Your Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Splashbacks

When it comes to adding the final touches on any renovation project you can definitely go overboard with the detail. In all rooms there must be a standout piece that draws your attention if there are too many of these the room can tend to look cluttered or overcrowded.

When creating the perfect kitchen space, you may think that your Kitchen Splashback needs to be the attention seeker but sometimes you may be better off going with elegant. Rather than over the top.

With that in mind let’s look at your options including materials, installation and costs.

Old School

Tiling was always the way we finished off a room. It was known for its durability, low maintenance and cost-effectiveness. You could create patterns, use textured tiles and most of the time install it all yourself making it time efficient as well.

The thing we never thought about is “Do we want tiles, (especially older tiles when the grout starts to discolour), being the talking point of our kitchen?” Do Tiles really suit the look and feel we’re going for? Splashbacks are a personal choice, but remember to think long-term as you don’t want to be changing it in a year or 2.


Stainless steel or pressed metal was “a thing” back in the day when everyone wanted a kind of industrial, grunge look in their kitchens.

They thought it gave them the clean and sterile look that was synonymous with good food prep and TV chefs. The problem arose when they realised in a normal household kitchen, you didn’t want to scrub the walls each day to remove the grease and the fingerprints.

It was also harder to cut and install to gain an eat finish so disasters happened.

Cheap and Modern

DIY perspex Splashbacks are getting more and more popular as people start to try and do their renovations themselves to save some time and money. There are many suppliers willing to sell you sheets with the necessary “You can do it” catchphrases.

Installing perspex sounds easy until you realise you need specialised saws for cutting, it cracks and making neat lines around windows are near impossible unless you have the latest technology in saws (which cost more than an installer)

Lastly, they forget to tell you that if you’re using gas some of these cannot withstand the heat produced and will discolour and warp.


This is where the debate gets interesting because if you find a supplier of Splashbacks that have the full range of glass you can have any of the above, with the ease and cleanliness of glass.

A clear Glass Splashback, for instance, will allow you to show off your cupboards or bench tops instead of your walls. If you’re creating depth and mystery why not try a Black Kitchen Splashback to set off the white of the Cupboards.

Glass Splashback cost used to be the biggest hurdle, but with the options available today and the fact that most Glass Splashbacks for kitchens come with a 10-year guarantee it shouldn’t be the limiting factor anymore.

Create your space with DecoGlaze Glass Splashbacks and see your kitchen come to life.