Choosing The Best Splashback For Your Kitchen

Water, oil spatters and food debris can quickly damage your kitchen without the proper protection and covering. When you are looking over kitchen magazines and deciding the colour scheme and style you like, remember not to overlook choosing the best splashback. Not only do they complement stunning kitchens perfectly, but they also serve the purpose of protecting walls from splatter and damage. This is why splashbacks are a very important part of the kitchen. It adds to the over-all aesthetics of your kitchen and it also protects the walls in your food preparation area. There are a few different options available and it can be daunting to decide which one is best for you. No doubt about it, the splashbacks you choose can really boost the aesthetic appeal but you also want one that will last a lifetime and is also easy to clean.

Consider Your Budget

It’s nice to want the very best materials for your kitchen splashbacks but you still need to consider your budget when choosing. The good news is that there are some great affordable options. Part of your budget will need to include the maintenance that is required for your splashback. While some materials are easily cleaned with the use of a wet cloth and a bit of detergent, there are others that call for particular cleaning products to protect the splashback from damage and streaks. When it comes to cleaning and maintenance, remember that splashbacks that need more care will also take more time to clean. Let’s take a quick overview at some of your options for spashbacks for kitchens in Brisbane.

Material Options

The most common materials used are tiles. There are many fantastic colour, shape and style options available in tiling however keep in mind grout can become very dirty and will require some work to ensure a hygienic and clean surface. This is the same with mosaic tiles – a very attractive feature in your kitchen. Be prepared to put in a bit of elbow grease if grime builds up when it comes to tiles.

Glass splashbacks can be an expensive option, but the upside is that they are very hygienic and easy to clean.

For a more modern look in your kitchen, stainless steel is quite popular. Stainless steel is quite often used in professional kitchens and is known to be very hygienic. However, marks and smudges can show up easily on stainless steel and will require appropriate cleaning.

If you decide to go with the more budget friendly option of paint, be sure it is water resistant.

Timber looks beautiful in a kitchen. When installing, great care must be undertaken to make sure it is sealed properly.

Choosing splashbacks for kitchen design in Brisbane can be a very exciting part of the process. By investigating your options and deciding what is best for you, you will have a beautiful kitchen with wonderful splashbacks that serve their purpose.

Don’t Overlook Kitchen Splashbacks

Our designers here at Craftbuilt Kitchens are available to listen to your needs  and help you achieve the kitchen of your dreams. Your questions will be answered and you will be given plenty of information regarding your kitchen installation. All of our staff members are highly qualified and here to assist you in any way they can.

So when it comes to choosing splashbacks you might like to have an idea in mind before you visit us at our showroom. Here are some fantastic ideas for you to consider aside from the ones mentioned above:

Mixed Textures

Rather than go for the more uniform look in your kitchen why not mix up the textures with a little contrast. For example, timber bench tops and stainless steel splashbacks make quite a nice statement.

If you like the idea of mixing it up try thinking in terms of natural mixed with artificial or rough surfaces mixed with smooth.

Brighten It Up

If the idea you have in mind for your kitchen is all white, or perhaps neutral colours, why not add a zap of colour to brighten it up. Bright red splashbacks are very striking in white kitchens whilst aqua and yellow also looks amazing.

Chrome is another great way to throw a little colour into a neutral colour mix. By using chrome you will enjoy a feeling of luxury and style in your kitchen.


Always popular, tiles are durable and add a classic feel to the kitchen. Though you can make it a little more modern with modern colours and patterns.


This style of splashback is taking over the popularity of tiles. It comes in a great range of colours and finishes that look sleek. The best part about glass splashbacks is that it’s easy to clean with no grout to collect grime and grease.

If you’re looking for something a little more unique or ‘out there’ we can work with you on that too. There are many amazing ideas and styles our designers at Craftbuilt Kitchens can suggest to you to really help your kitchen come alive.

Why Add Splashbacks To Your Kitchen

At Craftbuilt Kitchens we constantly aim to provide our clients with the most up to date products and design ideas that are currently in trend. This way, the kitchen you end up with is modern, stylish and well suited to your own tastes and needs.

Splashbacks are not new but have been around for many years (and for good reason). Various materials can be used in splashbacks – aside from those mentioned above, laminates are also a good option.

Style and Looks

Bright colours or bold patterns are a great way to catch the eye. You can choose your splashbacks to be solid colours or patterns. Stainless steel is a very popular choice in modern kitchens as they give the feel of a professional chef’s kitchen.

Glass splashbacks are one of the more popular choices today. Want to make it more modern? You can have painted artwork or digital print added for an artistic look.

If you don’t wish the splashback to stand out and just serve as a functional part of the kitchen, this is achievable too. Plain creams, whites and other neutral shades are a great way to ‘dial’ down the splashback and have it blend in more rather than stand out.

Cleanliness and Hygiene

Splashbacks are impervious to liquid, oil and grease. With the absence of these items, your kitchen walls are far more hygienic. When the kitchen area is simpler to clean, you are more likely to keep the area clean and looking good.

Contact our friendly team at Craftbuilt Kitchens to discuss your new kitchen and the splashbacks that will look great and serve a purpose too. You can also visit our showroom at 2958 Logan Road, Underwood.

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