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Glass splashbacks versus acrylic splashbacks

Glass around the home or business with Splashbacks of Distinction

Should you be thinking seriously about having a new kitchen fitted, you will need to consider what wall coverings are going to compliment the units. So many people will try to copy what the kitchen showroom had done with the display kitchen, only to wish they had excercised a little more imagination when the job was finished.

Not everyone will be able to stretch their budget to a bespoke fitted kitchen, where every element is made by craftsmen to your exact specification. Most will visit a local kitchen dealer or one of the high street DIY superstores and select a style of kitchen they like. Having said that, we all want to own something unique, so what do you do when you are choosing a stock kitchen design to set yours apart from the neighbours?

It's not just private tenants that have this dilemma, many council tenants do too. Whether you are private or social housing tenants, the chances are that you will want to live somewhere nice and make your house a home. Years ago, council tenants were not allowed to decorate their own homes outside a very limited set of rules that the landlord set out, fortunately this is no longer the case. Some years ago, I visited a friends house and she was very keen to show me her new fitted kitchen. The kitchen was a Shaker style with rather nice tiles between the wall cupboards and the floor standing ones, she was so pleased with it!

Not long after this visit, my friend phoned me to ask me whether I could supply her with an acrylic kitchen splashback or a glass splashback and which would be better. She wanted to have the wall covering changed from tiles to a coloured splashback as she had discovered that four of her neighbours had also got exactly the same kitchen and tile set up. The local DIY store had obviously offered a good deal on this kitchen!

In deciding whether to opt for glass or acrylic, it is worth considering some of the points below.

Why use acrylic kitchen splashbacks?

If you looking for an interior product that can give your new fitted kitchen an attractive upgraded look on a smaller budget, an acrylic kitchen splashback may be the way to go.

Acrylic kitchen splashbacks offer you the freedom to choose from a range of colours and sizes. The most popular colour choices include ivory, olive, red, steel and titan. Like their glass splashback counterparts, they are pretty easy to clean, install and maintain. Here are a few of the advantages of using acrylic kitchen splashbacks:

  • Acrylic kitchen splashbacks offer a stylish and high gloss appearance
  • Acrylic kitchen splashbacks are generally half the cost of glass kitchen splashbacks
  • Acrylic kitchen splashbacks are lighter than glass splashbacks
  • Acrylic kitchen splashbacks can be smooth or textured according to your needs
  • The acrylic splashbacks can be easily cleaned using a wet cloth

Installing an acrylic splashback is great way to transform the look and feel of your kitchen. The product offers you the flexibility to choose from a variety of thicknesses, colours and finishes which means you can find a splashback that complements the rest of your new kitchen.

We install the splashback using screws, adhesive pads or wall panel adhesives. Before installing an acrylic splashback behind your stove or hob, it is advisable to check with the manufacturer about the safe distance for the splashback in relation to gas jets or electric heating elements, generally you will need a gap of 9 - 10 cm from the acrylic splashback to the heatsource to prevent warping or melting.

Why use glass kitchen splashbacks?

At Splashbacks of Distinction our made to measure glass splashbacks make a beautiful and stylish addition to your home. Our glass kitchen splashbacks are very easy to fit and keep hygienically clean, we can make them to suit any style of home from the more traditional to the space age modern.

  • Our toughened glass kitchen splashbacks offer an extremely modern and high gloss appearance
  • Glass kitchen splashbacks really do set your kitchen way above the average for quality and wow factor
  • Glass splashbacks can last a lifetime with proper care
  • Glass kitchen splashbacks can be smooth, textured or coloured according to whatever you require
  • The glass splashbacks can be easily cleaned and polished using a wet cloth

Ultimately the choice is yours. We would recommend a glass kitchen splashback over acrylic as they are longer lasting and not affected by extreme temperatures as they are made from tempered high quality glass. Acrylic is a cheaper alternative but we believe you get what you pay for!

Whatever it is you want to achieve, when it comes to glass splashbacks, we will be happy to discuss your requirements and help you find a solution.


Other Articles on Kitchen, Bathroom and Lifestyle Glass Splashbacks

Glass splashbacks

Why are splashbacks such a popular choice these days

Put simply, a glass splashback is very smooth and hygienic, making them a far superior alternative to traditional tiles. Even though the majority of tiles are glazed to a glass like finish, the grout lines are a major pain to keep clean and will discolour badly in a relatively short period of time.

