Colour Glass Splashbacks
A vibrant coloured glass splashback makes an interesting talking point in any kitchen.
The best part is, that if you want a colour that might be a bit different to the standard colours you would normally see, we are willing to do our best to colour-match it for you.
We can even match your splashback to your appliances if that's the colour you like.
The smooth, simple to clean contemporary look
With fine lines, wide smooth surfaces and intelligent lighting it is easy to create modern, classy effects with colour glass. Custom shapes, cut-outs and limitless colour options leave you in the designers seat to master your own style. Glass gives the kitchen that neat, clean finishing touch.
Contact us today for a free measure and quote in the Greater Auckland region
Colour Glass Splashbacks
With their cool, hard and smooth surfaces, glass and stone are natural complementary partners giving a clean, hygenic feel to the bathroom or workspace. Combining a colour in the kitchen with matching cabinets enables you to emphasise timber elements such as light wood flooring.
Glass is a natural conductor for light, so when a feature LED strip or spot is cast onto the glass, a cool effect is created. The colour is illuminated and light is diffused across a larger area. The effect is even more pronounced with metallics.
Easy to Keep Clean
Toughened glass is extremely easy to clean. With no joins and a smooth texture, most smears and marks will simply wipe right off with a spray of ordinary glass cleaner.
Measure / Quote
We offer a free, no obligation measure and quote in the Greater Auckland region. Contact us for a quote over the phone, via email, or to arrange to meet a consultant on site. If you havent already chosen your colour or design, our consultant will have some samples with them and is experienced to help you in the selection process. On acceptance of a quote we will conduct a final measure.
The wall must be generally flat, but not necessarily stopped as the paint or silvering we use is well covered, fully opaque and free of read through. Our consultant can make recommendations on site if anything is necessary. All cupboards benchtops and rangehoods should be installed and in position for a final measure. The glass splashback is typically the last thing to be installed in the kitchen, but you can get the quote and colour selection process under way well before the final measure stage. If its necessary, with a little co-ordinated planning, rangehoods can go up after the final installation (but not after the final measure and before install).
The glass types (shown above) are all 5mm toughened safety glass with flat polished (chamfered) edges.
Shapes and Cut Outs
Internal holes are cut and power points sit on top of the glass as they would the wall (they overlap so there is no gap or silicon around the edge of them). Glass can be cut with curves, corners, notches or shapes provided it can go through the toughening process. Typical things that may be an issue in the toughening process are the distance of internal holes to the edge of the glass (less than 25mm to the edge), and very thin shapes that create weak points. We work around this by splitting the glass into multiple pieces and measuring for the joins to be hardly noticeable, or blend in with the kitchen design.
We will call and arrange a time to fit the glass. The installation generally takes 1-2 hours depending on the size of the job. We glue fix splashbacks to the wall and neatly silicon seal the edges. Occasionally it may involve coordination with a plumber if taps require removal, or an electrician if the installation is effected by oven wiring.
Supply / Deliver
We can supply and deliver any of our splashback glass to customers in the Auckland region. Be careful to provide us with the exact, accurate measurements. Once a panel has been toughened for a splashback, it cannot be trimmed. As a guideline, we generally allow a 3mm tolerance on the width and height - 1.5mm either side.
Neatly silicon sealed. All of our splashbacks are guaranteed for 10 years for the product and workmanship
Selecting an Image
Size / Resolution - When selecting an image to be printed in large format it is important to pick something with high resolution. Enlargement tends to be extremely unforgiving with lower quality images. We recommend at least 3000 x 4000 pixels at close to 300dpi (larger than a 4mb file)
Shape / Orientation - The orientation of an image is important to fit the glass panel with minimal cropping. Most kitchen splashbacks are wide horizontally, so lend themselves well to panoramic 'landscape' photos. Shower liners work better with a portrait orientation.
Cut Outs - If there are cut outs for powerpoints or shower hardware keep in mind where they are positioned in relation to key elements in the image.
Theme - Think about the colours around the kitchen (or bathroom) and whether the styling is modern or traditional. A modern kitchen lends itself to photographic imagery, whereas a traditional kitchen may work well with a printed texture (granite/marble etc)
Focal Point - In designing kitchens and bathrooms there are always objects in the room arranged to give it balance. Its no different with images. For instance, in a kitchen you may wish to center the focal point of a photo directly below a rangehood.
Brightness - Keep in mind that the image you see on a screen is back-lit and illuminated. To have printed glass looking 'exactly' as bright as it does on a screen would involve some extensive additional backlighting.