Stainless Steel Kitchen Splashback: Pros and Cons

There are many materials for kitchen splashback, such as glass, tiles, and stainless steel. Besides glass, stainless steel kitchen splashback has become hot topic for kitchen splashback.

About Stainless Steel Kitchen Splashback

Many people love using kitchen splashback from stainless steel. From its appearance, stainless steel will give modern and contemporary feel into your kitchen. Moreover, some people use stainless steel as their backsplash because they see it as an investment – its durability shouldn’t be questioned anymore. The color of stainless steel also will not disappear easily; you just need to clean it up without any particular treatment. Stainless steel can be fireproof, but it doesn’t mean you can place it near with the source of fire.

Before using stainless steel kitchen splashback, you should pay attention to several things. First, make sure the measurement of your kitchen splashback. The size determines the price that you’ll be paid. When it’s being cut, stainless steel splashback has general size: 900 mm or 1200 mm and 750mm as the height. Meanwhile, the minimum height for splashback is around 450 mm, from the outer part of the bench, if you use usual stove. But if you have electric stove, the height can be 600 mm. Thickness also should be included in your list. Usually you can discuss about this with your manufacturers, but the measurement is around 0.5 until one mm.

fitting stainless steel splashbacks

Weaknesses of Using Stainless Steel

All materials are not perfect, similar thing happens to stainless steel. Using stainless still is not really affordable, especially if you want it to be adjusted with your style. But the price is equal with the durability and also the appearance of the stainless steel. You also need to think about labor cost and installation cost if there’s any. After that, even though stainless steel is considered as fire proof, but you shouldn’t put it near the source of fire because stainless steel is included as a conductor. Make sure your stove is around 200 mm away from the splashback.

On the other hand, although many people believe stainless steel is easy to be cleaned, there are other people who disagree with that. Stainless steel’s surface can be damaged easily by bleach, salt, acids, and metal objects. As if those weaknesses are not enough, you should also notice that stainless steel is actually not a lightweight material. Therefore, if, in case you need to move your splashback, you might need the help from the other people because it may be too troublesome for you to deal with the moving on your own.

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