How to measure a glass splashback

Once you’ve decided to go with the elegant option of a glass splashback your first step would be; how to measure a glass splashback. It’s a simple process and you will need the following: A measuring tape (a 3 metre long measuring tape should be sufficient) Pen and paper to record the values Basic understanding of math (we have assisted you here) Units of measure: millimetre (mm), centimetre (cm) and metre (m) Area calculation formula It is best to measure and calculate in metres (m). This is important in your area calculation later. However, in some cases the area may be small. Use the following calculations to convert millimetre (mm) and centimetre (cm) into metre (m): 1mm / 1000 = 0.001m 1cm/ 100 = 0.01m Measure and record the length and height of your desired size. To calculate the area (m²) yourself, you will be doing the following sum: length X height For example:      Calculation: Convert your unit of measure into metre (m): 950mm/ 1000 = 0.95m and 400mm/ 1000 = 0.4m Multiply the length and height: 0.95m X 0.4m = 0.38m² Once you know your total area, contact a glass supplier and request a quote. Keep in mind you will need have some idea of a colour. Your glass supplier will be able to advise on the correct glass specifications and standards for your application. After your splashback has been installed, enjoy the pleasing aesthetics of your glass splashback. Get a...

Maintaining a glass splashback

A glass splashback can be the main feature in your kitchen or bathroom. Hygiene is a priority in both these areas and so maintaining your ‘splashback’ is important. The following tips are good to keep in mind when looking after your splashback: Use the right cleaning cloth.  Most splashbacks will not appreciate abrasive material used for cleaning so swop a metal scourer for a soft cloth, a microfibre cloth is recommended here. For a streak-free finish, wipe with another dry cloth after cleaning. Use the right cleaning solution For most splashbacks, all-purpose cleaner, glass/window cleaner, or even stainless steel cleaner should get the job done. Dishwashing detergent and water is another safe option. Harsh and abrasive cleaning products should be avoided to maintain the glass finish. Remove splashes and spills as soon as possible Getting in to the habit of removing spills and splashes quickly is highly beneficial. Splashes are the easiest to remove when they are fresh and when removing it quickly the risk of staining the splashback is much lower. After following these simple cleaning tips enjoy the benefits of having an aesthetically pleasing and easy-to-clean...

Black Glass

Coloured glass splashbacks offer a wide range of colour choices, and one of the most popular of choices is Black glass. The use of black glass for kitchen splashbacks creates a sleek and neat look. A black glass splashback can be used in contrast with bright interiors or creative lighting ideas to create an upmarket ambiance that is well suited for the trend of today. Wall cladding or glass cladding is another prominent application for coloured glass. Typically, corporate companies and hotels choose wall cladding over conventional products, due to the unlimited colour choice and durability of coloured glass. Glass furniture, for example, counter tops and tables are great contemporary choice when decorating your office or home. The above black glass splashback was installed in Cape Town, using 6mm Toughened glass Get a...

Red Glass

Red Glass used for kitchen splashbacks and bathroom splashbacks has long been a preferred choice for architects and interiors designers. If you were to compare tiles and conventional back splashes, Coloured glass offers an explosion of colour, creating a beautiful upmarket look. The use of glass splashbacks creates a seemless finish even areas that include plugs and cut outs. Designers and decorators have become custom to the use of coloured glass splashbacks due to the versatility of the applications and the durability of glass. Glass splashbacks are easy to maintain and is more hygienic than conventional tiles.             About these two Kitchen Splashbacks; Glass specification: 6mm Toughened Extra White (low iron) glass Colour specification: Red Both of these projects were installed in Cape Town, South Africa. Get a...