Benefits of Glass Kitchen Splashbacks

When renovating the kitchen, there are so many areas that you will need to focus on. One such area is the splashback. They are a practical addition to the kitchen while adding an aesthetic touch as well. There are many different materials you can consider for the splashback such as metal, tiles, natural and artificial stone etc. In this article, we are looking at glass splashbacks and their advantages.

A kitchen is a place that can be very messy but this is also the place where we prepare food. So you need to choose hygienic surfaces to ensure the health of the food being prepared. Glass is impervious to grease, water and bacteria and it is very easy to clean it given the smooth surface. There are no areas in the glass where dirt can get trapped in. For example, if you have a tiled splashback, the grooves can collect a lot of grime and it can be hard to clean as well. If you notice any stains on the glass splashback, you can wipe it with a damp cloth or sponge so that it will look as good as new. You can read more on how to clean glass surfaces easily using household items.           It is recommended to use tempered glass for the backsplash as it is heat resistant up to about 220 degrees Celsius. So you don’t need to worry about the splashback getting damaged due to high heat. You can easily have this installed near the stove and near other equipment that generates heat.

There is high impact resistance when it comes to tempered glass. It is stronger than non-toughened glass. And in the event of damage, you don’t need to worry about sharp glass shards going all over the kitchen and causing an accident. Tempered glass will shatter into tiny pebbles without any sharp edges. The strength of the glass depends on the thickness as well. There is a unique visual element provided by glass splashbacks. You have the freedom to use a wide range of colours for the splashback. You can either have quality paint behind the glass or a coloured sticker. Because of this, you will be able to match the colour of the glass splashback to the rest of the kitchen design very easily. Glass splashbacks are great for small kitchens as they will reflect light and make the space look bigger. You can also have a printed splashback which can be a beautiful element to the kitchen.

It is very easy to install a glass splashback and therefore the cost of installation will be low. Kitchen renovations can be expensive especially if you are changing it from top to bottom. And a glass splashback will actually be more cost-effective than some of the other options you have in the market such as tiles. They are also more durable and they will also last for a very long time. You will not need regular maintenance for the splashback. In a tiled splashback, you will need to re-grout every few years to maintain the original appearance.

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