Why Should You Choose Stone Splashbacks For Your Kitchen
Redecorating your kitchen gives you lots of different decisions to think about. What colour scheme are you going for? What style are you going for? Are you going to totally redecorate, or are you just going to change a few things here and there? Are you going to change your hardware, e.g. your kitchen countertop, or are you going to work around it?
One part of a kitchen redecoration that many people don’t think about at first, is a splashback.
What is splashback?
A splashback sits above your oven stove and over your work surface, to prevent splashes from heading upwards and staining your walls. Obviously the name pretty much describes it, but in case you didn’t know, this is what a splashback is used for. If you don’t have a splashback, you will see pretty soon that you will have all manner of food stains on your walls, ones which may be rather difficult to remove.
You can choose from a couple of different choices when it comes to your splashback, mainly glass or stone.
For this, we are going to go down the route of stone, but why do we think this is the best option?
- Stone splashbacks can be used as continuity in your décor. If you have a stone work surface e.g. quartz, then you can have the same colour and style of quartz for your splashback, which basically means the style continues from your work surface, up your wall, looking great.
- Stone splashbacks are very easy to clean. Avoid anything too harsh or abrasive, but simply wiping down the splashback with a damp cloth and soap, avoiding scouring pads, is enough to keep your surface clean.
- Stone splashbacks are long-lasting. If you go for glass, you may find that over time it cracks or looks less than desirable; stone lasts for much longer and provided you look after it in the right way, you will not notice a dulling or any cracking over time.
- Stone splashbacks are more flexible in your décor. Glass splashbacks really only fit in with a modern kitchen style, but stone can be used in either modern or traditional, depending on the colour and style you opt for at your initial purchasing.
- Stone splashbacks are easy to install. You can try and do it yourself, or you can have someone come and install it for you, which is possibly the better option. This is quick job, and once it is installed, you shouldn’t have to do anything else to it, if you choose quartz. If you go for granite or marble however, you will need to regularly seal it, which is and easy enough job.
It’s certainly not worth trying to go without a splashback in your kitchen, because you are simply going to spend a considerable amount of time trying to clean food stains from your walls, many of which simply won’t come off. This is going to mean you need to redecorate your walls or re-paint on a regular basis, and that in itself is costly and time consuming. A stone splashback could simply take all of this stress and expense away, whilst also looking great in your new kitchen redecoration efforts too.
Why would you risk ruining your new walls when you can fix it all so easily?