The kitchen splashback is one of my favourite elements of kitchen design. There are so many options at hand, and each lends a different perspective to the overall design of a kitchen.
A splashback can be the focal point of a design, or it can subtly blend in to the area, letting the island bench or the cabinetry shine. It really can be whatever you want to it be.
At Ross’s Discount Home Centre, we’re well known for our feature tiles, which are a common splashback choice. However, there are other options to consider that may better help you achieve the overall look you’re after.
Today, we take a look at all the best kitchen splashbacks of the moment.
Tiles have long been one of the most popular options for kitchen splashbacks. They can cost as little as $15 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.
In my opinion, tiles are easily the overall winner when it comes to their affordability, benefits and the impact they have on a kitchen’s design.
A prevalent option for kitchen splashbacks is glass – both cleartfloat and low iron (clear) glass. Glass can make a kitchen appear brighter and larger. It is stain and moisture resistant and is very easy to clean. However, you are looking at $300-$400 per square meter, depending on the treatment, or if we are to believe this post from hipages.com.au, as much as $1000 per square meter.
So while it is a great option, it is also one of the most expensive options.
Another affordable and robust option for kitchen splashbacks is laminate hardboard. At around $80 per square meter, you can see why this is a popular option. Moreover, they are also stain and moisture resistant. However, laminate is considered to be a budget option and will not yield the same impressive results as some of the other materials available. There are also safety regulations to follow with the installation.
For traditional and cottage-style kitchens, pressed metal is a great kitchen splashback option. It won’t rust and offers easy installation – it is perhaps the easiest of all splashback options to install. Simply cut, glue and then paint. Moreover, it is relativity affordable aswell. You can expect to pay around $80-$120 per sheet (1800 x 600 mm).
Acrylic is a cheaper alternative to having a glass splashback – it looks like glass, but it costs a fraction of the price. A diverse range of design and colour options are available and can be installed DIY. However, it cannot be able to be installed behind a cooktop without additional protection. Expect to pay around $150 per square meter for this splashback option.
Industrial and contemporary-style kitchens look fantastic with a stainless steel splashback. Stainless steel splashbacks are hygienic, hardwearing and can be installed DIY. They are however at the higher end of the price scale at around $170 per sheet (750 x 900 mm)
If you’re designing a kitchen, then the splashback is one decision you will have to make. It can be the feature of the design, or it can blend into the design to let other areas shine.
When it comes to choosing a splashback, there are many materials available – all of which will bring something unique to the overall design. The best options, however, are tiles, glass, laminate, pressed metal, acrylic and stainless steel.
If tiles are your splashback of choice, then you come to the right place! Ross’s Discount Home Centre specialises in offering the latest in tile trends. We have hundreds of feature tiles and mosaic tiles, which are perfect for splashbacks. Shop online and receive free shopping to all Perth Metro addresses!