Acrylic glass offers you numerous advantages in terms of handling, ease of care and appearance. It will give your kitchen an attractive look and can even cover up an old, tiled splashback. Regular cleaning is also pleasantly straightforward.
Nevertheless, you can additionally enhance the visual beauty of your back wall by following a few tips.
Therefore, please pay attention to the following:
- Do not place hot pans, pots and other heat sources directly against your acrylic splashback. This could damage and deform the material.
- When cleaning, do not use abrasive or aggressive agents containing alcohol, chlorine, acetone or benzene.
- Also refrain from using pointed or sharp-edged tools.
- Liquids should not be left on the surface for a prolonged period. A Brilliant line splashback is moisture resistant, however, prolonged exposure to acidic or strongly staining liquids could degrade its appearance.
- Avoid strong impacts with hard, sharp or angular objects – Pan rims, knife blades and other kitchen utensils may leave visible marks.
Behind the hob: acrylic or glass?
If you are faced with the choice of whether your kitchen splashback should be made of acrylic or glass, the hob type is a factor to consider. It is important to bear in mind that the Brilliant line series is not suitable for areas behind gas hobs. These produce a lot of heat, which could deform the material. With conventional hobs, a minimum distance of five centimetres is sufficient to protect the acrylic glass.
Nevertheless, we mainly recommend real glass for the cooking area, while acrylic is highly suitable as splash protection (e.g., behind the sink).
Cleaning your Brilliant line splashback: important information
For regular cleaning of your splashback, it is sufficient to use a soft, lint-free cloth and lukewarm water. Light soiling can be removed in no time at all. Stubborn stains or splashes are best removed with the help of suitable agents, such as mild soap or acrylic glass cleaner.
If dirt cannot be removed at the first attempt, do not leave the cleaner on the surface. In this case, it is better to treat the surface in several stages. It is best to wipe off splashes and soiling as soon as possible – this prevents them from drying and makes cleaning much easier.