Frequently Asked Questions

Are Glass Splashbacks safe behind a hob?

Absolutely! Our Glass Splashbacks are completely safe to use behind the hob because they are heat and impact resistant up to 400°C degrees. Behind the hob is what we originally created them for! However, because they’re impact resistant they’re perfect to use in bathroom for a shower or sink splashback or on the side of your kitchen island.

If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative our new CreoMax Product Range would make a great option for you. It’s easy to cut and the lead time is shorter. However, because the CreoMax Acrylic is not heat proof, to make them safe to use behind your hob we can provide a transparent toughened glass panel to place on top of your CreoMax, fixed on with screws.

Check out our toughened mirror heat resistance test!

Should I Choose Glass or Acrylic Splashbacks?

Choosing the right material for your needs is an important task so this is a a good question. Both of them are suitable in kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms or anywhere else in you desire. To help decide which to choose there are a few questions you should ask yourself.

Will you be placing it in an area which will be exposed to high levels of heat, such as behind your hob?
If yes, we would definitely recommend our CreoGlass Glass Splashbacks, designed and created in Watford. They are heat resistant up to 400°C, so are perfectly safe to use in areas exposed to high temperatures.

Do you need the product ASAP?
The preparation and lead times are much shorter for Acrylic Splashbacks compared to Glass Splashbacks, so if your deadline is close, acrylic might be the better option for you. Our Sales Team will be able to discuss with you the lead times for both options. Contact Us.

Are you looking for the flexibility of a DIY project?
Our CreoMax Acrylic material is sold in sheets that are easy to cut and customise yourself but cutting, sawing, shearing, punching, drilling, nailing, riveting or screwing. Making them perfect for and DIY project. However, if you’d like us to do all the work for you, our Glass Splashbacks will be measured, cut, designed and fitted especially for you.

Have you ordered a sample?
To help you make the best decision, we recommend ordering a sample to see for yourself which material you like the best in the setting you intend you use it. We offer a wide range of printed and coloured glass, as well as our brand new CreoMax Acrylic sheets, available in stunning ultra-high resolution precious stone images.

Contact our friendly sales and design team to compare the price of Glass Splashbacks and CreoMax Acrylic Sheets.

Should I choose a Glass Splashbacks or Tiles?

When comparing Glass Splashbacks and Tiled Splashbacks, there are many factors that make the Glass Splashbacks superior.

Our Glass Splashbacks have a non-pours surface with minimal to no join lines, making them super easy and effective to wipe clean of any dangerous bacteria. Tiles have many grout join lines, causes dirt and bacterial build up, making them hard to clean and unsafe. Over time the group can become unsightly and stained after the bacteria and dirt gets trapped in its porous surface. This means that even if the cost of a glass splashback is initially higher than tiles, our Glass Splashbacks will last longer, be safer and keep cleaning costs low.

The maintenance of the glass splashbacks is much cheaper comparing to the very expensive tiles cleaning and grout cleaning products. The Creoglass Splashback glass is an ultramodern antibacterial surface which only needs very simple and time effective cleaning products. No more soaking grout in an attempt to improve its appearance. Because of this Glass Splashback are amazing in bathrooms too, ensuring no limescale or mould build up with just a simple wipe clean.

Some high quality tiles can cost up to £50 per 0.25sqm, making them roughly £200 per square metre. The cost per square meter for printed or coloured Glass Splashbacks is similar, however, as Toughened Glass need to be shaped and produced with cut-outs prior to the toughening process the overall price is more than the tiles but the overall quality, design and longevity of glass can be much higher. Based on our designers and clients reviews overall glass splashbacks are much easier to maintain and the overall cost of tiles can be more than glass splashbacks.

Glass Splashbacks come into their own against tiles when it comes to the design possibilites. Glass splashbacks can be customised in endless unique and eye-catching designs. The designs flow seamlessly with a clean and smooth finish, not to be interrupted with minimal to no join lines. A huge downside of tiles is the the grid effect of the grout join lines which can’t be escaped, ruining any design effect. Our Glass Splashbacks are available in plain coloured, printed, glittery, textured, mirrored and stencilled designs, and we’ve created over 500 design ideas within these.

How much are Glass Splashbacks?

The cost of a Glass Splashback reflects the high quality glass and materials used, labour hours of our highly skilled design and production team and shaping of the bespoke made-to-measure panels.

The factors that will affect the overall price of your splashback include:

The price of a Glass Splashback is calculated per surface area (sqm). Price per square meter will vary depends on how many individual layers are required to achieve the desired finish and how many labour hours are needed.

Different designs will require more layers, and therefore greater labour hours than other designs. Our basic entry level splashbacks require a minimum 2 layers per each panel:

Colour Coating
Protective Foil Backing
Then, extra layers can be added to create different effects, for example, sparkle, which would increase the splashback to 3 layers. Some of our CreoGlass bespoke designs may consist of up 15 individual layers and are created using various materials (e.g. print, glitter, mirror, 24-carat gold, natural mineral flakes etc.) and techniques (e.g. our hand-made stencilling, liquid mirror and cobweb techniques). These splashbacks are classified as “Commissioned Bespoke Designs” and require prototyping.

