Quartz Stone Splashbacks Vs Glass Splashbacks
A splashback is an integral part of your kitchen; not only does it look great, but it works to protect your walls from the splattering of food when cooking. Of course, you can go without one, but after a few days you will certainly see the major benefit that this piece of equipment can give you.
Many people don’t place that much importance on a splashback, simply because it doesn’t jump out at you, not like a work surface or the cabinets do, but the fact remains that a splashback will complete your kitchen design in many different ways.
Of course, within this you have several choices, but the main two go between quartz stone and glass.
Which should you choose?
Let’s look at them one by one and see if we can whittle down your decision.
Quartz Stone Splashbacks
Quartz is a very strong and durable stone, and the main three benefits are that it is a) stain resistant, b) heat resistant and c) doesn’t require maintenance after the initial installation. All of this adds up to a long lasting, strong, and cost effective choice.
If you have a quartz work surface then you can add serious style to your kitchen by continuing the splashback in the same colour and pattern as you have chosen for your work surface; this will simply mean the eyeline is drawn up in continuity and will look fantastic as a result. The fact the material requires little maintenance also means that aside from cleaning up regularly, as you would do anyway, you don’t need to seal the material more than once, i.e. when it is installed.
On the other hand you have the minimalistic and modern look of glass. First things first, the advantages. Glass is easy to clean, as you simply wipe it with a damp cloth and you’re sorted. Secondly, glass looks fantastic because it is modern and shiny, so if you have a modern kitchen décor, glass is going to look great and fit in perfectly. Glass is also cheaper than quartz, so if you’re on a budget, this is a great one to go for.
Of course, glass does chip occasionally so you need to be careful in terms of looking after your splashback. On top of this, you won’t have the continuity opportunity that you would have if you chose a quartz work surface and splashback.
You are really splitting hairs in terms of which one you go for, and you could argue that this is really down to cost and whether you want to continue your quartz colour and pattern scheme up from your current work surface. If you are on a budget, glass is probably going to be best, and this is also going to look equally as modern as your modern kitchen. If you have a more retro look, i.e. a farmhouse décor, then quartz will fit in better, because glass is always going to look more sleek and modern than quartz will.
Which will you choose?
The best advice is to check your budget, check your décor requirements and choose based on those two facets. If you have a modern kitchen, probably go for glass; if you have a retro or classic kitchen, go for quartz. If you’re simply on a budget? It’s glass for you.