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Kitchen Glass Splashbacks Or Tiles?

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Glass Splashbacks are functional items that protect your walls and fixtures. However, they have now grown to become statement pieces that reflect your style and bring together your kitchen design. Tiles have always been popular wall coverings, but they do have their setbacks.

So should you get a glass splashback or tiles for your kitchen?

Deciding which of the two options will best suit your bathroom or kitchen is no small task – especially since the end result will be in place for years. With that in mind, we’ve put together a comprehensive comparison of glass splashbacks and conventional tiles to help you make an informed decision.

Cost Of Installation

When you first compare the costs tiles come out on top as glass splashbacks can be considerably more expensive per square metre (Although this does depend on your specific choices). However, over the longer term, glass splashbacks often come out on top since tiles requite a lot more maintenance.

You’ve got to decide whether you want to save money today or whether you want to invest more upfront and reap the considerable long-term savings.

Cleaning and Hygiene

Glass Splashbacks are very low maintenance. Their non-porous surface does not allow stains to sink in anywhere, and they have few seams and no grout, which means you don’t need to spend hundreds on fancy cleaning products over the years. Given their smooth surface, all you have to do is wipe off  dirt with a cloth and some warm soapy water.

By contrast, tiles inherently have dozens of cracks and crevices (particularly within the surrounding grout), which are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and mould. They need regular deep cleaning with expensive cleaning products to maintain their cleanliness.


When it comes to durability, glass splashbacks once again come out on top. During production, glass splashbacks undergo rigorous heating and cooling process, strengthening them exponentially and giving them their signature sleek appearance.

These processes help them become resistant to rapid temperature changes, which is vital in kitchen and bathroom environments. They are also durable and scratch-resistant, meaning you can count on them to last for decades. One of the primary benefits of our glass splashbacks is that they will withstand any level of cooking or baking mess you throw at them!

The issue with ceramic tile splashbacks is that they can crack after prolonged heat exposure, and the grout can become damaged overtime with repeated exposure to water and moisture.


Tile installation is not only a time-consuming process; it’s also incredibly messy. From the initial cutting of the tiles to the grouting, filling of cracks, and finally, the polishing, your home is likely to have a layer of dust covering every surface for about a week. And while most tiling companies do their best to clean up after themselves, the installation process is so intricate that installations can last as long as a week.

By comparison, our bespoke glass splashbacks are made-to-measure within our factory, meaning no on-site cutting is required so there is no dust.

Versatility and Customisation

Tiles have come a long way in terms of customisation – there are more shapes, colours, and textures available today than ever before. But even with this in mind, we still feel that glass splashbacks offer the most extensive range of options.

Our glass splashbacks are not only made to to fit your space perfectly, but can also be customised with any colour, image, or design of your choosing, which will never fade or discolour.

Order A Made To Measure Glass Splashback

When it comes to sleek, modern, and durable backsplashes, glass is the way to go. No other splashback material comes close in terms of versatility or ease of maintenance.

Are you ready to take your kitchen design to the next level? Order a made to measure glass splashback from Direct Splashbacks!

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