What are splashbacks

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Glass splashbacks

Glass splashbacks has become a very popular architectural product all over the word since technological innovations in the late 90’s. It can assume any appearance, fulfil numerous functions and is capable of great strength and versatility. The trend towards the increased usage of glass splashbacks for both exterior and interior applications is global, as architects and designers worldwide continue to push the envelope by using glass in non-traditional ways

The consumer is now offered various decorative glass solutions, from functional decorative glass to just modern art – your imagination is the limit. Coloured glass cladding is commonly referred to as “splashbacks” with it most popular applications being in kitchens and bathrooms. It can however be used almost anywhere you can imagine. It is suitable for splashbacks, art, screening, corridors, partitions, reception areas, floors, ceilings, island fronts, corporate logos and signage, trade show booths etc. Coloured glass cladding creates a feeling of dimension, space and light because of its depth of colour, vibrancy and versatility. It offers a low maintenance, easy to clean, tough, durable and hygienic product. Extensive testing has been carried out and the durability of the coatings which have now been in use around the world.

There are mainly two types of glass available: Standard Clear Glass – is the regular glass that you see in windows and showers. If you paint the reverse side of Clear Glass white, the finished surface will have a blue/green tint. This appearance is caused by the high level of iron in the glass. The green tint is not apparent when painted with most colours. It is however not suitable for pastel colours, for this you would use Low-Iron

NOTE: Never use standard glass for a splashback. Always use toughened glass which shatters when it breaks so it will not cut you

 Other splashbacks (Mosaics)

There are many other materials that can be used for a splashback, the most popular are mosaics.  There are so many designs, textures, materials and colours to choose from each with it’s own advantages and disadvantages. One of the most popular are rectangular coloured glass mosaics, they are easy to cut and come in various sizes.  Stone mosaics are also used for splashbacks, they are usually made from marble, quartz, sandstone (not really recommended for installing behind stoves) and travertine (be careful behind stoves).

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