Acrylic or Plastic Splashbacks For Kitchen Worktops
Granite, timber, quartz, laminate, ceramic, glass, acrylic, or plastic splashbacks are all favorite choices for kitchen worktop choices. Each material has its own strengths and weaknesses and all of them suffer from a lack of versatility. This leaves a big chance in the market for products such as Corian, Staron, Hi-Macs and οthеr acrylic materials with their ability to take on a huge diversity of forms, colors, and appearances.
Of all these acrylic materials, Corian is by far the leading brand in the world. Corian has, and is, used for a huge range of applications, but undoubtedly one of the most well known uses is as a kitchen worktop or plastic splashbacks. This is not only because of its ability to be formed into effectively any shape but because of its many οthеr qualities such as stain resistance, strength, smoothness, austerity, impact resistance, beauty, and it is easy to maintain.
Acrylic or plastic splashbacks and work surfaces can be as long as you need them to be flowing seamlessly over all the units, into the sink, even over the side and down to the floor as an end panel if you want – but, more usually seen, up the walls into a splashback.
In the past, the most common color for worktops and plastic splashbacks has been black – or colors similar to black – but recently it has been shown that acrylic or plastic materials are more prone to scratching and damage, and because of the dark color shows up easier. Even if the scratches and οthеr marks which are noticeable on the worktop and splashback, they can be polished out relatively easily, and the surface be brought back up to its original state, the cost of this work is not built-in to the warranty. Many fabricators will want a disclaimer signed by the consumer before they will install any of these colors that will be used for a worktop or splashback.
Corian, and οthеr plastic splashbacks, due to their makeup are, in fact, quite vulnerable to thermal shock. When Corian is damaged by heat it turns white, and, in more severe cases, it will crack. Most companies choose to offer only a small choice of colors with the same color base, because these are the colors that tend to hide any burn marks better than οthеr colors. Over the past 12 months there has been a noticeable change in the inclination of customers in terms of color choice. Now the color in demand at the moment is unquestionably white. This is a major plus for most people because it also happens to be one of the cheapest colors available. However, if you choose other materials such as quartz, white colors are the most expensive.
When it comes to choosing the right products for your kitchen worktops, you need to figure out what is the best for you and your kitchen and most of all your wallet, because as you can see, the brand and even the color you choose can make a big difference.