Single Piece Glass Backsplashes vs Tile Backsplashes
A backsplash is typically used for protection around areas that can splash water, such as the sink or shower. When it comes to choosing a backsplash you should think about how easy it is to clean and how it can complement the wall it’s on. For today’s topic we’ll be comparing the Pros and Cons of a Single Piece Glass Backsplash and Tiled Backsplashes.
What makes a backsplash a tile backsplash? Tile Backsplashes are made up of multiple glass, stone and even metal pieces that can be arranged into geometrical patterns to create new and unique designs. These multiple pieces can be different shapes and sizes but are generally consistent patterns which repeat throughout a back wall.
When cleaning a Tile Backsplash you may have some trouble with what is known as “Grout.” Grout is a filling or paste that is used between tiles in order to keep the sections of tile connected. You may find problems with using tile mainly because of grout, you have to make sure the grout is evenly portioned throughout the backsplash or it will show. It isn’t easy to put together the tiles individually using grout and when you hire someone else to install the backsplash, you should make sure that they have worked with the materials you are using before.
Repairing Tile Backsplashes can be a difficult process, sometimes you may need to replace entire sections of a wall with the risk that it may never look as good as it once did. This is mainly because of how easily the tiles can crack, if one tile cracks or is damaged it could mean the need for a new backsplash. Tile backsplashes can take some wear and tear depending on the materials used but can still get cracked or scratched.
Single Piece Glass Backsplash
A Single Piece Glass Backsplash is a backsplash made up of one glass piece and is a very modern look for any back wall. The transparency of glass allows for LED lights to be hidden underneath the glass backsplash and gives any room a very neat and modern look.
Cleaning a Single Piece Glass Backsplash is a lot easier because there are no edges or corners with grout. Glass also doesn’t have a porous surface, this makes it a very durable material as well as an easy clean. Glass is naturally water resistant, water resistance helps keep your glass clean and also makes it extremely easy to work with.
Repairing a Single Piece Glass Backsplash is a very rare event, mainly because we make the glass so strong and thick that cracking or damaging the glass from daily or heavy use is almost impossible. You would quite literally need a hammer and a strong arm to break our single piece glass backsplashes