If you are installing a new kitchen, an acrylic Splashbacks is vital if you want to stay ‘on trend. Modern, colourful and adding that ‘designer effect’, acrylic Splashbackshave changed the way we decorate our kitchens today, and is the easiest way to update a tired-looking room and dated cabinets.
What are Acrylic Splashbacks?
Acrylic splashbacks are a modern and versatile alternative to traditional tile or glass splashbacks. They are commonly used to cover the wall behind a stovetop or sink, providing a durable, easy-to-clean surface that protects the wall from food and water splashes. Acrylic splashbacks are made from a highly durable, impact-resistant material that is easy to maintain and can be cut to fit any size or shape. They come in a wide range of colours and finishes and can also be easily customised with patterns or graphics, making them a popular choice for both residential and commercial kitchens. Additionally, Acrylic is lightweight, easy to install and comes at a cost-effective price which makes it an ideal choice for many.
Why are Splashbacks better than tiles?
Acrylic splashbacks offer several advantages over tile as a wall covering for kitchens and bathrooms. Here are a few reasons why they may be a better choice:
Seamless design: Acrylic splashbacks are usually installed in one solid piece, without any gaps or grout lines where dirt and bacteria can accumulate. This makes them easier to clean and maintain, and helps prevent mold and mildew growth.
Durability: Acrylic splashbacks are made from a highly durable, impact-resistant material that can withstand the everyday wear and tear of a kitchen or bathroom. They are resistant to scratches, chips, and fading, and can last for many years with proper care. Tiles, on the other hand, can crack or chip over time, requiring replacement or repair.
Easy to clean: Acrylic splashbacks can be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth and a mild soap and water solution, without the need for harsh chemicals or specialized cleaning products. Tiles can be harder to clean, especially if dirt and grime get trapped in the grout lines.
Customizable: Acrylic splashbacks come in a wide range of colours, finishes and can also be customized with patterns or graphics, providing more design options than tile.
Cost-effective: Acrylic splashbacks are typically more cost-effective than tile, both in terms of materials and labor, making it a budget-friendly option for many homeowners.
Overall, acrylic splashbacks are a modern and low maintenance alternative to traditional tile and can be a great choice for those looking for an easy-to-clean and customizable wall covering for kitchens and bathrooms.
Why should I use acrylic Splashbacks rather than glass Splashbacks?
Acrylic splashbacks offer several advantages over glass as a wall covering for kitchens and bathrooms. Here are a few reasons why they may be a better choice:
Cost: Acrylic splashbacks are typically more cost-effective than glass, both in terms of materials and labor, making it a budget-friendly option for many homeowners.
Durability: Acrylic splashbacks are made from a highly durable, impact-resistant material that can withstand the everyday wear and tear of a kitchen or bathroom. They are less susceptible to chipping, cracking and breakage than glass, which can be easily damaged if hit by heavy objects or kitchen appliances.
Maintenance: Acrylic splashbacks can be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth and a mild soap and water solution, without the need for harsh chemicals or specialized cleaning products. Glass splashbacks, on the other hand, can be harder to clean and are more prone to showing fingerprints, smudges and stains.
Safety: Acrylic splashbacks are less likely to shatter if accidentally knocked or broken, providing a safer option for households with children or pets.
Customizability: Acrylic splashbacks come in a wide range of colours and finishes, and can also be customized with patterns or graphics, providing more design options than glass.
Installation: Acrylic splashbacks are lightweight and easy to install, it can be cut to any size or shape, which allows a more flexible and easy installation compared to glass.
Are acrylic Splashbacks heat-resistant?
Yes, acrylic has an excellent temperature range from -30 to 160°F, so it is well suited to this application.
Can acrylic Splashbacks be applied to any surface?
Yes, acrylic splashbacks can be applied to a variety of surfaces, including walls made of drywall, plaster, concrete, and more. However, for best results, it is important to ensure that the surface to which the splashback is being applied is clean, smooth, and flat. Any imperfections in the surface can be visible through the acrylic, and may affect the final appearance of the splashback.
Additionally, it is important to use the right adhesive when attaching the acrylic splashback to the wall. Acrylic adhesive is the recommended adhesive as it is designed to securely bond the acrylic to the surface while allowing for some flexibility, which is important to prevent cracking or breaking of the splashback.
When measuring and cutting the splashback to size, it is recommended to use professionals, who have the right tools and equipment to do this job accurately, as a mis-cut splashback can affect the final installation and appearance.
It’s important to also consider the surrounding area, such as if the area is close to heat sources or will have frequent exposure to water or steam, as this may affect the adhesive’s ability to hold the splashback in place.
Will acrylic Splashbacks match my existing kitchen?
The beauty of acrylic Splashbacks is that they are available in a range of colours, including standard black and white sheets, so they will match any colour and complement every style of kitchen.
Cut Plastic Sheeting are based on the south Coast in Ivybridge, Devon UK. We have a full manufacturing facility which enables us to offer Cut To Size Acrylic as well as Cut To Size MDF. Shop our full range of products, including our Clear Acrylic, coloured acrylic and more recent MDF Wood Sheet ranges.
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