Splashbacks are an essential element to any kitchen. Having them installed over workspaces that are used regularly such as the sink or the stove can help making the cleanup process much easier. Additionally, they prevent stains from adhering onto your kitchen walls from these areas that experience heavy usage. However, not many homeowners pay much attention to the type of splashbacks that they have. Typically, you will find homeowners will simply stick to the splashbacks that came pre-installed in the house. What you should know is that these splashbacks are not only functional, but can also enhance the aesthetics of your kitchen. As such, they come in an array of materials. Here are some of the various types of materials you could consider for your kitchen splashbacks.
Splashbacks made from tiles are one of the more common options available. This is because tiles are not only an economical option, but they also tend to be readily available in an array of sizes and colours. If you would like your tile splashbacks to stand out, consider opting for mosaic tiles. These types of splashbacks will add some visual interest above your workspaces while still being functional. It should be noted, though, that if you will be using natural tiles such as ceramic or porcelain, you should have them glazed with a vitreous coating. This is because natural tiles are absorbent; therefore, leaving them unglazed increases the chances of them staining or harbouring germs in their pores. Additionally, tiled splashbacks will need extra care to keep their grouting pristine. Otherwise, you will notice over time the grout will become an eyesore.
If you would like to eliminate any grouting on your splashbacks, you should consider glass as your choice material. These types of splashbacks are installed as glass panels, thus eliminating the need for any grout to keep them in place. In addition to this, glass is a non-porous material. This makes it an ideal choice for homeowners who would not want to take additional hygiene measures to ensure that bacteria and other microorganisms are not breeding in their tiles.
It should be noted that glass tiles tend to be more expensive that other alternatives. However, they make up for this by being a durable and long-lasting material. To prevent unnecessary breakage of your splashbacks, opt for tempered glass. This toughened glass is able to withstand high impact without acquiring superficial damage.Share
28 July 2016
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