Acrylic splashbacks are modern kitchen and bathroom interiors that have now replaced tiles and glass. The technology behind acrylic has made the material clear and more attractive more than glass. The color is sprayed on the material making it possible to get more colors compared to glass.
Material used in making acrylic
Acrylic is made from a material called polymethyl methacrylate. This material looks more of glass than plastic, and it is highly transparent. However if you don’t want a more solid look, you can hope to go for the tinted type of acrylic.
Before acrylic was adopted for use in modern kitchen and bathrooms, it had been used in other areas. For instance, acrylic is the main material used in the front area of the bank tellers. This is because it is a bullet proof material.
Good features of acrylic
Acrylic is a good material considering that it is light weight. You don’t have to worry about that bulky weight all over your kitchen or bathroom. It is also possible to change the material to different types of colors to get your desired colored.
This is different from glass that you cannot easily manipulate to different colors. Using acrylic, you will get the same effect you get from glass but at an affordable cost. On the other hand, you have to be very careful with acrylic; this is because sometimes it is easy to cracking due to its plastic qualities.
Installation and maintenance
Installation of acrylic is quite easy, and many people decide to go the DIY way. This is because most of the acrylic companies will provide you with an instruction manual to help you with the installation. Otherwise, you will require a skilled person who will do it for you.
Maintaining acrylic is also very easy. It is easy to clean and maintain a natural shiny look. You can clean it easily with soapy water and a piece of cloth, and you are good. In case the material develops any cracks, you can repair it, and it will go back to its original new state.