Splashbacks

What to think about when choosing a Splashback. 

When choosing a splash back you should think about what colour you would like as this will have a large bearing on whether you use Standard or Low Iron glass.   

Splashbacks that are to be used behind gas hobs, in bathrooms, in laundries or have cut outs in the glass like switch/plug holes will be made from toughened glass. For most other areas annealed glass can be used. 

You should also take into account the number of cut outs in the glass that will be required, as the more processing of the glass the more expensive it will become. A square splashback with no cut outs will be somewhat less expensive than the same square splashback with three cutouts for plugs/ switches.

All splashbacks are custom made to your size and requirements and can be ready to install in 7-10 working days from acceptance of quote and deposit made.

You have the options of having us measure, make and installed or you can opt for the DIY option.

DIY option you will get the Splashback, Instructions to install, and sealant/adhesive to attach it to the wall. You can either pickup from us, or arrange for us to deliver (Hutt and Wellington Suburbs)     

 









Colour Options.

Splashbacks can be back painted any colours from the Resene Mono colour & Metallic charts, other Resene colours need to be confirmed by contacting us and in most cases there isn't an issue. We can even arrange colour matching of other major paint manufacturers colours.

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Glass Selection.

Safety Issues.

  • Toughened glass    is a lot stronger than annealed glass and must be used behind gas hobs, in all wet areas like bathrooms and laundries and when there are cut outs in the glass.
  • Annealed glass    should only be used for splashbacks that have square edges and don’t have any cut outs in the glass as these will weaken the glass and it will break easily.    

Colour Issues.

  • Standard Glass    is inherently green, which lends a green tinge to any colour coating. This has the strongest effect on light or neutral colours. Darker colours are rendered approximately ¼ shade darker.
  • Low Iron Glass    is almost completely clear and has a far lesser effect on the colour coating, so where colour match is particularly important we recommend the use of low glass.












ClearShield Option.

You are able to have ClearShield applied to the face of your Splashback which will give the added value and benefit of making your Splashback easier to clean and reduce bacteria growth making a more hygienic environment.

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Request a Price.

Please feel free to fill out our enquiry form.

Or you could carry on and read the Frequently Asked Questions and Technical Information that follows.

 











Technical Information.

General. 

Glass splashbacks can be installed almost anywhere wall tiles have traditionally been used. And can be installed in Kitchens above benches and in cabinetry, Bathrooms over basins, around baths and over walls and Laundries over benches and around walls.  


Glass.

We use 5mm thick glass in our splashbacks which are safety and code compliance.  Cabinetry panels can be use 4mm glass and we recommend toughened safety glass. 


Standard glass.

Is inherently green, which lends a green tinge to any colour coating beneath. This has the strongest effect on light or neutral colours. Darker colours are rendered approximately ¼ shade darker. Where colour match is particularly important we recommend the use of Low Iron glass which is almost completely clear and has a far lesser effect on the colour coating. 


Colours.

Choose from the Resene Mono (Standard) & Metallic charts and can often be coloured matched with other major manufacturers. When choosing your colour bear in mind the type of glass required to get a colour match. 


Safety.

Splashbacks installed within 200mm of a gas hob are to be made from toughened safety glass. All glass splashbacks installed in a bathroom must us toughened safety glass.

Glass that is more than 200mm from a heat source may be in Annealed glass. Whereas this is cheaper, the installed glass is more likely to break.  Where cut outs for electrical sockets, holes and fixings are required it is recommended toughened glass is used to provide sufficient strength.


Installation.

The splashback must be fixed to the wall using the supplied neutral cure sealant that won’t react with the painted surface on the back of the glass. 

Important Information : The gas hob should be installed in such a way that the flame cannot come into contact with or close proximity to the surface of the splashback. Generally this means keeping the hob at least 50mm from the surface of the splashback. Although the glass is heat resistant, the colour-coating could be affected by direct heat from the flame. 


Size / Shape.

Splashbacks are custom made for your location. Where there’s a special shape a template will be required to ensure an accurate fit.  All visible edges of the glass have polished edges. 


Holes.

Cut outs for switches/power points can be put in your splashbacks. These should be a minimum of 50mm from the edge of the glass. 


Lead Times

Are 7-10 working days from acceptance and deposit.








Frequently Asked Questions


Q. Will the colour look the same as my paint chart?

It will look similar on standard glass, which is actually slightly green so very light colours will have a green tinge. Darker colours will be approximately 1/4 shade darker. Where colour match is particularly important, we recommend the use of low iron glass which has almost no effect on the colour. 


Q. What surfaces can a splash back be fixed to?

Most clean, dry surfaces including GIB and tiles. It is recommended to seal the GIB board with a sealer undercoat for best adhesion results.


Q. How will my glass splash back be fixed to the wall?

Our glass splash backs are attached to the wall using a neutral cure sealant that will not react to the painted surface.


Q. What tools do I need to install?

Just a tape measure and a silicone (caulking) gun.


Q. Can I have power points in the glass splash back?

We cut holes that are slightly smaller than the power point covers so that the edges are covered when installed. With toughened safety glass the power point must be at least 50 mm from the edge of the glass.


Q. Is a glass splash back suitable for gas hobs?

Yes, but it is important that the hob is installed so the flame does not come into contact with or in close proximity to the glass. The glass is heat resistant but the coating is not. We recommend that the hob be installed at least 50mm from the surface of the glass. Also, during cooking, ensure that your pot ware doesn’t touch the splash back as this can direct the flame onto the glass.


Q. Do glass splashbacks have to be in toughened safety glass?

Any glass within 200mm of a gas hob must be toughened glass with a minimum thickness of 5mm.


Q. Can I use coated glass splashbacks in other areas of the home?

Yes you certainly can. They look great in any position that traditional wall tiles might have been used such as bathroom and laundry.


Q How much do glass splashbacks cost?

This is done on a panel by panel basis taking into account your personal and installation requirements. You can simply call or email us via the website and we would be happy to come and see you to do a free measure and quote. Or you could send us a sketch showing dimensions and special requirements such as, power-points and we will return a quote to you.