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Glass Splashback

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  1. active149

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    I’ve just installed a new kitchen in my brand new extension and would like to install a glass splashback behind the ceramic hob. The walls are insulated to current regulations and painted with emulsion. I have heard that in some cases you could get mould forming on the wall behind the glass. Would I need to seal around the glass or would I need to mount the glass slightly off the wall? Has anyone got any experiences with doing this, good or bad?

    thanks in advance.....
     
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    I think that you may need safety glass, due to the heat.
    You will get mould due to the increase of steam.
     
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    i wouldnt mind putting a glass splash back, where can u get them from?
     
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    glass merchants funnily enough! :D
     
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    You can get them from B&Q as well.........

    Could I prevent any mould forming behind the glass if I seal the gap between the wall and glass?

    Has anyone on this forum either fitted one or know anyone who's got one?
    Just wondered if i'm worrying over nothing?

    thanks.....
     
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    as long as you can remove it, then you can periodically clean it
     
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    So its probably best to fit it using mirror screws, as I doubt if it could be stuck on with leaving a small hole for moisture & steam will find a way in
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    My mate has one fitted in his kitchen it has special screws which stan it off from the wall by a couple of millimeters his has been there for nearly two years and no sign of mould behind it. he said he had to take it off once when a spider decided to set up home behind it.
     
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    Thats what I was meaning, but forgot to say. :LOL:
     
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    i am going to have tiles above my worktops but would like a glass splash back behind cooker, would this be ok?
     
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    Yes that's okay, I use stainless steel for mine.
     
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    Thanks Chappers……this is encouraging news. Any idea what these ‘special screws’ might be called? They sound just the job.
     
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    Sorry mate the one he fitted came specially designed as a splashback with the fittings and knowing him its probably a special one from Nepal made from sand from sand from the Lombuk glacier, and cost a fortune.
    If going the Diy route I would get some 6mm minimum glass drilled for screws in each corner, get the edgers pencil polished and then toughned.
    Would have thought mirror screws with a small rubber washer behind the glass would be OK.
     
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    You don't need any special paint to put on the back of the glass really, provided it sticks well to it.

    As for the special clips that have been mentioned - if you look round IKEA for example you may see clips on mirrors that will do the trick (those long wavy mirrors have them) - two "fixed" and two "spring loaded". Iinstead of mirror screws, you may prefer to use these and sling the mirror.

    bit like these http://www.ebor.co.uk/shop_products...s&prod_subcat=Clips,_Locks,_Brackets_&_Hinges
     
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    After much phoning around we finally placed an order for colour matched glass splashbacks with these chaps - http://www.glasskitchensplashbacks.com/

    They were not actually the cheapest (but not far off) and the conversation I had on the phone gave the impression they actually cared.

    The can colour match and also cut socket holes to my drawing.
     
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