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The Top 7 Benefits of Glass Splashbacks for Kitchens

Glass Splashbacks | 11 October2020

Kitchen splashbacks are a perfect example of how kitchen planning and interior design have become intertwined. Lifted from a purely practical role – it is, after all, about protecting the walls from hob and sink splashes. 

Benefits of glass splashbacks for kitchens include:

1. Easy to clean

2. Heat resistance

3. Colour choices

4. Small effort

5. Luxurious look

6. Light reflection

7. Versatility

In addition to worktops, it’s quite often the first element that’s noticed when walking into a kitchen, so designers are keen to make it count. Kitchen splashbacks are a key decision in a project as vertical surfaces carry significant design weight and there is a real appetite to experiment at the moment. We’re seeing artwork installed behind glass and resin bronze as well as wallpapers.  Opt for a graphic print or photo imaging on a glass splashback to make an impact. Use it to create a feature wall in a neutral kitchen scheme and it will instantly make your sink area stand out from the rest of your kitchen. Once installed and sealed, clean with regular household products. Make sure to regularly buff your polished stone after cleaning to maintain the shine.

Use your glass splashback to make a statement that will sing out against a white backdrop. Choose a smooth glossy surface if you have a modern kitchen. Think carefully about colour. A splashback that looks great in a showroom many not appear the same under the lights you have at home, so ask for a sample to compare. Give your glass splashback an extra dimension by using low-iron toughened glass. For glass with a smart twist, add illumination. Add a slim prefabricated frame for LEDs. Opt for lighting that will change from cool white light when you’re cooking to ambient warm tones when you’re dining or relaxing afterwards.

Who said a kitchen should be neutral? A lime green sleek glass splashback adds a touch of fresh colour to this grey and white kitchen while sticking to the ultramodern style of the units and worktop. Using a swatch of luxury wallpaper, fabric or a painted pattern is an easy way to inject colour and life into a kitchen design. Covered with toughened glass, making sure it’s low iron to avoid a greenish tinge. Alternatively, keep wallpaper completely moisture-free, and prevent it from coming away from the wall, by sandwiching between two sheets of glass.

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The Benefits of Glass Splashbacks for Kitchens

Glass Splashbacks | 11 July 2020

Aesthetics

There is a huge colour selection available for glass splashbacks, including a range of quality paints and colours that can be found in the standard RAL colour chart. This means that you’ll be sure to find a splashback that perfectly matches your decor and have huge fun getting creative in the process.Glass splashbacks also have light reflecting abilities, giving the impression of making even the smallest kitchen space appear larger and brighter.

Affordable

While the initial cost of a glass splashback is likely to outweigh the cost of a tiled splashback, toughened glass is much stronger and more durable than tiles, and after the initial installation, the glass can be left in place for many years. Tiles, however, will need to be regularly re-grouted and re-tiled to continue looking good over the years, making it a more expensive purchase than a glass splashback in the long run.  

Protection

Most commonly found in a kitchen, the splashback sits behind the hob and catches all those splashes, stains and damaging cooking oils so they’re not damaging your paintwork or tiling. Have you ever tried to get a sticky tomato sauce or grease stain off a painted wall? If so, you’ll appreciate having a splashback. Maybe you plan to site tiles behind your hob. If so, you’ll find these are easier to clean than painted surfaces, but nonetheless, cooking residue can gather in the seams and staining can occur, resulting in the need to replace or renew the grouting over time. Cooking on your hob also produces steam which can damage most other surfaces – but a splashback won’t be harmed by this. Simply wipe off condensation from time to time to keep the surface sparkling.

Hygienic and Easily Cleaned

Hygiene is more important than ever to families these days. As mentioned above, tiles will tend to gather food splatters in the grout joints. This can stain and even cause mould. As a splashback is made from one single piece of smooth glass with no seams or joins, it’s a much simpler matter to wipe the surface clean with a glass cleaner and a soft, lint-free cloth.

Easy to install

The installation process of a glass splashback is significantly easier than that of a tile splashback, requiring less messy equipment like tile cutters and grout to complete the installation. Those are performing benefits. Those are also invitation for you to follow the lead. If you have budget, make the improvement and add glass splashbacks on your kitchen. 

Are you planning to renovate your kitchen? Struggling to choose the type of wall tiles you want? At GH Interior Glass, we can make your decision much simpler with our custom-made glass kitchen splashbacks, designed to protect and enhance your kitchen.