Making a Splash: Using Your Splashback to Make an Impression

Why a Tiled Splashback Is Perfect For Your Kitchen

 A splashback doesn’t just protect your walls, it’s a major style statement too.

Splashbacks have become a regular feature in modern kitchens. Once just solely there for functional purposes, a splashback has now become a way of making a serious style statement too. So when it comes to choosing a splashback for your kitchen, which material should you opt for? Stainless steel, glass, marble? Well, a tiled splashback could be the best option for your kitchen. Durable, easy to look after and available in so many styles, colours and finishes, there’s a tile that’s perfect for every kitchen. So here’s how to make an impression with your new splashback.


Plenty of choice

If you decide to go for a tiled splashback, then you’ll be able to choose from an almost limitless number of style options. It can be a little overwhelming at first, but you’ll soon identify the kind of look that you’re going for in your kitchen. Brightly coloured tiles are great for creating a fun retro look, while neutral colours are the way to go if you want to play it safe. Metro tiles are the hottest kind of tile right now, and are a favourite of interior designers. For drama, slate effect tiles can’t be beaten. Our best advice is make sure you take some time to think about the kind of look that you want to create.


As well as look fantastic, a splashback does need to fulfil its function. So when it comes to standing up to lots of use in a busy modern kitchen, how do tiles fare? Well, they’re by far the best option. They’re stain resistant and non-porous, and can withstand the efforts of even the most experimental home cook.  They’re also incredibly easy to look after, requiring no more than a wipe with a damp cloth. If they do become damaged, you only have to replace the tiles that are affected too, making them a cost-effective option.

The best of both worlds

Of course, there are many other kinds of materials that can be used to create a stunning splashback. The good news is that you can buy tiles that have the same finish as wood, marble or stone without the downsides of actually using these materials. Some, like granite, are incredibly expensive, but tiles that look near identical will come in at a fraction of the cost. Likewise, a tile that looks like wood or marble won’t be porous and susceptible to damage, but will look almost exactly the same.

It’s time to get tiling!

Including a splashback in your kitchen design scheme will not only help you to protect your walls from food splatters, but it will allow you to inject a little bit of extra pizazz into the room too. It’s the finishing touches that make a room truly special, and you’ll be surprised at how much a splashback will finish off your new kitchen. Choosing tiles for your splashback is a smart option, as they’re incredible durable and easy to care for, plus they can be tailored to suit traditional and contemporary style kitchens alike. With so many different kinds of tiles available, you can make a feature of your splashback or create one that blends seamlessly into your scheme.

Here at The Tile Warehouse we have hundreds of tiles for you to choose from, pop into our Maldon showroom to see for yourself and have a chat with one of our experienced team. Alternitively, why not give our Home Selection Service a go? We bring the tiles to you, for free! Contact us today to find out more.

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