A kitchen splashback is the material on the wall above the sink, cook top or other bench top space that protects the wall from oil, grease, splashes, and other kitchen messes that occur when you are cooking or preparing food. There are many different materials that you can choose from when you are deciding on your kitchen splashback. Each will create a different effect so you need to keep this in mind when making your final decision. Here are some of your choices:
Colour-backed glass is aglass with a paint finish to the rear and is usedextensively for splashbacks as it offers a clean,grout-free finish. It is available in standard glass (Clear Float),which does not give a true indication of paintfinish on the rear, or Starphire glass, which allowsthe real colour to project through the glass. All of our glass splashbacks aremade from high quality toughened glass.When used near a gas stove, either the glasssplashback or the wall lining behind mustbe non-combustible, and this will all be carefully checked by our project manager.
There are so many tiles tochoose from with different patterns, texturesand colours. Tiles can create a feature within akitchen; sometimes the tiles or the splashbackarea are the main feature of the kitchen and caninfluence many of the other selections (bench topsand doors). Glass and tiles can be used incombination to create an interesting aesthetic.
Metaline splashbacks are an aluminiumcomposite panel consisting of two coil-coatedaluminium sheets bonded onto both sides of aflame retardant (FR) core. The coated aluminiumsheets are 0.5mm thick and sandwiched onto a 3mm FR core to give a total thickness of 4mm.The high-gloss, decorated surface is easyto clean, mark- and stain resistant, and fire-resistant. Metaline splashback panels are suitedto use in all splashback applications and canbe used behind both gas and electric cook tops.Metaline splashbacks are Code Mark certifiedto meet the requirements of the BCA. Metalinesheethave the ability to bend for internal and externalcorners, giving a seamless fold, making themideal for splashback application.
Bench top splashbacks sound unusual but it simply means that you are continuing the material of your bench top up to become the splashback as well. This could be laminate, or a thin veneer of stone or stone composite.
Stainless steel is a very modern, clean choice for your kitchen splashback and it is another material that is very easy to keep clean. Be aware that it will easily show smudges, fingerprints, water marks and other things if you are not careful.
Paint is a simple choice and a very economical one but you need to be sure that it is water resistant and easy to clean. The beauty about paint is that you’re practically unlimited in design choices.