Kitchen Glass Splashback Installation Instructions
There are two standard methods for installing glass splashbacks:
First, mount it to the wall with screws (the maker of the glass splashboard should supply the holes and screws).
Adhere to the wall with tape
To get going, you’ll require the following:
Half a tube of neutral cure silicone per square meter.
2mm or 3mm tile spacers
Screw-on plugs require a drill and raw plugs.
When sealing, extra silicone should be wiped away using a cloth.
Soapy, hot water
Paint sample pot (same shade as the container).
Filler and sandpaper will be needed if any wall prep work has to be done.
Steps to Take Before Installing a Splashback:
Ensure there aren’t any significant bumps or divots in the wall before installing your new glass splashbacks. The walls’ uniformity is not strictly necessary because the glue can be applied more heavily to the voids and less heavily to the bumps. However, we advise fixing all imperfections larger than 2–3 mm. The lumps must be sanded down, and the voids must be filled with filler or something similar. Please wait for the filler to dry before trying to fit the glass after making any necessary repairs.
An expansion gap should be painted on the wall in a narrow strip using a tester pot of paint the same color as your glass. If the wall and the glass are the same color, any gaps between them will be less noticeable.
Glass Splashback Installation:
Your walls are now ready for glass installation. Squeeze out lumps of neutral cure silicone, each about 20mm in diameter, and space them 100mm apart. It’s essential to avoid getting any blobs too close to the edge of the glass, as the silicone tends to squeeze over the edge and create a mess.
The glass can be broken by pressing it against a wall and applying even pressure throughout its entire surface. Remove the glass and reapply the silicone if pressing it against the wall produces a ‘bouncy’ sensation. Remount the glass to the wall and give it another try; if there’s still some wiggle room, keep going until the whole panel seems secure.
Also, while joining panels, apply silicone evenly to all surfaces; otherwise, one panel may protrude beyond the other. You should use neutral cure silicone for at least 24 hours to harden completely. After making any necessary changes, you’ll have plenty of time to re-hang the panels. After the silicone has dried, the glass cannot be removed from the wall without causing harm.
Please use 2mm tile spacers to allow an expansion gap between the glass and other surfaces, such as wall units, cooker hoods, and worktops. Wood can expand slightly in different temperatures; therefore, if the glass is fitted tightly to a hardwood surface on both sides, it may crack over time. Houses may shift ever-so-slightly over time due to factors like subsidence. Thus, expansion gaps are essential.
Final Steps: Sealing and Cleaning
Wait at least 24 hours after the glass has been installed before removing the tile spacers or thoroughly cleaning it. After the spacers have been eliminated, the glass splashbacks can be sealed. We think clear silicone would be best for this because of the clean look it would give the final product.
Clear silicone should seal the seam between two panels and the bottom of the glass (where it touches the countertop). Squirt some warm soapy water onto the silicone, wipe it off with your finger, and be careful not to get any on the glass’s surface. The splashbacks must be well-sealed, particularly in wet environments.
After installing the glass backsplash, clean it thoroughly to remove any remaining silicone. Any glass cleaner will do the trick.
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