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Glass – it’s that stuff that goes in windows, right? Well, technically you’re correct, but what is often overlooked is its capacity to be used elsewhere inside the home. One area that people don’t often think about using glass in is the kitchen.

Glass splashbacks are increasing in popularity because of its benefits over traditional materials like tiling. What makes it such an attractive material is it not only fulfils that role to a T, but it has the added bonus of making a significant impact on the interior design of your kitchen with its aesthetic flair. Let’s look into this in a bit more detail. 

White contemporary kitchen with island and bar stools

Out with the old, in with the new

When it boils down to it, the main objective of a kitchen splashback is to protect your walls from splashes, stains and damage caused when preparing food.

While there might be a perception that glass is fragile, when it’s used in splashbacks, toughened glass is used, making it durable and resistant to accidental damage.

For those of you who love a clean home, it’s worth noting that glass splashbacks are more hygienic as they have a smooth, flat surface, preventing the build-up of dirt, mould or grease, making it far easier to clean after you whip up a feast.

A luxurious, modern look

splashback 2But what really sets glass splashbacks apart from other materials is its look.

Glass splashbacks are available in a wide range of colours, allowing you to create a beautiful space that can either complement or contrast against your existing design. You can also create an interesting focal point by installing a patterned splashback, like the one pictured below. For more inspiration, take a look at our PixaGraphic™ product, which allows you to customise your splashback with different patterns and effects.

Besides the choice in colour, glass is a clear and bright material that reflects light, creating a warm, spacious room that requires less additional lighting.

Installing a glass splashback will help create a sleek, modern look for your kitchen. If you’re looking at one for your home, we recommend looking at our SpectraColour range of coloured glass that you can use to create a striking and durable splashback.

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