What is a Glass Splashback?

What is a Glass Splashback?

Your choice of splashback can have a big impact on both the look and feel of your finished kitchen or laundry, as well as your renovation budget. Before settling on a splashback, it’s worth doing some investigation to compare the various options.

Glass splashback is one popular option you may be considering—but what is glass splashback and how does it compare to the alternatives? Read on and we’ll fill you in on everything you need to know to make the right decision for your next renovation.

Key Summary

A Glass splashback is a sleek, durable and hygienic splashback option that is suitable for use behind sinks and cooktops.

what is a glass splashback

What is a Glass Splashback?

A splashback is necessary to keep your walls protected from nasty splashes and spills. While materials such as tiles, stone, stainless steel or acrylic can be used to create a splashback, toughened glass is another popular splashback material that is often used in kitchens and bathrooms where the brief is a clean and streamlined aesthetic.

Glass splashback is a highly versatile choice that’s also durable, economical, hygienic and very easy to keep clean. Glossy and transparent in appearance, glass splashback can also be coloured to suit the individual space and your personal preferences.

What are the Benefits of a Glass Splashback?

There are numerous benefits to opting for a glass splashback.

  • Hygienic and easy to clean – Glass splashback is typically installed as a single panel, which means no crevices or grout lines where dirt, grime or bacteria could accumulate. As a completely smooth and seamless surface, it’s very easy to quickly wipe away any mess with a non-streak cleaning spray and soft cloth, keeping the space fresh, clean and hygienic.
  • Reflective – Glass splashback provides a reflective, almost mirrored surface, that reflects light and makes an area feel more spacious. 
  • Sleek and streamlined aesthetic – The smooth, clean and seamless appearance of glass splashback is ideal if you want to achieve an ultra-contemporary or minimalist look.
  • Highly customisable – Glass splashback can be made to order to suit almost any purpose. While you can opt for a plain glass splashback, you also have to option to choose from an endless array of colours (including solid and even metallic options), or you could even create a splashback with bespoke printed graphics to make a real design statement.
  • Durability – Toughened glass that meets Australian building standards is incredibly durable. It’s heat- and stain-resistant, shatterproof, and isn’t prone to fading or warping.

Are There any Downsides to Glass Splashback?

There aren’t many downsides to a glass splashback, however, they can be prone to scratches from sharp objects. Having said that, a glass splashback is still typically more scratch resistant than some of the alternatives, such as stainless steel or some tiles.

If your glass splashback is damaged, it can also be difficult to repair. In most cases, the splashback will need to be replaced completely.

How Heat Resistant is a Glass Splashback?

A toughened glass splashback is very heat resistant—in fact, it can comfortably handle temperatures up to 400°C without causing the splashback to crack, blacken, warp or melt.

How Much Does Glass Splashback Cost?

While prices can vary, you can generally expect to pay between $300-400 per square metre for painted Clear Float glass, or upward of $450 per square metre for painted Starfire glass.

Let Our Expert Designers Guide You Through the Options

Rather than researching the various splashback options on your own, take the simpler approach, and seek the guidance of our expert kitchen designers. 

Our team of experienced kitchen designers are here to share their product knowledge and design expertise with you to help you create a perfected space that is both beautiful and functional.

With showroom locations across Melbourne, get in touch with us to arrange a personal consultation to discuss what you want to achieve from your next renovation.

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