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Glass Splashbacks: The Perfect Choice for Your Kitchen or Bathroom

Mention toughened glass splashbacks to most and they will instinctively picture their kitchen walls. Combining robust protection for exposed surfaces with undeniable visual appeal, a glass splashback can be great for any classical or contemporary kitchen.

Even so, the practical and visual benefits of glass splashbacks are by no means confined to the kitchen. Impervious to moisture and easy to clean, a glass splashback can be just the thing for breathing life into your bathroom.

Why Choose Glass for Your Bathroom Splashback?

A glass splashback is essentially a large glass tile, which can be manufactured in any shape, size and configuration required. It can be mounted over almost any existing surface as a clear splashback, or finished in any colour or design to complement its surroundings.

Toughened glass is around five times stronger than regular glass, making it perfect for high traffic areas of the home like the bathroom. Not only is it naturally water-resistant, but it is also 100% non-porous. This makes the surface of a glass splashback flawlessly hygienic, preventing the accumulation of germs, bacteria, mould, mildew and viruses.

Keeping a toughened glass splashback clean and hygienic is as easy as cleaning any other glass surface around the home. You simply spray it with your preferred antibacterial cleaner, give it a quick wipe and you are done.

This can be particularly beneficial in bathrooms, where maintaining a clean and sanitary environment is a full-time job. By protecting your bathroom walls with a large glass splashback (or a combination of several splashbacks), you lighten the load for yourself and your family.

All courtesy of elegant and sophisticated installation, which is easy to fit and can have an indefinite lifespan.

What Makes Glass a Better Choice Than a Plastic Splashback?

Plastic (acrylic) splashbacks can be visually attractive, while providing welcome protection for the surface beneath. But when compared like-for-like with glass splashbacks, there is a reason the latter is considered the gold standard.

Or more specifically, five reasons toughened glass splashbacks are the better choice for bathrooms:

  • Toughened glass is an infinitely more robust and durable material, making it ideal for high-traffic (and potentially high-impact) areas of the home.

  • The naturally non-porous properties of toughened glass make it a superior choice where health and hygiene may otherwise be a concern.

  • A toughened glass splashback has a beautifully shiny and reflective surface, which is not only easy to clean but also makes a fantastic aesthetic addition to a bathroom.

  • With minimal maintenance, a glass bathroom splashback can have an indefinite lifespan - unbeatable long-term value for money. The surface of a glass splashback is far less likely to succumb to scuffs, scratches and damage, which may otherwise dull the surface of an acrylic splashback.

Five of the many reasons why toughened glass is considered the gold standard for splashbacks - both in the kitchen and in the bathroom.

For more information on any of the above or to discuss your requirements in more detail, contact a member of the team at Instrument Glass today.

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