Glass Splashback Installation Tips
One of the top home design trends at the moment involves the use of glass splashback. Glass splashback is primarily installed in kitchens and bathrooms. It offers wall protection and is designed to bring ease when cleaning and also adds a new dimension of style to any room. The most popular space to install glass splashback is in between the countertop and cabinet within the kitchen. This space is ideal, and installing glass splashback on your own is a great way to remodel your kitchen on any budget as long as you follow a few helpful installation tips.
You always want to be sure that you take preventative steps that are designed to improve the condition of the wall where you are installing glass splashback. If you notice that the wall is crumbling in some spots, it is a good idea to apply a primer. You want the wall to be as smooth as possible before you apply the glass splashback to the wall. The only way to ensure that the glass splashback will securely adhere to the wall is to smooth it by sanding it down before you apply the primer.
When you are applying glass splashback to the wall, there are different application methods that you can choose from. It is possible to choose a mechanical method that involves the use of screws or clips, but this method can be very time consuming. The easiest method is the bonding method that involves the use of silicone. Neutral silicone can't be seen through glass, even if it is sheer. Silicone is transparent and should be applied to the entire back of the glass tile splashback. A square should be drawn on the back with an X design in the middle to ensure that the splashback will be secure. Once it has been applied to the wall, it needs to be held in place for a few minutes to ensure that the silicone will hold it in place.
It is suggested that you also seal the glass splashback the day after installation. You can use the same type of transparent silicone that you used to apply the splashback to the wall. When you are sealing, it is best to place silicone along the perimeter of the splashback panel. You can then use a spray bottle filled with soapy water to spray the perimeter and wipe off the extra silicone using a rag.