Can you cut Splashbacks?

Asked By: Valeriano Uttanka | Last Updated: 18th May, 2020
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If you need to cut your splashback, use a fine-toothed blade that's suitable for plastics or aluminium and make sure it's sharp so as not to melt or chip your acrylic. A router is the best tool to use but circular or table saw can also be used providing the blade is suited to plastics.

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Moreover, can you cut toughened glass splashbacks?

Yes and no. While DIY Splashbacks only sell toughened glass splashbacks (along with many other splashback materials), once they have been toughened they cannot be cut. Glass is toughened by superheating it to over 400C in a furnace/toughening plant, this is also why they are so heat resistant.

Secondly, what can you use for a splashback? Typically, the first material that comes to mind for a splashback is tiles. They can be cost-effective, easy to install and easy to clean.

  • Window.
  • Mirror.
  • Tinted mirror.
  • Butterfly-effect marble.
  • Pressed metal.
  • Exposed brick.
  • Timber.
  • Copper.

Keeping this in consideration, can you put acrylic splashback behind hob?

Acrylic splashbacks can go behind hobs but a safe distance must be kept. The distance between the outer edge of a ceramic hob and the wall must be at least 60mm.

Are acrylic splashbacks any good?

Acrylic Splashbacks are extremely tough and virtually impact resistant so they are able to withstand the daily knocks and bumps that happen in every kitchen, although they can scratch. Cleaned with a simple warm water and soap solution, acrylic Splashbacks do not attract dust and therefore remain cleaner for longer.

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How do you attach acrylic sheet to wall?

Press the sheet firmly against the wall, allowing the foam tape to spread and adhere to the largest surface area possible, then leave it for a time until the adhesive has fully taken effect and you are certain that the sheet and the substrate are securely bonded.

How much do glass splashbacks cost?

Costs for glass Splashbacks
From $230 - $430+* per 750mm x 900mm splashback, excludes installation.

Can laminate be used as a splashback?

Laminate is a popular option for splashbacks as it is a continuous material with very few joins. This makes it easy to clean off any spills or splashes that occur during the cooking process. They can also tolerate reasonably high levels of heat, so can go behind stovetops and the like.

Can you cut glass splashback?

Glass can be cut by a suitably experienced professional. Specialist glass cutting tools should be used. Glass must not be cut into pieces of less than 30mm wide neither should less than 30mm be trimmed from the splashback when cutting to size.

Can Splashbacks go over tiles?


Yes you can put the splashback straight on the tiles but seal the top with silicone sealant to stop any water getting down behind it. Hello, Try going to the projects section and look at - tiling over tiles, see the Stick and Go Tiles - they are great !

Who can cut toughened glass?

Short answer: the only way to cut toughened glass is to anneal it first. This can be done by heating it to around 500 °C and then allowing it to cool slowly. It will then need to be re-toughened after cutting. Glass is toughened by heating it and then quenching (rapidly cooling) the outer surface.

Can you cut toughened glass with an angle grinder?

You can cut tempered glass with an angle grinder with a diamond wheel as if it where stone. Pretty risky though, you need to make precautions or else glass will be flying everywhere. You also need to have special polishing equipment to clean up the cut.

Can toughened glass be drilled?

Drilling into tempered glass requires special diamond drill bits in order to cut through the dense glass. The procedure can be long depending on the thickness of the glass, and the drill bit needs constant lubrication in order to make it through the glass. Clamp the glass down with the C-clamps.

How can I cut my mobile tempered glass?

Prepare and cut the annealed Tempered glass after you put on your safety goggles. Use a straight edge to make your cut line, and keep the straight edge in place along the line. Use your glass cutter to cut along the line, and use medium pressure throughout the entire line to create a scratch.

How can I cut glass without shattering it?


Start with a clean, dry piece of glass and use a sharp tool to lightly score the line you want to cut. Make sure your wire is longer than the cut with the ends shaped into loops. Put wood through the loops and tighten to use as handles. Heat the wire until it's red hot.

Can you cut tempered glass with a wet saw?

You can cut glass mirrors the same way. Glass tiles, which are also ordinary glass, can be cut by scoring with a glass cutter or with a tile saw fitted with a glass cutting blade. But tempered glass is not ordinary. And there is really no way to cut it—at least not without ruining its tempered quality.

How do you temper glass?

Steps to Temper Glass:
  1. Cut the glass into the desired shape first. Before the tempering process begins, the glass must be cut and shaped.
  2. Inspect the glass for imperfections.
  3. Wash the glass.
  4. Heat the glass in a tempering oven, either in a batch or a continuous feed.
  5. Quench the glass to cool it.

What type of splashback is best?

29 Top Kitchen Splashback Ideas for Your Dream Home
  • Arabesque Tiles. If you want your kitchen splashback to have an exotic and high-end feel, Arabesque tiles are perfect for you.
  • Black Glass Splashback.
  • Chalkboard Splashback.
  • Chevron Tiles.
  • Copper Splashback.
  • Diamond Kitchen Tiles.
  • Geometric Tiles.
  • Herringbone Tiles.

Can glass splashback crack from heat?

Yes – our glass splashbacks can be made toughened, which means they are heat resistant – perfect for use behind the hob without the worry that the glass will crack under heat.

Is acrylic Splashback heat resistant?


Unlike Glass Splashbacks, Acrylic Splashbacks can start to melt and deform at 80C and are liquid at 160C so they are not very heat resistant.

What is the difference between Perspex and acrylic?

What is the difference between Acrylic and Perspex? Perspex is a brand name for acrylic sheet. Acrylic is a commonly used name for Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) which is produced by numerous manufacturers around the world.

Are laminate Splashbacks heat resistant?

An affordable and easy-to-clean option, laminate splashbacks are a popular choice. Available in any colour, they can add a focal point to a kitchen or blend in with units and worktops. While heat resistance is limited, laminate splashbacks are particularly stunning when used as a backdrop for white kitchen units.