A kitchen splashback is both pretty and practical, guarding your walls and hob from damage while also adding to your decor. Many interior designers will stress the importance of a well-chosen splashback, as these days they are a feature which more and more homebuyers will look out for.
That said, choosing a kitchen splashback option can be difficult, especially since many materials are simply too much of a hassle to be a viable option. Some websites claim marble can be a wonderful choice, but in fact it can stain and discolour extremely easy. That is not to say that you do not have a wide variety of options to choose from, however; you just need to know what you are in for!
Most of the time a kitchen splashback will be installed by a local tiler, though obviously this will depend on your choice of materials. A glass splashback, for example, may instead be installed by a kitchen fitter. Pay close attention to the requirements of each choice, as some will need to be fitted in a certain way, others will need more regular maintenance and others still could be fare more expensive to install and look after than their low price tag suggests.
To help you along, here are a few of our favourite ideas for new kitchen splashbacks!