Splashbacks can be made from a number of different materials - stainless steel, acrylic, laminate, engineered stone, marble or glass. Glass splashbacks are heat resistance, easy to clean, hygenic and scratch resistant too - the ideal substrate for a busy kitchen. So, what exactly is glass and why is it so perfect for splashbacks?
Glass is a solid-like, transparent material that we come across time and time again everyday. Glass is made from natural, abundant raw materials (sand, soda ash and limestone) that are melted at a very high temperature to form a new material: glass, making it ideal for use in kitchens due to its beauty, its hygienic properties and how easy it is to maintain.
Firstly, glass splashbacks provide an unmatchable beauty. The natural property of glass allows light to reflect and refract back, creating a beautiful, coloured glow which fills the area around with light and colour. Depending on your taste and preference, glass splashbacks are available in bold colours or soft and subtle shades – any of which can significantly improve the style and look of a kitchen.
Secondly, glass splashbacks are as hygienic as they are beautiful. Unlike other materials, the surface of glass splashbacks is not pitted or uneven nor is it textured. These splashbacks are made from a single sheet of glass which helps reduce the number of places in which bacteria could hide. Non-glass splashbacks are porous allowing bacteria to hide and breathe within.
Thirdly, glass is exceptionally easy to maintain and look after. Glass doesn’t stain easily so whether there are splashes of curry, tomato-based sauces or beetroot they can be cleaned with a quick spray and a wipe and left looking like new – perfect for modern homes and busy lifestyles where convenience is everything! Glass splashbacks really do enable kitchens to be kept super-clean without having to invest too much time or effort.
And finally, there is one benefit that has yet to be mentioned but is equally as important as beauty, hygiene, and ease of maintenance. Contrary to popular belief, glass is not as delicate as it seems. Glass can be further processed by controlled thermal or chemical treatments which increases its strength in comparison with normal glass. This is known as toughened glass. All splashbacks from splashback.co.uk are manufactured from toughened glass which ensures that they can withstand high heat and everyday knocks.
Glass splashbacks: the perfect solution.