What Alternatives to Ceramics Are There For Modern Splashbacks?
Although many Australian homes have kitchens that feature conventional tiled splashbacks, this is by no means the only option available to you. In fact, many modern kitchen designers are now using a much wider pallet of materials for splashbacks than ever before. Of course, going without them at all is not really an option because you need something that will protect your wall from splashes caused by spillages as well as fat, which could be tossed up from your cooking. What are your main options for splashbacks which are not made from ceramic tiles?
These days, you can get a range of different stone splashbacks which work perfectly well in modern kitchens. Non-porous stones are extremely effective at protecting your walls and, what's more, they are easy to wipe down too. Any custom kitchen stone benchtop installation will look particularly effective when a matching stone splashback is installed alongside it. Moreover, a kitchen stone benchtop installation will usually also look good even when using a different type of stone for the corresponding splashback. After all, there are many different types of granite that are used in kitchen installations these days. You can use one type for your kitchen's stone splashbacks and another for your benchtops quite feasibly. Either way, whether they are mixed or matched, stone is an incredibly good-looking and versatile material to use in your kitchen.
More than ever before, metal is used in commercial kitchens. You will often see stainless steel countertops, for example, in the kitchens of restaurants and professional caterers because they are easy to wipe down and to maintain. Along with stainless steel, which is often also used in minimalist domestic kitchen designs for splashbacks, you can benefit from copper, too. As well as looking stylish, a copper splashback has the additional benefit that it is antimicrobial, which means that your kitchen will be more likely to be germ-free than when you use any other sort of material.
Glazing is another favoured option in contemporary kitchen design for splashbacks. Although you can get glass tiles which are fitted in much the same way as ceramic ones, single-piece sections of glass tend to be the most on-trend solution for large expanses of wall where splashbacks are required. One of the big advantages of a glass splashback is that it will be translucent. This means that not only will it reflect any light that shines onto it, but you can shine light through it too. As such, it is a good option if you want to fit some funky LED lighting into your walls that will make your splashbacks look like your own private disco floor.