Have you considered installing splashbacks in your kitchen, but you can’t decide about the material? Certainly, some of the most popular choices are glass and stone splashbacks. But when it comes to choosing one or the other, that can give you hard times. Continue reading and find out which material will be better for your new splashbacks.
1. Both have numerous varieties
Glass can come in various colours and finishes, so can stone. Several stone types can be used for splashbacks, such as granite, marble and quartz. Each has its characteristics, but there are general aspects that apply to all.
2. Glass is stain resistant, so are some stones
Some stones, quartz, in particular, are resistant to staining just like glass. You will never have to worry about food splashes staining your walls.
3. They are resistant to high temperatures
Both glass and stones will handle high temperature with ease. They will not melt or break even if you are cooking for hours.
4. Stones are more resistant to scratching
Stones, in particular, quartz and granite, will not get scratched easily, because they are very dense and hard. Glass will, on the other hand, scratch easier than the two.
5. Stones are more durable
Glass splashbacks will break on the much lower impact of force then the stone splashbacks. Stones durability is like no other material. You will never have to think about the replacement of a broken slab if you choose them.
6. Stones are heavy
Since stones are very dense, they will be also very heavy. Although for the application on the walls the thinnest slabs are used, they may still require additional structural support. Glass splashbacks are much lighter then stones and for that reason, a bit easier to install.
7. Both are easy to clean
You can use glass cleaner for cleaning of both stone and glass splashbacks; just spray the cleaner and wipe it with a soft cloth. Usually, a glass cleaner is used when you want to do the deep cleaning of the stone splashbacks. In other occasions, you can use soap and water.
8. The glass fits only modern style kitchens
The clean and minimalistic appeal of glass is suitable only for modern style kitchens; on the other hand, stone splashbacks can be used for both modern and traditional style. There are plenty of colours in the stone’s range and you can choose the one according to your desired kitchen style. For example, choose a simple and neutral colour for modern style kitchens, and for traditional choose a colour that is richer in details. There are even some options that will work well with both modern and traditional styles.
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