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

Toughened glass splashbacks for 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.

Cleaning the kitchen or bathroom from top to bottom on a daily basis may be okay if you have nothing better to do, but when you are trying to juggle a full time job, bringing up children and running a house, it can all get a bit much.

With a toughened glass splashback, you never get this problem because there are no grout lines or bevels to harbour dirt, grime and grease. Read on to see why tiles and grouting are a complete pain and how a quality toughened glass splashback is the ultimate answer.

The problem with tiles and grout

When a wall is newly tiled, assuming the tiles are a good design and good quality and the job has been done properly, it will look great. However, over a relatively short period of time the grout can begin to discolour. In the kitchen the main reason for this is that a build up of cooking splashes or even the microscopic particles carried from food in steam, will adhere to the grout, dulling the finish and making the entire wall look grubby and dirty. The staining that occurs can sometimes be impossible to clean away and even a strong bleach solution may only hide the problem temporarily as you will only be bleaching the dirt a lighter colour. The other major concern is that the grout will rapidly build up potentially dangerous levels of bacteria. This is becauseall grout is essentially a rough material, no matter how much you try to smooth it off. The very last thing you want accumulating in a food preparation area is high levels of bacteria, mould or mildew.

The bathroom can also become a problem because of mould and mildew building up in the grout of tiles. The build up here is usually because of all the dirt and dead skin from our bodies, sticking to the grout around the shower or wash basin and the residue from the many different products we use when we wash, shampoo and shave. One of the worst things to get in grout is the splashes from hair dye as this can cause serious staining that will most likely never come out.

Mildew is a reall pain in a kitchen or bathroom

There are various sprays and liquids available today to tackle the problem of mildew, but why is it that no matter what you do, it always seems to come back? Well that is because the mildew sends out literally millions of tiny spores that will get into the pores of the grout and even the paintwork in any damp or moist area. Mildew absolutely love organic materials such as skin particles and a lot of the bady care products we use to wash ourselves with. Once mildew takes hold, it is virtually impossible to completely eliminate it, you can only try to control its re-growth. Managing mildew is a case of keeping the affected area very clean and never allowing it to remain wet for long and to ensure the atmosphere is dry, a tall order for a kitchen or bathroom. By thoroughly rinsing off the tiles and grout after every use, and using something like a window cleaners squeegee to remove the majority of the water is a good place to start. Always leave shower enclosures, curtains and the bathroom door open too, this allows the moisture to escape from the room. The initial cleaning will require a good scrubbing brush, chlorine bleach, white vinegar, rubber gloves and plenty of elbow grease.

Once you have gone to all the trouble of cleaning the grout and tiles, you will need to seal it. Hopefully by sealing the grout you will slow down the progress of any remaining mildew spores. The sealer used for grout is a liquid that is applied to the grout about two days after the new grout has been applied. Once ithe sealer is applied, it will soak into the grout and dry. This will hopefully create a protective barrier against water, grime and further mildew spores. If you want to add sealer to older grout, it's probably best to thoroughly steam clean the whole are in an attempt to kill any mildew spores. Once the ultra high temperature of the steam has done its work, dry thoroughly with paper towels and maybe even a hair drier and then apply the sealer only when every drop of moisture has gone.

This cleaning and re-sealing process may need to be carried out several times a year, the damper the environment, the more often you will have to clean and re-seal.

Once mildew has really got a grip, the only long term solution, if you want to keep the tiles is to re-grout the entire area. A far better solution would be to replace the whole lot with a quality toughened glass splashback from Splashbacks of Distinction. We defy any mildew to build up on one of our splashbacks.

A toughened glass splashback is not just hygienic and practical, it will look amazing too

A toughened glass splashback is the ideal solution if you want an easy life. No more scrubbing, bleaching, digging out grout and sealing the new grout. Our glass splashbacks are seamless and even an electrical socket cut out is precise enough so that bacteria and grime won't build up.

You don't even have to compromise on style or design either, as we supply and fit glass splashbacks in virtually every colour available. We can even supply various textured finishes and for something extra special, we can even add a high resolution image to the glass.

There is nothing more hygienic than glass! It is non-porous and a breeze to keep clean. A quick spray will an anti bacterial solution and a wipe with a clean paper towel will leave a bacteria free surface that gleams like a new pin. Our glass splashbacks are so hygienic that some hospital operating theatres are now moving away from stainless stell fixtures and adopting toughened glass operating tables and equipment trolleys.

So if you are fed up with struggling to keep your house clean, why not contact us about a toughened glass splashback and make the most of the little spare time you do have, doing the things you really want to be doing.

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Further Information

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