We use a wide range of high quality materials to produce our splashbacks all with different costs attached. For example, our mirrored splashbacks take a great amount of care and time to achieve flawless mirrored surfaces. Our Premium Collection uses crushed mineral flakes to achieve its luxurious finish.

Next, you also need to budget for the cost of the shaping of the glass. Any notches, socket openings, holes for screws or curvatures other than square or rectangular are all extras as they are labour intensive and are charged at standard rates.

Measuring and Fitting
Other extra cost you should budget for is the cost of measuring and fitting service as these are optional, however, we will guarantee you professional installation backed up with up to 10 years warranty on a fitted product by CreoGlass.

Average Costs:

An average “L” shape kitchen fully fitted with entry-level glass splashbacks could start from around £800-£1200. The standard prices are based on 6mm toughened glass, but you can decide to go for a different thickness of the glass if you desire.

Splashbacks with more layers require a longer design stage to ensure all artworks, colours and custom shades, special add-ons like glittery effects are agreed. These splashbacks may cost between £2500-£7000.

To reduce the cost you can:

  1. Reduce complicated shaping

  2. Reduce the design level (e.g remove extra layers such as glitter or mirror stripes)

  3. Reduce the sqm size

  4. Look out for offers and discounts on our Instagram and Facebook social media pages

For more details please follow the link to our online quotation request, where our team will quickly work out an estimate based on your particular sizes and design choice.

What is the biggest single piece of glass you can create?

Thanks to our workshop and extra large flatbed printer, we can go up to a length of 4.5 meters on one single piece of glass! We’re are to then line up images across multiple pieces of glass to create huge eye-catching feature walls.

We can do any shape and virtually any size up to 4500 x 1200 mm. Please send us a shape, dimensions, and colour you wish for.

Please note that additional fee is required for glass panels over 2500 mm in length due to the weight and size. Installation is subject to site survey.

How do I remove the glass splashback if I want to change it?

Our Glass Splashbacks are applied using silicone adhesive. To remove a Glass Splashback that’s been applied fixed on this way, it is possible simply use a wire ‘cheese’ cutter to cut the silicone at the back.

If you are removing toughened glass for good and plan to destroy it, then another option for removal is simply to break it. Make sure you always use protective glasses and gloves. Tempered glass takes very long to break applying a direct hit with a hammer, so it is advised to aim for the edges. Toughened glass should crumble to small chunky pieces. You can just scrape the remaining glass and adhesive off the wall and collect all glass with just a brush and a dustpan.

CreoGlass offers an old tiles and splashback removal at a standard rate per square meter. Please contact us for more information about this service.

Please note that glass splashbacks can be fitted on top of existing tiles – subject to site survey!

Check out our video on how to remove glass Kitchen Splashbacks:

Is ®CreoGlass more expensive than other splashbacks?

The answer is no.

All our prices reflect the standard market prices for the level of design required, labour intensity and cost of materials required.

At ®CreoGlass we offer an exclusive product range, designed, created and manufactured by the highly skilled team in our Watford Workshop, UK. Our technological designs require a wide range of processes, such as apply pigmented elements of metal and natural minerals onto glass surfaces or creating liquid mirror effects, producing designs that are bespoke and unique to ®CreoGlass. We explore and test new ideas and design, then release them in collections which will consist of different colour variations and technique combinations.

The price varies from one collection to another and depends on the complexity of the process, cost of materials and labour hours. For example, standard colour is applied in 3-5 coats in a single stage whereas our Mirror Stripes collection would require 15-20 coats in 4-5 stage process with a complex stencilling process in between - one of our most intricate, hand-made designs.

We offer the largest range of Splashback Designs in the UK, with over 500 design ideas, therefore, when looking for a splashback quote, ours could potentially appear more expensive, but this is due to us offering more bespoke and complicated designs than other companies.

Can I measure and fit my splashback?

Of course!

Standard size or single rectangular glass panels are very easy to measure yourself. You just need to allow about 2mm void all-round. Also, you need to measure the distance between your kitchen cupboards not only at the wall but also at the front, making sure they are not closing in otherwise you will not be able to get the glass in.

For more complex splashback shapes, the measuring is a very crucial part of the process, where even a few millimetres error can deem the whole panel useless. We use Prodim Proliner which illuminates any human error. We offer a professional measuring and fitting service, which you can find out more about here: Measuring and Fitting Service

We've created a document to help guide you in measuring your own Splashback. Click Here

Have a look at our video on how to measure and fit a DIY splashback.

How strong is toughened glass?

Toughened Glass has got a very high breakpoint and can withstand high temperatures. In the unlikely event the breakpoint is reached it shatters instantly to small safer pieces.

Toughened or tempered glass is physically and thermally stronger than regular glass. This glass is processed by controlled thermal or chemical treatments to increase its strength compared with normal glass. Tempering creates balanced internal stresses which cause the glass, when broken, to crumble into small granular chunks instead of splintering into jagged shards. For glass splashbacks we use only safety toughened glass as kitchen glass splashbacks are exposed to knocks and heat from your hob.

Check out our video on how tough our Toughened glass is!
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