When you think of splashbacks, your first thought might not be plastics. Tiles have long been thought of as the traditional go-to material for splashback surrounds, but why?

Plastic offers a durable, convenient, and cost-effective alternative for splashbacks in the home and commercial spaces.

The benefits of plastic splashbacks

When compared to both tile and glass splashbacks, plastic splashbacks offer a huge array of benefits.

Plastic splashbacks are:

  • Exceptionally lightweight
  • Tough and impact resistant
  • Easy to clean
  • Cost-effective

Exceptionally lightweight

This makes them easy to apply to almost any kind of wall surface. Reduced installation time, in many cases, means they are highly cost-effective.

Tough and impact resistant

Plastic splashbacks are easily capable of withstanding years of knocks and damage.

This means you won’t have to replace regularly, again helping to save money and minimise disruption.

Very easy to clean

Grease, oil, and other stains are easily removed making plastic splashbacks an ideal choice.


Plastic is often cheaper than both glass and tile alternatives. Therefore this equates to potential cost-savings for your customers.

As discussed above plastic splashbacks are easy to install, and easily cleaned. These are both factors in making plastic splashbacks highly cost-effective.


Our plastic and acrylic splashbacks are available in a wide range of colour choices to suit any kind of décor.

Are there any drawbacks to consider?

It’s important to consider the limitation of plastic splashbacks, too.

If you’re buying splashbacks for washing areas, bespoke acrylic splashbacks are a perfect choice.

However, they are not as heat-resistant as some other kinds of splashback, which means they cannot be placed in areas of very high heat.

Why are splashbacks important?

Installing splashbacks around cooking and washing appliances, including sinks, ovens, showers, and other facilities is an important aspect of protecting your home or commercial space.


Splashback tiles protect the walls underneath from splashes of water, chemicals, grease, and other harmful substances that could slowly affect the integrity of your home.


Furthermore, splashbacks are also hygienic; they’re designed to be easy to wipe clean, which means that even after years of use you can keep your cooking and washing facilities clean and germ-free.


If you are looking for something that is decorative, and in a wide range of colours and styles, a plastic splashback is highly recommended.

Related reading

If you are currently weighing up your options, have a read of one of the other articles where we cover 5 reasons why acrylic splashbacks are the perfect choice for your kitchen.

Looking for a plastic splashback?

If you’d like to know more about our services, which include crafting bespoke splashbacks and other accessories for homes, businesses, and naval vessels, get in touch with us at Hampshire Plastics to find out more about what we do.

You can find out more about how we can help by visiting our page dedicated to splashbacks, or by calling us on 023 9248 6633

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