There are several materials to choose from, whether you’re building a new kitchen glass splashbacks as part of a full kitchen upgrade or only repairing the old one. It can be thought-provoking to settle on one that would suit your kitchen better. Which kind of look would you prefer? What’s colour you like? And most prominently, how much would it cost?
You could go for a DIY alternative to cut costs, but only if you’re secure in your trading skills. However, some splashbacks are better left to the practitioners. This guide will help you get a sense of the most favoured splashback materials, as well as a few more uncommon ones. And gives a rough indication of how much you can expect to pay for each one.
About Glass splashbacks
The most famous splashback option at the moment. With good reason, are toughened glass splashbacks. Tempered glass is easy to clean and is available in a variety of colours and prints that is almost infinite.
In a restaurant, glass splashbacks must be toughened to ensure that they can handle the heat from the cookers. Tempered glass is a safety glass that, instead of breaking into tiny jagged fragments, crumbles into small granular pieces if shattered, as standard glass does.
Certain standard size pieces of toughened glass can be bought from hardware stores for about $200 per square metre for DIY installation. It’s doubtful, however, that the sizes would be sufficient for your room. As they are already toughened, they will not be cut to fit.
About coloured glass splashbacks
If you’re selecting a splashback coloured toughened glass, check with the retailer to see if they are using Starphire glass. For a high-clarity finish, this type of glass requires less iron. In standard transparent glass splashbacks, the iron content makes them look green in colour, which can then modify the appearance of the colour you choose.
Plan to spend about $400 per square meter anywhere, including installation and a specialist supplier’s production of a blueprint. The prototype or measurements for these on-site splashbacks are taken. It is then toughened until the glass has been cut to size, after which it can not be cut again, so the measurements must be taken accurately.
If you would like to see holes made into your glass splashback for power points, plan to spend about $40 per cut-out.