The Practical Benefits Of Glass Splashbacks

Published: 17th March 2011
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Although many people tend to consider glass splashbacks from the point of view of style and design, there are other, more practical benefits to glass splashbacks for kitchens. Of all the rooms in the house one of the most important to keep hygienically clean is the kitchen, with food preparation for all the family requiring good cleanliness and effective hygiene.

Unfortunately some kitchen work surfaces and splashbacks tend to make this task more difficult, providing ideal breeding grounds for bacteria. This in turn can easily transfer to utensils and food, and ultimately to people. Veneered worktops for example are very prone to peeling and chipping, and because veneer surfaces are generally only available in short widths, the joins between the sections are also prone to providing breeding grounds for germs.

Tiles may well be wipe clean, but the grout in between the tiles isnít, and this fairly rough surface can easily offer a wealth of small places for millions of bacteria to grow. Even if you use a silicone based water resistant grout alternative such as is often used in bathrooms, this doesnít always provide a perfectly smooth and uniform surface, and is still able to harbour germs and bacteria.

Other porous surfaces include granite, which also offers chips, cracks and natural fissures which make keeping it hygienically clean is very difficult. In fact when compared to any alternative kitchen surface, glass splashbacks offer the best all round hygiene. Glass splashbacks for kitchens can be created as a single piece of glass, which means that unlike with most alternatives there are no joins, seams or gaps.

There is no need for grouting and therefore a glass splashback offers a seamless, smooth surface, which offers absolutely nowhere for mould, germs or bacteria to hide. A simple spray with an antibacterial spray and a quick wipe is all it takes to get the splashback clean and healthy.

Of course itís not just the invisible microbes, spores and bacteria which cause a health and hygiene problem, and it is inevitable that splashbacks are, well, splashed. From using blenders and mixers to food boiling and spitting, splashbacks are there to protect your walls from food stains, oils and damage. It is to be expected that a splashback will become covered with flecks of food, and in some cases this can be difficult to remove, especially if it is greasy.

Glass splashbacks are very easy to keep clean, and this is important because often it can be difficult to adequately clean a splashback because of its position. Trying to clean a vertical surface whilst leaning over a horizontal surface is difficult, and if you have to scrub quite hard it can be uncomfortable, leading to many people simply Ďmaking doí. A glass splashback can simply be sprayed with a suitable cleaner, and then wiped. The surface is so smooth that food simply slides off easily.

So although many people choose glass splashbacks simply for the gorgeous way in which they catch the light and seem to glow, creating a space which feels modern, fresh and very stylish, it's also worth bearing in mind the many practical benefits too. It is a fact that glass splashbacks for kitchens offer one of the most hygienic solutions there is, and certainly one of the easiest for keeping your kitchen looking clean and healthy, and safeguarding the health of your family too.

Perhaps the best news is that glass splashbacks not offer outstanding style and almost unrivalled hygiene, they are also a good deal cheaper than many people tend to assume. If in any doubt at all, why not take a look at a few examples today, and decide on whatís best for your kitchen, family and budget?

For more information about glass splashbacks or to find out how affordable glass splashbacks for kitchens can be, visit Glass Logic.

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