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Acrylic is useful for a range of applications within the home, garden or commercial spaces. Its lightweight quality makes it safer and easier to work with than glass or stainless steel, as well as being UV, chemical and weather-resistant. One of the key features of using acrylic over other materials is that it’s incredibly durable and can withstand up to 17 times more impact than glass.
Where can acrylic splashbacks be used?
Available in clear sheets, various colour options or mirrored, acrylic splashbacks are practical for use within the home and can add a contemporary edge to your current décor. A popular use for them is within the kitchen where they can be used to protect the walls from grease or moisture, as well as along the worktops and behind the sink. If you are looking for a splashback to be used behined a cooker or hob we would reccomend looking for a heat treated glass alternative. Acrylic is easy to keep clean and only requires a wipe over with warm soapy water to remove any dirt on the surface, so it’s a more sanitary option for where food is being prepared.
Likewise, in utility rooms or bathrooms, acrylic splashbacks can be used where water spills are more likely. Coloured acrylic makes a great addition to bathrooms or shower rooms where it offers style yet practicality. There are less joins and seals than with tiling, so mildew is less likely to develop and they’re easy to wipe down to keep clean, as well as being watertight. And choosing a colour that works with your colour scheme means you can update the look of your kitchen or bathroom more affordably without having to completely redecorate. Mirrored splashbacks are often used to make a room appear bigger, through a high gloss reflective surface.
How is it fitted ?
Acrylic splashbacks are east to fit, so they’re perfect for even the most novice DIYer. Once you’ve measured the area and ordered your splashback, it’s simply a case of checking the surface is dry and even, then either drilling the acrylic to the wall or a more common choice is to fix it with a suitable adhesive. This is the simpler and quicker option, and means there’s less risk of cracking or damaging the material in the process.
What is the cost?
One of the benefits of using acrylic for your splashbacks is that it’s a more cost-effective option than some other materials on the market. Opting for a cut-to-size acrylic, such as with a splashback, is a cheaper choice or you can purchase a single plastic sheet at a fixed cost. If you want additional features such as polished edges, then you can also pay an additional fee for these when you place your order.