Kitchen Splashbacks: A Guide to Materials and Design

When it comes to designing a kitchen, the splashback is an important feature to consider. Not only does it protect the walls from spills and splashes, but it can also add a stylish and modern touch to the overall design of the space. There are a variety of materials to choose from when it comes to splashbacks, each with their own unique characteristics and benefits. In this blog post, we will explore seven popular options for kitchen splashbacks: painted glass, laminate, Alusplash, porcelain tiles, large format porcelain, quartz, and granite.

1. Glass Splashback

Glass kitchen splashbacks are a great way to add a modern, stylish look to any kitchen. It is a sleek, hygienic and easy to clean surface that is perfect for any busy kitchen. The splashbacks are back painted glass which is resistant to wear and tear and extremely easy to clean. Glass splashbacks are available in a variety of colours and finishes, allowing you to choose the perfect splashback to match your kitchen. 

Installation process takes a bit longer because glass has to be measured and fabricated in the factory, and the pieces closest to the open flame have to be toughened. 

2. Laminate Splashback

Laminate kitchen splashbacks are an affordable and stylish way to protect your kitchen walls from splashes and spills. Laminate splashback can be matched with some laminate worktops, or it can be completely different to add a splash of colour to your kitchen and create a unique look. Most laminate splashbacks are made from durable melamine sheets on the MDF core and can be cut and installed on site during kitchen installation. Laminate splashbacks are a great choice for those who want to protect their walls but don’t want to spend a lot of money.

3. Alusplash

AluSplash is an aluminium kitchen splashback that is fire resistant, grout free, and is easy to clean. It is the perfect wall panel for your interior, giving you a contemporary look that will transform any space. Whether you want a subtle, calming tone or a vibrant and modern look, you’ll find the perfect option here. 

Alusplash splashbacks can be cut to size on site and installed during kitchen installation.

4. Porcelain Tiles

Tile kitchen splashbacks are a great way to add an elegant touch to your kitchen. Tiles are available in a wide range of materials and finishes, so you can choose the one that best suits your style and needs. They are also easy to clean and maintain, making them a great option for busy kitchens.

5. Large Format Porcelain


Porcelain is a durable material that is highly resistant to scratching and temperature changes, so it won’t easily discolour or crack. It’s also easy to clean, so you can keep your splashback looking brand new for years to come.

Large format porcelain kitchen splashbacks are a modern and stylish way to upgrade the look of any kitchen. This type of splashback has to be measured and fabricated in the factory. 

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6. Quartz

Quartz is a man-made material that is composed of natural quartz and resin. It is a popular choice for kitchen splashbacks because it is durable, heat-resistant, and easy to clean. Quartz can be matched to the colour of the worktop or used as a feature element, to introduce a different colour/texture.

 7. Granite

Granite is a natural stone, and has a unique look and texture. It is also incredibly durable and heat resistant, making it an ideal choice for areas that are exposed to heat and moisture. Both quartz and granite kitchen splashbacks are easy to clean and maintain, and offer a range of colours and styles to suit any kitchen. 

 What is the best kitchen splashback?  

 Alusplash is our top recommendation for the kitchen splashback. It is a low-maintenance, sustainably manufactured decorative wall panel that offers a cost-effective alternative to glass. Not only does it have a quicker installation time, but its moisture-resistant properties make it ideal for use around wet areas such as sinks and hobs.

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