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Chic and Sleek Kitchen Wall Protection

Posted in Blog
19 January 2023

Protect your kitchen walls with innovative products.

If you want to protect your kitchen walls from spills and splashes, there’s an array of stylish options available.

Your wall protection can form part of your design, as well as offering a highly practical solution to the problem of splashing and spraying from oil, grease, and water.

The benefits of splashbacks

Splashbacks can run all the way around your working area or be situated in particular spots around the kitchen, such as behind your hob and sink.

Splashbacks can offer a contrast to your worktop and form an integral part of your kitchen design. They’re ideal for protecting your walls from the rigours of cooking and cleaning.

As well as taking the brunt of spills and stains, splashbacks will prevent steam and heat from damaging your kitchen walls. Usually, they’re placed behind microwaves, hobs, and sinks.

Types of splashbacks

Splashbacks are made from a variety of materials, including tiles, stone, glass, stainless steel, and laminate.

The current trend is for stainless steel sheet splashbacks, as they offer an ultra-sleek appearance. Often used in professional kitchens, stainless steel sheet splashbacks are ideal if you want to give your kitchen a cool, industrial look.

Stainless steel is durable and tough enough to protect your walls from water, grease, and heat. You can match with stainless steel appliances for a sleek, cutting-edge feel.

Another option is to have splashbacks made from glazed tiles. The high gloss, reflective finish brings an extra dimension to your kitchen – perfect if you want to give the illusion of extra space.

Glass splashbacks are another stylish option that makes a big statement. A large glass splashback that runs all the way up the wall can become the focal point of the kitchen. Clever lighting will really make the glass stand out.

If you want to introduce bursts of colour to your kitchen walls, then mosaic splashbacks are highly versatile. You can choose from a variety of sizes, shapes, colours, and patterns. Classic mosaic patterns are often used in traditional cottage-style kitchens. In a contemporary kitchen, you can opt for a monochrome design or primary colour scheme.

The advantages of upstands

While splashbacks usually contrast with the worktop below, an upstand can blend seamlessly with your worktop. It creates a seal between your worksurface and wall to provide a neat, hygienic border. Often, it’s around 10 to 15cms high.

While it only goes a short way up the wall, an upstand will protect your kitchen wall from general spitting and splashing. It will also prevent any seepage at the back of the worktop.

Another advantage of an upstand is that you can combine it with a splashback. The two can blend together harmoniously, or you can create a contrast between them.

Types of upstands

Upstands usually coordinate with worktops and are made of the same material. However, the upstand will be thinner than the worksurface.

Because it matches, it produces a consistent design, making the upstand less noticeable. In essence, it forms a border around your worktop.

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