Can I use perspex as a splashback?

The Plastic People recommend 5mm Perspex branded acrylic for splashbacks. Splashbacks are generally produced in 3mm or 5mm acrylic. 5mm will give the splashback it’s stunning depth of colour as well as enough rigidity to display well. The thinner the acrylic the less depth of colour and the greater its flexibility too.

Are acrylic splashbacks any good?

It’s 25 times stronger than glass and only half the weight. This makes it easy to install and very safe. There’s no risk of it shattering/exploding like glass splashbacks and wall panels do. And some (although not all as you’ll soon discover) acrylic splashbacks look identical to glass.

How do you fit perspex Splashbacks?

How To Fit an Acrylic Splashback

  1. Step 1 – Check your walls. Ideally your walls will be flat and clean (of any flaking paint, tiles, adhesive, dust and dirt) and flat.
  2. Step 2 – Test Place Your Acrylic Splashback.
  3. Step 3 – Fix Your Splashback To The Wall.
  4. Step 4 – Finish Off With Coloured Silicone.

What can I use to stick perspex to a wall?

A watered down PVA or SBR solution should do the job. Once brushed on to the wall and dry, this will seal the wall and also provide a good “key” for bonding adhesive.

How do you attach perspex to a wall?

we suggest using double sided foam tape, the strength of which is more that sufficient to connect an acrylic sheet to a wall. For the best results we suggest you apply the tape in evenly spaced horizontal strips along the width of the sheet.

Do acrylic splashbacks scratch easily?

Acrylic splashbacks can be cleaned with a damp sponge and a general purpose cleaning agent. Depending on the particular material and how it’s been manufactured, acrylic may be susceptible to scratching.

What can I use instead of a splashback?

Don’t make tiles your first thought for your splashback material. Take a look at these fabulous options, from windows to wood

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

Is acrylic Splashback easy to cut?

Acrylic is also a very easy material to saw and cut, so if you need to take off more than a couple of millimetres you can always bring it to the size you want with a fine tooth saw or hacksaw.

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. The distance for gas hobs must be at least 200mm.

How much does a perspex splashback cost?

Prices start from just £9.99 plus vat for a 3mm thick Perspex acrylic splashback of 350mm wide x 200mm high – suitable for a small hand basin. We add small 2mm radius corners to your acrylic splashbacks at no additional cost to you – no nasty sharp corners!

What is a splashback and what is it for?

What Is A Splashback? A splashback is a protective wall panel – usually made from glass, acrylic or perspex – that is mounted behind hobs, cookers and sinks. They prevent water damage from spills and splashes and are also used as a feature to enhance interior designs with different colours and designs.

What is Perspex acrylic?

Perspex acrylic is the top brand for acrylic sheet In the UK. It has a 10 year UV warranty which means that it’s colours will stay true to the original sample for at least 10 years. Other brands of acrylic cannot guarantee this. Perspex acrylic also has one of the largest colour ranges available from stock.

How long will perspex last?

Perspex is the top brand of acrylic in the UK. It’s 10 year UV warranty means that whatever colour your chose from their extensive range, the colour will hold true for a minimum of 10 years. There will be no fading of colour.