Using acrylic for a kitchen splashback is an increasingly popular choice, with the properties of the material being perfectly suited to kitchen use.
Acrylic is a strong and durable material that can stand up to the wear and tear it might receive in the kitchen.
Extruded acrylic is easy to care for and keep in good condition. It will be less susceptible to dust and grease, something glass and stainless steel splashbacks struggle to achieve. And when it does get marked or slightly dusty, it is simple to clean with a wet cloth.
Something that is incredibly important in the kitchen is hygiene, and acrylic offers an extremely hygienic option. It is also water resistant and can be used behind hobs, as long as it is protected by glass or positioned at a suitable distance of 150mm or more.
Along with the above benefits, acrylic splashbacks are lightweight and incredibly easy to install at home. This means that those with a limited knowledge of DIY will be able to fit them quickly and easily to create a new look in the kitchen.
Acrylic splashbacks can be easily fitted, without the need for professional help, directly to almost any flat surface using our versatile and durable double sided PE foam tape. Check out our splashback fitting guide to see just how easy it is to fit splashbacks yourself.
Please Note: We recommend all acrylic splashbacks are not installed closer than 150mm to an open heat source such as a gas/electric hob.
Reviewed by Anonymous on 06 Jul 2016
Excellent product, ideal for kitchen slasback. It was easy to cut the socket holes and install. Delivery was great.
Reviewed by Anonymous on 01 Dec 2015
Excellent service and product Quick delivery with superb packaging
Reviewed by Suzy on 17 Oct 2015
The items came quickly and well packaged. I have not put them up yet but they look absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to have them up in my new kitchen!
Quick and good product
Reviewed by YF Chung on 13 Sep 2015
The staff was very helpful, the item was very quick delivered, and well protected. cut toe correct size, very easy to install.
Reviewed by Sandy on 24 Aug 2015
I was able to to put this on myself (I'm no diy'er) it was so easy and looks great
Nice looking. Bit fragile to work work
Reviewed by bbbruce on 09 Aug 2015
Very nice looking product.
Easy to cut and shape.
Just be aware it's a bit fragile and cracks really easily so go easy if you have to drill or bend around pipes etc. You may end up with a snap...
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looks good, easy to work with
Reviewed by have done it myself on 08 Jul 2015
I have used two larger sheets to upgrade the shower corner above the tub. Easy to glue to the wall using standard elastic bathroom silicone glue, easy to drill (not too much pressure, bit water coo...
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|Delivery Service||Est. Delivery Time||Cost (exVAT)||Cost (incVAT)|
|Economy||5 - 7 working days||£9.89||£11.87|
|Standard||3 - 4 working days||£15.95||£19.14|
|Express||1 - 2 working days*||£29.85||£35.82|
|FREE ECONOMY DELIVERY ON ALL ORDERS OVER £100|
*For orders placed before 12pm. For orders placed after 12pm this service is 2 - 3 working days.
Please note some postcodes e.g. Scottish Islands, Isle of Wight may incur excess shipping charges, we reserve the right to request this from our customers before shipment. If you do not want to incur this additional cost you may cancel your order and obtain a full refund.
All delivery deadlines are subject to stock availability - in the unlikely event that we cannot meet your delivery expectations we will contact you immediately to make alternative arrangements. If you are unhappy with what we can offer then you are entitled to a full refund no questions asked.
How quickly will my order arrive?
We now offer several delivery services to best suit our customers needs. Please see the shipping rates table for estimated delivery times associated with each service.
We are very proud of our excellent customer service so if you have a deadline, or require your order delivered to a non-mainland UK address which may take slightly longer, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01752 897921 or [email protected] for more information.
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Our nominated delivery service allows you to specify a day which your order is delivered on. Simply select nominated delivery in the checkout and then choose the date most convenient for you.
If your order is placed before 12pm then the earliest available date will be 4 working days from the current date. If your order is placed after 12pm then the earliest available date will be 5 working days from the current date.
Sundays and Bank Holidays are not available for nominated delivery. Currently nominated delivery is only available for UK mainland addresses only.
How can I track the status of my order?
We pride ourselves on great customer service and communication – during the order process you will receive several emails to keep you up to date with the status of your order and also when it has been dispatched. If you require extra information please contact our customer support team on 01752 897921 or [email protected] Please include your full name and order number in all communications with us.
We have an excellent relationship with our courier service and all orders are meticulously packed using a variety of materials to ensure the sheets arrive in excellent condition. Where necessary, larger sheets may be shipped on a pallet(s) to guarantee against breakage.
Delivery to alternate address
If you require your order to be sent to an address different to the billing address you may do this during the checkout process.
Collecting orders in person
If you wish to collect your order in person please select 'collect in person' from the delivery options in the checkout. All orders collected in person will not incur any delivery charges.
Q. Is acrylic sheeting suitable for use as a splashback behind a hob or oven?
A: No. Temperatures of over 60°C will affect acrylic, so it is not suitable for use in close proximity to heatsources. A popular solution is to protect the acrylic splashback directly behind the heat source with a sheet of toughened glass.
