Bathroom splashbacks are a great addition to any home or commercial bathroom area as a way of providing a decorative yet practical touch to protect your walls from water damage. Using acrylic instead of glass makes for a more cost-effective option that is just effective and is available in a wide range of colours and thicknesses to suit your needs. At Cut My Plastic, we provide custom-cut bathroom splashbacks that are made to measure, whether you’re looking to install a splashback behind a sink, around a bath or for your shower enclosure.
Cut My Plastic offers an easy to use service that provides you with high-quality splashbacks at affordable prices. We ensure a fast turnaround and quick delivery, as well as the option to have holes pre-drilled for easy and efficient installation. If you require a specific shape for your splashback, take a look at our pre-designed templates and upload it along with your required dimensions when you place your order. Need something more bespoke? Get in touch with our team and we’ll be happy to advise you.
Where can bathroom splashbacks be used?
Splashbacks can be used in various areas of the bathroom, such as in shower enclosures or around the bathtub to keep water away from the wall. They’re a convenient option for behind sinks and toilets as well, as they can be wiped down with a cloth quickly to keep the area free of condensation and water, as well as ensuring the space is free from germs and bacteria.
Because splashbacks can be installed in larger sheets as well as for small areas, they’re ideal as a way of adding a bold and modern element to your bathroom – acrylic sheeting is available in a variety of colours and patterns, so you can be as creative as you’d like. If you change the design or colour scheme of your bathroom at a later stage, splashbacks are easy to remove and replace, so you can update the area quickly and with minimal fuss.
Benefits of a bathroom splashback
The beauty of installing a splashback in your bathroom is that they’re a quick way of updating the look of your home while still being functional. Splashbacks can be cut to any size or shape, so they’re versatile in terms of where you can install them, and they add a contemporary touch to your décor. There’s no need to hire labourers to install them either – they can be fitted in an afternoon using either screws or a suitable adhesive, making them a quick DIY project that anyone can take on comfortably.
Bathroom splashbacks are widely used as a way of providing a waterproof surface to walls in areas where water damage can become a problem. While tiling and grouting is prone to developing mould and is notoriously difficult to keep clean, splashbacks have no joins where this can become an issue, so they’re much easier to maintain.
Using splashbacks for a shower
Acrylic is ideally suited for use in shower enclosures as it’s hardwearing and waterproof, as well as being shatterproof if it gets knocked. It’s 10 times more impact resistant than glass, so it’s much safer too, particularly for homes where children live. Acrylic sheeting is easy to keep clean – it only requires warm soapy water and a soft cloth to maintain and keep it looking brand new for years to come, and it’s more effective at keeping dust and grease marks at bay than metal or glass. Splashbacks also have few joins, if any, so they’re a more hygienic alternative to tiling and allow you to skip the tedious task of grouting.
While splashbacks can be fixed to existing tiling or walls, acrylic is a more flexible material than glass, so it requires a flat surface beneath it for the best results. Ensure there are no cracks or broken tiles beneath for the best finish – we recommend preparing the surface with a thin and evenly spread adhesive before fixing the splashback in place. If you’re using an adhesive to glue to splashback into place as well, check that this is applied in a thin layer with no bumps that might show up on the surface of the acrylic.
Creative designs with UV-printed imagery
While we offer a wide range of coloured acrylic sheets to choose from, there’s also the option to print any image or pattern onto acrylic too for a more personalised splashback that’s unique to you. We use UV-printing techniques to provide a crisp, clear design, offering up a practically endless list of ideas for your home or business.
Past orders have included patterns such as underwater scenes of fish and coral, patterns of stripes, stars or hearts, and abstract designs in bold colour combinations. With so much flexibility, you can be as creative as your imagination will let you to create a product that perfectly suits your personality and your home. Why not choose a shell pattern for a bathroom-specific decorative touch to your home? Or spruce up an otherwise bland office bathroom with a creative and colourful pattern? Whatever the design, we can make it a reality using the latest printing technology.