Coloured Acrylic Sheets
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Coloured Acrylic Sheets
Coloured acrylic sheets are a versatile material that provide a variety of uses, from photo frames to display stands, bathroom splashbacks and signage. Its durability makes it perfect for use in and outside of the home, and it’s available in a wide range of colours and finishes for the perfect aesthetic feature.
What are the benefits of using acrylic instead of glass?
Lighter than glass yet far more durable, acrylic is a cost-effective alternative to glass. Acrylic can withstand impact without breaking and is also shatterproof to avoid accidents, so it’s ideal for high traffic areas or for areas where children and pets play. What’s more, it’s available in a rainbow of colour options so, whatever your colour scheme, you can find a shade to act as the perfect design accent.
What can I use it for?
Coloured acrylic can be used for various projects around the home and for commercial uses as well. It can often replace the need for glass for uses such as picture frames, or to protect walls and work surfaces from wear and tear. Businesses often choose acrylic for signs, as they’re long lasting, weather resistant and don’t break as easily as other materials, as well as for items such as brochure holders or even shelving.
Depending on which project you’re using your plastic sheeting for, you’ll need to consider which thickness of acrylic to purchase. If you’re adding an acrylic splashback to your home, you’ll want to opt for a minimum of 3mm in thickness for small areas and 5mm for larger sheets to ensure the splashback is stable and secure. For table tops and work surface protectors, 3mm is usually sufficient, and 2mm thick sheets can be used for photo frames.
Acrylic is easy to fit yourself in the home and because it’s so lightweight, it’s easy to handle. It can be fitted in two different ways – either with a solvent-based adhesive or by drilling it to the wall. If you’re using an adhesive, be sure to check that the surface you’re fitting the sheet to is dry and as even as possible, with no obvious bumps or hollows in the wall. If you decide to drill the acrylic, choose a drill bit that’s suitable for use on acrylic materials and opt for a slow drill speed to avoid cracking or damaging the sheet.
How do I clean acrylic?
Acrylic is easy to keep clean and hygienic, making it perfect for use in kitchens, bathrooms and commercial spaces. Use warm soapy water and a clean cloth to simply wipe away dust, dirt or grease from the sheet – household cleaning products might cause discolouration to certain colours if they’re too harsh so avoid using these where possible.