Q. If I do want to use it near a heat source, what is a suitable distance?
A: While we insist that acrylic is not suitable as a splashback behind a heat source, if you do wish to use behind a heat source it's recommended that one metre clearance is allowed.
Q. How do I clean my acrylic kitchen splashback?
A: Acrylic is incredibly easy to wipe clean and keep in a good condition. Just use a soft, non-abrasive, anti-static cloth, along with a mixture of washing up liquid and water. If you wish to use cleaning products, please check that they are suitable for the material first.
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|Mechanical Properties||Cast Acrylic||Test Standard|
|Density ρ||1.19 g/cm3||ISO 1183|
|Impact Strength acU (Charpy)||15 KJ/m2||
ISO 179/lfu no break
|Notched Impact Strength acN (lzod)||1.6 KJ/m2||ISO 180/1 A|
|Notched Impact Strength acN (Charpy)||- KJ/m2||ISO 179/1eA|
Tensile Strength σM
|Elongation at break εB||4.5 %||ISO 527-2 1B/5|
|Nominal elongation at break εtB||- %||ISO 527-2/1B/50|
|Flexural strength σЬB, Standard test specimen (80x10x4mm3)||105 MPa||ISO 178 (5mm/min)|
|Compressive yield stress σdF||103 MPa||ISO 604|
|Max. safety stress σmax. (up to 40oC)||5 ... 10 MPa||-|
|Modulus of elasticity Et (short-term value)||3300 MPa||ISO 527-2/1B/1|
|Min. cold bending radius||330 x thickness||-|
|Dynamic shear modulus G at approx. 10Hz||1700 MPa||ISO 537|
|Indentation hardness H961/30||175 MPa||
ISO 2039-1 120; 100
|Abrasion resistance in Taber abrader test )100 rev.; 5.4 N; CS-10F)||20 ... 30 %haze||ISO 9352|
Coefficient of friction µ
Poisson’s ratio µƅ (dilation steel of 5% per min; up to 2% dilation; at 23oC)
|Resistance to puck impact from thickness (Test Certificate No. from FMPA Stuttgart)||12mm (46/900 550)||similar to DIN 18032, part 3|
|Sound velocity (at room temperature)||2700 ... 2800 m/s||-|
|Weight sounded reduction index Rw at thickness:
|Transmittance ƬD65||~92%||DIN 5036, Part 3|
|UV transmission||no; yes||-|
|Reflection loss the visible range (for each surface)||4%||-|
|Total energy transmittance g||85%||DIN EN 410|
|Adsorption in the visible range||< 0.05%||-|
|Refractive index nD20||1.491||ISO 489|
|Volume resistivity ρD||
|DIN VDE 0303, Part 3|
|Surface resistivity ROA||5.1013 ohm||DIN VDE 0303, Part 3|
|Dielectric strength Ed (1mm specimen thickness)||~30 kV/mm||DIN VDE 0303, Part 2|
Dielectric constant ε at 50 Hz
at 0.1 MHz
|DIN VDE 0303, Part 4|
Dissipation factor tan δ at 50 Hz
at 0.1 MHz
|DIN VDE 0303, Part 4|
||600||DIN VDE 0303, Part 1|
Coefficient of linear thermal expansion α for 0…50oC
7 . 10-5 (0.07)
|Possible expansion due to heat and moisture||5 mm/m||-|
|Thermal conductivity λ||0.19 W/mK||DIN 52612|
U-value, for thickness:
|Specific heat c||1.47 J/gK||-|
Max. surface temperature (IR radiator)
|Max. permanent service temperature||70||-|
|Reverse forming temperature||>80; >80oC||-|
|Ignition temperature||430oC||DIN 51794|
|Smoke gas volume||very little||
|Smoke gas toxicity||non||DIN 53436|
|Smoke gas corrosiveness||non||-|
|Fire rating class||B 2, normally flammable||DIN 4102|
|Class 3||BS 476, Part 7 + 6|
|TP(b)||BS 2782, Method 508A|
|M4||NF P 92 501 + 92 505|
|Vicat softening temperature||103oC||ISO 306, Method B 50|
Heat deflection temperature under load (HDT)
a) deflection 1.8 MPa
b) deflection 0.45 MPa
|Behaviour Towards Water|
Water absorption (24hrs, 23oC) from dry state; specimen 60 x 60 x 2mm3
|38mg||ISO 62, Method 1|
|Max. weight gain during immersion||2.1%||ISO 62, Method 1|
2.3 . 10-10 g cm/cm2 h Pa
4.5 . 10-15 g cm/cm2 h Pa
2.0 . 10-14 g cm/cm2 h Pa
1.1 . 10-13 g cm/cm2 h Pa
8.3 . 10-15 g cm/cm2 h Pa
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Despite our name, at Cut Plastic Sheeting we can do much more than just cut to size sheets.
We also offer a bespoke design and fabrication service for plastic sheets to cater for almost any idea you can think of.
We have access to some of the UK's leading plastic engineers and designers to bring your project to life and our highly adaptable team can cater for all projects no matter how big or small.
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