Pros and Cons of Quartz Stone Splashbacks

Quartz Stone SplashbacksA splashback is not something you should think about leaving out your kitchen redecoration efforts. If you want to make your décor last for much longer, it’s important to go with the right equipment.

The main function of a stone or glass splashback is to ensure that food spillages and splashes don’t make it onto your walls and cabinets, potentially staining them, or simply making cleaning up a harder job. Of course, you need to shop around to ensure that you get the best splashback for your budget and your needs. At InovaStone we have a large selection of stone for splashbacks but also beautiful glass slapshbacks including mirror, printed, painted, coloured and picture splashbacks to suit your kitchen or bathroom needs.

There are several choices you can go with in terms of the material for a splashback, and the most popular ones include:

  • Glass
  • Laminate
  • Natural stone
  • Metal/steel

Some people opt for wood, but this is a very high maintenance choice, because you will need to regularly seal it to avoid warping, and it may also not be as easy to wipe clean. For this particular chat we are going to focus on one of the most popular choices and also one of the easiest to clean – quartz stone.

Let’s check out the pros and cons of quartz splashbacks, to give you more of an idea.

The Pros of Quartz Stone Splashbacks

Easy to clean – Quartz is ultra easy to clean regardless of whether we’re talking about worktops, splashbacks, or tiles. Simply use warm, soapy water and a soft cloth, and that’s all you need. Avoid anything harsh chemical-wise, and avoid abrasive cleaning cloths also.

Non-porous – Quartz is a non-porous stone, which means it doesn’t absorb water and it doesn’t harbour bacteria. This is ideal in a kitchen, because you don’t want any hidden nasties floating around!

Very highly scratch resistant – Whilst you shouldn’t use anything abrasive on your quartz splashback, quartz will stand up to a lot of effort so it’s not going to scratch easily.

Very strong and long-lasting – Quartz is a natural stone which is mined from the earth, and that means you are looking at a very strong stone overall. You will receive quartz content of around 93%, with the rest being resin for the colour you choose.

You can go for a wrap-around effect – If you have installed a quartz worktop, you can wrap the effect around onto your splashback, to give a continual effect. This is a fantastic appearance.

The Cons of Quartz Stone Splashbacks

Large range of colours and patterns could get confusing – There is a huge amount of choice, and that means you have a time consuming decision on your hands. Be careful that you don’t opt for an on-trend colour or pattern, which isn’t going to ‘go’ with anything else if you decide to redecorate. View our quartz

You will need to have your splashback installed professionally for the best appearance – Yes, you could attempt to do it yourself, but if you want to really get the best results, and the most long-lasting results, you should have a professional come and install your splashback for you.

As you can see, there are considerably more pros than cons, and that means that you are certainly looking at a fantastic and durable option when you decide to go for quartz splashbacks. Natural stone is a very long-lasting choice no matter what part of your kitchen you are installing it into, but if you can combine a splashback with a worktop, you will have one of the most professional-looking kitchens around.

Pros and Cons for Stone Splashbacks

stone-splashbackSplashbacks are vital to maintain your kitchen; food splatters do not look great on new walls and paintwork, and that means if you want to keep your kitchen looking clean and sparkling for longer, you are going to have to install a stone splashback of some kind over your hob.

Which do you go for, glass or stone?

Stone is a great choice for many reasons, but in order to give you the best and most complete overview, here are the pros and cons of choosing a stone splashback from Inova Stone.

Pros of a Stone Splashback

  • If you have a stone countertop then you can have your stone splashback in the same material and colour, and it works as a continuation. This looks fantastic within your décor, and is something which you can’t have if you choose glass.
  • Stone splashbacks are very strong and durable, because they are made of a natural and hard-wearing material. This gives you a long-lasting choice which is going to stand the test of time.
  • Stone splashbacks are available in a huge number of different colours and patterns, so you can choose a design which compliments your current décor or the one you are changing your kitchen too.
  • You don’t have to worry about scratch and heat resistance, as stone is known to be very high on both counts. If you choose granite or quartz then you have ultra heat resistance and ultra stain resistance.
  • Stone splashbacks are also very easy to clean with mild detergent and a regular cloth. Avoid anything abrasive.

Cons of a Stone Splashback

  • Unless you choose quartz, you are going to have to maintain your stone splashback annually by sealing it. This can add to cost and will be something you need to make sure you dokitchen-splashbacks-red properly, to ensure it stays in tip-top condition.
  • A professional will need to fit your stone splashback, as this is not something which you can do with basic DIY skills. If you attempt it yourself and don’t seal or install properly then your splashback is not going to stand up to demands and will probably degrade very easily.
  • Stone splashbacks are more expensive when compared to glass, in terms of the initial cost, installation, and maintenance.
  • A stone splashback is best reserved for a traditionally designed kitchen, such as a country cottage or rustic option. If you have a modern kitchen, then glass is probably a better choice for you.

Whichever option you go for, remember to clean and maintain your splashback regularly, in order to keep it looking as good as possible, for as long as possible. It’s equally as important to shop around for the best deals, as you may fall lucky and find a real bargain. Whilst stone is a little more expensive than glass for a splashback, it does look fantastic and very professional when installed, whereas glass may look modern, but perhaps don’t have the same sparkle and opulence that a stone splashback does. Of course, the continuity option of your stone countertop is also a major plus point.

If you can find a bargain, look after it, and maintain it whenever it needs to be maintained, then you will find that your stone splashback will more than last the test of time, and whatever your hob wants to throw at it!