Splashes are a great way to cover the back of your kitchen countertops. They make the place appealing, classy, gracious and protected at the same time. The primary purpose of splashing is to provide shelter for the outdoor conditions of the place, which is why they are commonly installed in a kitchen. A kitchen is a place of wear, a drop of oils, grease, vegetables and elimination of different gases and smog. Which may cause stains and damage to the walls, Splashback keeps the hygiene of a kitchen.
To protect the outer surface, splashbacks are installed in kitchens. If you’re planning to install a Splashback into a kitchen. Take account of all good materials so you can take the best advantage of investing money. Glass Splashbacks are the most popular, compatible, reliable and versatile kind of materials which adds creativity and luxurious looks to a kitchen.
The first thing to do while installation of a splashback is to wipe off the surface of the kitchen worktop. By this, I mean, pick up everything that comes along the way. If you’re fitting a glass splashback at the back of a hood, collect the stove, oven and the entire small essential placed on the counter surface. As they may interrupt you in further fitting, prevention is better than cure. This will reduce the risk of an accident while working and ensures your safety.
Now, take measures scale and carefully record the measurements. If you can just write them down on paper, it will help you a lot while cutting the surface. You can start from the side and the corners of a wall to measure the width, and then go to the opposite side for taking measurements of the length. It’s better if you keep a small distance between the wall and the surface of the worktop.
Since a glass splashback needs proper adhesion for binding to a wall, it must be clean before starting the procedure. You can dust off and remove the dull, broken, and unwanted layers from the wall using sandpaper. In case, you’d applied something over the backsplash, just pluck it out. Always remember to leave the surface evenly.
In case, the kitchen wall needs a plaster. You can make grout and fill the required surfaces easily by yourself. All of the breaks and holes can also be recovered by some standard filler.
As mentioned earlier, we need a uniform and even a wall to attach a glass splashback. Check the level with Spirit Level and makes changes to the surface if required. Firstly, place the leveller vertically and then horizontally. After examining the proper base, you can continue the process to install a glass splashback.
Following all the safety measurements, pick up your favourite cutter, put on gloves, shoes and glasses. Move the glass cutter on the surface and cut the material into the required size. To smoothly cut the glass, it’s recommended to place it over a hard surface or a table. Moreover, put the glass material upside down, so that the cutting doesn’t harm the top surface and edges.
You’re all set to make changes. Recheck the positioning by placing the splashback temporary against the wall. Once you got confident about the cutting, position and material; apply the silicone sealer. Start from the edges. Make a good layer of sealer at the edges so that the splashback and the wall edges can strongly bind.
At the next step, apply the silicone sealer on the back of the glass surface and attach it to the wall by slightly pressing towards the wall.