Kitchens are an ideal place to use our different types of plastic for different needs, looks and soloutions. Here are some ideas of how you can give your kitchen an amazing wow factor and a real modern look and feel:
SPLASHBACKS FOR KITCHENS
Acrylic can be used as splashbacks in any kitchen to give it a modern every day look and feel. It is easy to instal and simple to clean and maintain and can look fabulous. We at Sheet Plastics offer a full bespoke design and cutting service from your specific requirements to give an amazing and professional finish. We can cut to almost any shape or size, cut out space for wall sockets or power cables and our full range of thicknesses and colours are available altough 5mm thickness is what is used in most cases.
Acrylic splashbacks are used to cover the walls generally in kitchens replacing tiles and protecting your walls from food, water and general grease marks. At SheetPlastics we offer over 30 different colours and effects that you can choose from. We offer a large selection of acrylic sheets in different effects and styles, we also offer a frosted finish which is proving popular for Kitchen Splashbacks. You can view our range of Frosted Acrylic Sheets here
Glass splashbacks are more expensive, will shatter, are susceptible to chipping and cracks and you are limited to colour selections in glass. Glass is much heavier than acrylic and more difficult to install. Acrylic is a cost effective, impact resistant, lightweight, easy to clean and maintain and easy to install product.
Because our range of acrylic splashbacks are produced using some of the best acrylic sheets from around the world our sheets are extremely easy to put to the wall and are easily attached to almost any surface. We would recommend using 5mm thickness which will make the splashback more rigid but many people purchase from us daily 3mm and it is very rare we hear of any issues regarding installation or the rigidity of the panel.
LOOKING FOR A SPLASHBACK TO GO BEHIND THE HOB IN THE KITCHEN?
If so in this case you cannot use acrylic behind the hob due to the fire rating of the acrylic sheet. People would normally use acrylic for the walls of the kitchen and behind the hob use steel, glass or our range of other materials mainly being our range of aluminium composite sheets. You can view our range of aluminium Composite products here
MEASURING FOR AN ACRYLIC SPLASHBACK.
Once you have decided what area you are looking at covering it is best to draw out on a piece of paper the area that is going to be covered and also include any parts that will require cut outs example sockets, wall units or cooker isolators.
If you are fitting your acrylic splashback to a surface between your worktop and a cupboard it is recommended to leave a 1mm top and bottom to ensure the panel fits but also ensures minimal movement. Also check that all worktop surfaces and cupboards are all level. These small gaps can be filled in later with sealant as you will want to prevent moisture from running down the walls and behind the splashback from the top.
Now measure the total width and height of acrylic needed and then mark it on your plan (remember to leave 1mm top and bottom). Where you need to cut around any cupboards measure this also, again leaving a slight gap for movement.
When it comes to sockets and switches a gap between 3mm â€“ 5mm is left around the cut out socket face sits inside it. Sealant can then be applied around the inside of the gap to seal the socket and the edge of the acrylic.
Now you have the measurements our advice would be to get the experts at Sheetplastics.co.uk to machine your splashback to your exact specification or you can attempt to cut the materials and finishing yourself so please contact our bespoke design team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on 01455 501 339