THE SPLASHBACK SURFACES
ONCE PURELY PRACTICAL, THE KITCHEN’S BEST SUPPORTING ACT IS NOW A STYLE STATEMENT IN ITS OWN RIGHT
JUST LIKE OUR kitchen benchtops, we demand a lot from our splashbacks: they must be hard-wearing, hygienic, easy to clean and resilient to heat. Pair that with the requisite wow-factor and the humble splashback suddenly has a lot to answer for. It’s all about finding the sweet spot that straddles both practicality and style, says Vanessa Thompson, strategic designer for Beaumont Tiles. “You want something that adds to your space’s overall design concept – but also protects the walls.” Here’s our comprehensive guide to finding your perfect splashback, in a material that suits your lifestyle and the look you love.
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