Consider Tiles for Splashbacks0
If you love the modern look of a glass splashback for your kitchen but your renovating budget doesn’t quite stretch that far, you may be surprised to find that there are a range of great tiles on the market that allow you to achieve a similar look at a fraction of the cost. After having a glass splashback myself in the past I’m the first one to admit that they look great and are so easy to clean, but when it came time to select a splashback for our current home I decided that I wanted something different. I put my trust in the young sales assistant at the local tile selection centre who advised me to use a white high gloss large format tile in 600mm x 300mm. It worked out great because the large size of the tile meant that there were minimal grout lines.
Large 600mm x 300mm tiles are popular in new bathrooms and are easy to find, but just make sure that you choose a gloss finish so that they are easy to clean in a kitchen environment. If you opt for tiles you can always use a sealant on the grout lines to ensure that cleaning is easier, but do this soon after the tiling work has been completed so that you don’t seal in any unwanted stains later down the track.
If you do choose a glass splashback don’t forget to factor in the cost of cuts around power points and start thinking about the paint colour that you would like behind the glass. Be mindful that you will be looking at this colour for a long time and it’s not easy to change so if you are unsure it might be best to ask a colour consultant or interior designer for advice.
by Belinda Flanagan, Build Local
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