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.
coloured glass splashbacks


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.

Heat resistance

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.
Orange colour glass splashback in a kitchen

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.

Light reflection

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.


Areas we serve

Operating out of High Wycombe for 30 years, we know the local area like the back of our hand. We supply and install high quality glass and glazing to homes in Princes Risborough, Chesham, Amersham, Beaconsfield, Marlow and beyond.

If you have a particular way of improving your home in mind and reside anywhere in or around a 20 mile radius, feel free to get in touch with our reliable team. We’ll be in touch swiftly.

K. Piowman-sale

Jack of Glass have done a wonderful job in putting a coloured glass worktop to my dressing table and installing a mirror. Has totally transformed my room. Unbelievable. Take a look at their showroom some really good ideas with glass, fantastic colours.

A. Hunt

Outstanding quality of service, and great at catering to bespoke requests. They are fantastic value for money, and a lovely bunch of boys to boot 🙂

H. Ellams

Great service at Wycombe Museum last Friday. The guys went above and beyond with their glass delivery service. This is the 3rd or 4th time i’ve used them.Just to let you know I shared it on High Wycombe facebook page too.

M. Harber

Incredible transformation. Great service. Amazingly fast replacement of a very big window!! Everything cleared up and great value for money.

M. Shoaib

Purchased 2 green house windows, got the size wrong, went back to get it cut to a smaller size FREE of charge and stayed after closing time until I arrived.

N. Shanta

I highly recommend Jack of Glass! Matt, Chris and their team deliver an outstanding service. I am extremely happy with the job that they did in our flat. It really exceeded all of my expectations and the room looks absolutely beautiful with the floor to ceiling mirrors.

S. Nandha

Great team and with great quality to detail on the finish of my glass splashbacks, also the bi-fold door works a treat for our dream house

Mr. Barlow

I recently needed to replace around ten or so panes of glass in my greenhouse . Very good service very nice guys ,cut and wrapped the glass while i waited and even made an alteration to a pane that i had measured wrongly .Thank you for the help and i will use again.

A. Lovell

We have recently had our front door and windows replaced by Jack of Glass. They were great. The communication was amazing, we knew every step of the way what was happening and they left place spotless. Our new door and windows have completely changed the house. Very happy and would recommend to anyone.

Josh Webb

Jack of glass have recently replaced all my windows efficiently and to a high standard. The price was also very reasonable. The customer service was outstanding along with the services they provide. Highly recommended.

Mr Bennett

I had to replace a small double glazed panel in a window. I though it would be difficult to get anybody interested as it was such a small job. However, Jack of Glass did the work. They visited the house to take the measurements, ordered the replacement glass and fitted it all very efficiently and at a reasonable cost. I will use them again.