The splashback is a practical and aesthetic element of the kitchen to not miss
The splashback has an important place in a kitchen project. It is installed between the work surface and high furniture and it protects your wall while nicely personalising the decoration.
How to choose your splashback?
What are the choice criterias of a splashback?
Apart from its decorative ability, your kitchen backboard has to meet several criterias in order to be functional. Thus, we recommend you to opt for a splashback that is:
- easy to maintain
- resistant to heat
- long lasting
What type of splashback to choose?
Many splashback types exist: stainless steel, glass, wood, tiles, stratified, natural stone. Each of these has advantages.
A stainless steel splashback is characterised by its elegance and by its resistance to heat and water. Generally, it combines well with household electrical.
A wooden splashback pleases thanks to its warm aspect but needs to be maintained with a lot of care in order to last. Indeed, it is sensitive to heat and water.
A tiled splashback with its numerous patterns (tiles in a retro, scandinavian, industrial or colourful spirit) is very trendy anew! It is very resistant but needs a regular maintenance of its seals which will ideally have to be as thin as possible.
A laminated kitchen panel splashback offers multiple possibilities concerning the decoration. It imitates wood, metal, slate, tiles, waxed concrete...but be careful, it does not resist to high temperatures and cannot be placed behind a cooktop.
Natural stone such as slate or marble make a luxurious and high quality splashback that is perfectly adapted to a kitchen. Their fitting is nevertheless quite complicated because they are heavy materials that need to be carved to measure by a professional.
Tip: do not hesitate to equip your splashback (rack with hooks or magnetic rack for knives…) in order to keep your favourite utensils and accessories to hand.
What height to put the backboard?
It depends on your needs! The walls that require little protection settle for a low upstands of approx 10-15 cm high. The ones that are likely to receive spatters will get a classical splashback of 60-90 cms.
As for the wall of the cooking area, it will be preferable to completely protect it with a splashback put from the cooktop to the cooker hood. Favour stainless steel for its strong resistance to heat.
How to maintain the backboard?
A splashback is to be cleaned with a humidified rag and soapy water. In order not to leave any mark, simply make sure to pass a microfiber cloth to finish.