5 Tips How to Choose a Kitchen Splashback

Antique Mirror Splashback

When you're in the process of choosing a kitchen splashback, there are so many options out there. It can be challenging to keep the details in mind that you need to make sure you end up with the results that you're after. But before you start feeling overwhelmed, these are 5 of the main points you should consider as you work your way through choosing a kitchen splashback.

1. Budget

First and foremost, you need to walk into this process with a budget. There are plenty of options for splashbacks out there, and there are almost certainly options within your price range. Still, it will be practically impossible to narrow your options without knowing what your price range is. Start by calculating how much you're willing to spend on this project and how flexible the budget is.

Acrylic or Glass Splashbacks?

While acrylic splashbacks may initially appear cheaper than glass splashbacks, you need to consider the longevity of acrylic. Most acrylic splashbacks aren't suitable for use with a direct heat source, making them inappropriate for use behind the hob.

Toughened vs Non-Toughened Glass?

You need to be aware that some companies also offer non-toughened glass splashbacks. If your quote seems much cheaper from one company than another, make sure you're aware of the type of glass they're proposing. While non-toughened can be much more affordable, you might end up having to replace it much sooner as it cannot withstand the test of impact and heat. At CreoGlass, we only provide toughened glass for splashbacks to ensure safety and longevity.

Toughened mirror heat resistance test

Check out our toughened vs non toughened mirror heat resistance test.

Reaching Your Budget

Our entry-level splashbacks are our classic, plain colour splashbacks. The more layers, time and skill a splashback needs to be created, the higher the price will be. We can help to talk you through your options reduce the cost of your splashback. For example, we can:

  • Reduce the amount of glass.
  • Divide larger glass panels into more pieces.
  • Reduce design elements, such as creating a mirror stipe splashback with two instead of three stripes, could bring the splashback into your budget.

mirror stripe splashback in antelope

2. Design

Once you have your budget in place, you'll want to consider what kind of look you want your splashback to have. There's no reason to stick to the standard tile or granite. You can let your imagination run wild with glass options, stencils, mirrors, or even glitter! The possibilities are endless. Don't get hung up on what everyone else has. Be original! With the help of our team, you can create a customised backsplash that perfectly meets your design needs. You might like to browse our splashbacks by colour if you already have an idea of the colour scheme you would like you feature in your kitchen.

printed glass splashback with beach and rainbow sunset

3. Maintenance

You'll naturally want to know what kind of maintenance your splashback will need. Suppose you choose a material that needs consistent care, such as re-grouting or re-finishing. In that case, that is a long-term cost you'll need to factor into your budget. Even if you don't pay a professional to handle it, you'll need to think about the cost of the supplies you'll need, and the time you'll spend. There are low-maintenance splashback options out there. You just need to know what they are! Try to choose a splashback option with minimal join lines or grouting for minimal upkeep.

4. Lifespan

Not every material is going to withstand the test of time. Some splashbacks will need replacing every few years or so. Depending on what kind of look or material you're drawn to, that could be fine! But you'll want to ask your consultant about how long you can expect your new splashback to last in peak condition.

5. Cleanliness

Nothing puts a damper on splashbacks like mould and grime. Some splashbacks are inherently more challenging to clean than others due to the way they need to be put together. This not only causes problems with how your splashback looks, but it can also turn into a health hazard in your kitchen or bathroom. Make sure you learn about how you'll need to clean your splashback before you make your selection.

Please read our 5 top tips on how to keep your glass splashback clean! Click here to read our blog.

how to clean a glass splashback

Choosing a splashback might seem like a daunting task but with CreoGlass, you will find all the beautiful splashback options that you need right at your fingertips. You can contact us here to find out more about our glass splashback options and custom designs.

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