When choosing a splashback for your kitchen, you'll have various substances to pick from. However, for a timeless surface in many diverse colours, you can't go past glass. Consider reasons to go this route for your kitchen renovation.
Glass splashbacks consist of one or several large panels with pre-drilled cutouts for electrical outlets and whatnot. Contractors then attach the glass to the wall area. Your kitchen is measured, and the panels are designed and pre-cut before they're delivered. Thus, you won't be inconvenienced with a lengthy installation process as most of the work is done off-site.
With such a quick installation, glass splashbacks make it easier to redesign a few years down the track when you might want to change the kitchen decor. The old panels can be taken off and replaced with new ones. Even if you don't want to undertake a major renovation, you could change the look of your kitchen with differently coloured or designed glass panels.
Diverse Glass Colours
Glass splashbacks come in an endless array of colours including vibrant reds and bold blues, plus neutral beige or fresh mint green. You choose from paint-chip samples that offer many shades and variations to match the splashback with the rest of the kitchen decor.
The glass helps with harmonizing everything because you can choose other kitchen components first, such as the cabinets and counters, and lastly pick the exact splashback colour to bring everything together. You can also print the glass with patterns, prints or textures that mimic substances like tiles or brick during your glass splashback installation.
Opens Up the Kitchen
The gloss and sheen of glass reflect light and thus open up the kitchen, giving it a spacious feel. With a smooth and seamless surface without cluttering grout, a glass splashback will help to make the kitchen appear larger, which is helpful for compact kitchens in particular.
Durable and Easy Maintenance
They use toughened glass, which has undergone a tempering process whereby it's heated in a furnace before being rapidly cooled. This technique renders the glass durable and heat resistant, well able to withstand heat from the stove without scorching or cracking.
Additionally, glass provides a non-porous hygienic surface devoid of grout lines that capture dirt and germs. It can cope with constant washing and food spills and not stain or etch. Without grouting to worry about, you can easily and quickly clean the glass with a spray and a wipe to make it sparkle.
Contact a glass splashback installation contractor to learn more.