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Glass Kitchen Splashback

16th March 2021

Glass Splashbacks vs Tiles

These days the kitchen is the heart of the home, it’s the place you start the day with a cup of coffee, help the kids with their homework at the kitchen table, relax over a delicious meal and entertain friends and family.

Whether you huddle together in corridor kitchens holding on to cups of tea whilst reminiscing about days gone by, or entertain in an open plan kitchen diner, it’s the hub of the home. Which is why it’s important it’s stylish as well as easy to clean. 

What is a kitchen splashback?

A splashback is a panel of material to protect walls and other surfaces from getting damaged. In kitchens these tend to be placed behind hobs to prevent grease and cooking residue ruining your walls, as well protect against heat damage. Often these are also located behind sinks to avoid mould forming after prolonged splashback from the taps. 

A variety of materials can be used to create a splashback depending on the aesthetic you wish the space to have, we here to explore the difference between tiles and glass splashback.  

Tiles

Tiles are a popular choice when decorating your kitchen, they are scratch, heat and water resistant. Tiles can be an affordable option, however this does completely depend on the style and brand you choose, generally these are easily installed by a professional tiler. 

However they do still have their drawbacks; whilst the tiles themselves are easily cleaned, the grout between them can harbour bacteria and over time can discolour, stain or worse still grow mould.

Glass splashbacks

Glass splashbacks are becoming increasingly popular for their sleek aesthetic. This style splashback can be fixed to the wall using silicone for a flawless finish, or alternatively attached with screws. Cut outs can even be included to accommodate fittings such as switches and sockets, making fitting this style splashback much quicker and easier than a tiled option.

On top of this, glass can be easily cleaned and with the absence of grout means this style splashback is much more sanitary compared to the popular tile.

Another reason why glass has risen in popularity is the ability to colour match to the rest of the kitchen. We offer a variety of house colours, as well as the option to match to Farrow & Ball, Dulux and Crown further elevating your options when styling your kitchen design. 

Consider your aesthetic 

With any either option you choose it’s worth bearing in mind how you use your kitchen and consider the overall aesthetic. Tiles offer a traditional approach however it’s important to consider the additional upkeep this finish requires with grout deteriorating between tiles over time, and extra cleaning time required. Whilst glass splashbacks provide a light modern approach with an easy to clean finish, ideal if you tend to use your kitchen more often. However, it’s worth considering this style might not suit all kitchen décor.Whether you’re looking to replace your current splashback or completely rehaul your kitchen, ordering a splashback is easier than ever with our online ordering service or call our friendly team today on 01603 407071 to answer any of your questions.

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