Splashbacks are the perfect way to breathe life back into your kitchen. They’re a quick and easy DIY project that can be fitted with ease.
You can choose from a range of colours in your splashbacks to achieve your dream aesthetic of your kitchen. For example, acrylic kitchen splashbacks and white worktops are particularly popular.
Acrylic is much easier to install than glass splashbacks and is a lot less fragile too. It’s around 25 times stronger than glass and half as heavy which means it can withstand any knocks or drops during installation.
Firstly, you need to mark out on the back of the splashback the area that needs to be covered and also any cut outs for sockets or cooker isolators (these should be left a few mm wide at both top and bottom). Next, use a power tool with a specialist plastic or aluminium blade (HSS bits are usually fine) to cut the acrylic to size.
Once you’ve got it to the desired size, apply the adhesive to the wall, using your positioning lines as a guide. Then, place the splashback and press it firmly into position.
Acrylic kitchen splashbacks are a great alternative to traditional tiles and are available in many different shades, designs and finishes. In addition to the high-gloss shades which are very popular there are frosts, mattes and prints available. These can be cut to fit any size of space and are very affordable.
Acrylic is also incredibly durable and has an excellent heat tolerance, meaning that it will not be damaged by any hot pans or ovens. This makes it a safer option than glass which could easily crack or shatter.
Easy To Clean
Splashbacks are great for keeping kitchens clean and looking their best. Acrylic is particularly easy to clean, and can be easily wiped down with soapy water. It is also more durable than glass, so it is less likely to break if it does get knocked or cracked.
To maintain the appearance of your acrylic splashback, it is important to use a non-abrasive cloth and cleaning agent. Abrasive cleaners will scratch, dull, and cloud the surface of your splashback. It is also a good idea to wipe down the acrylic regularly and keep it dry to avoid streaking.
If you’re looking for a way to give your kitchen a makeover but are worried about the expense and time involved in a complete overhaul, then an acrylic splashback is a fantastic solution. They are easy to install and available in a range of colours and styles – making them a versatile option for any kitchen.
Acrylic kitchen splashbacks are incredibly durable and can withstand much more knocks than popular alternatives such as glass. They are also 30 times more resistant to heat and weigh considerably less.