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Crystal Clear: A Blog About The Wonderful World Of Glass

I first fell in love with glass when I was ten years old. My mother took me to see a wonderful recital where the pianist was playing a glass piano. I was mesmerised by the way the piano shone and sparkled as it reflected the stage lights. I could never have imagined such a glamorous object. Ever since then, i have been fascinated by different types of glass. From stained glass panels to one-way mirrors, my eyes will always notice the glass fixtures in a room first. Recently, I ate at a restaurant in Japan where the entire floor was made of patterned glass. Needless to say, I was too excited to eat! This blog is for those who are looking for glass items and glass lovers like myself. I hope it gives you a peek into the wonderful world of glass and the options out there. Please tread carefully.


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Why a Glass Splashback is Better Than a Tiled One

by Ellen Jokinen

Many people are torn between whether they should install a ceramic tile or glass splashback in their kitchen during a kitchen-remodeling project. This article discusses some of the reasons why you should choose a glass splashback for your kitchen.

Less Chance of Microbes

A kitchen should be as free from microorganisms (such as bacteria) as possible so that the food prepared does not compromise the health of family members. Glass splashbacks help to reduce the likelihood that bacteria will breed in your kitchen because the splashback is easy to clean. Most glass splashbacks (especially custom splashbacks) are made from a single sheet of glass. The absence of joints means that there won't be any gaps that can harbour germs. Other splashbacks (such as tiled splashbacks) provide a haven for germs in the joints (such as grout lines).

Less Debris

Another key attraction of glass splashbacks is that their installation is not as messy as the installation of other kinds of splashbacks. The glass sheets are screwed into position and you can start using the kitchen as soon as the installation crew leaves. This is not the case with other types of splashbacks. For instance, there is a lot of dust generated during the process of cutting tiles. More dust is also generated as the surfaces are polished after the grout has dried. This messy process delays how soon one can begin using the kitchen after the splashback has been installed.


Glass splashbacks create a unique, modern look in your kitchen. This is because there is a huge variety of colours, styles and finishes that you can choose from when you want a glass splashback. For instance, you can have a high-resolution image of your favourite flower incorporated into the toughened glass used to make your splashback. This will make that splashback to be a one-of-a-kind installation that everyone will find attractive.

Less Chance of Moisture Damage

Glass does a better job of protecting your walls from the harmful effects of moisture. This is because glass does not allow any moisture to seep through its surface. This is in sharp contrast to a tiled splashback. Tiles are porous to varying degrees and grout lines gradually wear down and permit moisture to seep through to the wall.

Contact a splashback maker in your area for advice about the different options that are available in case you decide to install a glass splashback in your kitchen. You will then enjoy all the benefits discussed. Find more information at http://www.southmelbourneglass.com.au.