A new kitchen splashback Is a easy way to change the look of your kitchen with less work and expense of getting a new kitchen.
Here are a few materials you can consider using, together with some advantages and disadvantages for each:
Tiles: Tiles are a common kitchen splashback material which allow you to choose different shapes, colours and patterns. However, tiles are not always easy to clean and maintain, particularly the grout.
Mosaic: Mosaic tiles can work as a kitchen splashback that can add a brilliant feature to the area. These are small tiles that are laid in sheet form and you can create some truly stunning effects.
Glass: This material is a popular choice. Glass is extremely hygienic and easy to clean. You can choose plain glass, textured glass or back-painted glasses. It can be costly to install and can’t be cut into exact shapes.
LED: These types of kitchen splashbacks use LED lights behind a sheet of glass. You can set the colours to periodically change. This is a great way to create a unique look in the heart of your home.
Stainless steel: Stainless steel is a modern choice for your kitchen splashback. It is easy to clean and maintain. The disadvantages are that it will easily show smudges, fingerprints and water marks if you are not careful.
Paint: Paint is an economical choice for a kitchen splashback, however it might not be water resistant or easy to clean. Another problem with paint is that you don’t have many design choices.
Timber: This can be used to create beautiful effects. You do however need to make sure that the material is properly sealed and maintained so that it will not be damaged by water.
Lustrolite: A kitchen splashback made of Lustrolite can transform the walls of any kitchen dramatically. The material is tough, light, flexible and is a cost effective alternative to back-painted glass. It is 25 times tougher and half the weight of glass. The good news is that Lustrolite can be professionally cut into any dimension. This way you can reduce any errors in measurement quickly. Since Lustrolite can be cut into any dimension, it can dramatically reduce the waste, breakages and long lead-times associated with using glass based kitchen back splashes. Kitchen backsplashes made of Lustrolite can be installed over many existing wall finishes. The material is easy to clean and maintain. The only disadvantage is that a kitchen splashback made of Lustrolite is it is not suitable for use behind a hob, but it blends well with other surface materials ensuring perfect styling in a modern setting.
Knowing the pros and cons of the various materials available for use as a splashback should help you make a more informed decision, and don’t forget you can mix and match different materials depending on where you use them.