Alternative Kitchen Splashbacks

You’re renovating your kitchen and are searching for a stand-out feature that will make the space pop. If this sounds like you, then you’ll love the latest looks in kitchen splashbacks. Read on to hear about some striking splashback designs that are dazzling kitchens around the world.

Talking Tiles

When it comes to splashbacks, most people envisage tiles. And while tiles suit a range of traditional and contemporary kitchens, they aren’t the only option.

Kitchen designers are now experimenting with exciting alternatives to tiled splashbacks. Think acrylic, glass and even wallpaper!

It’s all in the Acrylic

Glossy and sleek, acrylic splashbacks are making a splash. Whether you choose a bold red sheet of acrylic or a more neutral hue, this hardy material is guaranteed to attract attention.

The great thing about acrylic splashbacks is that they are easy to clean (since they are grout-free) and brighten up the room. They’re also less expensive than glass and have been praised for being a safer material.

Go for Glass

While it tends to come with a staggering price tag, glass adds a sense of opulence to any kitchen. Like acrylic, it looks bold and beautiful when installed in a large seamless sheet. Glass splashbacks are also available in a rainbow of colours to complement your décor and are easy to clean.

Mesmerising Metaline®

Laminex® has developed Metaline®, an aluminium-based product that comes in a range of colours. Like acrylic, it resembles glass and contains a special flame retardant system, making it ideal for installation behind gas and electric stoves. According to Laminex® it’s also impact and stain-resistant, making it a fuss free product.

Wonderful Wallpaper

Wallpaper is certainly making a resurgence, but don’t think of it as a simple wall feature. Splashback designers are now incorporating dazzling wallpaper patterns in their designs. It’s a simple process – the wallpaper is placed behind a sheet of toughened glass. The result is an elegant splashback that will truly add the wow factor to your kitchen. We’ve spotted funky florals and geometric prints being incorporated into contemporary ktichen designs.

With so many unique splashbacks to choose from, you may be wondering which material is right for you. For visual inspiration, check out our photo section for splashback design ideas. Or speak with your local splashback supplier.



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Aaron Rekman is the owner of Azztek Kitchens in Mandurah and has over 20 years experience in kitchen design, manufacturing, kitchen installation, home renovation and the building industry. Do you have a question for Aaron? Contact Azztek Kitchens today.