In the past, kitchen rear walls consisted primarily of tiled mirrors. They still exist, but the demands on these tiles have changed significantly. They are particularly in demand in the largest possible format or at least in a modern form that sets itself apart from classic tiles. But kitchen splashbacks made of glass, acrylic, wood, metal, stone, or composite materials are even more modern. Because these rear walls should no longer just have a practical use but should also fit into the overall ambiance of the kitchen as stylishly as possible.
More than Just a Splash Guard
Of course, modern kitchen splashbacks still serve the same purpose as their predecessors made of tiles. They protect the walls from splashes when cooking, frying, and washing up and are easy to wash and care for. Even more: they set great accents in the kitchen and can be real eye-catchers. The back wall behind the fitted kitchen becomes, so to speak, a decorative expression of creativity. Especially when you can customize them with great motifs.
Which Material Is Suitable for Kitchen Splashbacks?
Kitchen splashbacks are available from different materials. Some, especially models made of acrylic and safety glass, can even be supplemented with a light bar, which is a pretty and decorative, indirect light source – even when not cooking.
The right material depends on various factors. For example, if you have a gas stove in the kitchen, you should not have an acrylic protective plate behind the stove. Some plastics and composites are also not suitable for installation behind gas stoves. The open flames can damage the material.
Anyone who opts for kitchen splashbacks made of glass should take edge joints into account when planning. Glass can expand when exposed to heat, which is why the area has to be measured slightly differently. In addition, glass back walls cannot be reworked afterward. Any sockets, light switches or taps, and the like must be planned in advance and omitted.
In kitchen splashbacks made of acrylic or aluminum composite, such recesses are easier to cut out afterward.
Ceramic and porcelain are also enjoying increasing popularity because they can withstand water vapor and moisture well and for a long time – and there is really no shortage of either in the kitchen.
Back walls made of natural stone give a kitchen a touch of Mediterranean flair. Glass shines beautifully and reflects light, which of course, looks very elegant. The material of a modern kitchen splashback has at least as much influence on the mood in the room as the design.
Individual Kitchen Splashbacks Are Trendy
There is an almost unlimited selection of colors, designs, motifs, and designs for kitchen splashbacks. Personalized variants are increasingly in demand. State-of-the-art printing processes transform almost every kitchen splashback into a unique piece. The assembly of such printed, fire-proof, and heat-resistant kitchen rear walls can be done by yourself with minimal effort.