A new kitchen splashback is a quick, easy and affordable way to transform your kitchen with a completely new look. This blog full of kitchen splashback inspiration shows you a range of options for splashbacks in kitchens. There are plenty of types of material to choose from. For example, materials such as wood, stainless steel, tiles or even glass can be used as kitchen splashbacks, or you can give your current splashback a makeover by painting or plastering it, for example. But an increasingly popular choice in this list is plastic. So are you looking for kitchen splashback inspiration? In this blog, you will discover five plastic splashback ideas for your kitchen.
1: Brushed copper
This copper-coloured brushed aluminium panel is an excellent example of a kitchen splashback. This robust panel is easy to keep clean and is very resistant to damage. We call the finish of this copper-coloured panel “brushed”. You will see that this sheet has a unique copper colour where the brushed finish completes the look. This copper-coloured sheet fits well in a black kitchen and also provides stylish warmth in, for example, an industrial or rural kitchen. Thanks to the warm copper colour, this panel accentuates kitchens of various colours and styles like no other. So if you are looking for ideas to add a bit of extra warmth and class to your kitchen, the brushed copper-coloured panel might be the ideal plastic sheet for you.
2: Brushed aluminium
With the sturdy brushed aluminium sandwich panels from Alupanel, you can give your kitchen splashback a stylish and robust look. These panels are made of the same material as the copper coloured version above. This modern panel is also strong, easy to clean and resistant to scratches and other damage. With the beautiful brushed finish and silvery aluminium colour, it certainly deserves its place in this blog on stylish ideas for splashbacks in your kitchen. This panel is an excellent example of how you can give the kitchen a contemporary or minimalist look with a new splashback.
3: Brushed black
Do you have a sleek black kitchen, and are you going for a calm, unified look? Or are you looking for a black splashback to contrast with your coloured kitchen? Then our black brushed aluminium panels could be just what you need for your new kitchen splashback. This panel is a good example of a kitchen backsplash ideas that give a kitchen a real facelift. For instance, it looks fantastic in both minimalist and country kitchens and also offers a stylish effect in an industrial kitchen. The surface of the sheet is brushed black. Thanks to the neutral colour combined with this subtle brushed finish, the panel is a good example of a kitchen splashback that can be used in almost all types of kitchens. Like the other variants of alupanel above, brushed black alupanel is also strong, does not damage easily and is very low-maintenance. In addition, aluminium panels are also easy and quick to fix. With black brushed Alupanel panels as a splashback, it’s a breeze to give your kitchen a cool look.
4: Acrylic sheet black
Acrylic sheet is a multifunctional plastic that is also very popular as a kitchen splashback. These black acrylic sheets give a streamlined look to, for example, a minimalist kitchen, but our acrylic sheets also provide that extra touch of style and class in a chic black kitchen. In any case, you can quickly and easily give your kitchen a real wow effect with black acrylic sheet. Acrylic is also a robust material and is easy to maintain. Please note that this material scratches a little faster than, for example, Alupanel, but you can easily remove any scratches with our polishing agents. And, of course, our acrylic sheets are easy and quick to install in your kitchen. Acrylic is especially suitable for kitchens with induction hobs, but this type of plastic is unsuitable for mounting behind gas burners because of the high temperatures. A good tip for your kitchen splashback is to clean it with antistatic cleaner so that the acrylic attracts as little dust as possible.
5: Acrylic sheet white
Thanks to their beautiful appearance, white acrylic sheets are a real eye-catcher in the kitchen. For example, these sheets are good examples of kitchen splashbacks that create a spacious and modern look. The contemporary look is partly due to the glossy finish on the white colour, which gives the panel more depth. You can’t place this acrylic splashback behind a gas stove either, but only behind an induction hob because it doesn’t give off heat. In addition, white acrylic sheets are strong and easy to clean. Just like the black acrylic sheets, these plastic sheets get scratches a little faster than, for example, Alupanel panels. However, you can quickly and easily remove any scratches with our polishing agents.
Advantages of plastic as a kitchen splashback
As these splashback ideas for your kitchen demonstrate, the popularity of plastic is increasing. And that is not surprising, as more and more people are discovering the advantages of this multifunctional material. For example, installing a plastic splashback is much easier and faster than installing a tiled wall. Moreover, you may soon find you need a professional for tiling. In addition, plastic is often more affordable than alternative materials. Plastic is also easy to maintain; it lasts a long time and gives the kitchen a stylish look. Furthermore, you can easily and quickly order your plastic sheets custom cut to size in any shape and size you require, so you can let your creativity run free!
Which material for a kitchen splashback do you choose?
There are several different types of plastic that you can use for a splashback in the kitchen. The most commonly used materials are Alupanel and acrylic sheet. But a material such as HPL can also be used as a kitchen splashback. Alupanel offers the most outstanding advantages here. This material lasts a long time, is easy to maintain and is resistant to scratches and damage. Acrylic also lasts a long time, is easy to maintain and is available in a wide range of colours and finishes. However, acrylic does scratch more easily than, for example, Alupanel and HPL. If the plastic splashback has to be placed close to a gas stove, we do not recommend this material because of the excessively high temperatures from a gas hob. With induction, no heat is released, as is the case with a gas stove. That is why acrylic can be used as a splashback behind an induction hob. HPL is also a strong material that is not easily damaged and is easy to maintain. The only difference is that this panel is heavier and slightly more difficult to machine yourself than Alupanel and acrylic. HPL is very hygienic due to its high molecular density but is perhaps not as aesthetically pleasing in a domestic kitchen.
Assembling one of these kitchen backsplash ideas yourself?
After all this kitchen backsplash inspiration, you will naturally want to install your new splashback as quickly as possible! And it’s achievable because our plastic sheets are effortless to assemble yourself. First, measure the kitchen wall so that you can order your plastic sheets cut to measure in exactly the desired size. Keep a margin of 2 mm. In addition, we can laser or mill any sockets or other shapes for you using a DXF file. View the instructions for how to create a DXF file here. Once you have received your order, remove the foil from the back of the panel, clean it with antistatic cleaner, and then apply the sealant adhesive. Apply this in dots every 15 centimetres at 2.5 cm from the edge. Then attach the panel to the kitchen wall and remove the foil from the front. Apply a little more sealant adhesive to the edges, and the job’s done! Watch our handy video about installing a kitchen splashback yourself for all the tips and tricks.
Order a custom kitchen splashback?
In short, plastics are a fantastic way to bring all your ideas for your kitchen splashback to life quickly and easily. Are you inspired by our kitchen backsplash examples and want to get started straight away? You can do this easily via the product page of your chosen material. Simply enter your desired dimensions in the configurator, or upload your DXF file. You will immediately see the price without having to request a quote! After you have placed your order, we will immediately get to work for you. We laser or saw the order directly to size so that we can ship it as quickly as possible. Not sure which panel suits your kitchen best? Order some samples first to make the best choice.