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Comparison of Different Types of Splashbacks on the Market Today

There are many different types of splashbacks on the market today. Splashbacks look great in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry and come in a range of shapes, sizes and materials. Absolute Glass Wellington is a quality Glazier Lower Hutt area. We have found that today’s splashbacks are extremely durable, striking and attractive. Here are some of the different types of splashbacks on the market:


Glass Splashbacks

When choosing glass splashbacks Wellington and Lower Hutt residents have a wide range to choose from. There are many different colours, styles and patterns available and also custom made options.

Glass splashbacks are easy to clean, versatile, modern and eye-catching. They are heat resistant which makes them perfect for use in the kitchen.


Stainless Steel Splashbacks

Stainless steel splashbacks give a contemporary look and are heat resistant. They are often used in industrial kitchens for splashbacks and also for food preparation. Stainless steel is durable and easy to clean. It does, however, have the disadvantage of being expensive, and can scratch or mark.


Tile Splashbacks

Tiles in kitchens and bathrooms look great, and there is a wide range to choose from. There are options to suit every budget. Tiles are not easy to clean and will become discoloured after a certain amount of time. Due to the grouting, they are not nearly as hygienic as glass splashbacks.


Acrylic Splashbacks

Acrylic is recyclable and has the appearance of glass. It comes in a range of colours and designs. It is very lightweight and is not affected by moisture. Acrylic is more expensive than glass and also cannot be used near heat.

Consider the aftercare, cleaning, intended use, and environmental concerns when you are choosing your splashback materials! When you choose carefully, your splashbacks will last you for many years to come. For the supply and installation of superior glass splashbacks Wellington and Lower Hutt area contact us. We provide quality glazing Wellington and Lower Hutt areas.

Why Glass Splashbacks are a Great Idea for Your Kitchen and Bathroom

Glass splashbacks create a modern aesthetic look when used in the kitchen and bathroom areas. There are so many different colours, patterns and types of glass available that you are sure to create a look that is unique, striking and eye-catching when you use splashbacks. As an experienced glazier lower Hutt and Wellington regions, we find that splashbacks are ideal in the kitchen and bathroom because:

They Make Cleaning Easy

Splashbacks can be easily wiped down and will protect your walls from water, food, oil and spills. There is no grouting on splashbacks to clean. Splashbacks are much easier to clean than tiles. Your kitchen will be hygienic and always look sparkling and fresh.

They Are Modern

Splashbacks are trendy items that are both practical and functional. When choosing glass splashbacks Wellington and Lower Hutt residents have a choice of many designs, colours and patterns, as well as custom designs for a unique look.

Heat Resistant

The glass on our splashbacks is heat resistant. This makes them safe, and ideal for use in kitchens. They can be utilised behind ovens and as chopping boards, and you can even rest hot spots on them safely.

Light Reflective

Glass splashbacks bring light into a room as the light reflects off them. It will make your kitchen and bathroom areas seem lighter and brighter.

Cost Effective

When you wish to modernise your kitchen and bathroom, adding a splashback is a simple and economical way to update these rooms.


Splashbacks come in many shapes and sizes. You can run them along an entire wall or just on the part of the wall – for example in the cooking area of your kitchen.

Splashbacks will brighten and update your home easily and economically. Our products are long lasting, durable and heat resistant. For quality glass splashbacks, Wellington and Lower Hutt contact us. We specialise in glass splashbacks, glazing and double glazing Lower Hutt and Wellington areas.

Why is it Important to Use a Glass Professional When Replacing the Glass in your House?

Replacing the glass in your house is quite technical. While doing it yourself is possible it is not advisable. New Zealand glaziers have the knowledge on what type of glass is best to use for each window in your home and the correct sizing to use. They also have the experience to install the glass quickly and easily – without it breaking! When you need glass repairs, Lower Hutt and Wellington area contact us at Absolute Glass.

It is important to use a glass professional when replacing glass as:

  • It is quite difficult to replace glass yourself. The process is fiddly, and there is some technical knowledge required.
  • You need to know what type of glass to use. Reflective glass, filled glass, double glazed, plywood, temp or coated glass may be best suited to your home, for example. As professionals in glass and window repairs Wellington and Lower Hutt areas we are experts in glass selection and can save you time and money when replacing the glass.
  • Certain types of glass are needed for different kinds of windows.
  • There are different insulation factors to consider with various types of glass
  • There may be multiple types of glass in your house
  • The installation process requires fitting the glass panes into very tight spaces. It is effortless to break the glass while installing it.
  • The Glass is dangerous, and it is easy to cut yourself. Glass cuts can result in severe tendon and nerve damage. Injuries may occur to the person fitting the glass. A child or pet could also a get step or fall on broken glass before it has been moved or cleaned up properly.

For best results have glass professionally installed. We do same day installation. Having glass installed incorrectly can be dangerous as well as stressful, and expensive. Contact us for Glass repairs Wellington and Lower Hutt areas.

Benefits of Double Glazing with Timber

Also known as insulated glazing, double glazing is the process of installing two panes of glass, rather than the standard single pane, to reduce noise and heat transmission through doors and windows.

Typically, in a standard house with single glaze windows, heat and noise are easily transferred through the glass. In summer, this means heat can penetrate through the glass, heating up your home. The same applies for winter, cold air is transmitted through the windows and doors around your home which causes it to cool down quickly.

Double glazing with timber is a great way to reduce your energy consumption and save money on gas and electricity bills. Rather than having to constantly turn on and off your heating and cooling to regulate the temperature, double glazing keeps your home at a more stable temperature.

Many people chose double glazing not only to regulate temperature in the home but also to keep noise out. If you live on a busy street with lots of traffic or near a train station where you can hear trains passing at all hours of the day and night, double glazing is a much more reasonable and affordable option that selling or moving houses!

Another benefit to double glazing with timber to your home that is important but often overlooked is security. A large majority of burglars enter the home through a window or glass door. Intruders can easily gain access through a single glaze window however have a much harder time entering the home through glass that has been double glazed with timber. The difficulty of this would usually be enough to deter them completely.

So for a quieter, safer, more energy efficient home anywhere in Wellington; consider double glazing your windows and doors by Absolute Glass Wellington. 

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