If you are planning to remodel your kitchen and wondering what backsplash material to install, we encourage you to consider glass! Glass is being used extensively in modern design solutions, and not just for its sleekness and beauty, but for its functionality, as well.
Benefits of a Glass Backsplash
Let’s explore some of the highlights and benefits of a glass backsplash — and how it can revolutionize your kitchen:
Mold and Mildew Resistant
Certain backsplash materials, such as wood and metal, usually have seams and crevices that function as a breeding ground for mold, mildew, and bacteria growth. Since glass is impermeable, it won’t provide a home to substances that could potentially put your family’s cleanliness and/or health at risk.
Easy to Clean
By the same token, food, sauces, and beverages that splash onto the glass will not be absorbed by the material. To keep the glass looking pristine, all you have to do is wipe it off with a damp cloth after cooking or doing the dishes and doing some regular maintenance cleaning.
If you’re looking for ways to make your home a bit greener, glass can be the way to go! In many cases, the glass used for the backsplash has been made as new product but some sheet product may have been recycled. Glass is not a stone or resource heavy material that is mined and cannot be replenished as it is man-made, and sourced primarily from silica (sand). Additionally, if you ever decide to remove it, there is the possibility that the glass can be recycled again!
Glass reflects and refracts light, which may make your kitchen feel more open, brighter, and roomier, especially when using a bright color palate. It creates fewer shadow effects than other materials, which provides additional light in the cooking areas.
Whether you decide to go with a solid shade or several different colors, back-painted glass gives your kitchen a luxurious character. Glass can also be combined with other materials, such as metal, to give your kitchen a one-of-a-kind look that your family, guests, or potential homebuyers will enjoy!
If you’re looking for a durable, sanitary, and easy-to-maintain solution for your kitchen backsplash, we believe the “Choice is Clear”! Choose Alderfer Glass. For more information about back-painted glass, contact us today!