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Kitchen splashbacks should not only be attractive but also easy to clean.
Make sure the splashback behind the cooktop can resist the constant heat and steam generated from cooking.
Tile splashbacks are still a popular choice due to the great range of choice in designs and colours to suit any style of kitchens.
Stainless steel splashbacks are durable and can withstand high temperatures, making it ideal to be used behind cooktops/ hobs. You can use stainless steel splashbacks sparingly with other splashback materials.
Stainless steel splashbacks can also come in other finishes apart from the commonly used smooth satin finish. Stainless steel spalshbacks with special texures and patterns not only add interest to a kitchen but also seem to hide scratches better than a plain smooth splashback.
Glass splashbacks are becoming very popular these days because of its simple design and ease to clean. Glass splashbacks can be painted in almost any colour to suit your decor. You can even use clear glass splashbacks to display and protect your favourite wall paper from dirt and grease in your kitchen.
You can use the same material for both benchtops and splashbacks to create a continuous colour scheme from vertical to horizontal surfaces.
Kitchen flooring should be easy to clean and safe to walk on. Timber flooring provides a warm atmosphere and is ideal for a kitchen if sealed properly. Timber flooring can also be sanded back if required.
Laminate flooring is easy to lay and durable. It requires less maintenance than timber and never needs resanding. Always wipe off any spillage to avoid liquid seeping through the joints or you can choose one that is highly resistant to moisture.
An alternative to timber flooring is bamboo flooring. Bamboo flooring is harder than many timber floorboards and grows at a faster rate than timber does, making it more environmentally friendly than timber.
Vinyl flooring is easy to clean and comfortable to walk on. It has good insulation properties and comes in either sheets or tiles, making it easy to lay.
Tiles remain a popular choice for kitchen flooring because they are hard-wearing and come in a variety of colours and designs to suit any kitchen designs. Ceramic tiles are commonly used in kitchens but other tiles such as slate and stone are also used in kitchens.
Other flooring options include linoleum, polished concrete, cork, etc. The choice is endless.
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