What Is the Best Acrylic Sheet to Use for You?

We’ve seen some incredible trends over the years of homeowners using objects they find around the house to create some incredible pieces of decoration or upcycling furnishings which they already own.


As a stockist of plastic sheets throughout the UK, we offer an extensive range of plastic sheet products which include acrylic, polycarbonate, foam PVC, Correx, aluminium composite, structured polycarbonate and many other products. 


Whilst we offer a wide range of bespoke solutions using plastic sheets, many of our customers use our plastic sheets for decorative purposes around the home, as well as for commercial purposes in offices, shops or warehouses.


Have an idea for your premises but not sure which are the best materials to use? This guide explains some common domestic and commercial purposes of our acrylic sheets and which sheet may be best suited for its purpose.

Kitchen and Bathroom Splashbacks

Kitchen splashbacks can add personality and character to a kitchen whilst making it much easier to keep your kitchen clean. A splashback can be the focal point of your kitchen and provides you with a multitude of different styles to choose from.


As well as in kitchens, splashbacks can also be applied to bathrooms to freshen up your bathroom decor and are easy to clean, offer splashproof protection to your walls and most of all, bathroom splashbacks are extremely durable and impact resistant.


Coloured acrylic and aluminium composite are the best types of products for kitchens. However,  we would recommend using aluminium composite near a heat source. Coloured acrylic is also perfect for bathroom splashbacks. Both materials can be purchased in a variety of different colours to suit your kitchen or bathroom colour scheme.

Personal Protective Equipment

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used in hospitals and many other workplaces to protect employees from viruses and infections. PPE can be anything from sneeze guards (used to separate shopworkers from customers and keep workers spaced apart) or even plastic face guards worn as face coverings in pubs and public places.


Face shields are typically worn in the medical industry but have recently been used throughout hospitals to protect nurses, doctors and health workers against the coronavirus. Clear plastic is the best type of acrylic for PPE as it is hardwearing and transparent.


Acrylic is a relatively lightweight material that is often used to create bespoke trophies and awards. As a versatile material, acrylic is often used to create plastic awards with a transparency of 93% and weighing in at less than half the weight of glass. Stunning and sophisticated designs can be created at only a fraction of the cost of a glass model. 


If you are looking to have the trophies personalised we can offer an engraving service also. If you have a specific shape in mind, please contact us [email protected] and we can provide a quotation.

Replacement Shed Windows

Acrylic sheets are perfect for replacing shed windows as they are UV resistant and will therefore not discolour in the sun. They are also easy to clean and are stronger than glass, as well as half the weight, making them more durable throughout the year.  Acrylic is a cost-effective way of replacing your shed windows and is a much better option than using glass.


Clear acrylic is best for replacement shed windows, although you can opt for tinted colour acrylic if you’d prefer to have something a little different. Depending on what is stored in your shed, for example, if you are storing valuables or if your shed is easily accessible to intruders, then we strongly recommend using coloured acrylic to hide the contents of your shed and keep your valuables safe.

We’re Here To Help

No matter the purpose of your project, you can order acrylic plastic sheets which are cut-to-size to be the perfect match. With our price match guarantee, you can feel confident in finding acrylic plastic sheets at the best price.

All of our friendly team at Sheet Plastics will be happy to help you choose from our range of acrylic sheets. For further details or to discuss your polycarbonate options, please get in touch. Call us on 01455 501 621 or email [email protected]