• Dan (Auscan Glass)

12 Reasons why you should replace tiled splash backs with glass!

Updated: Jul 20, 2019

When it comes to splash backs each year new trends roll out on the best and most interesting way to give your kitchen a facelift. For years tiles have been used because they are versitile, heat tolerant and come in a huge range of colours, shapes and sizes. Unfortunatley though, when it comes to keeping them clean, tiled splashbacks can be painful to keep up with. These days, glass splashbacks are attracting major attention over the traditional tile and grout therefore it is important that splashbacks are chosen decisively to complement the theme of the kitchen and accentuate the beauty of your home.

This article by Sydney based kitchen restoration giant Kitchen Stone lists 12 reasons why you should consider a glass splashback!

In this article, we will identify and outline 12 advantages of having a glass splashback.

1. Heat Resistant

A heat-resistant glass splashback is a perfect decor in any kitchen due to its practicality and aesthetic aspect. Not only does a glass splashback is stunning but it also serves a purpose. You are basically hitting two birds with one stone. A no-brainer choice really.

2. Easy to Clean

All you need to do to clean a glass kitchen splashbacks is to wipe off the spill or stain with a little bit of soap. Glass splashbacks are flat and sleek which makes it easier to clean at a swing of an arm. Fully fitted glass splashbacks also don’t have as much crevices as a tile does for the build-up of dirt and stain.

3. Protects Kitchen Walls

Just like bathroom walls, kitchen walls are susceptible to splashes, stains, moisture and the mould infestation. It’s not a homely sight when this happens; it’s unhygienic. To ensure your kitchen walls remain clean and beautiful, you should discuss with an expert to best position the splashback to maximise its purpose.

4. Great Colours to Choose From

There is an unlimited range of colours to choose when it comes to your glass splashback. You can be sure to find something that appeals to your style and personality, as well as blend in with your existing interior theme.

5. Makes Small Spaces Appear Bigger

In cities where people live on top of one another, kitchen spaces are getting smaller and smaller. The trick to making a small kitchen look bigger is to ensure that it is well lit. Why not do it with bright and reflective glass splashbacks?

6. Impress on a Budget

Luxury is for the taking. Glass kitchen splashbacks are a cut above the rest, helping you to add a touch of luxury and opulence to your kitchen area at affordable prices.

7. Different Thicknesses Available

What most people desire when decorating kitchen areas is flexibility. It is a big challenge for most trying to reconcile existing decor and fixtures with new ones. With our glass kitchen splashbacks, you can choose from various thicknesses to augment or blend in with your old kitchen.

8. Increase the Value of Your Home

If you are looking to list your house on the market, then a little renovation could help you fetch the right price. Just like the living room area, the kitchen area is a point of interest for potential buyers. You can choose to stun them with beautifully coloured glass kitchen splashbacks.

A Step up From Messy Tiles

You don’t have to put up with mouldy, crumbly or slimy tiles. Glass splashbacks are easy to maintain and clean. They are also contemporary and durable.

10. Be Creative

It’s a little fun to take a marker and do your grocery and calorie calculations on the kitchen splashbacks. A glass splashback allows you to do this as it serves as a functional and visual component in your kitchen. You can also use them for the shopping lists, messages or notes. Luckily these can all be wiped out with a clean cloth for a new list of groceries.

11. Safe

Glass splashbacks typically come as a minimum 6mm thick toughened glass to comply with Australian Standards (AS2208 – Safety glazing materials for use in buildings) for safety, so that they won’t shatter when hit by something.

12. Personalised

If you have something that you hold dear to, why not turn it into a glass splashback. There companies out there which offer customised glass splashback to put almost picture you want.

Read the original article here.

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