Deciding the best possible backsplash (sometimes known as a splashback) for your kitchen is a crucial part of renovating. It’s less about function and more about style, but it’s necessary anyway. More than anything, it’s the key for your kitchen to have an overall appearance of cohesion. Picking the right one will help to make the most of the available materials.
Glass is a great choice for a backsplash, and many people prefer this over others. It’s so versatile that any design, shape and colour can work on it. Moreover, it’s a great means of reflecting light into the room, which helps give off space. It’s beneficial for smaller kitchens since every single inch counts.
As material in general, there are a lot of uses for glass across a home. It can undergo a wide range of patterns, textures, colours and finishes. That’s why those factors need to be considered before picking out a glass splashback. Of course, there’s also the option to go with glass as-is: you can get a solid glass backsplash.
Durability is one of the best traits of using a glass backsplash, especially one that’s toughened or tempered. They tend to break far less often. It also has powerful impact-resistant properties. This trait comes in particularly handy when it comes to working with backsplashes.
As previously mentioned, style is also a factor to consider with glass backsplashes. There is a tendency for glass splashbacks meant for kitchens to come with cabinets to match with the glass or, at the very least, matching cabinet doors. If your taste falls more on the quirky end of things, glass cabinet doors can get painted so they will fit with your backsplash.
Tips for Choosing the Correct Glass Backsplash for Your Kitchen
- Pick your colours, if any, after other room finishes have been established. Small kitchens will benefit from transparent, light tiles.
- When going the DIY route, try mosaic glass tiles. They come with mesh backing, which makes installing easier.
For the most part, a glass backsplash can be installed through “do-it-yourself” (DIY) means. However, professional installers can make things convenient and get the job done for you. That said, when a glass backsplash has already been installed, some of it can be removed as needed to better adapt to style whims.
One of the most significant advantages of glass backsplashes is also how easy they are to clean. For the most part, wiping them down with a cloth with soap and warm water will do the trick. Stubborn stains will require a vinegar and water mixture, though it should be noted that there’s a particular (temporary) smell that comes with it.
Glass splashbacks are a great way for a kitchen to be attractive and functional. Glass in itself is an incredibly versatile material that comes in a wide variety of colours, shapes and even styles. It’s also durable and effortless to clean.
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