Uncovering The Pros and Cons Of Stainless Steel Splashbacks

Most people would agree that the kitchen is the most important room of their home – a place where the family gather to eat together and catch up with what’s been happening in their day. Whether you use your kitchen for preparing food, dining, or entertaining, a great looking kitchen says a lot about you and your property – especially if there are stainless steel splashbacks.

Superb protection and aesthetics

Splashbacks are an important feature behind the sink or stove in your kitchen and can also be used in other rooms in the house where water is frequently used. A stainless steel splashback is a bit like armour, protecting what’s beneath it, and stopping moisture from getting into your walls.

Not only do splashbacks offer protection but they also have obvious aesthetic features which can totally transform the appearance of your kitchen. Stainless steel is one of the most expensive materials used for kitchen splashbacks and lends a gorgeous modern aesthetic. It can be installed over existing tiles or directly onto plasterboard.

Depending on your needs, a stainless steel splashback can be purchased pre-cut to match your cabinet heights and sink width, or it can be custom made to suit the shape and design of your kitchen. Typically 304 grade stainless steel is used for splashbacks and come with a thickness of 0.5 to 1.5mm. It provides outstanding resistance to corrosion, although it’s important to ensure that any joints are properly welded together.

So what are the advantages of stainless steel splashbacks?

  • Resistance to heat and water
  • Stylish and modern
  • Durable
  • Practical
  • Easy to clean

All of that said, because stainless steel has a beautiful reflective surface it does mean that any marks such as fingerprints, food smudges, and water will be very apparent; so you’ll have to pay particular care to its maintenance if you want to retain its pristine finish.

What about disadvantages?

  • Marks easily
  • Scratches easily
  • Is relatively expensive

At Metro Steel we have a saying that if you can imagine it, then most times we can make it. We also have extensive knowledge of working with stainless steel and can advise and recommend the best type of steel for your project. Installing a custom made stainless steel splashback is just one way of making your kitchen unique and also acts as a talking point, if you’re considering selling your home. If you’ve got an idea for a custom stainless steel product then come and talk to the experts at Metro Steel. You can call us on 07 3204 1000 or drop by our premises at Kabi Circuit, Deception Bay.

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