Every kitchen needs a splashback! In this article, we’ll look at kitchen splashback considerations, options, and popular trends amongst our Gold Coast renovation clients.
Quick Splashback FAQ
Here are answers to common questions about kitchen splashbacks. If you’re renovating on the Gold Coast, talk to our team for more information about the perfect splashback for your kitchen!
What is a Splashback?
A splashback is the name for the protective area on the wall behind your kitchen bench. Splashbacks are important in wet areas such as kitchens an bathrooms, and provide the functions of protecting the wall from water and contributing to the design appeal of the room.
Do I Need a Splashback?
Splashbacks are basically an essential inclusion for any situation where there is a wet area (sink, basin) against a wall. If your sink is in an island, you won’t need a splashback.
What Are Splashbacks Made of??
Splashbacks come in a variety of materials. Examples include tiles, laminate, glass, paint, timber and stainless steel. Splashback options range in quality, looks and functionality. Talk to our team about the best option for your kitchen & renovation budget.
Kitchen Splashback Considerations
Kitchen splashbacks need to meet some key criteria to perform their job successfully. The following examples demonstrate criteria a good kitchen splashback should meet.
A splashback is primarily there to contain water. A splashback should be sufficiently waterproof to prevent water permeating the wall. This can be achieved through appropriate material (e.g. tile) selection or finishing / sealing,
A splashback may be located close to heat sources including stovetop elements or device motors (e.g. fridge / microwave). A splashback should be equipped to tolerate heat from these sources. Our team will work with you to ensure your materials are up to the task asked of them.
A splashback should look great! It doesn’t need to be flamboyant or OTT to do so. Well-laid tiles always look fantastic even with the simplest design, and our team can help you create a design that will work for your walls.
Easy to Clean
Some materials are easier to clean than others. Ease of cleaning and maintenance should always be considered when selecting kitchen inclusions!
Kitchen Splashback Materials
Kitchen splashbacks can be made from a variety of materials. Here are some examples from recent renovations on the Gold Coast QLD.
Tiles are a splashback favourite. They can easily bring a design edge to a kitchen renovation whether they’re designed to standout or blend in.
Other Popular Splashback Materials
Other splashback solutions include glass, stainless steel, built-in / pre-fabricated, laminated, paint and acrylic. Regardless of the type of splashback you opt for, remember to keep the considerations in mind.
For assistance with splashbacks on the Gold Coast, talk to our renovation team today – we’re here to help!