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 to learn everything you need to know about the different types of splashback materials, and remember: we offer free estimates on any and all remodeling projects! Glass
Glass is a fantastic option for splashback materials as it is a complete breeze to clean, it can come in a wide variety of shades and hues, and it is a very affordable option when it comes to splashback materials. It’s smooth surface and versatility means that it can be cleaned simply by using a wet rag or paper towel, and it can withstand nearly any cleaning supplies without being damaged.
Tile is another great option for splashback material, especially when it comes to affordability. One particular advantage tile splashbacks have is in the aesthetics department. Tile splashbacks can be designed to come in any color, and each tile can be customized to create a mosaic, or you can go with one solid color, or any variety of customization you desire. While tile surfaces are usually very easy to clean, the grout that connects individual tiles can sometimes be difficult. However, this is offset by the fact that tiles allow much greater resistance to damage. If for some reason your splashback does sustain damage, all you have to do is ensure that you by a handful of extra tiles when you purchase your splashback so that any damaged ones can easily be replaced.
While marble splashbacks are indeed on the more expensive side of things, when it comes to splashback materials, they do represent a material that has a high degree of both practical and aesthetic value. Marble communicates an air of sophistication and class that will add a particularly choice touch to your kitchen as a whole. It is also an incredibly strong and durable material that will last nearly a lifetime, and its surface is so smooth that it makes cleaning it a breeze.
LED splashbacks are typically made of opaque class, but have the added touch of having LED lights behind them that not only provide illumination to the kitchen, but also add a unique look to the kitchen that invokes feelings of futuristic technology. They carry all the same benefits that glass splashbacks carry, with extra bonus points of illumination. These types of splashbacks can be installed with LED lights that even change color, allowing you to set the mood and add a retro vibe to your kitchen for specially occasions, such as during a party.
Mirror splashbacks can add a classic look to your kitchen, and of course they allow you to utilize their reflection while you are washing dishes. Like glass, they are extremely easy to clean and they add a definite touch of class to any kitchen, aesthetically speaking. They do however require a more of a frequent cleaning schedule, as splashes and splatters tend to be more visible on mirrors.
Most people don’t think of wood as a typical splashback material, and it is for that very reason that they have the ability to add a very personal and unique touch to the visual aesthetics of your kitchen. They can be very durable and long lasting and very easy to clean, as long as you take care to ensure they are sealed with the right materials and properly maintained so that the water splashback doesn’t soak the wood