A glass splashback acts as a barrier to protect your kitchen walls from water damage and spills from cooking or everyday life. Typically, splashbacks are installed above the hob and sink in a kitchen. These are the two areas that are most prone to water and food spills.
Majority of our Clients choose to install splashbacks along all open walls between the worktop and the bottom of the wall cabinets in their kitchens. Not only does this provide maximum protection, but it also gives the kitchen a sleek, modern look.
Glass kitchen splashbacks in the UK are typically solid, but you can also find tiled variations - there are no tiled variations, please remove the tiled option
Why choose these splashbacks when there are other material options available? Glass offers a polished, beautiful look that will complement any kitchen style. This material is also excellent for repelling water and is easy to clean. Unlike tiles which do not age well, give your modern kitchen a chequered appearance, as well as having to deal with the issue of yellowing grout, glass splashback will remain looking brand new for decades.
The glass comes in a variety of colours and finishes, so you can add a splash of colour or keep it simple and modern. There are so many design possibilities. Such splashback is every bit a piece of art as it is a functional part of your kitchen.
Another important reason to install a glass splashback is its function. Without a protective barrier, like glass, water and food spills will simply seep into your walls. That can potentially lead to a need to redecorate, or even costly water damage in the long run.
There are many advantages to installing glass splashbacks in your home kitchen.
Glass can add beauty and a touch of colour to your space. You can be strategic about your splashback installation, or you can cover all open walls in your kitchen. You can mix and match colours as well. We can create your splashback in any colour imaginable, and the glass is painted on the side which goes against the wall which means you don’t have to worry about scratching the paint. The glass we use is also special heat resistant toughened low iron glass.
One of the main advantages of installing this splashback is that it offers protection. The glass will serve as a shield to protect your walls from water and food spills, which can be both unsightly and damaging.
Without a splashback, your walls will absorb oils and liquids that can be difficult to remove.
Glass has a reflective surface, which can create the illusion of space. If you have a smaller kitchen, installing glass as a splashback can help make the room look bigger than it really is. If you really want to create a wow effect in your kitchen and make the kitchen seem a lot bigger than it actually is - we can offer mirrored glass splashbacks (beware - these have to be cleaned regularly and meticulously to keep them in top shape!).
The reflected light also creates a brighter space that feels more welcoming to family and friends.
Other splashback materials, such as stone or tile, don’t offer the same level of reflection.
Glass offers loads of options in the design department. There are endless colours to choose from – some bold, some simple.
While solid colours are popular for modern kitchens, you can also find splashbacks with designs and patterns, such as:
You are only limited by your imagination when designing your splashback.
Another great advantage of glass is that it’s so easy to maintain. Simply wipe down the glass with warm soap and water to keep it clean and beautiful.
Glass doesn’t easily stain, and it doesn’t require any special sealing or cleaning materials.
These splashbacks have many benefits, but they also have some drawbacks, which can include:
Compared to other splashback materials, glass is more complicated to install. The main weak point with glass is its fragility around the edges. It must be handled and installed with care to prevent breakage, however once installed it will be impossible to damage.
It’s best to hire an experienced professional to install a glass splashback.
Such splashback makes a beautiful addition to any kitchen, but it comes at a higher cost. Custom designs can be especially pricey, but many homeowners agree that the benefits of this material outweigh the costs..
The cost of a glass backsplash in the UK will depend on the size of your kitchen and your design choice.
An average L-shaped kitchen that’s fully fitted with a glass splashback can cost £1500 or more. The costs may be more or less, depending on the thickness of the glass, installation costs, and the design of the splashback. Custom, mirror, or photo effect glass will generally cost more.