless Steel Splashbacks:
For a modern look, stainless steel gives a very contemporary feel to your kitchen. Aside from its biggest advantage of being resistance to heat, stainless steel splashbacks are also extremely durable, very easy to clean and from a food hygiene point of view, this is very important. However, stainless steel splashbacks are relatively expensive, and do not come in the same range of colours and finishes as you would find in other splashback finishes. So design-wise, stainless steel splashbacks are very restrictive on your kitchen’s overall appearance.
Stainless steel is, however, is ideally suited for use in outdoor kitchens due to its durability, and suitable for our often harsh Perth summer conditions.
Stainless steel splashbacks, are you up for the challenge?
If you’re renovating your kitchen or bathroom and would like to find out more about our splashback finishes for your home, contact our Perth team at Alltech Cabinets today. We not only provide a contemporary and stunning renovation solution to your home, we can help you with all of the minor design finishes on your dream renovation.