At the modern kitchen, it is very important for all interior elements to have both decorative and practical application. Clearly, the elaborated designer project will help with minimum expenses create a comfortable safe area in the catering facilities which will gladden the eyes.
One of the ways to introduce a stylish element into the kitchen is installing the glass splashback above the working surface. Such element, selected in good taste, will attract the attention of visitors, at the same time performing its protective function.
What is the splashback?
One of the most popular technologies for creating the glass splashback is the use of fused glass. Glass panels with the picture application using the photo print became especially popular during the last years.
The splashbacks may be produced not only from glass but for the splashback this material will be especially expressive. This item has many types:
- Classical stained glass;
- Tiffany stained glass;
- Fusion stained glass;
- Mosaic stained glass;
- Transparent glass;
- Painted stained glass;
- Pseudo-stained glass;
- Painted glass;
- Mirror, etc.
Advantages of the glass splashback
It is impossible to use any glass for the decoration of wall above the working area. Among the properties of simple painted glass or mirror, the necessity of air moisture maintenance is not more than 70%. Also, the range of temperature fluctuation is relatively low from 5 to 35 degrees. In the working area, where the cook top is located, such glass will lose its property quite soon.
The tempered glass will be more suitable for such purpose. This material is minimum 7 times stronger. Such coating is not afraid of dirt, oil spots, and other manifestations of an aggressive environment created in the kitchen while cooking.
Decorative advantages of the glass splashbacks include a huge diversity of application techniques and diversity of pictures. Photoprinting is characteristic of splashback. Apart from pictures and different patterns you may use the metal glittering effect, gold, pearl or just monotonic painting. Such solution is capable of changing dramatically the whole room interior. Out of non-residential technical premises, the kitchen turns into the favorite place for the family meeting and guests welcoming.
For creating the eco-friendly clean and long-living coating you may use the UV-printing. The technology is about picture application not to the film but directly to the glass. This way ensures the long life of pristine picture.
Besides, there are many efficient methods of coating:
- Sandblast matting;
- Use of 3D polycarbonate material;
- Application of the colored pigment mixed with the glass mass on the reverse side.
All these methods allow resisting the environmental impact on the received splashback, without losing its brightness.
One more advantage is the installation operativeness. The pre-selected picture, applied to the glass panel, will allow changing the kitchen atmosphere for a short period of time. The size of an item is limited only to the area provided. The glass may easily be washed with the use of chemicals which will allow maintenance of ideal sterility in the kitchen. The absence of seams will not allow the dirt accumulating on the splashback and causing the mold.
The disadvantage of such decoration may be high value, but this is compensated by the long service. For the time of use of the glass surface not only one splashback made of tile or plastic will be replaced in the other kitchen.
The combinability of splashback of glass with other interior elements
One more important advantage of the glass splashback is its compatibility with any kitchen style. With a harmonious selection of such coating, you may use it both in the high-tech premises and in Scandinavian style. Minimalist presupposes the limited use of patchy combinations. At such kitchen, the splashback should be monotonic, preferably, in the color gamma corresponding to this style. The country style will allow using the national ornament.
The ideal will be the combination of glass splashback with other glass surfaces, coated exactly the same way. This may be the table top, kitchen furniture façade or open cupboard shelves.
When arranging the working area it is necessary to calculate exactly and mark the location of sockets and water communications. Only with appropriate preparation the ideal placement of splashback will be possible as well as a selection of the best picture. The elaboration of the glass wall design will allow your imagination run free and realize the boldest ideas. And modern technologies will help to provide for the necessary conditions.