Beyond its functional role, the splashback is a brilliant opportunity to add personality and style to kitchens. And if it’s cohesive elegance you’re aiming for, a stone splashback belongs at the top of your wishlist.
Stone splashbacks are durable, hygienic, fuss-free AND luxurious, so it’s little wonder they are winning renovators’ hearts all over the country. Sure, they may cost a little more than many tiled, glass or window splashbacks, but the sophistication stone brings to rooms is nothing short of breathtaking.
To help you bring your dream kitchen to life, we’ve rounded up some inspirational examples of stone splashbacks courtesy of our friends at Caesarstone. But first, let’s take a peek at what makes this material such a smart choice for Australian homes.
Benefits Of A Caesarstone Splashback
Aside from its good looks, there’s a lot to love about stone in the kitchen. Here are the top reasons why this material is such a hit for splashbacks.
- Waterproof surface – Caesarstone’s sustainable stone splashbacks are almost entirely non-porous, meaning no water, germs or pasta sauce penetrates the surface.
- Continuity with benchtops – By matching your stone bench colour with the splashback, you create a cohesive room with beautiful flow and effortless balance.
- No grout needed! – Because stone is one seamless piece, it means no grout, no flecks of last week’s dinner and no constant scrubbing!
- Compatible with all stoves – Got your heart set on an induction cooktop? Perhaps a designer freestanding unit? No worries. Stone is heat-resistant and compatible with all stove types, provided you follow the technical installation guidelines set out at Caesarstone.
- Hygienic and easy to clean – Thanks to its completely flat surface, cleaning a stone splashback is an absolute cinch. Simply wipe it down with warm soapy water and a non-abrasive cloth when needed. (Always avoid strong chemicals, though.)
- It’s quick to install – In fact, it is done in a single day. And this gets you closer to finishing your new kitchen that little bit quicker.
9 Amazing Stone Splashback Ideas For Kitchens
There’s no doubt that a splashback plays an important functional role in the kitchen, but it’s also an important element to get right when it comes to style. The examples below all feature Caesarstone Quartz Splashbacks, and they’re a fab first step towards imagining your perfect room.
With a misty-white base and earthy veins, this Aterra Blanca splashback stuns in this farmhouse setting. It’s the ideal partner for green shaker cabinets and makes the brushed brass tapware and handles pop!
If you want your stone to do all the talking in your new kitchen, look no further than Arabetto. Swirling with interlaced grey veins against a white backdrop, it makes for a splashback that’s dynamic and luxe – perfect for Hamtons-style kitchens.
Like a glimpse into another galaxy, Vanilla Noir makes a captivating splashback that’s hard to drag your eyes from. We don’t know what we love more, the rich vanilla veins or how bold it looks with even more black!
This oversized galley splashback in Agger Grey is proof that the right grey works in perfect harmony with warm-toned accents. The varied tones add richness and the luxurious polished finish gives it depth.
Now this is a kitchen that’ll wow even the most discerning guests … and the stone splashback is the star of the show. Called Excava for its rough finish and copper hues, it nails the balance between opulent and earthy.
Designed to mimic the look and feel of natural granite, a Turbine Grey splashback brings texture to rooms. We love how the dark veins are picked up here in the black stove, statement pendant and subtle handles.
We’re head over heels for this kitchen – and not just because of the view! The use of Georgian Bluffs here brings an urban feel to the modern country home. And by extending it above the elongated window, the entire room feels bigger.
Swirling with beige and cream, this splashback not only brings warmth to the home’s centre but a touch of luxury. Called Adamina, it’s an earthy quartz stone with a sandstone hue and loads of gentle ripples.
The earthy greige warmth of Wyndigo works beautifully with the dark cabinets and floorboards of this modern kitchen. The combination of neutral light and dark tones makes a perfect backdrop for statement lighting.
Stone is a fantastic material for splashbacks because is it easy to clean, heat-resistant and highly durable. But best of all, it provides a luxurious and cohesive finish for your kitchen.
Stone splashbacks are generally more expensive than tiling or using glass, however, they’re fast to install and arguably more durable.
Caesarstone Quartz Stone is great for splashbacks because it’s completely waterproof, resistant to heat and stains and it’s very easy to clean.
The good news is that Caesarstone Quartz splashback does not need to be sealed because it is non-porous.
For more ideas on how to use engineered stone in your new kitchen, head over to Caesarstone today. It’s not only a trusted destination for environmentally conscious materials, but a fantastic place to find answers to ALL those kitchen questions!
Caesarstone is a proud partner of the upcoming Making HOME renovation series.
Top image: Caesarstone Empira White
After more inspiration for your new kitchen? Take a peek at our shortlist of Australia’s best farmhouse sinks for a contemporary take on country living.