What Is A Kitchen Splashback?

by Creak Limbron
23 Decemeber, 2014

A kitchen splashback is a great way to improve the look of your kitchen, but it also has a very functional purpose. This article will explain everything you need to know about kitchen splashbacks - including why your kitchen should have one and why a stone splashback is an excellent choice.

Kitchen splashbacks essentially help protect a wall from heat, grease and steam by creating a barrier between the stovetop and the wall. The beauty of kitchen splashbacks is that they can be customised in many different ways, to suit the style and colour scheme of any house.

However, there are many things you may want to consider before installing a kitchen splashback in your home, such as:

• Ease of cleaning

Kitchen splashbacks make it easier to keep your wall clean by providing a surface onto which heat, grease and steam will have less effect than normal plasterboard or other soft material.

By choosing the right kind of kitchen splashback , you can not only make your kitchen more visually appealing but also cut down on the amount of work needed to keep it looking sparkling clean.

Therefore, a stone splashback is a great choice, as they are able to withstand high temperatures and won’t easily stain.

• Durability

A kitchen splashback needs to be durable due to its location next to a heat source. Common materials used for kitchen splashbacks include toughened glass, metal, stone, ceramic or porcelain tiles.

Whichever material you choose, you want to ensure that it is durable enough to tolerate the heat generated by your stovetop, as well as withstand any bumps or knocks that may occur in the process of cooking.

Natural or reconstituted stone, porcelain and Dekton (manmade stone) are some of the most durable materials available for your kitchen. Because of this, many people opt for a stone kitchen splashback.

• Aesthetics

Humans are visual creatures, and we like it when our homes are visually appealing - so a stone splashback is an ideal way to add a bit of class to any kitchen.

One of the benefits of a stone kitchen splashback is that it is available in a range of different colours, and can match any style - from modern to retro.

• Cost

Not everyone can or wants to spend a bucketload of cash when remodelling their kitchen, and sometimes simply updating splashback can be enough to make a kitchen your space more attractive, functional and easier to look after.

By choosing a kitchen splashback made from natural or reconstituted stone, for example, you can have the benefits of ease of cleaning, durability and aesthetics, as well as have different options for the price-conscious buyer.

Are you looking to update your kitchen with a stone splashback? MSM Stone are Melbourne’s expert stonemasons and can bring your vision to life. To discuss your kitchen splashback ideas or for more information, get in touch.

MSM Stone specialises in Marble, Granite, Decton, Neolith and Reconstituted Stone Benchtops.