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How to choose a splashback

How to choose a splashback

Identifying the right splashback for your kitchen will involve a bit of thought about your budget, and of course about the style of kitchen you're building.

Types of splashbacks

Types of splashbacks

Splashbacks are one part of your kitchen where you'll have a fair amount of freedom in terms of design choices - and budget permitting, there are a wide range of options for splashbacks.

Engineered stone floor tiles

Engineered stone tiles

Engineered stone tiles are a tough, low maintenance type of tile that can be made to look like most types of natural stone.

Natural stone tiles

Natural stone tiles

As the name suggests, natural stone tiles are tiles that are cut from stone (of the ‘natural’ variety). The word ‘natural’ is used to qualify this, because there actually is such a thing as ‘engineered stone’ too.

Rectified tiles

Rectified tiles vs. non-rectified tiles: what's the difference?

Rectified tiles cost a little more, but they offer a completely different look and style to non-rectified tiles. Find out more about the differences and what's most likely to suit your needs.

Monocottura vs bicottura tiles

Monocottura vs. bicottura tiles: what's the difference?

If you're shopping for ceramic tiles, it's likely you'll run across the Italian terms 'monocottura' and 'bicottura'. These refer to the firing process for the tiles, which can make a significant difference to the tile's properties.

Ceramic tiles

Ceramic tiles

Ceramic tiles are a classic choice, and offer excellent variety to suit just about any budget - but they also have their own small quirks and characteristics. Find out more about ceramic tiles.

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Waterproofing and tiling

How to tile and waterproof a bathroom

Find out more about how waterproofing and tiling are done to ensure that they meet the relevant Australian Standards.

Tiles

Tiles

Tiles feature in almost every home, and are particularly common in bathrooms and kitchens. Tiles are a strong design feature.

Floor tiles

Tiles are available in all manner of sizes, shapes and patterns, and are ideal for use in areas that require waterproofing.

Bathroom floors

Bathroom floors

There are many different ways to decorate a bathroom floor, but above all else it the floor must be waterproof, and slip-resistant.

Tile splashbacks

Tile splashbacks are very popular and offer a tremendous amount of freedom in terms of colour and design, for just about any budget. Tiles do require extra effort to install and maintain though.

Splashback regulations

Splashback regulations

There are certain restrictions that apply to splashbacks, most significantly determining where they should be installed and how big they need to be. Read more about splashback regulations.

Splashback maintenance

Splashback maintenance

Most splashbacks can be cleaned with a damp cloth and a bit of household cleaner, but different types of materials will require different levels of care.

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