When planning or designing a new kitchen, careful thought and attention is often paid to the worktops and cabinetry. After all, these two elements are the staple of any kitchen design. But how often do you consider the kitchen splashbacks, too? Splashbacks play an important role in today’s hardworking kitchens. As well as enhancing their aesthetic appeal, they also help to protect the wall behind the hob and sink area from splashes, stains and watermarks. Kitchen splashbacks are available in a variety of materials, as well as different sizes to suit your space with bespoke options for a made-to-measure fit.
For instant impact, this kitchen incorporates Statuario Maximus quartz surfaces with a matching feature splashback behind the cooker area. As well as protecting walls, it also adds continuity
The choice of kitchen splashback material will largely depend on the type of worktop surfaces you have selected for your new design. Tiles are a popular option for both classic and contemporary settings and will complement timber, laminate, stone and quartz worktops. The latest innovations include hexagonal shapes that can be tessellated in contrasting colours for an on-trend colour block. Textured tiles are also becoming highly sought after, with wavy designs as well as raised relief patterns and prints. The drawback with tiles however is that the grout lines can quickly become ingrained with grease and dirt from cooking and washing-up so cleaning them is often a challenge. For a budget, easy-clean solution, toughened glass kitchen splashbacks are available to buy off the shelf as standard sizes in bold or neutral colour tones or for something really unique, you can commission a one-off design from a specialist glass kitchen splashback designer. Stainless steel panels are another option; often used with a steel range cooker for a matching look.
When you want a seamless finish to enhance quartz kitchen worktops, ask your designer about continuing the quartz up the wall either as an upstand or full kitchen splashback. Some of the most successful schemes involve using the same quality quartz as a worktop for a run of units as well as an island and kitchen table with matching feature splashback to tie everything together.
Offering a striking contrast against the moss green cabinetry, Turbine Grey quartz surfaces make a stunning design statement
For an eye-catching feature kitchen splashback, Caesarstone’s Concetto collection is made up from individually cut and bound semi-precious stones to produce stunning surfaces for splashbacks, upstands, worktops, and tabletops. Perfect for adding luxury to an otherwise neutral design, choose from a variety of imaginative designs such as Amethyst, Blue Agate, Blue Tiger Eye and Durmortierite.
Give the kitchen a luxe look with the Concetto semi-precious stones collection from Caesarstone and team with handless white or cashmere cabinetry
For many homeowners, going bold with colour is just a step too far. If you prefer a more pared back look, Caesarstone has a wide choice of natural colourways in its premium quartz collection such as Dreamy Marfil, Bianco Drift and Noble Grey from the Supernatural range. These can be used to lift or add warmth to simple white cabinetry as well as bringing depth to the cooking area and wet zone. Why not highlight the splashback with subtle LED downlights discreetly installed within the wall cabinetry above?
Tuscan Dawn quartz surfaces and splashback from Caesarstone generate warmth and depth in this sleek, contemporary handless kitchen design
Once you have your new kitchen complete with splashbacks, you’ll want to make sure they keep their good looks for longer. The great thing about Caesarstone quartz is that it’s so simple to clean – just warm water and a splash of mild detergent are all that’s needed. For stubborn spills, gently scrape away any stuck-on foodstuffs with a plastic putty knife or non-scratch pad then wipe with warm water. Never use strong chemicals or highly abrasive cleaners, as you don’t want to dull the surface shine. As a premium surface solution, Cesarstone quartz is also impervious to stains, scratches and cracks and is highly heat and cold resistant, so you can go about your cooking and washing-up without worrying about harming your fabulous new splashback.