The kitchen back of glass - the attachment

A kitchen splashback made of glass looks particularly elegant and elegant, it is also easy to clean and safe. But how should the glass back wall be fastened? We will show you the different ways of attaching a glass kitchen back.

Which glass is used as a kitchen back wall

Glass is not the same as glass. For example, different types of glass are used for the kitchen back wall. These are usually limited to:

  • Acrylic glass (Plexiglas)
  • Toughened safety glass

Acrylic glass to be mounted differently than ESG

A kitchen back wall made of acrylic glass does not have to be fixed like glass. Rather, you can use the same techniques as attaching a laminate or high pressure laminate (HPL) kitchen back panel. Therefore, we only want to go into the attachment of a kitchen splashback made of toughened glass.

The preparation - dimensions, holes, distances for the glass plate

The discs used should have a thickness between 6 and 8 mm. The glazier or glassmaking company, where you buy the glass back wall, should also cut these to your dimensions. Not only the dimensions are important.

The holes for any light switches, sockets and lights must also be set by the supplier. When considering the dimensions of the tempered glass, keep in mind that you need an expansion joint. This should be at least 3 to 5 mm.

The different types of fastening for the glass plates

The attachment of the kitchen back wall made of glass with profiles, in which the glass plates are placed. Alternatively, point holders can be used, which are to be pegged in the kitchen wall. When using profiles, these do not force them to be used up and down.

Meanwhile, there are systems in which the glass plates are only placed at the bottom of the profiles and then glued to the wall with a special mounting adhesive. Instead of such plug profiles and spacers can be used, in which the kitchen back wall is made of glass.

The spacers are really important because the glass of the back wall can expand due to the heat generated during cooking. Finally, the expansion joint is grouted with silicone and this smoothed.

To be observed when using assembly adhesive

Glue the glass rear wall for the kitchen additionally with mounting adhesive, the glued back of the glass as well as the kitchen wall must be absolutely dirt and especially free of grease. So clean both components really intensively.

Tips & Tricks

Essentially, ESG glass is relatively insensitive. Nevertheless, you must clean the plate with suitable tools and cleaners. In particular, the use of microfibre cloths or similar aids should be avoided, as over time, more and more small scratches can get into the glass surface.

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