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Glass or acrylic splashback

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CoupdeFoudre Fri 20-Mar-15 09:32:04

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engeika Fri 20-Mar-15 11:31:16

Haven't seen acrylic but suspect it won't last as well as glass. Love the look and feel of glass - beautiful.

RachelHRD Fri 20-Mar-15 21:46:15

We have just installed acrylic panels in our kitchen and love them. They look amazing and are so easy to install - precut by the supplier. We also replaced our stainless steel hob splashback with a glass panel with wallpaper behind which also looks fab. Total cost about £400 and we installed ourselves.
Would recommend as they have a good range of colours and cut to size and supply quickly.
I'll stick.a few pics on my profile so you can see what they look like.

PigletJohn Fri 20-Mar-15 21:53:06

Acrylic will go dull with fine scratches. It is more noticable if clear. Think of a glass that has repeatedly been through a dishwasher. Even a nylon brush or green scourer (which you will probably need to clean off hardened gravy and grease splashes) will dull it.

PigletJohn Fri 20-Mar-15 21:57:23


CoupdeFoudre Fri 20-Mar-15 21:58:20

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Marcelle79 Thu 30-Jul-15 09:58:46

Actually Acrylic doesn't dull at all over time with scratches, I bought mine from the same company above ( and it still looks as good as the day I bought it (4 years ago).

My idiot husband once used a wire wool sponge to clean it and scratched it badly, I contacted them and they advised me to use T-Cut and low and behold all the scratches disappeared!! (It also made it super super glossy!!!) ;D

I actually had glass splashback before but once I was upstairs and heard a massive bang (followed by my cat bolting up the stairs!). I went downstairs and the floor was covered with GLASS. For some reason the panel had exploded??? I am just glad my young niece wasn't in the room at the time. NEVER AGAIN will I get glass!

Hope this helps!!

Marmitelover55 Fri 31-Jul-15 14:18:53

We have got glass and I think it's beautiful - the colour is so bright smile

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