18/01/2023 0 Comments
Glass Splashbacks: All Your Questions Answered
As one of Ireland's longest-established providers of glass solutions, we've seen a massive uptake in Glass splashback installations in recent years. The popularity of this trend isn't a surprise. Glass splashbacks are robust, durable and require very little maintenance. Not to mention how aesthetically pleasing they look in all types of kitchens.
However, despite this increase in popularity, many homeowners still have questions. Therefore for the curious, we've put together this blog to answer some of the most frequently asked glass splashback enquires.
How much do glass splashbacks cost in Ireland?
The cost of glass splashbacks varies depending on many factors, such as the size of the area to be covered, the type of Glass, Etc. Please get in touch with our team directly for a free, no obligation and accurate quote.
What type of glass are glass splashbacks made from?
Glass splashbacks are typically made from tempered or laminated safety glass. Tempered glass is a type of glass that has been heat-treated to increase its strength and durability. Laminated glass is made by sandwiching a layer of plastic between two layers of glass, which helps to hold the glass together if it breaks. Both types of glass are commonly used in splashbacks because they are solid and can withstand heat, impact and scratches.
How are glass splashbacks fitted?
Glass splashbacks are typically fitted using a process called "dry glazing." This means that the glass is secured to the wall using special adhesive silicone rather than traditional wet glazing methods. The process typically involves the following steps:
- Measurement and template: The area where the splashback will be installed is measured, and a template is made to ensure a perfect fit.
- Preparing the wall: The wall is cleaned and designed to ensure the adhesive silicone will bond properly.
- Cutting the Glass: The Glass is cut to the correct size and shape based on the template.
- Applying the adhesive: A bead of adhesive silicone is applied to the back of the Glass and the Glass is then pressed into place on the wall.
- Finishing: The silicone is smoothed out, and any excess is removed. The glass is then left to cure for 24 hours before being used.
The glass splashback must be fitted by a professional and experienced glazier, as the installation process can be quite complicated, and improper installation can cause leaks, damage or safety hazards.
How long do glass splashbacks last?
Glass splashbacks are extremely durable and can last for many years with proper care and maintenance. The lifespan of a glass splashback can depend on various factors, such as the quality of the glass and the adhesive used, the installation process, and the frequency of cleaning and maintenance.
Tempered and laminated safety glass ate known for their strength and durability; under normal conditions, they are not likely to crack, chip or scratch. The adhesive silicone used to secure the glass to the wall is also designed to last many years without losing strength or flexibility.
Regular cleaning and maintenance can also help prolong a glass splashback's life. This can include wiping down the glass with a mild detergent and water to remove any stains or marks and avoiding using abrasive cleaning products that may scratch the surface.
Can you put glass splashback behind the cooker?
Yes, glass splashbacks can be installed behind a cooker or stove. This is a popular location for glass splashbacks as it can help to protect the wall from spills, splatters, and heat damage.
Do you still have glass splashback questions? Then please get in touch with our office today. Our experts can advise on everything from colour to installation time. We help you decide if a glass splashback is the right solution for your kitchen.