Being close to eye level, the kitchen splashback is highly visible when you walk into the room. So, its design is crucial to how the space looks. If you're trying to decide whether glass is a good option for you, here are several advantages.
You can customise a glass splashback more than many other materials. First, contractors can cut it to any shape and size to fit your space, allowing for electrical outlets and other elements. Plus, you can design the glass any way you wish, rather than picking from pre-made options, as you typically do with tiles.
You can pick your favourite colour from colour swatches that offer varied tones and shades of each hue—like when selecting wall paint. You could opt for beige, cream or a refreshing mint. Alternatively, you can choose a stunning black or red.
You can also cover the back of the glass panels with a digital print, sourced from online image websites. Available pictures include a sunny beach scene, an abstract flower design, or a geometric pattern reminiscent of tiles. You can even pick a photo of tiles or other substances like marble, brick, or timber. Photos of textured elements bring warmth to the kitchen design while being easy to clean.
Different Glass Options
Different glass types are also available. For example, install frosted glass, which subdues the colour behind it. You could use frosted glass painted in a fire-engine red at the back. Standard glass has a faint green tinge because of the iron content within the glass. This greenish haze can affect the back-painted colour, especially if it's pale. For this reason, you could opt for an ultra-clear, low-iron splashback.
Another possibility is to use mirrors, which will visually expand the kitchen to appear larger. If your kitchen is small, you can open it up without relocating the walls. Bear in mind, though, that mirrors will reflect any clutter scattered on the benchtop.
Strong and Durable
You may wonder whether glass splashbacks are safe and long-lasting in the kitchen. These panels don't use ordinary float glass like in a windowpane. Instead, they use toughened safety glass that undergoes a unique heating and cooling process. After this technique, the glass is many times more robust than standard glass, so it's durable and perfect for a splashback. The panels are also heat-resistant, so the heat emanating from your stovetop won't cause any issues.