Is a mirrored splashback a good idea?

Is a mirrored splashback a good idea?

Is a mirrored splashback a good idea?

Mirror splashbacks are well known for being incredibly low maintenance and easy to keep clean. They will not easily scratch or mark, so are less likely to harbour germs and bacteria. There is also no grouting that can stain and they are also resistant to the growth of mould.

Can you use a normal mirror as a splashback?

The quick answer to that is yes, toughened mirror splashbacks are very heat resistant and suitable for use behind any type of kitchen hob. Normal mirror, that is not made from toughened glass, is not and could crack at any time while cooking so we would advise against a normal mirror behind a heat source.

Is mirror splashback expensive?

Mirrored glass splashbacks are a safety glass treated in the same way as toughened glass splashbacks, so they are an excellent choice for kitchens and safe for use behind your cooktop. COST: A mirrored glass splashback will cost you around $450 per square metre, including installation.

What can I use instead of a splashback?

Don't make tiles your first thought for your splashback material. Take a look at these fabulous options, from windows to wood

  • Window. ...
  • Mirror. ...
  • Tinted mirror. ...
  • Butterfly-effect marble. ...
  • Pressed metal. ...
  • Exposed brick. ...
  • Timber. ...
  • Copper.

Are glass splashbacks dated?

While glass splashbacks have been a popular choice in past years, this is one trend that you won't see in kitchens in 2018. In fact, even expert designers have confirmed this to be true. ... He says, “We don't do many glass splashes these days. It's just really dated, too glossy, and doesn't fit with contemporary trends.”

Can mirror be toughened?

Only Toughened Mirrors are a suitable glass splashback option as it can withstand up to 400ºC. All of our Mirrored Splashback collections are produced with Toughened Mirrored Glass. This included Liquid Mirror, Mirror Stripes, Patterned Mirror, Antique Mirror and Standard Toughened Mirrors.

Are glass splashbacks hard to keep clean?

Unlike tiles, which have hard to clean gaps, they are easy to maintain. Glass is naturally resistant to water and bacteria which means any food splashes can be cleaned up effortlessly. They are also extremely heat-resistant. Made of toughened glass, they are five times more resistant than any other splashback material.

Which is better glass or acrylic splashback?

Glass is more likely to harbour dust and fingerprints but is very scratch resistant. Scratches show up more on acrylic, but the material is easier to wipe clean and doesn't attract dust. ... Acrylic and glass splashbacks are both great options and are sure to add some style and flair to your home.

What material is used for splashbacks?

Natural stone including marble, slate, quartz and travertine work great as kitchen splashbacks with its easy to clean and timeless designs. Natural stone is extremely versatile and can be used almost everywhere in the home as tiles, tabletops, and even incorporated into mosaics for extra character.

Are glass splashbacks outdated?

While glass splashbacks have been a popular choice in past years, this is one trend that you won't see in kitchens in 2018. In fact, even expert designers have confirmed this to be true. ... He says, “We don't do many glass splashes these days. It's just really dated, too glossy, and doesn't fit with contemporary trends.”

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