Splashbacks are an essential part of both kitchens and bathrooms. Not only do they protect your walls from moisture and dirt, but they also serve an important function as part of the décor.
Once upon a time, tiles were the most popular splashback material. But nowadays, glass splashbacks are becoming more popular with homeowners across Australia. If you’d like to learn why so many homeowners have chosen glass splashbacks, keep reading to learn about the advantages they have over tile splashbacks for your kitchen and bathroom.
Unlike with tile splashbacks, you and your glass supplier can come up with a custom glass splashback design for your kitchen or bathroom. This gives you the freedom to come up with a design that fits in with the dimensions and décor of your home without making any drastic changes; you can customise your glass splashback to whatever size and shape you desire.
One of the biggest downsides to tile splashbacks is the grout between each tile. Grout degrades over time. And as it does, it fades and begins to look unsightly. Grout can also leave your kitchen or bathroom dusty when it begins to crumble. And the tiles can break or separate from the wall over time. This makes tile splashbacks harder to maintain.
A tempered glass splashback, made to the thickness that you desire, will be easier to maintain than a tile splashback. The lack of grout alone means that you won’t have any dust or degradation issues to deal with in future.
Grout picks up dirt, germs, moisture and mould over time. And this means that a tile splashback will become unhygienic, especially if you don’t have time to clean it regularly.
With a glass splashback behind your cooker to catch stray blobs of food, cleanliness won’t be an issue. Glass is easy to clean because it has less seams and is smooth.
With the ability to customise your glass splashback, you’ll be able to install the completed splashback in its entirety in a short space of time. Your supplier will simply bring in the completed sheet of glass and attach it to the wall.
Tiles take longer to install because it needs to be cut in order to fit into a kitchen or bathroom space. And the use of grout means more time spent waiting for the grout to set.
Glass splashbacks work well with both artificial and natural light. In a gloomy kitchen, this is an advantage because you can position your lighting so that it reflects off your glass splashback and illuminates the space. And the light from nearby windows will reflect off a glass splashback.
The less-reflective nature of tiles makes them less effective at lighting up your space.
A solid layer of tiles will serve to make a small bathroom or kitchen look even smaller since it takes up space. But although a glass splashback also takes up space, this will be less apparent due to the transparency of the glass.
You can also choose a mirrored glass splashback to reflect part of your kitchen or bathroom. This will give the illusion of more space.
Because glass is transparent, you can place a glass splashback over wall art or wall stickers. You’ll have something nice to look at as you cook or bathe, and you won’t need to worry about the art suffering damage due to splashes of food or water. And if you like to take notes while in the kitchen, you can even write or draw on your glass splashback.
Are you impressed with the range of benefits that glass splashbacks have to offer? Then get in touch with South Melbourne Glass today. We offer both clear and frosted glass, and we can customize a glass splashback that blends seamlessly into your home’s existing décor.