Types of splashbacks

Splashbacks are one part of your kitchen where you'll have a fair amount of freedom in terms of design choices. Budget permitting, there are a wide range of options for splashbacks. Find out more about how different materials perform, and about the pros and cons of different options.

Glass splashbacks

Glass splashbacks are typically installed as a single piece, look fantastic and do away with the need for grouting and related maintenance. They are, however somewhat expensive and require a little care.

Tile splashbacks

Tile splashbacks are very popular and offer a tremendous amount of freedom in terms of colour and design, for just about any budget. Tiles do require extra effort to install and maintain though.

Stainless steel splashbacks

Stainless steel splashbacks give a kitchen a very sleek, contemporary feel, and are very durable and easy to clean. They are relatively expensive though, and mark and scratch quite easily.

Acrylic splashbacks

Acrylic splashbacks are an affordable alternative to glass, offering a very similar look. Acrylic is stronger than glass, but may also scratch easily and typically needs to be kept well away from sources of heat.