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Kitchen Splashbacks Made of Acrylic

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Acrylic splashbacks are convenient, cost-effective and simple to install by an experienced DIYer – an attractive and cost-efficient alternative to tiles or glass panels.

Acrylic doesn’t hold up well against high heat levels and should not be installed behind a hob; toughened glass panels may be more suitable in this instance.

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Acrylic kitchen splashbacks can make a wonderful addition to any home. Easy to install and available in various colours and designs, they do not harbour bacteria and make for quick clean-up sessions; making them an affordable alternative to glass or stainless steel surfaces.

Acrylic doesn’t attract dust like glass does, making maintenance much less of a concern. Still, however, regular wiping down may be required if oily marks occur on its surface.

Acrylic countertops are durable and economical – an excellent choice for a busy family kitchen. Plus, installation doesn’t require special tools or glue! However, for proper installation to occur it is vital that the area behind the acrylic be completely free of debris before installation takes place and that a gap of approximately 3mm to 5mm be left for sockets and switches that can then be sealed using sealant.

Easy to clean

Acrylic kitchen splashbacks come in an enormous range of styles, thicknesses and colours – from the high gloss coextruded options to clear textured frost or matte finishes – there’s sure to be one perfect for every kitchen in every style and colour imaginable! Choose between coextruded options featuring high gloss gloss finishes or choose standard options like herringbone patterns or classic subway tiles for timeless looks – there is sure to be one just right!

These splashbacks feature smooth surfaces that make cleaning easier, attracting less dust than glass does and being ideal for hanging behind or above a hob or radiator without risk of being damaged by high temperatures.

Kitchen splashbacks help prevent microbial growth and maintain hygiene in the area, with easy scrubbing with soapy water to eliminate grease or oil deposits from residue build-up. Plus, installation costs less than tiles! Ultimately, they add value to your property, giving you a return when selling it later.

Easy to install

Acrylic is an easier and cheaper way to update your kitchen than glass or tiles, offering a wider selection of colours with which you can design or print, tougher construction and lightweight weight make DIY installation simpler than other materials such as stainless steel or tiles. Plus it won’t break or crack as often!

Installing an acrylic kitchen splashbacks require taking special care in ensuring the walls where you will attach it are perfectly flat; any undulations could create stress points and lead to breakages. In addition, make sure that they are free of flaking paint or adhesive and that they remain clean.

Once your wall is dry and ready to receive an acrylic splashback, either glue or screws may be used to secure it to it. Screws may be more suitable if you plan on changing up your design later; they make removal and replacement more straightforward without harming walls.


Acrylic kitchen splashbacks are far less costly than tiles when covering an entire wall, particularly if you opt for full coverage. Furthermore, acrylic comes in an extensive array of colours from bright primary hues to subtle neutral tones, pearlescent options and high-gloss versions with colour effect layers added for high gloss surfaces – plus, they are easier and faster to install than either glass tiles or tiles!

Kitchen splashbacks are an economical and aesthetic solution to add style and value to any home. Easy to maintain and hygienic, they meet food safety regulations while offering various design possibilities – making them a popular choice among modern homeowners.

Your choice of splashback will depend on where it will be installed. For instance, when selecting one for use behind a cooker, the toughened glass may be more appropriate as it is far safer from heat sources than acrylic (or stainless steel). When placing it above the sink for safety purposes it is wiser to opt for tiled walls rather than acrylic (or stainless steel).