In this guide we’ll take a look at the best splashbacks.
I’ve compared material, size, design and cost
to give you my top recommendations.
What is the Best Splashback?
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Art3d Peel and Stick Wall Tile for Kitchen Backsplash Review
The Art3d Peel and Stick Wall Tile for Kitchen Backsplash is the best cooker backsplash on the market. Designed with ease of use in mind, this backsplash can simply be peeled and stuck to your wall. It’s perfect for both kitchens and bathrooms.
This backsplash is both flexible and resistant to humidity, which makes it great for rooms where temperature changes are frequent. Each sheet measures 12” x 12”, and there are 10 tiles included. You’ll have a 120” x 120” coverage area.
Available in a gorgeous monochrome design, these tiles suit any style of kitchen and any colour scheme. If you’re looking for the best kitchen backsplash on the market, look no further!
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Stickgoo Subway Tiles Self Adhesive Kitchen Splashbacks Review
The Stickgoo Subway Tiles Self Adhesive Kitchen Splashbacks are the best subway-tile splashbacks on the market. These tiles are 2-3 times thicker than ordinary peel and stick wall tiles which gives them superior durability.
These splashbacks measure 12” x 12” which gives them a wide coverage area, and there are 10 sheets included. They can be installed using the ultra-strong backing glue, sticking firmly to any smooth and clean surface, as well as lightly textured walls.
Perfect for kitchens, these tiles are resistant to heat and moisture. They can be installed without professional help, while the subway-style design looks great in any kitchen!
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Fire Door Guru Satin Stainless Steel Splashback Review
The Fire Door Guru Satin Stainless Steel Splashback is the best stainless steel splashback on the market. Perfect when installed behind hobs, this splashback will protect your walls and give your kitchen the finishing touch it needs.
Suitable for both gas and electric hobs in a variety of widths, this splashback is versatile and easy to install. Simply glue the metal side onto the surface, then remove the grey protective film from the front side once it’s in place.
Manufactured in Great Britain and measuring 1.2mm thick, this splashback is fantastic quality. It measures 600 x 500mm which makes it suitable for a variety of hob sizes. It’s very easy to clean after cooking.
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Nidda Clear Toughened Heat Resistant Glass Splashback Review
The Nidda Clear Toughened Heat Resistant Glass Splashback is the best glass splashback on the market, designed with elegance and ease of cleaning in mind.
This splashback is available in 7 sizes, to suit the area you want to cover. From 50 x 60cm, up to 70 x 90cm, this splashback can be purchased to fit any size of hob. It’s made from 6mm clear glass, and it offers heat resistance of up to 470 degrees!
Although slightly trickier to install than others on this list, this splashback is fitted with chrome screws which gives it fantastic stability. It’s strong, lightweight and flexible, plus it’s extremely easy to clean after use!
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Stickgoo Stick on Tiles Backsplash for Kitchen Review
The Stickgoo Stick on Tiles Backsplash for Kitchen are the best blue backsplash tiles, boasting a lovely subway style design. Measuring 2.5mm, these tiles are thicker than other peel and stick wall tiles. Each tile is solid and durable.
These sheets measure 12.6” x 10.6” each, and there are 10 sheets included. They stick to your wall using strong adhesive which is 3X stronger than backing glue. They can be stuck both on smooth surfaces, and lightly textured walls.
Resistant to heat and moisture, these tiles can be used in both kitchens and bathrooms. It’s easy to install them yourself; simply peel and stick! They are very easy to wipe down after use.
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Nidda Black Toughened Glass Splashback Review
The Nidda Black Toughened Glass Splashback is my top pick for contemporary kitchens! This splashback has a stunning black finish that gives it a modern and elegant look, while it’ll also protect your walls from stains and spills.
This splashback is easy to install using solvent-free glue, and it’s available in 7 different sizes. The glass is heat resistant and lightweight, making it easy to clean and very easy to install.
If you’re looking for the best black glass splashback, the Nidda Black Toughened Glass Splashback should be at the top of your list!
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SIA SP60BL Black Toughened Glass Kitchen Splashback Review
The SIA SP60BL Black Toughened Glass Kitchen Splashback is the best value glass splashback on the market. Measuring 60 x 75cm, this splashback can be installed behind larger hobs, either gas or electric.
This splashback is made from toughened safety glass which gives it fantastic durability. Its stunning black design ensures it’ll suit any style of kitchen. It is easy to install, although you’ll need to purchase glue separately.
Arguably the best value splashback on the market, this glass sheet does a fantastic job of protecting your kitchen walls from spills and stains. It can simply be wiped clean after use.
Splashback Buyer’s Guide
Kitchens can be messy places, and while most parts of a kitchen are easy to clean, the walls aren’t quite so forgiving. A splashback can be installed behind your hob to catch any food spills and grease.
Splashbacks are also very stylish, available in a range of designs to suit your kitchen. Not sure what to look for when it comes to the best splashback? Take a look at this buyer’s guide.
Splashbacks are usually made from laminate, stainless steel or glass. Laminate is the most popular option, as it’s available in a range of colours and designs. It’s hard wearing, affordable and can be glued or stuck directly onto your old tiles. Some laminate splashbacks are waterproof, so they can be installed in bathrooms as well as behind your hob.
Stainless steel is ultra-hygienic, which makes it a great option for kitchens. It’s also water-resistant which ensures it can be installed in bathrooms and behind your hob. Stainless steel is relatively easy to maintain and clean after use, but it can be trickier to install.
Finally, glass splashback. This is usually tempered and toughened, which gives it great heat resistance and ease of maintenance. Glass can bring a bright and airy feel to your kitchen, and it’s often available in a range of colours.
You’ll need to purchase a splashback to suit the size you have available. If you’re planning on covering your kitchen walls, be prepared to spend more. For an area behind the hob or another small area of kitchen, you won’t need nearly so much splashback.
Some splashbacks come with sheets included so you can easily create the right size, while those made from glass or stainless steel will need to be purchased in the exact size needed.
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to the design of your splashback. Subway style designs are very popular, while plain sheets of glass or stainless steel look classy and elegant. Tiles are available in a range of patterns and colours to suit the style of your kitchen. Brick or wood-effect splashback will add a touch of rustic charm to your kitchen!
Ease of Installation
Most splashbacks for home use are designed for installation without professional help. Those with a peel and stick installation are the easiest, but they tend to be a little flimsier than others on the market. Adhesive glue is another option, although this may need to be purchased separately.
Some stainless steel splashbacks will need to be screwed or drilled into place. While this is a little fiddlier, you should find it lasts a lot longer.
How to fit a splashback behind a cooker?
Installing a splashback is relatively straightforward, but it will require some care to get it straight. Ideally, your splashback arrives in the perfect size, but if not, you will need to cut it yourself. Ensure your wall is clean and dry before installing your splashback.
Test place your splashback by putting it gently against the wall and check it fits into position. Apply the adhesive glue across the entire reverse side of your splashback, then lift it back up to the wall and place the base exactly where it needs to be. Keep the rest of the splashback away from the wall.
Push the splashback into the wall from the bottom, working upwards at the same pressure. Once the splashback is in place, leave it to cure for 24 hours before removing the protective film from the front.
Apply a silicone sealer where your worktop meets your splashback to ensure any moisture that hits your splashback doesn’t run down into the back of your hob.
A kitchen splashback will both enhance the look of your kitchen and protect your walls from grease, moisture and spills. For its wide coverage area, value for money and gorgeous monochrome design, it’s the Art3d Peel and Stick Wall Tiles that claim my top spot as the best splashback.