The kitchen splash-back is one of the many key elements of design in a kitchen when renovating. Whether you prefer your splash-back to blend harmoniously with cabinetry colour or choose to make it stand out to create an eye catching feature, there are a variety of materials and designs that will help transform your kitchen ideas to reality.
Here a 5 fabulous kitchen splashback ideas for your kitchen renovation.
Mirrored glass splash-backs have gained popularity in recent times due to their ability to enhance the sense of space within the kitchen. In fact, their reflection creates the appearance of a window or opening. This type of splash-back suits any style of kitchen and it creates a stunning effect for those areas that have a view of the outdoors to reflect, effectively bringing the outdoors in. These splash-backs are durable, maintenance free and extremely easy to clean.
Choosing to use tiles for the kitchen splash-back allows a huge range of colour and tiling pattern options. Select white, grey or other muted tones to blend perfectly with cabinetry, or a contrasting colour to make the splash-back pop.
Subway tiles are a classic look. They’re a simple and relaxed tiling pattern that never goes out of style. Coloured grout will reduce visibility of grout joins and can help hide stains. Dark grout with white tiles or white grout with darker hued tiles, makes this tiling pattern pop.
Herringbone pattern is a timeless tiling pattern that exudes luxury and looks amazing as a kitchen splash-back. Marble and white are by far the most popular choice for the kitchen in this tiling pattern and will work with all kitchen designs.
Of course, alternatively to using a tiling pattern, you may choose to use a patterned tile where the pattern itself is printed on each tile allowing a standard tiling pattern to be laid. There are a variety of these to be found and create a stunning look. It should be noted that it is important to choose patterned tiles wisely so to not fall into the trap of creating a look that will appear dated just a few years down the track.
Large Rectified Tiles
Rectified tiles are used for their ability to allow the thinnest of grout joins which creates a seamless finish that is perfect for both walls and floors. In the kitchen, less grout joins means less chance of discoloration and staining which makes this type of tile a practical and aesthetically pleasing choice for this area of the home.
Firstly, let’s look at what a “rectified” tile really means. When ceramic or porcelain tiles are baked or fired in a kiln, the finished result between each tile is never quite exact due to the change in moisture that happens throughout the heating process. The process of rectifying tiles is done after they’ve left the kiln to be machined to effect near perfect straight edges and exact dimensions. Hence the name “rectified tiles”.
While rectified tiles come in varying sizes, the average space between base cabinets and wall cabinets in a kitchen is 600mm.Choosing a 300 x 600mm rectified tile laid vertically creates an effective splashback design that creates that wow factor with minimal grout joins visible to clean. These tiles can be found in a huge range of colours and faux marble types. It is a fabulous yet budget wise choice that can create that wow factor without fuss.
Nothing quite exudes a statement of luxury quite like the look of stone. Engineered stone has fast replaced its natural counterparts in the kitchen due to its durability, low maintenance and easy to clean qualities.The range of colours and types of engineered stone are growing fast by the year. By far the most popular are the concrete and marble types that are known for their stunning veins that are carried right from the benchtop to the top of the splash-back.
This style of splash-back is incredibly versatile, durable, and can be colour matched to any paint or cabinet colour.This contemporary design is maintenance free and easy to clean, requiring only a simple microfiber cloth and glass cleaner to get it squeaky clean. Regardless of whether you choose a light or dark colour, it’s reflection enhances the sense of space within the kitchen.
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