INDIAN KITCHEN SPLASHBACKS

How to choose a Kitchen Splashback.

Splashbacks are essential in kitchens, they need to protect the wall against moisture and cooking debris but also add a decorative element. The right splashback can lift your entire kitchen and give it that “WOW” factor. For a detailed analysis of the durability of each material, see our handy splashback guide here.


What is a Kitchen Splashback?

A kitchen splashback is a material on the wall above the sink, cooktop or other benchtop space that protects the wall from oil, grease, splashes, and other kitchen messes that occur when you are cooking or preparing food.


Types of Kitchen Splashbacks

There are many different materials that you can choose from when you are deciding on the splashback that suits your kitchen design preferences. Each will create a different effect so you need to keep this in mind when making your final decision. Here are some of your choices:


Tiles

Tiles are a common splashback material and you can choose between many different shapes, colours and patterns so you can create a truly individualized splashback. However, it can be difficult to keep the grout clean and free of dirt or stains.


Glass

Glass splashbacks are becoming ever more popular as they are extremely hygienic and easy to keep clean, the sleek and seamless surface is the ultimate in elegance without visual interruption. The unlimited colour range makes this the most versatile choice in kitchen splashbacks.


Stainless Steel Splashbacks

Stainless steel has become popular because of its hygienic properties and easy cleaning. It can give a very modern look, but it is equally at home in this industrial kitchen pictured below. Be aware that while it is easy to clean, it looks dirty very easily. Smudges, watermarks, fingerprints and cooking splatters consistent with general use will show.


Stone Splashbacks

Mirrored splashbacks can really open up the kitchen, the latest in mirror splashback technology eliminates material defects common in toughened mirror splashbacks. You no longer have to put up with dots, watermarks and other defects that detract from the striking beauty of mirror.


Mirror Splashbacks

Mirrored splashbacks can really open up the kitchen, the latest in mirror splashback technology eliminates material defects common in toughened mirror splashbacks. You no longer have to put up with dots, watermarks and other defects that detract from the striking beauty of the mirror.


Other Splashback Ideas

Splashbacks do not have to fit neatly within one of the common options above. Make your own statement with a material you love. Choices we are seeing more of this year are window splashbacks, exposed brick, concrete, wooden wainscotting, pressed metal and metals other than stainless steel – such as copper and zinc.


What is the best splashback for the kitchen?

'The best splashback is one that elevates your kitchen design and is suited to your needs and lifestyle. Two materials that I highly recommend are laminate and glass. ' 'As with tiles, both laminate and glass splashbacks can be used to make a style statement.


What is the cheapest splashback?

Tiles. Tiles have long been one of the most popular options for kitchen splashbacks. They can cost as little as 800 per square meter, and there are endless design options available to create any look or style desired. They are durable, affordable, hardwearing, cheap to install, and relatively easy to keep clean.


frequently asked questions

1. Is Splashback cheaper than tiles?

An acrylic splashback is very inexpensive, but tiles are still cheaper. However, if you're planning on tiling the entire wall instead of just the area behind your sink then acrylic would be cheaper.


2. What is the best splashback for kitchen?

'The best splashback is one that elevates your kitchen design and is suited to your needs and lifestyle. Two materials that I highly recommend are laminate and glass. ' 'As with tiles, both laminate and glass splashbacks can be used to make a style statement.


3. Do I need a splashback in my kitchen?

The answer is yes, your kitchen requires a splashback because it keeps the moisture off the drywall, moisture on the plaster wall won't seem like much of a big deal but eventually, it will be exposed to so much moisture it will start to mould and that is difficult and costly to fix later on.


4. Which is better glass or acrylic splashback?

Glass is more likely to harbour dust and fingerprints but is very scratch-resistant. Scratches show up more on acrylic, but the material is easier to wipe clean and doesn't attract dust. ... Acrylic and glass splashbacks are both great options and are sure to add some style and flair to your home.

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