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Dirty pets shaking: No problem with a Toughened Glass Splashbacks from Splashbacks of Distinction

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.

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Toughened Glass Splashbacks from Splashbacks of Distinction for those with a busy lifestyle

We all know what it's like to come home after a hard days graft, only to be faced with a wall full of filthy tiles that need cleaning. It's a tough job at the best of times, but when the grime has found its way into the grout, it can rapidly become a nightmare.

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Clean and modern lines with a kitchen, bathroom and lifestyle glass splashback

So you've watched loads of cooking programmes and have looked through endless brochures, but how are you going to achieve that extra special, unique finishing touch to your decor? The answer is clear!

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Textured and untextured kitchen glass splashbacks

Are you looking for something just that little bit different for your new kitchen? To have something that will really put the top hat on your kitchen design will need to be a bit more than some fancy ceramic tiles!

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The many advantages of glass splashbacks in the kitchen or bathroom

Glass splashbacks have a number of advantages over the alternatives when it comes to covering and protecting the walls of your kitchen or bathroom. Installing glass splashbacks in the home is a reasonably new development, but already they are fast proving to be the preferred choice by many people. The glass splashback is a very attractive alternative to wooden cladding or ceramic tiles and the people who are discovering it are ralising how glass can become such a beautiful medium for covering a wall.

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Coloured glass splashbacks for kitchens and bathrooms

We all need a splash of colour to brighten up our lives and what better way to achieve this than having a beautiful coloured glass splashback fitted professionally by Splashbacks of Distinction.

A clear glass splashback can look pretty amazing but a coloured one just seems to have a certain je ne sais quoi about it. There are so many different colours to choose from and we can supply swatches to help our clients make up their mind before they commit to a definite choice.

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Glass splashbacks versus kitchen and bathroom tiles

Glass splashbacks are by far the best way to really modernise and brighten up your kitchen or bathroom. Years ago you had the bewildering array of tiles of different sizes, shapes, colours and textures. The one thing that all tiles have in common is that they all need to be grouted onto the wall. This grout can look untidy unless you have the tiles fitted by a professional and they are a magnet for harmful bacteria.

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Glass splashbacks: The best choice by far

Every so often we all need to think about a spot of decorating around the house. It may be that all that's required is a lick of paint, a sheet or two of new wallpaper or a new floor covering. On the other hand it may be the long overdue task of replacing a kitchen, bathroom or totally revamping your living space. But where do you start?

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Kitchen splashbacks

A new glass kitchen or bathroom splashback for a more hygienic home

We have all heard people say that you could eat your dinner off the floor as it is so clean, but did you realise that the kitchen can be one of the dirtiest rooms in the house. Quite frightening considering all the family meals are prepared there.

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A kitchen makeover with a new toughened glass spashback

We would all like a new fitted kitchen! It's that time of year when we start to take stock and notice all those little jobs that need doing around the home. The kitchen is the one room in any home that is used on a regular basis and the one that probably takes the most punishment. Heat, grease and grime build up without even the cleanest of cooks noticing. The worktops, walls and ceilings start to lose there clean look and become dull and dirty. It's not until you thoroughly clean an area that you really notice just how grimy your kitchen has become. Now could be the perfect time to consider doing something about it.

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A New Fitted Kitchen with a Toughened Glass Splashback from Splashbacks of Distinction

One of the things that many homeowners dream about is having a new fitted kitchen installed. The kitchen has frequently been described as the heart of any house and so many seem to spend an awful lot of time in them. Some may like to potter about testing out new dishes to tempt their friends and families taste buds, whereas others see the kitchen as a sanctuary to get away from the kids.

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Bathroom enclosures

Glass shower enclosures and screens to brighten your bathroom

If you have you have been trying to decide whether to make the change from a shower curtain to a shower door or shower enclosure made from toughened glass, Splashbacks of Distinction are here to help.

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Bespoke glass shower enclosures with glass walls instead of tiles

If you have ever had to fix new tiles, repair, replace or even clean the grouting in the existing tiles in a shower enclosure, you will know just what a pain it can be! Having a sparkling new toughened glass shower enclosure is certainly a great investment to make, but why not go all out and have the walls of the enclosure covered in glass too?

