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Style and Safety with Heat Resistant Splashbacks from Fused Glass Design

A mint and copper textured kiln formed glass splashback by Fused Glass Design | fusedglass.co.uk

Fused Glass Design was established to make art functional. We take into account the style, personality and current trends to create completely unique pieces to you. Whether it's a glass worktop in your kitchen, glass wall art in your living room or interior frameless glass doors throughout your home, we'll help you manufacture something truly special via the medium of fused glass.


Have you ever considered using glass for splashbacks and worktops?

  • No - surely glass isn't strong enough for that?

  • Yes - it's something I've thought about


Why should you use glass splashbacks in kitchens and bathrooms?

Many home renovators tend to overlook glass as a potential option for enhancing the aesthetics of their kitchens and bathrooms, but why? Glass splashbacks are arguably the best choice for these spaces due to their heat resistance, non-porous surfaces, impact resistance, easy maintenance, recyclability and the endless creative possibilities they offer for designing to complement your home.


Let's dive deeper:

The process to create glass splashbacks and worktops involves a toughening/tempering process whereby the glass is rapidly cooled and heated to form a "skin". This outside layer keeps the internal pressure high, changing the properties of glass to become heat-resistant to 500ºC and 5 times stronger than before. This heat-resistance makes toughened glass a great option to be installed behind hobs where the average maximum heat from a stove is 200ºC to 260ºC, you can also stop worrying about knocking the splashback or worktop with your pans as it'll simply bounce right back.


Moreover, glass has always been known for its non-porous nature, a key characteristic that sets it apart from other materials. This unique quality means that glass surfaces do not absorb liquids, making them almost impervious to stains of any kind. No more worrying about spills and splashes. This makes glass an ideal choice for kitchen countertops or tableware, as messes can be easily wiped away with just a simple glass cleaner. This not only ensures a hygienic environment in your kitchen but also helps in maintaining a fresh and pristine look for years to come.

Porous image scientific example image
Source: https://soil.evs.buffalo.edu/index.php/Porosity

How can you style heat resistant glass splashbacks and stain proof worktops?

Opting for glass worktops and splashbacks offers you the flexibility to make subtle or dramatic changes to your living space. For a minimalist kitchen design, standard 6mm flat glass splashbacks, colour-coordinated with your cabinets or walls, maintain the existing aesthetic while leveraging the advantages of glass. On the other hand, if you're looking for a bold statement, we can manufacture bespoke pieces using handcrafted textured glass and metallic finishes, ensuring a one-of-a-kind look. With a range of choices available, you can rest assured that you'll discover an option that perfectly complements your style and personality.


Blue and silver textured glass splashbacks in a neutral white kitchen

What are the design options available for my kitchen or bathroom?

Fused Glass Design specialises in providing textured glass for high-end interiors. Our specialty lies in creating custom handmade glass tailored to suit your individual preferences and home decor. Additionally, we offer fabric laminated glass, mesh laminated glass, as well as ceramic and UV printed glass.


Our kiln-formed glass is unrivalled in its ability to make a powerful impact in any room. With options such as embossed logos, textured surfaces reminiscent of water ripples on a still pond, metallic colours for a dazzling effect, and a range of opacities perfect for diverse applications like backlighting, wall installations, or enhancing privacy in bathrooms, it truly stands out among all options available.


When creating fabric laminated glass, the meticulous process involves carefully selecting a fabric that not only adds texture but also complements the overall aesthetic of the space. The chosen fabric is then delicately inserted between two panes of glass, creating a unique interplay of light and shadow that enhances the ambiance of the environment. This innovative technique not only introduces a tactile element to the glass but also ensures that the surface remains easy to maintain, making it a practical and visually striking choice for various applications.

Similarly, mesh laminated glass offers a different approach to incorporating texture and pattern into architectural design. By utilising metal meshes in the lamination process, a wide range of intricate patterns and designs can be achieved, adding a touch of sophistication and creativity to any space. The metal meshes not only provide visual interest but also contribute to the structural integrity of the glass, making it a versatile and durable option for both decorative and functional purposes.


A blue agate digitally printed glass splashback by Fused Glass Design

Ceramic and UV printed glass offers a versatile and visually striking solution for adding decorative elements to interior spaces. This specialised glass is created using advanced printing techniques that allow for the application of custom designs, patterns, or images directly onto the glass surface.

The process of printing on glass begins with high-quality clear or low-iron glass, which serves as the canvas for the desired design. Using state-of-the-art digital printing technology, intricate patterns, vibrant colours, and intricate details can be reproduced with remarkable precision and clarity. This allows us to offer similar designs to our kiln formed range, without the texture on the surface.


For other options such as coloured glass splashbacks or toughened antique mirrors, our sister company Bespoke Glass is the only other option for professional services, accurate colour matches, on-time deliveries and precision installations. You can visit them at www.bespokeglass.co.uk


If you're looking for a splashback or worktop solution that is completely customisable, colour guaranteed for 10 years, stain-proof and heat-resistant then glass is the perfect material for you.


Let Fused Glass Design help you make the right choice for your home.


Get in touch with us on our contact page or phone us on 0800 043 3034


Fused Glass Design | fusedglass.co.uk


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