Your splashback bears the brunt of everything your stove and sink throw at it.
With all the grime, grease, and sticky hot splatters, you need a material that’s first and foremost easy to clean.
Glass splashbacks fit the bill, but naysayers still insist they’re just a fad. In spite of that, this so-called trend seems to be anything but.
Why Is A Glass Splashback the Best Choice?
Stylish, easy to clean, and infinitely customizable, glass is the ideal splashback in the single most abused room of the house.
Let’s take you through each reason.
1. Glass Splashbacks Make Your Kitchen Feel Spacious
Just like mirrors, glass splashbacks reflect the rest of the kitchen. This creates a neat illusion of space. This is a simpler and lower cost solution than, say, painting your kitchen walls white or tearing down a wall
If you have a closed-plan kitchen, this will make it feel less claustrophobic. If your kitchen is spacious, why not make it even more spacious?
If you’re a believer in Feng Shui, you’re in luck, because using a mirror or mirror-like splashback is recommended.
2. Glass Splashbacks Are Easy to Maintain
No more scrubbing the tricky grooves of grout in your tile pattern!
Your heat-resistant glass splashback is just like your trusty glass baking dish. Both can be cleaned easily no matter how many stains get on them.
Even if you’re out of glass-cleaning products, it’s still astonishingly easy to clean your splashback. Literally, all you need to clean your glass splashback is warm water and soap and it’ll sparkle.
Remember to dry your splashback after cleaning to avoid stains from hard water.
3. The Choices Are Endless
If you’re worried that a clear single panel is your only choice, think again!
A glass splashback can be painted. You can paint with metallics. You can even have a glass splashback that’s printed to show a marble effect or a breathtaking scene from nature. Our painted splashbacks come in a wide range of colours too.
4. They’re Environmentally Friendly
Awesome green fact: Glass can be recycled indefinitely.
Unlike plastic, paper, and other recycled materials, glass doesn’t degrade or lose its strength when recycled. Recycled glass comes in all cuts, colours, and textures.
Glass produced from recycled glass reduces related air pollution by 20% and related water pollution by 50%.
5. Glass Splashbacks Can Brighten Up Your Kitchen
If your kitchen’s dark decor darkens your mood every time you walk in, a glass splashback, with its well-known mirror-like qualities, can help.
Hanging a mirror in a small, dark space is one of the oldest, cheapest, and easiest tricks in the book for an illusion of more light. A glass splashback is much wider than your average kitchen mirror, which will do more to lighten the depressing gloom in your dark kitchen.
It’s not just about glass being a substitute for a mirror. Most glass is translucent, so light penetrates the whole tile. When your glass splashback reflects the light, it’ll brighten up your kitchen and your mood.
Glass surfaces also add a lighter touch to heavier and darker design elements. If you add a light strip, recessed light, or clamp lamp, you can show off the smooth, glossy surface of your glass splashback. We’re betting cooking wouldn’t be as much of a chore then.
6. Glass Splashbacks Are Safer
Glass splashbacks are much safer and more sanitary than other kinds of splashbacks.
Glass is not only stain-resistant but also resistant to mould and mildew. This makes it safer for people who suffer from asthma and other allergies. Because glass is a smooth surface, mould and mildew won’t find any convenient nooks and crannies to grow in.
Unlike many other materials, glass is non-porous. This means that bacteria and germs can’t burrow inside it the way they do in porous materials like wood, for instance.
Because of its glossy surface, glass will show you any grease splatter instantly. This will give you peace of mind: If it looks clean, then it’s clean.
7. Glass Splashbacks are More Affordable
You may be looking at marble, stone or fancy tiling for your splashback, but got a shock when you received the quote. Well, there is an alternative that looks just like the real thing. Digitally printed glass splashbacks using ceramic inks can give you the same look but at a fraction of the cost.
Printing onto glass using this process offers incredible durability, you can even achieve a matt finish if you wish, giving your marble effect the ultimate realistic feel.
It’s incredibly versatile, the easiest thing in the world to clean, and good for the planet. We’re sold. What’s not to love about glass?