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Porcelain tiles versus glass splashbacks: why glass is better for your home

Wednesday 19th June, 2019

Glass splashbacks’ sleek design, durability and easy ability to be maintained offers customers a high-performance, long-lasting product that provides a stylish feature to their home.

Once upon a time, tiles were the material of choice around the home. But now that glass splashbacks are available, all that has changed! Here is a summary of all the ways you can benefit from glass splashbacks in your home…


A splashback in any room is more than just a way to enhance a space. In practical terms, it also helps to protect your walls and other areas from dirt and grime.

With traditional tiles, it is necessary to clean the grouting between the tiles on a regular basis to keep the area fully hygienic. By contrast, glass splashbacks are a popular choice for many homeowners due to their ease of use and the lack of maintenance required. Consequently, they are now swiftly overtaking tiles as a favourite choice of décor across kitchens, bathrooms and living spaces.


Glass splashbacks are sleek, smooth and attractive, and this, combined with the various reflections they create, lends a modern feel to any room. Although there are many colours of tiles on the market, glass splashbacks can also be painted in any colour, and can also be colour-matched to suit the colour tones of your home exactly. With painted glass, your choice of colour need not be compromised. You have maximum choice and a real opportunity to create a striking feature in your home.


While ceramic tiles are easily broken, glass lasts – and provides a highly durable alternative surface for any space. At Peterlee Glass, glass splashbacks are made of 6mm toughened glass to minimise any cracks or breakages, and it also means that when you buy from us, you can be sure that you are investing in a truly long-lasting product.


Tiles can be difficult and time consuming to clean, with their uneven patterns, ridges and grooves, not to mention the grouting in between them! By contrast, glass is sleek and smooth, and it is very easy to clean any spillages with a quick wipe of the cloth, making a glass splashback overall far easier to maintain.

Mould Resistance

Because tiles are laid and grouted, it is very usual for mould to form in the crevices. However, with glass splashbacks, because there is no join between panels, it is practically impossible for mildew to form and take hold. This, coupled with a moisture-resistant paint coating which we apply to all our splashback creations, ensures that your splashback will remain mould-free long-term.

In summary, for practicality, durability, mould resistance, design and maintenance, glass splashbacks tick every box, and are a stunning feature which will make a real difference to your property.

As the leading domestic glass supplier, Peterlee Glass can provide you with any advice you need regarding glass splashbacks.  With a range of colour and pattern designs available, we create glass splashbacks that will bring your home to life.

If you would like to speak to one of our experts to find out more, please call 0191 586 3113.

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