Installing a new kitchen sink splashback enables you to update the look of your kitchen without paying for a full refurbishment. It also makes cleaning easier and it can prevent dirt and grease from ruining wallpaper and even getting behind the sink and units. As well as determining your budget, and choosing a colour or design that matches your kitchen dÃ©cor, you need to give consideration to the material that your new splashback is made from.
Tiles come in many shapes and sizes, as well as designs, and a plain white tile is very easy to clean and maintain. In a busy kitchen, white tiles will quickly become grubby, so while they are easy to clean, they will take a lot of regular work.
Tempered glass is tough and durable, and glass can be customised through painting and other finishes. Prices have also dropped in recent years, but it can prove prohibitive to change the glass kitchen sink splashback if you change your mind on colour.
Acrylic offers a similar look to glass, but it should never be used behind a heat source so is only suitable as a kitchen sink splashback. Nevertheless, acrylic is an extremely cost-effective material for splashbacks.
Engineered stone is very strong, and it is non-porous so won’t stain. It is also easy to clean and comes in a variety of natural colours and finishes. Installation is not for the amateur, and paying for a professional can quickly increase costs.
Mirrored glass has a modern looking, reflective finish. It can enhance the look and spacious feeling of the kitchen, and is strong and durable as well as easy to clean, although it will show up fingerprints and smudges quickly. Mirrored glass should not be used behind gas hobs either.
Stainless steel is affordable, heat resistant, and incredibly hardwearing, as well as being easy to clean. However, fingerprints and smudges will show up instantly and take a lot of effort to keep looking spotless. It is also relatively easy to dent or scratch stainless steel.
There are a lot of available options when it comes to choosing a kitchen sink splashback, or a splashback for behind the cooker. Consider your budget, the type of design you want, and ensure that you choose a splashback that is suitable for the area. For more information, speak to us at Genie Splashbacks today.