Glass Splashbacks vs Stone Splashbacks – Pros & Cons
When it comes to splashbacks, they are very important pieces to install within your home. After all, the splashbacks are there to protect your walls from any staining or damage caused. Whether they are glass or stone splashbacks, they will always do the job, but which is better for you and your home?
This overview will cover the pros and cons of having glass and stone splashbacks, which hopefully will aid in your decision making.
Glass splashbacks come with a huge list of advantages and plenty of reasons why you should be purchasing it for your home.
Glass has a light reflection feature which can bring a lot of light into the house. This light reflecting feature is able to make your kitchen feel so much larger than what it actually is, which would be perfect if you do not have any windows or much light coming into the room.
Glass splashbacks also have a brilliant choice of colours and patterns available, and it cannot be beaten. Whether you are looking to have the splashback plain, solid colour, personalised or a photo effect which gives you plenty of choice. You are able to either choose one to blend in to your existing design or be a focal point of the room to stand out.
When it comes to cleaning away food splatters or any spillages that occur, glass splashbacks are also so easy. All you need to keep the glass splashback clean is warm water, clean cloth and a mild soap.
However, despite glass splashbacks having a huge list of benefits, they are not without their downfalls either. Glass splashbacks can be so expensive to install and purchase initially, let alone being difficult to fit. When it comes to installing the splashback, your fitter will need to make several trips to your home to make sure that they have scoped and measured everything correctly.
Lastly, glass splashbacks are also very easy to scratch which is not at all ideal.
Stone splashbacks may offer a long list of benefits, much like glass, but they are completely different to each other.
If you already have a stone worktop, then a stone splashback will be a perfect match to complement it. You will also be able to order the exact same material, colour and pattern perfectly as well.
If you are looking for a splashback that is known for its strength, then stone is your best option. It is incredibly hard wearing that will last for many years without requiring a replacement.
When it comes to colours and patterns, you will have a lot of choices, so you can select the colour and pattern to go with your existing design.
Stone splashbacks are also very easy to keep clean with just a mild soap and warm water, but you need to ensure that you do not use anything that is abrasive.
With stone, if you decide to go for a Quartz or Granite material, then you will be getting a splashback with heat, stain and scratch resistance which is a huge bonus compared with glass splashbacks.
However, as always, stone splashbacks are not without its downfalls. Stone splashbacks are expensive, and it needs to be a long term commitment as it requires to be resealed every year to maintain its excellent features. Stone splashbacks are also not able to be installed by yourself unless you know exactly what you are doing.
Lastly, the cost of the purchase, installation and long term cost all total up so you need to be sure that it is affordable.