How to Choose a Kitchen Splashback

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Kitchen splashbacks are becoming more popular than ever, and it’s easy to understand why. Not only do they look great, but splashbacks also drastically facilitate the cleaning process.

Technically speaking, splashbacks can be manufactured from different materials, such as stainless steel, pressed metal, tiles, and more. However, glass splashbacks will always be the best option. Because we can easily fine-tune its colour, glass makes for a more contemporary look.

At Complete Glass Supply, we provide high-quality glass splashbacks in three varieties: mirrored, coloured, and also stone splashbacks. In this post, we’ll tell you how to choose a kitchen splashback that truly fits your kitchen.


Mirrored Splashbacks

If you have a relatively narrow kitchen, a mirrored splashback will be your best bet: The reflected image will make your kitchen seem more spacious than before. Plus, the mirror will reflect the natural and artificial light, which will illuminate the tiniest corners in your kitchen.
But wait, can mirrors bear the extreme conditions found in the kitchen. Well, no. That’s why we don’t use real mirrors. Instead, we use toughened safety glass after treating it with a special mirror-like coating. This way, it can handle pretty much everything you throw at it — be it heat, moisture, silverware bumps, etc.

Coloured Splashbacks

As we said earlier, we can fabricate glass to match any colour you have in mind. But how can you choose the perfect colour? This comes down to the style of your kitchen.

If you coloured your benchtop in bright, catchy colour, it’s better to choose a light splashback that doesn’t clash with your benchtop.
On the other hand, if your kitchen is generally neutral, a bold splashback will serve as a unique centrepiece.
Still can’t decide? Reach out to us! Our team will provide hand-picked colour samples at a minimal cost.

Clear Float vs Low-Iron Glass

While determining the colour, you also have to decide between two glass formulas: clear float and low-iron.

Clear Float Glass

Despite its name, clear glass actually has a minor greenish tint, especially when viewed from the side. This is because its formula has a fairly high amount of iron oxides. Here are some of the standard colours of this type:

  • Aqua Delight
  • Baby Blue
  • Calm waters
  • Camel
  • Condor
  • Rose Red
  • Ruby Wine

Low-Iron Glass

As the name implies, low-iron glass has a much lower iron oxide content, which allows the sheets to be 100% clear.
Take a look at the most famous colours in this category:

  • Naartjie
  • Rose Beige
  • Spanish White
  • Ultra Blanc
  • Fawn
  • Ivory Bones

To Sum Up

The incredible versatility of glass splashbacks will definitely suit your needs, no matter how unusual. If you can’t make up your mind between mirrored, coloured, and stone options, contact us. Our team would happily walk you through the options to reach the best decision.

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