The main purpose of a kitchen splashback is primarily to protect the walls behind kitchen surfaces (including cooker tops and hobs) from heat damage and accidental splashes from cooking. Although a splashbacks dominant feature is to protect your walls, they can often make quite a statement in your overall kitchen aesthetic. Due to the limitless choice of materials used for kitchen splashbacks, they are versatile and can take on a more traditional look when paired with wooden cabinets or more modern when paired with high gloss finishes. However, the seemingly endless supply of materials for kitchen splashbacks can occasionally feel overwhelming, here are our simple tips which will help you narrow down your choices so you can select the ideal splashback for your space.

Visual appeal

The most common materials for kitchen splashbacks include stone, glass, stainless steel and tiles, to choose the right material you must consider the visual appeal of your kitchen then pick your material accordingly. Stone splashbacks are visually appealing and can help add a hint of class, In comparison, glass is a great option for more contemporary kitchens. Glass can be easily colour-matched to mirror your kitchen scheme, it is also simple to clean and has exceptional reflective qualities which can brighten any dark room by bouncing light.

When choosing a splashback if your highest priority is durability and resistance stainless steels or stone are superb options. It’s also worth considering using the same material as your kitchen worktop for your splashback, this helps create an attractive, consistent look throughout your whole kitchen.

Pick the right colour

Once you have chosen what material you would like for your splashback, the most important thing to think about is colour. Picking colours that correspond to your worktop tones will help give your kitchen a more consistent look. But, if you want your splashback to be more prominent and be the focal point of your kitchen, you should consider choosing contrasting colours.


Maintenance is another main thing to consider before picking the best kitchen splashback for your home. Different materials are easier to clean than others, and this should be taken into consideration before you purchase. Stainless steel is hard-wearing and easy to clean; however, it can be difficult to keep looking pristine, glass splashbacks are unchallenging to wipe but may need buffing to keep shiny and free of smears. Stone splashbacks are designed to withstand constant use, they’re scratch, stain-resistant and easy to wipe clean. It is vital that you choose a splashback that is most convenient for you so that you will not have to spend money on hiring professionals for maintenance.

Think About Your Budget

Adding a splashback to your kitchen is a great investment; however, everyone's budget differs. Although splashbacks offer convenience and can help improve the appearance of your kitchen, you should consider your budget before purchasing. It is paramount that you look at different options available within your budget as it will help you find the best splashback that is within your price range.

A splashback is a practical and attractive addition to any kitchen if you are wanting to know more about materials that can best fit your needs, contact us today on 0191 4477440. You can also see a range of our previous work here -

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Porcelain worktops have become popular over the last five years due to its unique aesthetic appeal, making it a material that is very on-trend. Porcelain is certainly a material of choice to consider when renovating both kitchens and bathrooms due to its long list of pros including -

  • Durability

  • Scratch-proof

  • Heat-proof

  • Aesthetically pleasing

  • Very stain-resistant

On top of all of that, Porcelain is incredibly easy to keep clean and is very low maintenance compared to a lot of other stones out there. Although effortless to clean anyone with a Porcelain surface must know how to clean and maintain the material properly to prolong its lifespan. Below we have created an easy guide to help you successfully take care of your Porcelain surfaces.

Cleaning Porcelain Worktops

Keeping Porcelain worktops clean, could not be easier. Modern manufacturing processes give the material a glaze which protects the surface and acts as a waterproof barrier. As Porcelain is a waterproof material it is especially simple to keep clean as the thought of spillages on your countertop or what cleaning products to use should never be a worry. To keep Porcelain sanitized and hygienic simply wipe down with warm water, a clean cloth or sponge and a mild soap, this routine is all that is required to maintain a sanitary surface for food preparations.

What to avoid

It is important to not use harsh chemicals such as bleach or ammonia on any Porcelain surface and avoid using harsh cleaning objects such as abrasive cleaning cloths, in particular scourers or steel wool. Although these are very unlikely to cause any damage to the actual worksurface, they will create small scratches and micro-abrasions which can dull the polish of your worktop.

Hopefully, after reading our easy to follow guide to help keep your Porcelain worktops clean, you now have all the information required to keep your surfaces hygienic and sanitary.

Porcelain worktops are a stylish and practical addition to any kitchen. Browse our portfolio to see some of our previous works or contact us today on 0191 4477440 to chat with a member of our team.

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When deciding which material to pick for new kitchen countertops, many homeowners may choose a surface purely based on its appearance. Whilst aesthetics are a top priority for many; there are various other essential aspects to take into deliberation, such as the durability, maintenance requirements and longevity of materials.

Solid surface countertops have been around for over 50 years and are a mainstay in both kitchens and bathrooms. Not only are they visually pleasing with a whole range of colours to choose from, but solid surface worktops can be a perfect alternative to other, more conventional materials, namely stone or wood. There are many advantages to installing solid surface countertops in your home, and the idea behind solid surfaces was to create something that looked like natural stone but is non-porous and a fraction of the price.

What Are The Major Selling Points Of Solid Surface Countertops?

Durable - Solid surface countertops are extremely tough, strong, and they even resist bacterial growth. They’re highly stain and scratch-resistant, and burns can be sanded away with fine-grit abrasive paper or sanding accessories. Solid surface countertops are man-made and manufactured from no less than sixty-six per cent natural mineral, which has been fused with polymer resins to make the material more robust and durable than the natural stone from which they are manufactured.

Non-porous - Although no surface is completely non-porous, a solid surface comes as close to being non-porous as any countertop material. As a direct result of this solid surfaces have an extremely low porosity which doesn't allow bacteria, mould or germs to settle anywhere on the surface. Neither do they stain nor absorb any liquids which may occur from food or beverage preparation, near zero-porosity means that maintenance demands of solid surface countertops are very low as they look newer for longer in comparison to other materials.

Easy to Maintain - Solid surface countertops are very easy to maintain and clean, making them a perfect addition to any busy kitchen. Daily maintenance is required. However, this is nothing less than a wipe down after use with either a damp cloth or a sponge.

Flawless Joints - Because solid surfaces are a man-made material, it is attainable to generate a seamless countertop. Having seamless joins will not only make the countertop look flawless but having no seams will also make it a great deal more hygienic than other materials which have visible joints. This is because liquids and pieces of food from kitchen preparation have nowhere to collect.

Long-Lasting - Properly maintaining a solid surface countertop can give it an extensive lifespan, and as previously mentioned, solid surfaces require very minimal maintenance. Solid surfaces are also resistant to fading, meaning that the colour of your countertops will remain intact over a long period. With solid surface countertops, you won’t need to worry about a faded material impacting the colour scheme of your interiors.

Solid surface countertops are a reliable and practical addition to any kitchen. If you would like more information or advice, do not hesitate to contact us on 0191 4477440, to chat with a member of our team. Or why not browse our portfolio to see some of our previous works

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