Tips for Installing a Glass Splashback in the Kitchen

Glass Splashbacks

Is it necessary to have a glass splashback? Splashbacks aren’t a must-have for your house, but they are unquestionably beneficial. When upgrading your kitchen, it’s easy to forget the importance of a splashback. Only when you have to repaint the wall behind your hob, are you more likely to think about them. Afterward, you’re left scratching your head, wondering why you didn’t think of installing one sooner.

Fear not! If you’re looking for a way to liven up your kitchen and preserve your walls at the same time, this is the perfect solution.

Glass splashbacks: proper installation

Splashbacks constructed of glass may be rather weighty—to say nothing of their fragility. While hiring a professional to install your glass splashback may provide you with peace of mind, you will save a significant amount of money if you handle the task yourself. Having a second set of hands-on decks might be a good idea, however. Consider the sense of accomplishment you’ll feel after the installation!

If you’re still undecided about whether to go with a glass splashback or tiles, or if you’re having trouble deciding on the best material to use, we would like to say that glass splashbacks are becoming increasingly popular for kitchen use globally. 

In this post, we’re going to walk you through the process of installing your glass splashback. But first, we’ll address a handful of commonly asked questions that you’ve sent our way.

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Is it possible to shape glass splashbacks to fit a specific space?

Splashbacks made of glass may be customized to fit any space. When it comes to glass splashbacks, though, you won’t be able to do so without breaking the glass if you’ve bought one off the shelf.

It is necessary to use toughened glass for splashbacks. When creating a backsplash, the glass may be cut to the desired size and shape and fitted with electrical outlets. You will no longer be able to get it cut after it has been hardened.

The custom option is preferable in situations where plug outlets are in the way of where you want your glass splashback to be installed. Or when your walls are unusually formed or shaped differently from the rest of the house.

Splashbacks Behind a Gas Hob?

It is possible to utilize glass behind a glass hob. Furthermore, they seem to be of high quality. Remember that backsplash glass is toughened. In other words, it is capable of withstanding very high temperatures. Toughened glass is usually capable of withstanding temperatures of up to 400 degrees Celsius. If you select toughened glass, there won’t be any problems mounting it behind a gas range or stovetop.

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Glass Splashbacks

What is the easiest way to clean glass splashbacks?

Splashbacks made of glass are exceedingly simple to clean and maintain. The glass is a smooth sheet, which means that cleaning the affected area with a towel will suffice. Glass is an extremely strong and long-lasting material. You may clean your glass splashback with a basic towel and water, or you can use cleaning detergents; household products will not harm your glass.

How to Install a Glass Splashback?

Your backsplash has arrived and is waiting eagerly in its box for you to put it up in your kitchen.

Installation requires just a few simple tools and takes only a short amount of time. As previously said, we recommend that you have someone nearby to assist you if the weight of the glass splashback becomes too much for you to handle. Even if the glass used for a splashback is hardened, it is still susceptible to breaking if it is dropped. To avoid regretting hastily hurried installation and shattering the glass, it is preferable to plan ahead of time for all situations.

How to Install a Kitchen Splashback and What Tools Are Necessary?

  • Clean cloth
  • Adhesive – low acidity silicone
  • 2mm tile spacers
  • Tape measure
  • Sealant gun

Glass Splashbacks

Installing a Glass Splashback

Ensure that the area of the wall where the splashback will be installed is clean before proceeding. To avoid the silicone clinging to the surface, there should be no chemical products used in the region. The region just requires a little scrubbing with a dry towel. While it is OK to use water in this situation, ensure that the area is entirely dry before installing the glass splashback.

Carefully remove the glass backsplash from its packaging and set it face down.

A large number of glass splashbacks are available with self-adhesive backing. If yours does, go to the next step without doing this step. Apply thick blobs of sealant and silicone on the rear of the splashback, using the sealant gun and silicone. The quantity required may vary depending on the size of your splashback.

Using silicone for installation

A row of three big silicone blobs (approximately 20 mm in diameter) should be placed down the length of the glass splashback. As a result, you’ll have one row of four blobs towards the top of the screen, one in the center, and one near the bottom. Leave around a 100mm space between them. You may style the blobs however you like, as long as there is enough silicone on the back to keep the glass splashback in place while you do so. Maintain a safe distance between the silicone blobs and the edges.

On top of your counter or hob, place the 2 mm spacers.

Place the glass splashback on top of the spacers and softly push it against the wall to secure it in place. Firmly push down on the whole glass splashback with your hands.

After the splashback is in place, apply the silicone to seal the edges of the splashback. First, apply the silicone to the bottom of the backsplash, and then remove the spacers from the bottom of the splashback.

As a precaution, wait until the silicone has fully cured before using the faucet or stovetop behind which the splashback is mounted.

Author: Christian Plaugher

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