There is no limit to the design possibilities using a coloured glass. Typically used for kitchen splashbacks and work surfaces, it provides a stylish and contemporary look which will transform the appearance of any kitchen, bathroom, reception…the uses are endless!
Why choose glass for a kitchen splashback?
Ever since the Romans first discovered the exceptional qualities of glass, it has been prized for its adaptability and its durability, its practical applications and its beauty.
Top designers now use glass splashbacks
Its no surprise therefore that glass splashbacks are fast becoming the top choice for contemporary designers in the UK.
Kitchen splashback ideas are endless
Our team loves working with Toughened Glass because its perfect as a heat and stain resistant surface for your kitchen; The kitchen splashback ideas are endless with our glorious range of colours, sparkles and shimmers, textures, mirrored surfaces, and personalised artwork and patterns.
The glass we use is toughened to ensure heat resistance up to 400°C and impact resistance equivalent to a sledge hammer hitting the surface.
The alternatives are Granite, this can stain and scratch. Solid wood marks and scratches easily, has to be oiled twice a year and is not as hygienic. Laminate can look cheap and is easily damaged. Stainless steel has an industrial look and can look amazing but scratches easily. Marble scratches and stains. Quartz discolours over time when exposed to sunlight, can have very obvious seams and is not as heat resistant as our glass. We believe a Glass Splashback or worktop has all the benefits to make your kitchen a safe environment with the added bonus of looking amazing.
We are proud to offer a new effect for all our metallic splashbacks!! The Water Droplet effect looks fantastic on our metallic splashback colours including Bronze, Silver and Rose Gold, and would make a fabulous centrepiece in any Kitchen or Bathroom. Contact us for more information.
Coloured glass is often used as an alternative to tiles. Glass splashbacks require no grouting, which means no more unsightly discoloured grout, and are easy to clean, creating a sleek modern look. It is easy to fit by securely bonding to the wall with special adhesive.
Typically glass splashbacks are manufactured in 6mm toughened safety glass; it is therefore resistant to heat and impact, whereas work surfaces are produced in 19mm toughened safety glass. Cut outs can be produced for plug sockets, switches, hobs, sinks and basins and all splashbacks and work tops are finished with polished edges.
We use a low-iron glass, either Pilkington Optiwhite or Diamant from Saint-Gobain, as this is more optically clear than normal glass. It provides a clearer definition of the colour chosen, as normal clear glass has an inherent green characteristic which becomes more pronounced the thicker the glass. This is particularly important if splashbacks need to match the thicker work surfaces in a kitchen for example. Both thicknesses of glass have a different iron content if using normal clear glass, so the 19mm will appear greener, in turn affecting the paint colour. This issue is drastically reduced when using low-iron glass, rendering both thicknesses almost the same colour when painted.
All glass splashbacks and worktops are manufactured to order. The colour is spray painted onto the back of the glass, with a paint specially made to bond to the glass, which won’t peel or flake.
We can mix up thousands of colours including all RAL, British Standard and Dulux colours, and we also offer a bespoke colour mixing service, so there’s no colour we can’t match!