The right splashback tiles can transform your space and enhance its practicality. Whether you’re adding splashback tiles to the kitchen, bathroom or laundry room, these tiles provide a beautiful and functional accent to your home.
Splashback tiles aren’t just for kitchens. Any room where there are sinks and water can benefit from these tiles. Because of their role in protecting the walls from water damage, splashback tiles are perfect behind the sink in the powder room, bathroom and laundry room. Adding a tiled splashback to these spaces is also a quick and easy way to modernise the room without needing to overhaul it. If you need any laundry room inspiration, check out our Laundry Tile Ideas,
A wide range of splashback tiles
Our range of splashback tiles predominantly features ceramic and porcelain tiles as they have lower moisture absorption rates and are easier to clean. Whether you are after subway tile splashbacks, herringbone, square or any other shapes, we have a quality selection for you to choose from on our site. Available in a variety of shapes and finishes, take a look at our laundry tile ideas and kitchen splashback tile ideas for some inspiration.
When you choose to buy your splashback tiles online at TileCloud, you can take comfort in the fact that we stock only the very best splashback tiles in Australia.
how to pick kitchen backsplash tiles
Choosing the best kitchen splashback tiles comes down to personal preference. Choose tiles with texture, colour and size that you like. We recommend using tiles with a gloss finish, as they're easy to clean and look great!
can you tile over a glass splashback
In most cases, you can tile over a glass splashback. It depends on whether the glass is primed and a suitable adhesive is used. If so, then you're good to go
What are the best types of tiles for a splashback?
When choosing tiles for a kitchen splashback, several durable and easy-to-maintain options are commonly used. Ceramic tiles are popular due to their affordability, versatility, and wide range of colours and patterns. Porcelain tiles offer high durability and water resistance, with designs mimicking natural stone or textures. Subway tiles are a classic choice, providing a timeless and clean aesthetic. Mosaic tiles allow for intricate designs and work well on curved or irregular surfaces. Consider practical aspects and your kitchen's design when making your choice.
How do I clean splashback tiles?
Cleaning splashback tiles is a straightforward process. Start by preparing a cleaning solution using warm water and a mild detergent or a pH-neutral tile cleaner. Alternatively, create a natural solution with equal parts water and vinegar. Remove surface debris gently with a soft cloth or sponge to prevent scratching the tiles. Apply the cleaning solution using a soft cloth, sponge, or non-abrasive brush, and scrub the tiles in small sections, paying extra attention to stained areas. Clean the grout lines using a grout brush or an old toothbrush with the cleaning solution. Rinse the tiles and grout lines thoroughly with clean water, ensuring all the cleaning solution is removed. Dry the tiles completely to prevent water spots or streaks. For stubborn stains, use a specialized tile cleaner or a baking soda and water paste. Regular maintenance, including wiping spills with a damp cloth, can keep your splashback tiles in top condition. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or scrub brushes that could damage the tiles.
Can splashback tiles be installed on any type of wall surface?
Splashback tiles can be installed on various wall surfaces, but it's important to ensure that the surface is properly prepared for tile installation. If you are installing splashback tiles over existing tiles, it's essential to evaluate the condition of the existing tiles. Ensure they are stable, well-adhered to the wall, and not damaged. The surface should be properly cleaned and prepared before installing the new tiles. Remember that adding new tiles may increase wall thickness, so you may need to adjust outlets, switches or trim accordingly. If you're ever in doubt, it's best to seek a professional opinion before going ahead.
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