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How to choose your perfect glass kitchen splashback

A splashback does more than protect your walls from smears and stains, it complements your kitchen’s overall design and adds to the aesthetics.

A glass splashback provides an elegant and modern touch to your kitchen while also being practical and easy to clean. However, choosing the right glass splashback can be overwhelming, so we’ve put together this guide to help you make the right choice for your kitchen.

Is a glass splashback the right option to start with?

Before we delve into the specifics of choosing the right glass splashback, it's essential to determine if a glass splashback is the right option for you. Make sure you check out our posts pitting glass splashbacks against kitchen tiles and acrylic splashbacks. Here are some other factors to consider:

  • Durability – Toughened glass splashbacks are incredibly durable, and they won't chip or scratch easily, making them perfect for use behind your stove or sink.
  • Hygiene - Glass splashbacks are non-porous, so they won't harbour bacteria or germs, which makes them easy to clean and ideal for kitchen use.
  • Style - Glass splashbacks are available in a wide variety of colours, patterns, and textures, making them a versatile option that can be customised to fit any kitchen design.
  • Lighting - Glass splashbacks reflect light and can brighten up your kitchen space, making them a great option for darker kitchens or spaces with limited natural light.

If these are all things you’ll need from your splashback, then a glass splashback is the right option.

What style and colour are you going for with a glass splashback?

Once you've decided on a glass splashback, the next step is to choose the style and colour that best suits your kitchen. Here are some points to consider when choosing a style and colour:

  • Personal preference - Your personal taste should be the primary factor in choosing the style and colour of your splashback.
  • Design - Your splashback should complement the overall design of your kitchen, whether it's contemporary, traditional, or eclectic.
  • Colour scheme - The colour of your splashback should work well with your kitchen's colour scheme, cabinets, and countertops.
  • Lighting - Consider how the splashback will interact with the lighting in your kitchen, as it can affect the appearance of the colour and texture.
  • Texture - Glass splashbacks come in a range of textures, from smooth and glossy to mirrored and frosted, so consider the overall look and feel of your kitchen when choosing a texture.


What preparation will you need to know before the installation?

There are several factors that go into the successful installation of your kitchen splashback:

Wall condition:

The wall where the splashback will be installed must be clean, dry, and free of any existing tiles, wallpaper, or paint. The wall should also be flat and level. Any bumps or unevenness can affect the installation and the appearance of the splashback.

  • Measurement and sizing:
    Before ordering a splashback, accurate measurements of the wall are essential. This includes measuring the height and width of the area where the splashback will be installed, as well as any cut-outs required for sockets, switches, or other fixtures.
  • Glass type and thickness:
    Choose a high-quality, toughened glass splashback that is at least 6mm thick for durability and safety. There are different types of glass available, including clear, tinted, painted, and printed options, so choose one that complements the style and design of your kitchen.
  • Colour and design:
    Glass splashbacks come in a wide range of colours and designs, so choose one that fits your personal taste and complements your kitchen decor. Consider the overall colour scheme, style, and materials of your kitchen when making your selection.
  • Installation method:
    The installation method for a glass splashback can vary depending on the type of wall and the size and weight of the splashback. It is often worth seeking the help of a professional installer if you are unsure.

These factors ensure a smooth and successful installation that enhances the look and functionality of your kitchen.

Choosing the right glass splashback with Express Glass Warehouse

Picking the right glass kitchen splashback is an important decision that can greatly impact the look and feel of your kitchen. By considering factors such as wall condition, measurement and sizing, glass type and thickness, colour and design, and installation method, you can make an informed decision and ensure a successful installation.

As a specialist manufacturer and supplier of splashbacks, Express Glass Warehouse helps you choose the right splashback.

With a wide range of high-quality, toughened glass splashbacks in different colours, designs, and cut to your size specifications, we provide you with a variety of options to choose from. In addition, we offer expert advice on installation methods and provide fast, reliable delivery.

So, whether you're looking for a sleek and modern glass kitchen splashback or a colourful and unique design, EGW is the go-to source for all your kitchen splashback needs. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services or shop for your new glass splashback online and let us help you transform your kitchen into the stylish and functional space you've always wanted.
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