Glass splashback, nice choice! You like the look of them but don’t know much about them. Let’s find out!
If you want a splashback with a light colour it is advisable to go with a low iron glass as this will give you a true rendition of your selected colour. Clear (normal) glass has an iron content which slightly tints the colour. Some people like the look of the clear glass as it fits in with their desired style.
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Splashbacks are made on 6mm glass and depending upon the placement may be toughened to form A-Grade Safety Glass. The toughening process is used mainly when the glass will be effected by heat, usually from a stovetop.
Prices start at around $440/sqm on low iron glass. Cut-outs for power points and range-hoods etc add a little to the cost as the glass must be cut with a precision water-jet cutter. Accuracy is an imperative for splashbacks as a few millimetres can mean the difference between a perfect fit and the need for a re-cut. A highly trained measurer is essential for a quality end product.
Curing of Silicon
Using only the highest quality, neutral cure, silicon to affix your splashback is very important. This specialised silicon protects the longevity of your splashback and eliminates any reaction between the paint and the adhesive product.
One short-term side effect of the curing process is that you may see a shadow of the silicon for up to two months on metallic colours while the adhesive dries. Over the weeks you will watch the shadow getting slowly smaller as it cures. This is totally normal and once fully cured the silicon will be completely invisible.
You may be thinking about a white splashback which has proven very popular over the years. Given the nature of lighting and ambient colours within the installation environment it is practically impossible to match a white colour in a splashback. With upwards of 30,000 shades of white, even if the exact match were achieved, deviations within the lit environment,including differing surfaces, would see a different colour perceived.
We recommend choosing either a shade of white that will complement the existing environment or making more of a statement by choosing a different, bold colour.
WARRANTY & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
At Palmer’s Glass we use only the highest quality glass & silicon installed by industry leading trades people. To back up our wares and services we give a 3 year guarantee on all workmanship and silicon.
This means if within three years of installation an issue arises with one of our Splashbacks due to workmanship or silicon we will rectify the problem quickly and efficiently. Please note that due to the intrinsic nature of glass our guarantee does not cover glass breakage or scratches.