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Bespoke Shower Screens and Enclosures from Splashbacks of Distinction

Have you ever looked through home design magazines or watched some television makeover shows and envied the beautiful results they achieve? There is one room in a house that is often overlooked for a makeover and it happens to be the smallest room in the house, the bathroom!

Read more about bespoke shower screens and enclosures from splashbacks of distinction...

Glass Splashbacks in the bathroom with Splashbacks of Distinction

Glass is a wonderful medium to use in the home and can look particularly stunning in the bathroom as well as the kitchen. Like Splashbacks of Distinctions coloured kitchen splashbacks, we can also provide you with the same superior quality toughened safety glass for bathrooms and showers. Glass shower splashbacks are so easy to clean using glass cleaner, they will not have the mould issues you get with tiles that have been grouted. Glass splashbacks are not limited to the shower either, depending on your budget they can be used to create stunning glass feature walls.

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Balustrades

Toughened glass Juliet balconies for style and safety

Juliet balconies were named after the famous balcony scene from Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet. The shallow balcony is designed to provide a decorative safety barrier in front of French windows.

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Glass balustrades for the garden or terrace

Glass balustrades are a very popular architectural glazing design feature on so many projects around the home. Glass balustrades create a clear, clean and modern yet strong safety barrier to keep you and yours safe from harm, whilst improving and updating your home.

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Toughened glass instead of wooden spindles

Stairs are an obvious structural centrepiece of any home, so the way they look is vital. An untidy, tired and old fashioned staircase will make an instant negative first impression on visitors, and can even lower the value of your home should it be on the market.

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Toughened glass balustrades are fast replacing the traditional alternatives

Balustrades have been used in buildings for many years. Internal and external balustrades support staircases, balconies, and provide much needed safety and security. We have developed a wide range of glass balustrades to enhance your property. As a result, our glass balustrades have become extremely popular with our clients, maybe because they have so many benefits.

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Toughened Glass Balustrades for the Home and Office

There is an exciting new look available for your staircase! Toughened glass balustrades look absolutely fabulous and lift a home into a new dimension.

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Glass mirrors

Quality bespoke mirrors for every room and beyond

Locating a mirror in the correct place in a room allows you to maximise and make the most of the natural light. Placing the mirror close to a window will catch the angle of light and bounce it throughout the room.

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Different types of bespoke glass mirrors

When it comes to choosing the right mirror to fit in with your home or office decor, Splashbacks of distinction are confident that we could manufacture and fit the mirror to suit your own individual requirements.

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Why do we look in a mirror? Body image, or is it more?

It could be argued that we are all more obsessed with our appearance than we would like to admit. But is this really an indication of vanity? A vain person is meant to be conceited and have excessive pride in their appearance. There is nothing wrong with being concerned about ones appearance, as this is quite normal and understandable. In fact, studies have shown that attractive people have distinct advantages over less attractive people in our society.

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Bespoke glass mirrors from Splashbacks of Distinction

We all take them for granted! We brush our teeth, comb our hair, shave and check out how we look in them every day, but we rarely think about the impact a mirror actually has on our lives.

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Glass shelving

Why choose glass for your shelving solutions?

We all have shelves! Some are to display the odd ornament or curiosity, whereas others have a more specific use for must have or regularly used appliances around the home. Whatever they are for, shelves are a commonplace part of any home or office space. Shelves help us to organise our belongings by providing spaces for functional or decorative use and they prevent work surfaces from becoming cluttered with everyday stuff.

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Bespoke glass shelves for a unique decor

We all have certain items that we want to put on display. It may be an assortment of nic nacs that we have collected over the years, our favourite books or an heirloom that was passed down from a previous generation. Whatever the display item is, the chances are that we will be displaying them on a shelf of some kind. The question is, what type of shelf do we choose to compliment not just the display item, but the rest of the interior of our home?

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Toughened Glass Shelves for the Home and Office

Shelves are an integral part of virtually every home and office up and down the country. They are a very functional way of making use of walls for storage when one may not want, or be able to use the floor.

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Glass in general

Toughened glass for every room in the home and beyond

Here at Splashbacks of Distinction we make the most out of glass by crafting it into so much more. We have all manner of shelves, kitchen and bathroom splashbacks, shower enclosures and screens and we even have glass balustrades to take the place of those traditional wooden spindles should the mood take you. But what else can glass really be used for?

