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Kitchen Capital WA Splashbacks

Shelley Fynn chats about Splashbacks

Your new kitchen is looking beautiful but needs that finishing touch.  Time to add that splash of colour, perhaps with a bright and bold splashback?  Splashbacks are functional – we need them to be flame retardant behind cooktops, and easy to clean, but they can also be a real feature!  The options available are growing – there are some exciting new products on the market.  You will want to select a product in keeping with the style of your kitchen.

We have some samples to view here at Kitchen Capital WA of Metaline and Laminam as well as various stones.  Good luck choosing!

Tiles

Tiles are still a popular, and often economical option and, depending on the tile selected, can blend in with traditional style kitchens as well as modern.

Glass

Glass continues to be a very popular choice and a great option if you want a striking, bold colour.  No grout also means easy to clean.

Glass – Graphikote by WA Glasskote

Want to add your own personal touch? You can select a photo or picture which can be digitally imbedded and scanned directly onto glass. You can have your own unique, custom-made splashback!

Stone – matching colour for continuity

Stone to match your benches is also a lovely option, especially if you prefer not to introduce an additional application and you want the colours to flow.  Of course, you are not restricted in selecting the stone in the same colour for the bench and the splash.

Combination – glass and stone

A common trend is to use a feature colour for one area in glass, usually behind the cooktop, and to then use stone to match the benches to finish off the other walls.

Combination - stainless steel, stone and panels.

Stainless Steel  as a splashback is still popular. This picture shows a combination of stainless steel, stone and tongue & groove panels.

Metaline – Autumn Perle

There  are some fantastic other options like Metaline and Laminam.  Consider Laminex Metaline for a splashback as an alternative to glass.  It is an aluminium-based product available in large sheet sizes of 3600 or 1800 (by 800 or 1500), all 4mm thick.  Metaline is flame retardant and therefore suitable for use behind both gas and electric cooktops.  Metaline has the ability to bend for internal and external corners and can be folded for   closed edges.  It can also be measured and installed in a matter of hours.  For a free sample chip, call 1800 002 204. For more information visit www.laminex.com.au or call 132 136.

 

Laminam – ‘Progetto Metropolis Nero’

Laminam comes in large porcelain stoneware slabs, 3000×1000 reducing the number of joins and grout required.  The large size, teamed with the   lightweight nature resulting from the reduced thickness (only 3mm), makes Laminam ideal for kitchens splashbacks.  Laminam is resistant to shocks and scratches, is water and oil repellent and also resistant to acids and UV rays. Laminam is very durable, easy to clean and hygienic since they are non absorbent. The slabs are natural and free from toxic substances.  Laminam is imported from Italy – view their site at www.laminam.it/en .  They have a large range of colours and   textures.  To view the range in WA, visit stockists GBI www.gbi.com.au  Photo courtesy of GBI.