We’ve joined forces with Opticolour, the UK’s leading manufacturer of glass splashbacks and wall coverings, to produce made-to-measure glass panels featuring our images.
The splashbacks are digitally printed using the latest technology to ensure a pin-sharp image and vibrant colour. They are fully bespoke and can be sized to any dimensions, so you’ll get the perfect fit for your space. The panels don’t have to be square or rectangular – they can be cut into a T-shape, for example, to accommodate cabinets or cooker hoods, and cut-outs can be made for sockets, switches and shelving. The finished result will be sleek, streamlined and a wonderful focal point for the room.
Glass splashbacks are fully waterproof and resistant to stains and corrosion. They can be cleaned using a damp cloth and regular cleaning spray, but need very little maintenance and should look as good as new for many years. The panels are toughened and are heat resistant, so they’re perfect for use behind cookers and sinks, along kitchen walls or next to the bath. Because the panels are made to order, this is a chance to add a unique element to your home that’s both visually striking and highly practical.
We chose to work with Opticolour because of its reputation for high-quality products and fantastic customer care. Opticolour uses the clearest glass available which gives maximum optical clarity – this was important to us as we wanted the original colours of our prints to be reproduced as accurately as possible. Opticolour also has very rigorous standards of quality control and its panels have to be flawless to pass inspection – the finished product is then guaranteed for 10 years. We care deeply about both quality and service and know that Opticolour shares our commitment to customer satisfaction.
You can measure your own wall space or you can opt for Opticolour’s measure and fit service – with this option its surveyors will visit your property to take the measurements for you. This can be the safer choice if the panel required is a non-regular shape or several cut-outs are needed. They will then return to fix the panel in place, ensuring a perfect fit – the installation is also guaranteed for 10 years.
Please Note: While all of our pictures can be produced as splashbacks, some may not be ideally suited for your wall space when taking into consideration custom cut-outs or panoramic crops.
Therefore, please get in touch with us before placing a final order to let us know which picture you would like to use and the dimensions you require. This will allow us to create a sample image cropped to your specific measurements, which we will then send to you for your approval.
For further information on Opticolour’s glass splashbacks, and to see more examples of its products, click here
How fast can you produce my glass panel?
Our manufacturer aims to produce panels within 7-10 working days.
Do you use toughened glass?
Yes. We use 6mm toughened, low iron glass which meets BS6206 standards.
Is the glass heat resistant?
Yes. All the glass panels supplied are heat resistant to 220˚C
How are the edges of the glass panels finished?
All external glass edges are polished smooth and have a 1mm bevel.
Do the glass panels come with a guarantee?
Yes. The manufacturer provides a 10 year guarantee against colour or print delamination (peeling).
Can I fit the glass splashback myself?
Fitting a small glass panel is relatively easy and can be done by yourself with the fitting adhesive provided by Opticolour. For more complex glass panels we would recommend that you employ a professional to measure and fit.
My wall space is an odd shape – can you cut the glass to fit?
Our manufacturer uses hi-tech machinery which ensures extremely accurate and close fitting cuts, it can accommodate notches, curves and other irregular shapes.
What about sockets, switches, utensil racks etc?
These cannot be accommodated retrospectively and so the relevant holes must be cut out during the production process. Sockets, switches and accessories can be refitted once the glass is installed resulting in a high quality, streamline look.
Whats the minimum distance between cutout or hole and the edge of the glass?
Please position holes or sockets at least 20mm from the glass edge.
Does the wall need to be flat and in good condition?
The walls need to be free from bows, twists or raised areas over approximately 2-3 mm. Unevenness of less than that depth can be taken up by adhesive. Wiring must be chased into walls and any light fittings should be in place, allowing at least 10mm for the thickness of the glass splashbacks plus sealant. Any sharp areas need to be sanded. All walls must be sealed using either PVA or emulsion paint. Ultimately, the walls will be obscured by the glass, so the surface doesn’t need to look pretty.
Can the glass panel be fitted on top of my existing tiles?
We do not recommend this.