Why Choose Clear Toughened Glass for Your Kitchen Splashback?
With such a huge range of options to choose from, it can be difficult or narrow things down to the perfect splashback for your kitchen. The goal is often to compliment the space with a central point of focus – a standout feature that grabs the eye the moment you enter into the space.
But what if you would prefer to complement your kitchen with something subtler?
The answer could lie in a clear toughened glass splashback, with the elegance and understated sophistication needed to complement (literally) any kitchen.
What is Clear Toughened Glass?
As the name suggests, clear toughened glass is a type of glass that has been tempered to enhance its strength and durability, without the addition of any colours or visual embellishments. The result is a flawlessly clear glass panel of exceptionally high quality, which is capable of withstanding temperatures as high as 300° C.
This makes clear toughened glass suitable for use almost anywhere around the kitchen – including around cookers and hobs. The non-porous nature of the material also makes it fantastically hygienic, making it great for protecting high-exposure kitchen surfaces.
What Are the Benefits of Clear Toughened Glass?
Depending on the type of look you want to achieve for your kitchen, a clear toughened glass splashback really could be the best of the options available.
If you cannot find a patterned or coloured glass splashback that fits the bill, here are just a few reasons why clear glass is well worth considering:
Clear glass is so incredibly versatile that you really do not need to factor in the rest of your kitchen’s décor. Clear glass has the kind of understated sophistication needed to beautifully complement all types of classical and contemporary kitchens. Irrespective of how simple or elaborate your kitchen’s current theme may be a clear glass splashback will always look the part.
Likewise, a clear glass splashback can be installed in just about any location around the kitchen to great effect. The fact that the material is practically invisible means that it fades quietly into the background, without ever becoming imposing. You can even bring multiple clear glass splashbacks into the same space, without having to worry about crowding or clashing.
A Light and Spacious Feel
The reflective properties of toughened glass make it great for bouncing light around the kitchen, which in turn creates a feeling of spaciousness and light. This can be particularly beneficial in a smaller kitchen, but it can also be incorporated to great effect in any larger kitchen.
Reflective surfaces are perfectly at home in the kitchen, where an abundance of light is essential to facilitate daily tasks. They also give a sense of cleanliness and hygiene, which is more important in the kitchen than anywhere else in the home.
Durability and Ease of Cleaning
The durability of toughened glass is such that a clear glass splashback can be installed with confidence in even the most high-exposure areas of the kitchen. The material is both shatterproof and able to withstand high temperatures, making it great for safeguarding surfaces from harm.
Best of all, a toughened glass splashback can be cleaned as quickly and easily as any other glass or mirrored surface around the home. Using a standard antibacterial spray and a clean cloth, it really could not be easier to keep a toughened glass splashback flawlessly hygienic.
For more information on any of the above or to discuss the benefits of kitchen splashbacks in more detail, contact a member of the team at DIY Splashbacks today.