The newest and exciting use for glass that has become a major trend this past year is installing solid glass countertop backsplashes in the kitchen. Especially in kitchens with bright colors and modern themes or designs, these glass backsplashes look amazing. They give a kitchen a clean slick look and are easily installed and maintained. Dan’s Enterprises will share more about glass backsplashes and why they are becoming popular in modern kitchens.
Clear, Frosted & Textured Glass
Glass comes in many textures and colors so choosing the right glass is essential when choosing a glass backsplash. Many homeowners will paint a wall using bright colors and even stencil a design on their walls. They will then use a solid clear glass to encase the newly decorated walls. Using clear glass has it benefits versus using a textured or colored glass. While both textures and colors are used in kitchens and look equally amazing, there are some down sides to using colored or textured glass backsplashes. The benefits of using smooth, clear glass are that they are much easier to clean and maintain. Additionally, the clear glass gives the homeowner the option of changing the color of the kitchen simply by removing the glass and repainting the wall. The clear smooth glass will give the wall a smooth shiny appearance and brings out the kitchens colors with the option for change down the road. Textured and frosted glass gives a great look and feel to a kitchen as well. However, keep in mind that grease and oil can get in the tight grooves of textured glass and will require a grease remover in order to keep the glass clean.
How to Clean Glass Tile Backsplashes
Depending on the glass you choose will dictate your later options. Regardless of choice, for those who install glass backsplashes whether they are clear, smooth, textured, or colored, have found it to be a great investment. Most glass that is used for backsplashes do require regular cleaning and maintenance and you must be careful not to damage the glass. Most glass that is use for backsplashes use a protective film or sealer to prevent scratches in the glass. Never use bristled brushes or abrasive cleaning tools. Because of the nature of the kitchen you may need to use a grease cutting cleaner. However, before you rush to the store to buy harsh chemicals it is recommended to use liquid dish soap mixed with water and use a soft sponge to clean the glass. Once the grease or spots are cleaned off of the glass, follow up with a glass cleaner or rubbing alcohol, using a microfiber clean cloth to finish the glass with a crystal clear shine.
Glass & Mirrors in Canton, Taylor, Garden City, Farmington Hills, Ypsilanti & Wayne County, Michigan
Most likely the first consideration to getting glass backsplashes is the cost. Depending on the types of glass the homeowner chooses to use, the prices can vary. Most backsplashes use tile or even natural stone which can be quite expensive compared to glass however tile, natural stone and glass can last decades if maintained. They are also a great investment to your home. Dan’s Enterprises provides colored, tinted, textured and frosted glass that will make your kitchen backsplashes look amazing. If you want glass backsplashes in your home, contact Dan’s Enterprises today at (734) 595-3232!