Saturday 9th December, 2017
Why a bespoke glass splashback is the right choice
Reason 1: Durability
Created from specially toughened glass, glass splashbacks can withstand temperatures up to 400°, making toughened glass the natural choice for your kitchen and cooking space. Unlike ceramic tiles, which can crack and chip easily, toughened glass is highly durable, scratch-resistant, and can withstand the toughest impact. So, if you’re looking for a bespoke splashback which is going to look good for years, toughened glass could be the right choice for you.
Reason 2: Cleanliness
Unlike most tiles, a glass splashback provides a non-porous surface, so there’s nowhere for bacteria and germs to hide. Whereas grease and oil can quickly make ceramic tile grouting look dirty and unpleasant, glass is hygienic and easy-to-clean. Warm, soapy water is enough to remove most day-to-day cooking stains, with a normal glass cleaner to tackle anything trickier.
Reason 3: Stylish, with lots of design choice
Glass splashbacks complement both modern and contemporary kitchens with ease, and can be customised to create the perfect look and feel for your project. When planning your bespoke glass splashback, one of the first things to consider is whether to choose clear, frosted or back-painted glass. A clear glass splashback is translucent, and simply reflects the colour or surface of the wall behind. Your glass splashback can also be back-painted, which means the back of the glass is painted in any colour you like – and can be colour-matched too. Clear or frosted glass gives you the flexibility to change the colour of the wall behind, whereas a back-painted glass splashback can give a greater depth of colour and is likely to look fresher and cleaner for longer. Whichever option you choose, a glass splashback will reflect the light and add a unique illumination to your kitchen.
Reason 4: Easy to customise and fit
The beauty of a bespoke glass splashback is that it can be created to exactly the specification you need for your project. Glass can be used to cover a large surface area more quickly than tiling, and offers greater flexibility in the design and customisation of your kitchen space.
Glass splashbacks can easily be cut to accommodate electrical sockets and shaped around other objects or features of your kitchen wall, and can also be pre-drilled to make installation easier.
You will need to decide whether to measure and install your bespoke glass splashback yourself, or choose a specialist glass supplier to measure, supply and fit. A specialist glass supplier is definitely the recommended choice unless you have a construction team with experience in handling and fitting glass.
Reason 5: Adding a bespoke glass splashback can quickly refresh your kitchen
Adding a bespoke glass splashback is a quick and easy way of adding style and luxury to your kitchen, and is the perfect choice to update and refresh your kitchen without going to the expense and inconvenience of installing an entire new kitchen.
Tufwell can measure, supply and fit bespoke glass splashbacks to trade customers. We offer a CNC cutting service for precision measurements, can colour-match paint to your requirements and offer fast-lead times to help your project keep to schedule.
Established for over 15 years, Tufwell is your trusted glass supplier and can be relied upon to provide the highest quality products, a professional service and experienced and helpful staff. Contact Tufwell today on 01293 533 533 to speak to one of our expert team.