Installing coloured glass splashbacks in kitchens and bathrooms has become very popular, and it is easy to understand why. Apart from offering a stunningly stylish aesthetic, glass boasts several other benefits too.
Including the fact that it is quick and easy to install, it is easy to keep clean as there are no grout lines, it is a supremely hygienic non-porous material which requires no maintenance at all and it is available in a very wide variety of colours.
If you are interested in installing a coloured glass splashback – here are some tips and advice that could be very useful to you:
Choose a colour that will complement the rest of your home. There is a wide selection of colours to choose from, ranging from bold and bright primary hues for a dramatic effect, right through to muted and neutral tones for a more subtle appearance.
The best and most accurate way of choosing a colour is to ask the supplier to show you some samples of the coloured glass on offer.
Since the glass is pre-ordered and cut and shaped to the exact size required, installing the glass is quick and a relatively simple process. Coloured glass splashbacks can be installed using silicone glue, or for very big and heavy sheets, it can be fixed to the wall using screws.
It is essential that you use toughened safety glass for your splashbacks. The best kind of glass is usually around 6mm thick and it should cover a wide range of characteristics and tolerances. For example, if you are planning to install a coloured glass splashback behind your hob in your kitchen, it is necessary to choose heat-resistant glass.
Of course, coloured glass splashbacks need not only be used in kitchens and bathrooms – they can be used all over the home to great effect. Place coloured glass behind your bed as a contemporary form of headboard for example, or you can create a feature wall in your living room using coloured glass – the sky is the limit for potential applications.