Kitchen splashbacks are not only practical to have within the kitchen but it can also be used to be a key feature in your kitchen too. When you are choosing your kitchen glass splashback, you should keep in mind the overall design and style of your kitchen and consider everything in terms of appearance.
This overview will help you with some tips on how to choose the best splashback for your kitchen.
1) Consider Your Budget
In every decision you make, you need to keep your mind on the budget as this is a key requirement. But first you need to set out a clear budget to keep to. You want the splashback to be nice in appearance but you also need to be thinking practical in what you can afford.
When it comes to picking out materials, having a budget will straight away create a list of places and materials that you can and cannot afford, making the process a lot easier.
2) Picking the Material
Choosing a material can be quite difficult, especially if you do not know what look you actually want. You need to think about whether you want a clean white look that offers a fresh appearance or a traditional look. This will help you with what materials are in your options. Just because the splashback needs to be practical does not mean it cannot look good too.
3) Style and Practicality
While the practicality and style are both important, it is also important that you do not look too much into the style. The practical side of it should come top over the style, as it needs t do the job properly. Never get something just because it looks good, it needs to be consistent.
4) Picking the Colour
When you are choosing the colour you want, you should consider whether you want it to easily blend in and perfectly match your worktops or whether you want a focal point. Do you want the splashback to match the worktop, cupboard and flooring or do you want a contrast? Of course, you want to choose a colour that complements everything around the kitchen but it is still a big decision.
5) Small Kitchen?
If you have a small kitchen, then there are a few options to give the kitchen a look that it is bigger than it is. Mirror effect and white are able to give the illusion that your kitchen is much bigger by reflecting the light around the room. It is a very simple solution that creates a stunning appearance in your kitchen.
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Choosing the stone for your bathroom tiles is a definite hard choice to make as you need to ensure that it has all the important qualities such as being waterproof. While wanting it to be practical it is also beneficial for it to look good too.
While Quartz has a long list of advantages for being used for bathroom tiles, it is not without its downfalls either. This overview will cover both sides so you can make an informed choice about whether or not Quartz is the stone for you and your bathroom.
Pros of Quartz for Bathroom Tiles
As we said above, one of the key factors for the bathroom is that all materials used are waterproof so it does not soak up any water that is spilt. As this will happen daily and cannot be avoided, you need a stone that will meet up to this expectation. Quartz is entirely waterproof and as it is a non-porous stone, it means that any water that meets the surface will simply stay there and wait to be wiped off. So there will be no need to rush and clean anything, in fact you could leave small amounts to air dry!
Quartz is only second to diamond for its strength which gives it its scratch resistant properties. With it being scratch resistant it can be left with no mark after a slip of any sharp objects that you may have within the bathroom.
As the bathroom is home to many heavy objects such as perfume bottles and other beauty items, it is highly beneficial that Quartz is extremely difficult to chip or crack if you ever happen to drop something on it.
Additionally, the strength of Quartz is what gives it is heat resistant qualities too. So if you ever place hot items such as hair straighteners, then you do not have to worry about causing heat damage. However we do still advise that you use heat pads to minimise any potential risk as we want our customers to enjoy our stones for a lifetime.
As hygiene is so important within the bathroom area, being the room you wash in, it helps that Quartz is a non-porous material as no bacteria can ever harbour beneath the surface.
In terms of appearance, Quartz is very consistent as it has been man made and therefore you never need to worry about each piece matching up. There are also no long term costs involved to maintain its important qualities such as waterproofing.
Cons of Quartz Bathroom Tiles
While Quartz is consistent in appearance, which is a bonus for a lot of people, it can also be a downside for others that seek character. Quartz is able to mimic the look of natural stones however this can only be done to a certain level, do not think that getting Quartz that can mimic natural stone will be able to fool most people as there will be signs.
While Quartz is extremely easy to clean as it is non-porous, it is very sensitive to chemicals therefore you have to be careful about which products you use to clean it with. Lastly, even though it is hard to chip or crack it can still be done, so never take it for granted.
Marble is simply one of the most stunningly timeless stones that you could purchase for your home and it certainly will make your kitchen a focal point of your entire home. There may be cheaper options for the home but Marble has a lengthy list of advantages too.
This quick overview will help you to decide whether or not Marble is the right stone for you and your home.
White Marble Pros
Not only is Marble such a popular stone to use for home renovations, but white is also an on trend colour too. White will never go out of style and will always be one of the ‘go-to’ colours for home decorating, homeware and renovations.
While Marble may be expensive, it certainly is worth it. Each slab will give an entirely unique look which only adds character to your home. Stones that are able to mimic the look of Marble will never be able to meet the quality and it will just never be Marble. These stones can recreate the look but never fully, it will always be different and noticeable to those who know anything about Marble.
