Kitchen Splashbacks in Brisbane
There’s never been so much choice in the marketplace when choosing a style and material for kitchen splashbacks. Choosing the right splashback for your new kitchen can really add to the feel, style and timelessness you are trying to achieve. Things to consider when choosing a splashback include cost, maintenance, wear and tear, colours and materials.
Tile splashbacks in kitchens have traditionally been the most popular in the past and still today feature when matched with certain kitchen styles. Depending on the type of tiles chosen, tile splashbacks are generally the most economical as all work is performed onsite by the tiler, without the need for check measures and offsite manufacture.
Tiling is performed straight after the benchtop is installed and is the quickest procedure to having a completed kitchen renovation. You can choose between ceramic tiles, porcelain rectified edge tiles, mosaic tiling, or the ever-popular subway tiles. You can choose neutral grout colours or for great effect when using white subway tiles, you can choose to have a contrasting black grout for that added wow factor.
With rectified porcelain tiles, it is even possible to have very fine, minimalist grout lines due to their perfect straight edges. Tiles come in many colours, styles, shapes and price ranges. If you’re considering a tile splashback for your new kitchen, don’t forget to take into account the cleaning required to keep grout lines clean, bright and grease buildup free.
Tempered or toughened glass splashbacks have been very popular over the last few years due to the set-and-forget nature of the material. Toughened glass is extremely heat resistant and hard-wearing, making it a perfect surface behind stovetops and benchtop cooking appliances.
Glass splashbacks can be painted in any colour you can conceive, or even painted in many designs or artwork backgrounds. Many people choose a glass splashback due to its ease of maintenance. Simply, spray and wipe as you would any glass surface or mirror to keep it clean.
Glass splashbacks are generally more costly than tiles due to the process prior to installation. The area to be covered can only be checked and measured after all cabinetry, benchtops and electrical outlets have been installed to ensure a snug fit. The lead time from check measure to installation is generally 10 – 15 working days.
During manufacture, the glass is cut to size, and any electrical cutouts are perfectly positioned, before it is toughened, painted and quality checked prior to being despatched for installation. Installation is quick and all edges are sealed with a bead of silicone.
Stainless Steel Splashbacks
If you’re after an industrial-type look and feel for your new kitchen, stainless steel splashbacks are a great choice.
A stainless steel splashback actually ages better than many alternatives. When new, a stainless steel splashback will be sleek, shiny and almost sterile looking. Every little scratch, mark or stain will show and be noticed. However, as time goes on, stainless steel really develops its industrial look and scratches, marks, stains and dents become its beauty and uniqueness.
Stainless steel splashbacks are generally more costly than tiles or glass and comparable to engineered stone splashbacks. Similar to glass and stone, stainless steel requires a check measure after all cabinetry and benchtops have been installed, with manufacturing performed offsite. Lead time for a stainless steel splashback is generally 10 – 15 working days.
Whether engineered or natural stone, many people love the look and texture only a solid surface splashback can provide. A natural-looking veined stone look surface gives an individual and unique background to your kitchen.
Engineered stone comes in a large range of colours and looks, from flecks and near flat colours to concrete and veined natural stone or marble look, offering flexibility due to consistency of manufacture and set slab sizes. Natural stone comes as it was cut from the ground or mountains. Sizes and shades can vary throughout the space of a kitchen due to the physical nature of the material.
The price of a stone splashback can vary considerably, depending on the manufacturer's ranges or the stonemason's availability. Manufacturers of engineered stone products include Caesarstone, Silestone, Smartstone, Essastone and Quantumquartz. A check measure is required after all cabinetry, benchtops and electrical outlets have been installed, with manufacturing performed offsite. Lead time for a stone splashback is generally 10 – 15 working days.
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