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Splashbacks buying guide

Check out the top 5 things you need to know when buying a new splashback with our helpful guide.

By installing a splashback in your kitchen, you can protect the area behind your hob from grease and food splatters and make stained walls a thing of the past. With a wide range of materials and colours to choose from, you can keep your walls spotless whilst adding a stylish touch to your kitchen too. We’ve put together a handy buying guide to help you find the perfect splashback for you.

Different materials

Splashbacks are designed to protect your kitchen walls from hot splashes of oil and food splatters, so whichever material you choose, you know the area behind your hob will always be clean and free from stains. Choosing the right material simply comes down to what you think will look best, so whether you go for hardwearing stainless steel or stylish coloured glass, you can pick the perfect splashback to complement your kitchen.

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Choosing the right size

When you’re choosing your splashback, you need to make sure it’s the right size for your kitchen. If you want it to sit behind a standard sized hob or cooker, you’ll need to make sure it’s less than 85cm wide. If you have a larger hob or range cooker underneath, any splashback above 85cm wide will fit perfectly. So, make sure you check the width beforehand so you know it will complement your other appliances.

What kind of adhesive you'll need

Splashbacks are really simple to install as they come with adhesive to help you fix it to the wall in your kitchen. Depending on which splashback you choose, it will come with either clear silicone adhesive or tile adhesive. Make sure you choose one with the right type of adhesive, so you can safely secure it to your kitchen wall whether it’s tiled or not.

How easy it is to clean

There aren’t many of us who enjoy cleaning, so if you avoid housework at all costs, you should look for a splashback that will look spotless without the hard work. If you choose a splashback that has an easy clean finish, the smooth surface prevents food splatters sticking and becoming really difficult to remove. So once you’ve finished preparing your meal, any stains and splashes will wipe away with ease.

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Which colour to choose

With a huge range of colours to choose from, you can find a splashback that’ll perfectly suit your kitchen. From sleek stainless steel to bright coloured glass, you’ll be sure to make a statement in your home. If you prefer a more streamlined look, you can choose from different shades of black, white, silver and grey to match your counters and worktops instead.