How to Install Glass Splashbacks?

Glass splashbacks are one of the most popular choices of splashback materials aside from steel and acrylic. Glass splashbacks are famous for their aesthetic appeal and its easy maintenance. These can be installed by a professional home builder or by do-it-yourself methods. Here are the usual steps taken to install glass splashbacks in the kitchens or bathrooms.

Wall measurements and other considerations

There are a few things that have to be done prior to setting up glass splashbacks. The first thing to do is to identify which places of the kitchen or bathroom need to have a splashback installed. Bathrooms are no problem; however kitchens have to be doubled checked because a glass splashback has the possibility of breaking when it is exposed to heat for a long time at such a short distance despite it being toughened for the process. The glass splashback must be set from a safe distance from cooking appliances and the walls that will be fitted with a splashback must be measured accurately otherwise the splashback might be too big or too small to fit on the wall. It should also be noted that there are two ways to install a glass splashback: by using screw fixings or adhesive. This will be decided by the owner depending on which he will prefer.

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Preparing the wall

If the prior step has been completed, the walls need to be prepared for installation. The walls have to cleaned entirely otherwise dirt will possibly appear or pop out when the glass is installed and may be hard to undo. When using the screw fixing method, the points where the screws will be placed should be marked accurately with a pencil to guide the person who will install the glass splashbacks properly and must be drilled at those specific points.

Installation

For screw fixing installation, the glass splashbacks just need to be mounted and screwed on the spots where the drilled holes were made. The adhesive glass splashback however have to be installed in a different manner. To do this, glass splashbacks that have to be positioned to give the person who will install it an idea on how it would look. An adhesive should be applied at the back of the glass splashback in drops at the edge corners, including the space between them and should be pressed with enough force against the wall where it should be applied. It would be best that a bar or any other means of support will be placed at the bottom of the splashback while it dries otherwise it might possibly slide down from its original position.

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