There is no question that our kitchen is one of the most important places in our home for many reasons. The first one is that this is the place where all the food gets cooked and this is the one place in our homes that we are most likely to show to our guests without counting the living room and guest bathroom.
Protecting and upgrading our kitchen is always a great way to keep things looking good, but most importantly, it will allow us to raise the value of the property significantly and that is always a great thing to do when you own a property.
In this article, we are going to give you some important details on how you can install glass splashbacks that are going to allow you to keep your kitchen clean and you won’t have to worry about stains and splashes on your wall even when you come up with the craziest cooking ideas.
Handle with care
Keep in mind that you are going to handling a large piece of glass and this means that you need to be very careful when you handle it. You need to make sure that the area is measured so that a professional can cut the glass for you.
The tools and the setup
There are some things that you need to keep in mind when you decide to install the splashback. The first one is the tools and this means you will need measuring tape, silicone sealant and tile spacers. Then you can start the process of setting it up.
Before you get started, you should make sure that you take the time to measure the splashback and see if it fits perfectly. The last thing you want is to have to jam it in there with the use of force or end up damaging the walls due to a mistake when measuring the setup.
Your hob should also be checked ad you need to have proper clearance between the splashback and the hob. You should also avoid using any kind of adhesive that is not silicone as this is the only way to avoid the degradation of the glass.
The best way to install the glass is to hold it up and check the fit, then you should use the spacers (2mm each) to ensure that a gap is visible between the glass and the cooker top. Now just remove the cover from the adhesive backing and fit the splashback above the spacers. You should also use the silicone to fill in the gaps.
The most important thing to keep in mind if to avoid using any kind of strong cleaners on the splashback in order to keep it in top condition. Clean it with detergent and water for the best results.
Installing your splashback is a very simple and easy process that should not require any expert help. If you feel that this is not the kind of task that you would be able to do properly, just hire someone with experience to get tie done for you. The truth is that this is one of the DIY jobs that is rarely going to be a complication as long as the proper measurements are taken.