How to measure the splashback area to get a quote
Measuring the area where the solid glass splashback must go can be a daunting task, and in most cases it is. It is the one activity that has caused most companies to go under, or potential start-ups to give up. You only have one chance to measure it right, thereafter you're gonna pay if it is wrong. You cannot cut or alter toughened glass. If you try it will shatter, that is what it is designed to do. One of the reasons why solid glass splashbacks are so expensive is the high risk involved in measuring and installation of the glass.
|A basic layout of a kitchen. Two cupboards to the left and right of a stove extractor fan with some plugs. A wall to the left and open space with a window to the right. Stove is right in the middle.|
- Where do you want the splashback. The complete upside down "T" or only behind the stove.
- If only behind the stove, right up to the ceiling or just to the lowest section of the extractor fan.
- Any other creative areas?
Getting a quick estimation from a supplier
|Keep measuring simple. Divide the area into three sections and measure the length and width of each rectangle in either meter (m).|
- So panel A: 1.45m by 0.8m (or 800mm) = 1.45x0.8=1.16m²
- Panel B: 0.9m x 0.45m (or 900x450mm) = 0.9x0.45=0.405m²
- Panel C: 0.8m x 0.45m = 0.8x0.45=0.36m²
- Area of Panels A + B + C = 1.16+0.405+0.36 = 1.925 ≈ 2m²