Acrylic coloured splashbacks are typically used in kitchens to replace tiles and protect your walls from food, water, and other stains.
WHAT COLOURS DO ACRYLIC BACKSPLASHES FALL INTO?
Most plastic suppliers will have a wide range of colours available – from transparent right through to neon orange!
ARE ALL YOUR COLOURS GLOSS?
Acrylic sheets in a variety of designs and effects are available, as well as a frosted finish that is gaining traction for Kitchen Splashbacks.
WHY SHOULD I USE ACRYLIC SPLASHBACK, IN CONVERSATION WITH GLASS SPLASHBACK?
Glass splashbacks are more expensive, shatter easily, and are limited to the seven available colors in glass. Acrylic is lighter than glass and more difficult to install.
Acrylic is cost-effective, impact-resistant, lightweight, easy to clean and maintain, and simple to install the material.
CAN I PLACE ACRYLIC IN THE KITCHEN?
Acrylic cannot be used in the kitchen due to the fire rating of the acrylic sheet. Acrylic is commonly used for the kitchen walls and behind the stove, although steel, glass, or our other materials are more often utilized. Steel, glass, or our variety of other materials would be most typically utilized in this case.
Cutting Acrylic for your Splashback
It’s possible to cut your own splashback, but you should have exceptional DIY skills. Drills and jigsaws are required tools.
Drills: Only use drill bits made specifically for acrylic drilling. Twist bits are commonly pre-ground. Drill slowly and carefully so that the bit does not go through the acrylic on the bottom, which might cause splintering. To aid prevent any harm to it, put a board over the drill hole and press down on it to stop any further damage.
Saws: Clipper blades are required to finish this style. Again, there are many specialist blades available for this task, so double-check that you’re using one of them. If you like, you may use a hand saw to cut the board. However, using the fastest cutting speed on a jig saw set will give you the clearest, most consistent cut. Never try to force the blade through the material because it can overheat and cause the cut edge to melt. Acrylic can also be sensitive to vibrations, which may cause fractures and cracks. Cardboard should not be laid on top of acrylic when it is being cut; instead, use a cutting board or aluminum foil.
When cutting straight lines with a jigsaw, it’s best to clamp a wooden batten or similar against the line you’re cutting so the jigsaw’s base plate can follow it and guarantee a straight line as a final result.
When you order your sheet of plastic from a reputable supplier, it will be protected on both sides with a polyester-based protective film. It’s important to leave the paper on this until the wall is ready to be decorated.
Acrylic is a relatively soft material, and it’s easy to break. When cutting acrylic, you must avoid letting it overheat since this can cause the acrylic to melt and reduce vibration as much as possible.