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A Guide to Different Kitchen Splashback Materials

Updated: Mar 30, 2020



Remodeling the kitchen is one of the most satisfying types of home remodeling there is. This is because no matter whether your intentions for remodeling are to simply increase your own personal enjoyment of your home or to increase the market value of your home, kitchen remodeling does both better than anything else. Cooking in the kitchen is where you spend more active time interacting with your home than any other task. Ideally, cooking in the kitchen is an enjoyable task that brings you health and joy, but often times that can depend on what kind of appliances you are working with. Without a doubt, washing the dishes is typically everyone’s least favorite activity in the kitchen. However, enjoyment of this simple task is also something that depends on the appliances you are working with. The sink is the most important appliance you have in your kitchen when it comes to washing the dishes, and nothing does more to affect both the aesthetic appearance of your kitchen sink as well as its functional quality than a splashback.


Splashbacks are a layer of specialized material that go along the wall above the sink and counters of your kitchen. Their primary function the wall they rest on from splashes and splatters that occur from cooking and doing the dishes. They are specifically designed to be water-resistant and easy to clean. While they serve an extremely practical function, they also play an enormous dynamic in the aesthetic appearance of your kitchen as a whole. There are a plethora of options when it comes to choosing the material and the style of a kitchen splashback. That’s why we’ve put together this list of different types of splashback materials with brief descriptions accompanying each type of material. Read on