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Dirty pets and Toughened Glass Splashbacks from Splashbacks of Distinction.

A dirty dog laying in a muddy puddle

Take a look at the picture on the right and imagine what it would be like to let that dog into your house, this is every dog owners nightmare!

The summer is now over and we are into the early autumn months, so we have many months of potentially wet and muddy pets coming in and out of our houses. Even during the summer months dogs will frequently roll around on the dry ground, picking up dust in their coat. When it rains, this dust turns back to mud ready to be shaken all over your walls and furniture.

A great way to prevent dogs shaking dirt and water all over your walls is to have glass splashbacks intalled over the lower half of your walls. They can even be fitted over your existing wallpaper should you wish.

Keeping a towel at the ready

Thousands of dog owners keep a towel at the ready to dry off their pet as much as they can. Should they be lucky enough to have an outhouse to perform this task, all the better! Sadly for most of us, we have to bring our dogs into the house and then dry them off. Sadly the first thing on a dogs mind when they get in the dry is to shake any excess water from their bodies and they are very good at it too!

Before you know where you are, your walls are splattered with dirty water that will need to be thouroughly washed down. This can be a real pain, especially if you have a heavily textured vinyl wallpaper. The solution is simple! An ultra smooth toughened glass surface is a breeze to keep hygienically clean, which is why we fit it in so many in kitchens. A glass splashback on the lower half of your entrance hall walls is the first line of defence against dirty water splashes from a dogs coat. Our glass splashbacks are not just practical and easy to clean, they look fabulous too. Some of our clients have even opted for coloured splashbacks to make a bold statement.

High resolution images in your glass splashback

A clear or coloured glass splashback will look fabulous anywhere in your home and will keep all manner of dirt and grime off the walls they protect. Should you want to have something with that extra wow factor, why not go for a glass splashback with a high resolution image set in it? Iy could be a nature scape, a city scape or even some abstract pattern, whatever it is, it will look great and keep those walls so easy to clean.

Pet food splashes: Protect with a glass splashback

It's not just water and dirt from a shaking dog that can make a dreadful mess on your walls. Dog food often finds its way onto walls near to where dogs eat. It may be splashes of gravy or even pieces of meat that flick up when they eat. Food solids that stick to walls that are covered in wallpaper can be extremely difficult to remove safely. All too often the wallpaper can be torn trying to get it off. An easy to clean glass splashback mounted on the nearest wall to where the animal eats is a favourite amongst some of our clients who have dogs and cats.

General grease and grime from pets is easy to clean off a glass splashback.

Our pets frequently like to lay in a certain place. This may be where their dedicated bed is situated or it may be that place at the top of the stairs, wherever they lay, dirt is bound to build up.

Unlike the immediately obvious mess when a dog shakes, it's very difficult to see the dirt and grime left behind where a pet usually lays. This is because the dirt builds up gradually and you will probably not notice it as you live with it every day. The embarassing thing is that when others visit your home, a dark, greasy patch off wall will stick out like a sore thumb to them.

Door frames are somewhere else where that dirt accumulates. Dogs and cats nearly always rub past these as they move from room to room, depositing the oils from their coat and the dirt and dust is transferred at the same time. A toughened glass splashback not only makes cleaning a piece of cake, the grease and dirt has difficulty in sticking to it in the first place.

Cats can destroy unprotected walls!

As well as the shaking dog and the issue of pet food welding itself to your walls, cats can also pose a serious threat the your homes decor. Many cates like to claw and scratch and most will satisfy themselves with a bespoke cat scratching post. However, some of our feline friends love to scratch up the furniture while others think a nice, freshly decorated wall is purpose built to sharpen its claws. This is particularly true of heavily textured vinyl wallpaper, it's like a magnet to some cats. A toughened glass splashback that is clear, coloured or one with a high resolution image is the ideal way to prevent a scratched up wall

Hamsters and other animals can't chew through toughened glass

What about where one of our beloved pets decide to chew the corners off walls? Dogs can chew pretty much anything, cats can also chew but tend to claw at things more, whereas member of the rodent family will chew anything they can get their teeth into!

More people are choosing to keep rodents as pets today, they're cheap and easy to care for and their antics can be quite amusing, that is untill they decide to make a meal out of your house. A rodent or rabbit has to chew constantly to keep their teeth to a manageable level. Because of this, the edges of walls become an easy target for them. All to often people say they've 'rodent proofed' a room by protecting all the cables to various appliances, unfortunately they don't think about the walls and the wall corners.

A toughened glass splashback will stop even the most determined rat, hamster or house rabbit from chewing. The glass splashback is almost seamless and will look amazing whilst keeping your home clean and protected at the same time.

So if you would like to clean up your house and keep it clean, in spite of your pets, why not call us at Splashbacks of Distinction today. We have many years of expertise under our belts and have an amazing colour palette for you to choose from. If there's anything you're not sure about, just give us a call or email us on the details below.


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Further Information

If you would like to know more or are interested in a quote we would be happy to help. Phone us on 01920 830 084, email us at enquiries@splashbacksofdistinction.co.uk or fill in our enquiry form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

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