Kitchen splashbacks are created to protect your walls from water, oil or food splashes when cooking or washing up. Whether made of stainless steel, glass, granite or acrylic, splashbacks can beautifully complement your kitchen design. Extensive choice of different materials and colours is available to satisfy even the most peculiar taste.
Used as a simple element with little embellishment, spalshback can be just a square behind a hob fitted to an exact shape, precisely cut around sockets and extractor units. Alternatively, you may aim for a unique size, shape and colour splashback to make it a focal point of your kitchen design.
Every kitchen is different as well as the lifestyle of its owner. Professional Auggus team will be delighted to guide you through the material, colour and design options that suit best to your needs and interior.
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO KITCHEN SPLASHBACKS
Tiles were once the most common material used for kitchen splashbacks, and they are now seeing a big comeback. All of this, thanks to the range of colours, patterns and materials now available. Putting a price on your tiled kitchen splashback can be difficult though, as the cost of tiles varies greatly.
Toughened glass splashbacks are the most popular splashback choice at the moment, and with good reason. The glass is easy to clean and is available in an almost endless range of colours and prints.
Mirrored glass splashbacks are a very popular choice. They really help to open up a space by bouncing light and reflections around the room.
The mirror is not clear like your regular bathroom mirror. It has a smokey tint, making it much more appealing for use in the kitchen. The tint can either be a silvery or bronze colour depending on the supplier.
The safety treatment for the mirrored glass splashbacks are the same as toughened glass splashbacks. As a result, they are an excellent choice for kitchens and safe for use behind your cooktop.
Acrylic splashbacks give the illusion of glass, but they are a more cost-effective alternative and you can install them yourself.
Unlike glass they can’t be installed directly behind cooktops. Unless you use some additional protection in the form of a toughened glass or stainless steel plate behind the cooktop. The plate needs to be at least the same width as your cooktop and extend a minimum of 200 millimetres above the cooktop burners to adhere to UK safety guidelines.
This is a less common splashback material in Australia, but is very popular in Europe. You can use the same stone material on your splashback as the one used for your benchtop, if you decide on this material. This creates a continuous, elegant and opulent look in the kitchen. But if you do decide to go with this splashback option, it is advisable to have both your benchtop and splashback installed at the same time. So that they can both be made from the same batch of stone to avoid any colour variations.
Stainless steel splashbacks add a contemporary industrial feel to a kitchen. The fact that stainless steel is used in commercial kitchens is testament to its durability and hygienic qualities.