When choosing a splash back for your kitchen which do you believe will give you the best effect to suit what you wish to achieve.
With a glass splash back you have the advantage of no grout as you have with wall tiles. In most cases there is no joins so you get this continuous free flowing look that a Glass splash back can provide. Also, usually the colour of the Glass splash back is a contrasting colour to the kitchen doors or bench tops, so the colour of the Glass splash back becomes a stunning feature in its own right. There has been a dramatic increase in the use and popularity of Glass as Kitchens become a true focal point in today’s modern kitchens. Prices, depending on the size of the kitchen and the colour of the Glass are usually between $1800 to $3,600.
Wall Tiles : Still a popular choice with many kitchen renovator’s due to the large choice of wall tiles available and its low cost. The most popular choice is the larger tiles, usually 200mm X 400mm in size or larger. This size can give the kitchen a stunning look. ( The most popular colour is one that matches the colour of the cabinet doors) This also reduces the amount of grout that is visible between the tiles. A common problem with tiles is that sometimes the grout comes out between the bottom of the tile and the bench top and that the colour of the grout, if white, will discolour after about 5 to 7 years. This problem can be easily fixed by simply re grouting. Sometimes a feature tile can be added for a more effect, but feature tiles can also outdate within a few years. Prices for tiling a kitchen can be approximately $600 which includes the cost of the tile, labour, glue and grout.