Once your white Marble worktop receives its sealant treatment it will become stain, scratch and heat resistant. You will never have to worry about placing hot pots or pans directly onto the surface or scratching your new worktop with knives or other sharp objects that are within the kitchen. However, we will recommend that you continue to use all precautions so that all risk is kept to a minimum completely.
Marble will then also be a non-porous material which means that it is hygienic and that bacteria will never be harboured.
White Marble Cons
While white Marble is incredibly on trend, the colour will not be a favourite for those who do not mind seeing most small marks that are made and therefore may ruin the look of cleanliness much easier.
Other stones can create the cost of Marble for a fraction of the cost, so if having the real deal does not matter to you nor the exact look that it can offer, then why not simply go for the cheaper option? This cheaper option will also be able to mimic the look but be customisable to your preferences in terms of the colour and pattern.
Each slab of Marble is unique and if this individual look is not for you, if you need multiple slabs put together, then a stone that can offer a uniformed look may be better for you. Marble will also need long term commitment to cost and treatment as without it the non-porous quality will simply go away. The importance of maintaining Marble cannot be taken for granted otherwise you can end up with a damaged worktop that needs replacing – an expensive lesson.
Lastly, while Marble is incredibly durable it is not invincible and it certainly can crack and chip which would be an awful thing to happen after paying out a hefty amount.
Many of our customers spend weeks thinking over which colour and stone to use for their kitchen worktops. Black Quartz is one of the best options to choose from as it has a long list of advantages and brilliant selling points.
This overview of black Quartz will give you a quick highlight of what you need to know about the stone and why you should be choosing it for your home.
As black is incredibly dark, your worktop will therefore not show every single little mark that is made such as fingerprints. This allows your kitchen to look cleaner every day without having to worry about every fingerprint, tiny crumb or other minimal marks that you do not care to clean up straight away.
#2 On Trend
If you are one to keep up with the current style theme, then black Quartz is definitely one of your big options. Black is one of those colours that will never go out of style. You have heard of woman having that trusty ‘little black dress’? Well why not choose to have that colour within your home that everyone will always be jealous of?
#3 Scratch Resistant
Quartz is an incredible stone for being scratch resistant which makes it brilliant for being used within the kitchen area, as sharp objects will no doubt be used daily. However, while it is scratch resistant, we do suggest that you continue to use all of your normal precautions to minimise the potential risk.
#4 Heat Resistant
Similarly to being scratch resistant, this makes it perfect for kitchen areas as well. As you will be dealing with hot pots and pans on a daily basis, it is always a benefit to have a worktop that is heat resistant. You will no longer have to worry about any heat damage when placing hot pots and pans directly onto the surface, however, we do recommend that you continue to use heat pads to minimise the risk.
#5 Budget Friendly
Granite is perfect for those who wish to install their worktop and never have to pay out any further costs and Granite offers you just that. Granite will never need to be sealed or treated at all during its lifetime and therefore there really is zero costs on a long term basis.
Granite is not only a beautiful stone but it is also one of the most popular stones to use within home renovations and this includes kitchen worktops. If you choose us to supply and fit your kitchen worktop in West London, then you can be sure that you will be receiving the best service possible in the area.
Our experienced engineers will take care of your Granite kitchen worktops from the very beginning (template) through to the installation stage. Regardless of whether it will be a commercial or residential property, your needs will be taken care of at the same level of standard.
As standard, we always aim to fit our customers worktops within one week from ordering. We are able to achieve this exceptional fast rate of completion as everything we create is completed in-house by our own staff.
As we mentioned previously, Granite is one of the most popular stones and simply this is because of its number of advantages. You are able to place hot items such as pots and pans directly onto the worktop surface without worrying about damaging the worktop. However, we do still recommend that you use precautions to ensure that the risk is kept at a minimum, as we want our customers to enjoy their worktops for a lifetime.
Once Granite has been completely sealed, it becomes stain resistant as it will then be a non-porous material. This means that it will never hold onto any spillages, instead liquids will be on top of the surface ready to be easily wiped away, which creates a highly sanitary worktop for your food preparation.
Granite is also a very unique stone as every slab will be different from the next. Granite consists of various minerals which all create a different and unique character in every piece. Additionally, the colour of your Granite worktop will never fade and it will also only add value to your home.
Why Choose Us?
When you come to us to supply and fit your Granite worktops in West London, you will receive:
- FREE Samples
- Huge range of colours
- Low deposit to pay
Our team of expert engineers will also provide you the best service possible in your area and will oversee the entire production from template to installation. We will take care of your kitchen worktop to create exactly what you have in mind to give you the kitchen of your dreams. All of our worktops are created in-house, which allows us to be far more efficient and achieve a great turnaround. As we said before, we aim to finish all of our customers worktops within one week.
Your personal team of engineers will be highly experienced and capable to providing you with the best product and service. We will meet your high standards and make sure this is done throughout the entire process.
Your installation process may include:
- Demo by project manager
- Trial fitting
- Assembly without gluing