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Comparing Materials Used For Kitchen Splashbacks

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Kitchen splashbacks are a modern way of dealing with the mess created around the cooking area. During the cooking process, fat, grease and other liquid can spill out of the pan, landing on the décor, unless it is protected by a splashback.

There are three main types of materials used to make kitchen splashbacks: glass, stainless steel and tiles. This article examines and compares the pros and cons of each material:

Tile Splashbacks

The most appealing thing about tile splashbacks is the massive choice of patterns, designs and colors available. Tile is also easy to keep clean and maintain. Tile splashbacks can have a contemporary or traditional feel added to them by using designed or molded tiles. Or, a mosaic design can be created from many smaller tiles, building up an attractive and unique splashback.

Embossed tiles are also available and are elegant and stylish. Downsides of using tile include the fact that the grout can become discolored and unsightly over time and building up a tile splashback (especially a mosaic one) can be tricky and tiring.

Stainless Steel Splashbacks

From a practical point of view, stainless steel is superb at resisting heat, making it an ideal choice of material for using as a splashback next to the stove. Also, it is exceptionally easy to clean and maintain and this is important with regards to hygiene in the kitchen. In fact, stainless steel is used to create many parts of a kitchen, thanks to these two abilities.

Stainless steel is also very tough and durable, making it an ideal choice for a splashback. On the down side, this material is the most expensive to use and comes in a limited number of styles and designs.

Glass Splashbacks

Glass is a popular material used for creating kitchen splashbacks. When used as a splashback, its light reflecting ability can help to lighten up a dull or a shady area in the kitchen. It gives a sleek, modern appearance and is very quick and easy to maintain. One great bonus about using glass is the ability to print any digital image onto its surface.

This means that you can use a good quality family photograph or a photograph of your favorite scenery, and have it printed onto the glass. This can add a sensational look to the whole kitchen and become a real focal point. Cons include the fact that the glass can be scratched or broken and it can be quite expensive to purchase.

Splashbacks are a practical and stylish way to protect your kitchen from the mess associated with cooking on the stove. To learn more, contact a company such as Dobson's Monumental Works Pty Ltd with any questions you have.