Few materials can make your kitchen shine and stand out like glass splash backs. During daily food prep activities, you'll be surprised just how much staining can occur on your back walls, countertops and floors. Glass prevents such staining from occurring by providing a durable and stain-resistant surface to make cooking more fun.
You can make your splash backs even better by mixing glass with ceramic tiles. Ceramic is flexible, durable and cost effective. And with these two materials installed together on your splash backs, you can enjoy the following benefits.
1. Create unique and stylish patterns
If you thought that glass was a beautiful and elegant material for your kitchen wall, try mixing it will some ceramic tiles. Glass and ceramic blend like salt and pepper, or like a horse and its carriage. You can mix and match different textures, colours and patterns to create a look that fits your kitchen. Furthermore, because glass is shiny and ceramic is glossy, the overall feel of your glass splash backs will be smooth and inviting.
Mixing these two materials can also serve an interesting transition into your kitchen countertops. You have the freedom of experimenting with multiple colour designs to create a unique theme throughout the kitchen space.
2. Add durability
Ceramic tiles are known for their excellent durability. Not only do they resist staining, but they can also prevent water damage due to their impermeable features. Many ceramic tiles have smooth glazed surfaces that allow water and other fluids to run off rather than to stick on the surface.
You can combine glass with ceramic tiles to add durability to your glass splash backs. In this way, the likelihood of leaks, breakage, or staining is significantly reduced.
3. Lower the overall material cost
As beautiful and elegant as glass is, its biggest drawback is the cost. Glass splash backs can be pricey, especially when installing them on larger back walls. You can save on the material and installation cost by mixing glass with ceramic tiles.
Ceramic costs less than glass, but it doesn't appear as elegant. Mixing the two allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds: elegance and cost savings.
4. Make maintenance easier
Mixing ceramic with glass will also make the maintenance of your splash backs much easier. If you use opaque ceramic panels and mix them with reflective glass surfaces, you won't have to worry about spending lots of time to achieve the perfect shine.