Originally the aesthetics for kitchen backsplashes were taken for granted. Backsplashes were 10-15cm tall, covering a tiny area above the countertops, usually behind a stove or a sink.
Today things have changed. Kitchen backsplashes have become trendy and as important as countertops and cabinets.
Due to the versatility and variety of backsplashes that have become available in the market.
For starters, the functionality: backsplashes prevent walls from getting greasy and damaged from the constant exposure to cooking oils, steam, moisture and heat. Moreover, grout-free and anti-bacterial backsplash options reduce bacterial growth, mold and mildew.
Backsplashes have the ability to hide any surface imperfections behind the original structure of a wall, covering noticeable gaps and any roughness.
Lastly, a truly wide variety of modern backsplash materials and colours can offer the perfect backdrop to style a variety of spaces.
The supply and demand for kitchen backsplashes have increased significantly. In order to stay competitive and innovative, suppliers are constantly improving the design aspect of the product, as well as keeping their prices competitive.
Nowadays, if you do not want to go for expensive marble or stone wall coverings, or perhaps imported tiles or toughened glass, you can opt for other materials that provide the same benefits without sacrificing any aesthetic elements.
It is no secret that tiled walls and glass backsplashes were extremely popular in the past. But the past is where they belong! There are so many innovative options in the market now, due to technological advancements, we are lucky to have more than just good old tiles and glass.