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Toughened glass will transform your home or office

People have always had an intense interest in glass. Glass for the table, glass for the windows and even glass for some ornaments, but glass for a wider range of uses around the home or office, surely not!

The marked increase in interest of glass around the home seems to have started back in 1949, when the 'The Glass House' or 'Johnson house' was built in Connecticut, USA. It was designed by Philip Johnson as his own weekend residence and was made predominantly of toughened glass. It has been said that in a house of glass, the views of the landscape are its wallpaper.

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From glass kitchen splashbacks to bespoke mirrors

We all want our homes to have a unique appearance, because nobody wants their living space to be exactly the same as their friends and neighbours. Sadly this is easier said than done! Think about it, the majority of your friends and neighbours will buy their furniture from the local furniture store and the wallpaper, lamps and flooring are likely to be sourced from the same local DIY shop that you use. This is not to say they will choose exactly the same decor as you, but the chances of it happening are pretty good. So if you want something really different, think glass!

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From Stained Glass Windows to a Modern Splashback: Light and Glass in Perfect Harmony!

Glass has held a fascination for so many people over the centuries. No other material allows such a wide variety of products to be made that actually appear to change depending on the intensity of the light that shines upon it.

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Glass around the house or business with Splashbacks of Distinction

Glass really is an eyecatching medium, and at the same time it is a very functional material to be used as a splashback in the kitchen, bathroom or to highlight a display somewhere else in the home or office. Glass is naturally a very hygenic material as it is not porous so no bacteria can be left on its surface once properly cleaned. But why stop in the kitchen though, the bathroom is another part of the home that can easily be enhanced, come to think of it, anywhere you want colour, design and an easy clean surface can benefit from a toughened glass splashback.

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How toughened glass is made for our kitchen and bathroom splashbacks

Toughened glass, as its name would suggest, is glass material that has been made much tougher than ordinary glass. Toughened glass are much stronger varieties and are used in various constructions, these can be residential or commercial constructions. The actual strength of toughened glass is up to five times more than that of annealed glass, (see below for an explanation of the annealing process). Toughened glass is not only used for kitchen and bathroom splashbacks, it is also used to manufacture lots of glassware and these products are comparatively safer and offer far more durability.

Some people mistakenly believe that toughened glass is unbreakable, it may be very tough, but it can still be broken. Remember though, if products made of toughened glass are handled in the correct way, there is no reason why they shouldn't last for a lifetime.

Read more about how toughened glass is made for our kitchen and bathroom splashbacks...

Beat the bacteria with a glass kitchen or bathroom splashback

If you wanted to eat your dinner from a clean surface, you might want to eat it in your bathroom. This may sound like a ridiculous thing to say when you consider what the smallest room in the house is used for, but read on!

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Style

Why is glass so popular today more than ever?

Not all that long ago, people seemed to be going out of their way to get away from wood in and around their home, but instead of going the whole hog, they seemed to opt for wood effect materials, from worktops to flooring. Even shelves and furniture was either veneered or printed to make it look like wood.

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Modernise with glass splashbacks and balustrades

Do you want the modern touch that glass brings. Splashbacks of Distinction can advise you what glass additions to your home will not only be functional, look amazing, but what could actually compliment and even enhance your existing traditional furniture.

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Glass wall coverings

Glass splashbacks are the product that Splashbacks of Distinction know all about. We have transformed so many homes with our glass splashbacks and seem to get most of our new customers from referrals. All too often we see that people have bought one of the 'off the shelf' glass splashbacks and have never been happy with the quality or fit, that's where we come in.

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Having a high resolution image incorporated into your glass kitchen, bathroom or lifestyle splashback

Having a glass splashback fitted is a fantastic way of brightening up your kitchen, bathroom or living area. They are hygienically clean and come in a wonderfully varied range of textures and colour finishes. To add to the versatility of this product, Splashbacks of Distinction are now able to offer a fantastic new service to our customers, the incorporation of high resolution images into any glass splashback!

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A modern living space with Splashbacks of Distinction

We generally take glass for granted. We look out through it every day and unless there is a greasy fingerprint that sticks out like a sore thumb, we don't even seem to notice it. Glass is transparent and can be rather boring when it comes to your run of the mill windows.

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The RAL colour system

The Ral colour system, is a series of systems used to match certain colours in paint. The system is designed to help when you need to choose paint colours, it's effectively a swatch system.

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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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