Buying Kitchen Splashbacks Guide: Types, Material, & Advantages

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Kitchen splashbacks provide an invaluable opportunity to express yourself creatively when designing a new kitchen. Their vibrant or subdued colours and designs allow you to express yourself creatively.

Prioritise functionality by selecting materials that are easy to clean and can withstand the wear and tear associated with busy kitchen environments.

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Splashbacks Glass Material

Glass splashbacks add a modern aesthetic to your kitchen, offering the perfect modern touch. Available in an array of colours and textures to perfectly suit any d├ęcor style, glass splashbacks make cleaning quick and simple, with grease splatters being easily wipeable off, unlike tiles, which contain grout lines that could stain over time.

Jim’s Glaziers can assist with selecting and installing clear glass kitchen splashbacks made from toughened safety glass that is heat-resistant for maximum safety behind a cooktop and stove. These easy-to-install/remove splashbacks offer complete flexibility to meet the demands of everyday kitchen life, taking into account power points as well as existing tiles or paintwork on walls or tiles in your space.

Opting for either frosted or mirrored glass splashback will instantly brighten and open up your kitchen, especially if natural lighting in your space is limited or there are no windows at all. Not only is this an easy and cost-effective way to add light to your home, but it also improves your mood as you cook or prepare meals!

Glass kitchen splashbacks are both hygienic and easy to keep clean, boasting smooth surfaces that can withstand burns and spillages without marking up easily or scratching easily. Plus, their scratch resistance means they’ll prevent marks or scuffing more effectively than other materials, and glass is up to five times more heat-resistant than tiles for use near cooking zones!

Go the extra step and personalise your kitchen with digitally printed splashbacks featuring landscapes, seascapes, and sentimental images. From patterns to your own artwork, digital printing offers plenty of ways to personalise and add character and personality to the heart of your home! There are numerous stock libraries online where you can find designs to meet your aesthetic requirements.

For homeowners looking for an added touch of luxury in their home improvement project, marble-effect kitchen splashbacks may be the ideal solution. Available in matte, gloss, or satin finishes and offering an alternative to tiled kitchen backsplashes, they’re easy to maintain, durable, and come in an array of colour choices.

Splashbacks Stainless Steel Material

Stainless steel kitchen splashbacks are a fashionable, durable, and heat-resistant addition to any modern kitchen. Easy to maintain, their beautiful appearance fits with most colour palettes while remaining simple to keep clean.

Just like glass splashbacks, stainless steel backsplashes can be custom cut to size and adhered directly to walls using construction adhesive. Available in various sizes and thicknesses to meet kitchen requirements and with socket cutouts built-in.

Stainless steel may be most associated with commercial kitchens, but it’s an excellent choice for homes as well. It provides a sleek modern finish while being highly resistant to heat, scratches, and denting, as well as being highly corrosion-resistant.

When it comes to cleaning a stainless steel splashback, we advise using a mild cleaner, such as white clay cleaner. Simply apply some to a sponge and rub into the surface; rinse afterward and wipe dry using a microfiber cloth; however, be careful of scouring pads or powder products that could potentially scratch it!

We can supply custom-designed stainless steel splashbacks that meet any custom look you desire, such as matching the accessories in your kitchen or the colour of your worktops, Pantone numbers, or RAL codes, to create truly personalised kitchen splashbacks.

Mirrored kitchen splashbacks are an excellent way to bring light and space into any kitchen, particularly open-plan homes where they can reflect other areas like dining or living space. Mirrored splashbacks also serve to highlight items of interest, like artwork or quality pieces of furniture, that you may otherwise miss seeing in the room.

Like tiled splashbacks, mirrored splashbacks are simple to install and offer high levels of flexibility when it comes to design. While not as durable or heat-resistant as other materials like glass and stone, mirrored splashbacks still make for a modern aesthetic with minimal effort and cost involved in their installation.

Splashbacks Stone Material

Stone kitchen splashbacks make a luxurious addition to any sophisticated kitchen design. Marble and granite are popular choices due to their exceptional hardiness and longevity; their heat and scratch resistance is unrivalled, as is cleaning them easily with mild detergent and cloth. However, their initial cost can be high; therefore, regular sealing needs to take place for optimal performance.

Engineered stone offers an economical alternative to natural stone. Constructed from powdered quartz and granite mixed with resin, filler, and pigment, engineered stone offers tougher surfaces without porous areas for kitchen splashbacks, plus it comes in various colours and textures that match perfectly with any decor!

Kitchen splashback tiles offer another versatile choice, featuring an expansive array of colours, shapes, and sizes. Popular tile patterns include chevrons, herringbone, mosaics, hexagonal-patterned tiles, which offer an eye-catching appearance, or hexagonal designs that can even be combined artistically to add depth and dimension to any splashback design.

Some individuals prefer more contemporary over vintage kitchen designs, making glass or stainless steel splashbacks an excellent choice. Not only are these surfaces sleek and stylish, but their reflective properties maximise light in your kitchen space while being easy to maintain hygienically; no moisture or bacteria buildup can penetrate their grout lines!

While there are several types of specialist kitchen splashbacks you can have installed, the perfect one will depend on both your budget and personal taste. A printed glass splashback offers sleek modernity, while stone provides timeless beauty and durability. Whatever choice you make, take time to consider your space as well as wear-and-tear levels within your kitchen environment before making a decision. For advice and help determining the ideal option for you, contact a professional designer today who can guide your decision towards creating a kitchen you will truly love!

Peel & Stick Tiles

Peel and stick tiles make DIY kitchen splashback projects much simpler, offering a multitude of styles, materials, colours, and price points that suit any decor, not to mention being easy to install and remove, making them the ideal solution for renters or anyone wanting a quick transformation without grouting and other lengthy processes.

Peel-and-stick backsplash tiles offer a practical alternative to traditional tiles; however, they may not withstand heavy wear and tear or long exposure to moisture as effectively. Furthermore, their lifespan tends to be shorter, necessitating more frequent replacements. Finally, these peel-and-stick tiles may not adhere well to walls with texture or porous walls, restricting their use as part of an overall plan.

To maximise the benefits of peel-and-stick backsplash tiles, always follow manufacturer instructions for installation. For instance, select an ideal wall surface free from dirt and grease before adhering the tiles to it. Furthermore, test small areas on your wall first in order to determine whether or not it suits your existing decor.

Smart Tiles’ peel-and-stick tile, featuring its popular metallic tone, is a favourite on Wayfair. Crafted with aluminium and vinyl for long-term durability, it makes an affordable alternative for those who desire the look of real stone but cannot afford professional installers.

For an authentic earthy aesthetic in your kitchen, try incorporating this mother-of-pearl shell mosaic backsplash. Handcrafted and unique in design and texture, each piece gives it a more organic and elegant appearance.

Marble-look backsplashes provide another natural option for peel-and-stick backsplashes, making for easy installation and cleaning. Like natural stone, this natural-looking material is durable yet simple to install, making it ideal for kitchen use if electrical outlets need to be avoided or cut around with precision using a drywall knife if necessary.