Personalising Your Kitchen With A Glass Splashback
The kitchen has become the beating heart of the modern home. It is the room where families and friends gather to chat, entertain, and to prepare and eat meals. It is also the gateway between outdoor living areas and the rest of the house and this range of uses means that the kitchen is a widely used, heavy traffic room. Personalising it not only means that you will get greater enjoyment from standing over the sink or in front of the cooker for hours on end but it also means that you will have a room you can be proud to show off to everybody that enters.
One great way to update the design of a kitchen or to finish off a renovation project in style is through the addition of a stunning splashback. The splash back is designed to protect the wall behind the hob from grease and debris. Food has a tendency to splash out of pans and other cooking items. Doing so not only leads to dirty walls but it can cause real problems with tiles, grouting, wallpaper, and the paint that is found on the walls.
How It Works
The splashback forms a physical barrier between the wall and any of this debris. There are a number of ways in which they may be fixed to the wall including the use of strong adhesive glue or by drilling and screwing the splashback to the wall. Top quality splashbacks are made from a vitreous enamel material, which combines both steel and glass, so it is a heavy material. You should decide whether you want to drill or whether you will rely on the use of glue and sealant.
Check For Cables
Regardless of which technique you intend to use, prepare the wall where it will be placed. Remove any loose debris, paint, and other items before cleaning and sanding down. If you intend to drill the splashback in place then make sure there are no cables or wires behind the area that you are going to drill. You can buy cable checkers to ensure your safety.
Prepare The Wall
If you intend to use glue and sealant then, once you have prepared the wall, apply the glue and wait for it to cure. Now, you can apply sealant around the edge of the kitchen splashback in order to create a secure bond and a great looking protective layer.
Vitreous enamel is a combination of steel and glass. The hardy, durable, tough material is also very attractive and can be provided in a wide range of colours. If you’ve just moved into a new home and the kitchen looks good but still requires some personalisation then you can use a bold coloured splashback to achieve that look. It can even be applied to the whole length of the wall for an even more dramatic look.
The splashback is just one item that can be added to the kitchen in order to create a great looking and beautiful house design. Choose from a varied range of colours and ensure that the one you buy is high quality so that it will last and continue to provide the protection and attraction that you require.