A splashback is more than just eye candy for your kitchen. It performs the practical role of protecting your kitchen from spills, grease, and grime of any nature. As such, choosing the right splashback becomes the stuff of great importance.
There are many things you have to take into consideration to make sure you don’t end up regretting your purchase. That is exactly what we plan to help you with, in this article.
We will look at both Tile and glass splashbacks and figure out how they are different from one another in function, look, and their merits and demerits.
So, without much further ado, let’s get started
Advantages of Glass Splashbacks
Glass splashbacks give your kitchen a more modern futuristic look than the ones you would get with a tiled surface. It is great for the cooking area, or you can even cover your entire kitchen with glass splashback. Its pristine elegance is what ends up giving your kitchen a modern look.
Glass can literally brighten up your kitchen. As light reflects on the glass, you might find your kitchen exudes a brighter look. It can also add to the illusion of space in your kitchen by making your kitchen seem larger than it actually is. Now, who doesn’t want a spacious kitchen, even if it is all just an illusion. Ignorance is bliss.
Ease of Cleaning
As there is no grout with glass splashbacks, it makes the entire cleaning process far more convenient. You can clean the entire splashback using a simple glass cleaner, without any extra effort.
Your glass splashback marks a contrast to all the other features of your kitchen, mainly the cabinet and kitchen top. As such, it in itself becomes a stunning feature of your kitchen.
As a glass splashback come without any crevices or joins, it is impossible for mold or fungus to grow on them. This helps you keep your kitchen clean and healthy, which is probably one of its biggest advantages. The kitchen is where your food is made; you would want such a place to be safe and healthy. Glass splashbacks ensure that happens.
Advantage of Tiles Splashbacks
Unlike with glass splashbacks, you get a variety of options, colors, textures, styles, and sizes to choose from when it comes to Tiles splashbacks. With tiles, the possibility of customizing your kitchen is almost boundless.
If glass giving your kitchen a modern look, tiles go the opposite route and give your kitchen a much more traditional feel. Some tile designs are so medieval that they can conjure a feeling of a bygone era lost in time. Hence, tiles are a perfect option for those who want to give their kitchen a traditional feel.
One of the appealing aspects of a tiled splashback is its price. It way more affordable than a glass splashback and can easily fit within your budget. Tiles can also be bought as “seconds” in various warehouses.
Glass sizes might not come in sizes that fit your kitchen, which means they have to be cut to be brought down to size. That is not the issue with tiles as they are low cost and easier to cut. Due to the various sizes in which tiles come in, you might now even have to cut it down anyway.
Texture and Patterns
You can find wall tiles that come in a variety of texture and patterns. On glass splashbacks, you don’t have that kind of freedom as you are usually stuck with a monotone design, which is fine if that is what you are going for.
The Bottom Line
If you are still finding it hard to choose from the two options between glass and tiles, then exercise patience and wait. Arrange the rest of your kitchen first, and once that is done, you will have the groundwork laid to make your splashback decision more convenient.
Also, choose neutral colors, choose a color you believe will last for years to come. This will make the task of reselling the splashback much easier in the future. If you really want bright colors in your kitchen, choose bright appliances and utensils instead.