Acrylic vs Glass: which is best for splashbacks?
June 11, 2018
With brighter weather just around the corner, what better time is there to brighten up your home? And what better way to do so, than with some stylish splashbacks. Perfect for usage in the kitchen or bathroom, they’re available in acrylic or glass. But which material will give your home the makeover it deserves? Let’s take a closer look, to see which comes out on top.
Both options maintain a high gloss appearance, ensuring exceptional amounts of style are assured. Perfect for adding a touch of contemporary elegance to areas of your home.
Colour and finish options
Both acrylic and glass splashbacks are available in an elaborate range of stunning colours, ensuring there’s plenty of choice. However, thanks to a range of textured glass options, additional customisation is possible with a glass variant. Textured glass options includes Digital, Oak and Charcoal texture styles. For more options, follow the link here. Additionally, Jack of Glass can incorporate bespoke designs onto a glass splashback.
As Jack of Glass provides splashbacks with heat resistant glass, they’re able to withstand extremely hot temperatures. This means they’re ideal for placement behind the oven. Conversely, acrylic variants are susceptible to warping and melting, if placed near a heat source. Gas hobs are especially hot, so acrylic splashbacks may be entirely unsuitable for placement behind them.
Maintenance & Durability
Both are options super-easy to clean. Wiping them down with a wet cloth should be suffice for keeping them looking their best. In terms of durability, acrylic is susceptible to scratching, meaning its finish is likely to be spoilt if placed in any exposed areas. Areas behind kitchen counters are unlikely to receive much human contact, so scratches shouldn’t occur there. Conversely, glass is exceptionally resistant to scratching, meaning it’s suitable for placement in most areas of the home. It should also last a lifetime, provided it’s taken care of.
As glass is more transparent than acrylic, it reflects light better. This means it is better suited for placement in areas of your home where light levels are important. Mirrored glass splashbacks will boost levels of light further. Small bathrooms can benefit massively from these, as they help create the illusion of more space.
Bespoke glass splashbacks from Jack of Glass
Jack of Glass is a specialist glass company, which provides bespoke glass splashbacks across the Buckinghamshire area and beyond. The ideal partner for such home improvement projects, check out the gallery for examples of our work.
Interested in a splashback for your home? Get in touch with the Jack of Glass team to discuss your requirements today. Call us on 01494 611 107 or send us an online message.