One thing that many homeowners will love about glass splashbacks is the ease of cleaning involved. This is, for certain, one of the main reasons why people have glass splashbacks installed during their kitchen renovations.
Cleaning away oil, grease and all other types of dirt and grime is a breeze. All you need to do is to wipe them down with a rag, warm water and some dish washing liquid and that’s it. This is so much unlike tiles (which is a common material for splashbacks) where you have to scrub all the dirt away with a brush.
Fitting and installation
Local builders will readily tell you that tiles take up more time and effort to install than glass splashbacks. They need to prep the wall where the tiles will be installed, then measure it, determine the number of tiles to be used, plaster them onto the wall and fill the gaps with grout, and so on. With glass splashbacks, the installer only needs to measure the space and have the glass cut to size. Once the wall has been prepped and the glass splashback is delivered to your home, they can be installed right away. Because the glass splashback is cut to size, you can be sure that it will fit perfectly with your kitchen wall, so there’s basically no trimming or cutting involved which makes it faster to install.
Cost of Glass Splashbacks
And here’s where the trouble with glass splashbacks come in—cost. Truth be told, glass splashbacks are expensive—perhaps the most expensive when it comes to materials used for splashbacks.
There are many factors that can influence just how expensive glass splashbacks for your kitchen renovations can be. For one, there’s the quality of the glass to be used. Needless to say, high quality toughened glass is expensive. There are cheaper, mass-produced glass splashbacks sold in some home improvement centres, but they are not really recommended for use for certain reasons.
First, they are produced in standard sizes, and if your kitchen walls aren’t ‘standard’ then you’ll have to call a professional to cut them and make them fit, which means additional expenses for you. Second, it can be hard to gauge the quality of mass-produced glass splashbacks. Only reputable manufacturers make use of high quality glass in their products, and these branded splashbacks aren’t cheap at all.
Keep in mind though that glass splashbacks are excellent investments that will repay you many times over the years. If they are of excellent quality, then you can be sure that they will last you for a long time. Then there’s that feeling of satisfaction you get when you look at that beautiful glass splashback in your kitchen. And should you decide to sell your house sometime in the future, a beautiful glass splashback will certainly help to enhance the market value of your house the same way outdoor decks and outdoor living areas would.