Covering broken splash back - tile vs sticky vinyl?

20 Dec 2013
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Hi all

We moved into a house with a splash back that’s 1. Part Cracked and 2. Not a colour we like

New splashback been quoted £600. Plus someone else to rip off the old and plaster up any damage from taking it off.

I would like to please have suggestions on cost effective measures I could take to replace / revamp?

Options I can think of…

1. Can you tile on top of glass? Wondering if I can get - tiler just to whack some mosaic tiles on top and make the best of the kitchen for now

My dream is to do an extension one day and therefore knock this kitchen out completely anyway so thinking short tern

2. Sticky back gloss vinyl

Not sure if this is actually a silly idea or not?!?

Is it water / fire proof even?

3. Other - open to any ideas of things people may have done to save some £

Thank you!


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You'll see all those cracks through the wrap.

Remove it yourself and you can probably just make good with some ready mixed plaster well enough to be able to refit another backsplash
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I'd probably start by seeing if I could hammer a wall paper scraper in around the edges and see of you can work it loose, if that fails then progress to something thicker, I wouldn't start with a chisel straight away
Surely the old splashback was glued on with silicone. I don't understand why there would be much damage to the plaster.

How tall is the splash back?

I would be inclined to use a prybar and heat gun to warm up the silicone. On the balance of probability, the glass will break, so use appropriate PPE

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