Brass Splashbacks

The idea of introducing protective sheet metal into the domestic kitchen first migrated across from commercial kitchens. Stainless steel was the original choice but nowadays people are exploring the boundless possibilities of warm coloured metals like brass and copper. A brass splashback for the kitchen appeals to people looking for the protective capabilities of a metal splashback, but enhanced by the authentic design appeal and the extravagant golden glow of brass.

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Here at Custom Sheet Metal, our job is to find the exact finish you want and then use our precision cutting, bending and folding capabilities to turn a sheet of brass into the perfect fit for your kitchen. To be a functional and hygienic addition to the kitchen, a brass sheet splashback must not provide any nooks and crannies where germs can hide.

A brass splashback fits in nicely when incorporated into a holistic design concept. With some gorgeous brass kitchen cabinet handles and light fittings available and even an option for matching brass worktops, it is possible to create a luxurious and yet unified look. And with more people going for an open living/dining space, it’s more important than ever to create a kitchen that impresses.

Brass Finishes – Which is your Favourite?

The wonderful thing about brass is that it supports a number of different finishes. Whether you are interested in a subdued aged appearance, or something bright and polished, there is always a brass look that will complement your kitchen ambience. 

So let’s go through your options:


1. Polished Brass

If you’re seeking the modern and upbeat look for your kitchen, then the bright, reflective qualities of a polished brass splashback may well suit your design. Polished brass is highly reflective, making the most of your kitchen lighting scheme and providing enhanced illumination for your countertops.


2. Brushed Brass

A brushed brass splashback is almost like a midway point in brass finishes. This is an effect created by brushing the brass in a single direction.The brush effect mutes the tone of the brass slightly and turns it in the direction of a matte finish but not to the extent that an antique or aged finish does. Brushed brass is easy to look after because fingerprints and smudges are easily cleaned off with a damp cloth.


3. Antique Brass

What better way of enhancing antique effect cabinetry and an “olde worlde” style than with a beautiful antique brass splashback? The antique effect is the most muted of the brass finishes and is sometimes known as aged brass. The effect is achieved through a chemical darkening process. The brass becomes a medium brown colour underscored by some warm golden tones. 


4. Unlacquered Brass

Unlacquered brass is deliberately left without a protective coating to achieve what is known as a “living finish.” The appearance of the brass alters over time as it develops a warm patina. When a splashback is left like this it is known as an oxidised brass splashback.  Fans of untreated brass enjoy the way it slowly evolves and changes over time. Allowing untreated brass to oxidise is reversible with a good clean and polish so if you are considering it then you have nothing to lose by experimenting.


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Brass Splashbacks and the Antimicrobial Effect

Brass exhibits the oligodynamic effect which means it contains ions that kill or inhibit the growth of micro-organisms. Brass is effectively self disinfecting which is a terrific advantage in a kitchen! Of course, it needs a little help –  but hardly more than a casual wipe over.


The Advantages of Brass Splashbacks

  • Easy to cut, bend and roll to achieve a unique bespoke finish.
  • Antimicrobial, Antibacterial and easy to clean for enhanced hygiene
  • Available in tones and finishes to suit your décor and fixtures
  • Durable and heat resistant. 
  • Eco-friendly, sustainable and recyclable

Customised Sheet Metal and Your Brass Splashback

If you are planning an important project like a splashback that will occupy a substantial amount of wall space in your kitchen, unless you are an exceptionally skilled DIY enthusiast, you will need an experienced and professional company to help get the job done right.

After 3 decades in the sheet metal fabricating industry, CSM is a recognised market leader. But we don’t just fabricate. We can work with you every step of the way to make sure that your vision is translated into a stunning finished project. Our highly skilled and experienced team can take you through the whole process. 

We offer assistance with:

  • Supply of the brass sheet
  • Precise measuring and planning
  • Bespoke design elements
  • Precision cutting folding and shaping
  • Installation

So instead of hunting around for a planner, a  supplier and then an installer, you can relax in the knowledge that everything you need is available from one company and just a phone call away. Luckily there is no need to take our word for it. We invite you to browse a selection of our completed projects for global brands like Amazon and you will see that when it comes to all things metal, CSM is the real deal.

We can also create splashbacks from other metals including stainless steel, and copper.

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