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Perspex or Acrylic Splashbacks.

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by moyjos, 11th Jan, 2016.

  1. moyjos

    moyjos Well-Known Member

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    Was in Bunnings yesterday and saw the Vistelle acrylic wall panels.
    www.vistelle.com.au

    I was planning on doing glass splashbacks when we reno our kitchen, this looks like a far cheaper alternative. Has anybody used and acrylic splashback? How has it stood up to everyday use?
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Scratches alot easier but anyone with 10 fingurs can cut it rather than glass which needs to be properly measured.
     
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    No experience with them, been wondering this myself, whilst I reckon they'd be ok for bath, laundry, not sure about hot oils from cooking etc, always thought if I did a splashback I'd get laminated glass cut to size, paint the side facing the wall.
     
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    I looked at them last year when I did a kitchen in an IP. If I was doing the reno to sell the place, I would have gone with them. As I was keeping the flat, I went with glass.
     
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    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    I have a friend who got some from work and painted it in aubergine. Looks great. Not hte Bunnings one but no doubt quite similar.
     
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    How has it stood up to everyday living?
     
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    I saw it a couple of years after she put it on and it looked really good. Haven't seen it for about 2 years so not sure now.
    The acrylic in that ad looks amazing in the bathroom. I think things have come a long way. It's the diy that worries me.
    I had a glass one done and that guy has always taken so much pride in his work - flawless. For ppor would prob go glass again. IP might be worth trying the acrylic. Is it significantly cheaper?
     
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    I am not concerned about the DIY aspect. Our factory manager is actually a glazier, and although we do not do this work, he has in the past, and a number of our customers do glass splashbacks. We were looking at glass, but the acrylic is faaaaar cheaper than we can get glass for even wholesale. I am going to get hubby to get a price of our plastics guy.

    the prices at Bunnings are....
    2070 x 900 x 4mm sheet $349
    2070 x 1250 x 4mm sheet $409
    2440 x 1000 x 4mm sheet $405

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    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    Yes, very attractive prices - especially with your very own glazier. Will look great. Want to see some photos. :)

    Just looking at more pics - love the look in the shower!
     
  11. DaveM

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    Or even 9 fingers if they mess up the first cut
     
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    Hubby got a price of $55 m2 for 4mm coloured acrylic from our plastic guy.

    I have decided to get a small price to stick behind my hot plates (just over the top of the tiles) and see how it goes for at least 3 months. That will give us a good idea as to how it will wear before committing to ripping all the tiles off and spending a few hundred dollars.
     
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    @moyjos just make sure it's not too close to the hot plate.
     
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    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Or used on a gas cooktop. Acrylic is fine for electric/induction
     
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    That is exactly the point... I want to use a test piece DIRECTLY behind the (electric ) hotplates and up to the range hood. We figure that is the hardest area of use. If it can stand up to that, I am happy to do the whole kitchen :)
     
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    Wouldn't use this stuff for a kitchen - it melts.
     
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    Do you have experience with this @Hodge ?
     
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    It isn't recommended for use behind the hotplate unless it xxx cms but I can't remember what it is.
     
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    I do. Once you hit the acrylic with a hot object it's buggered. You can't have it near your cook top and it's very hard to clean without scratching it.
     
  20. Hodge

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    A 600mm depth benchtop means you will have approximately 50mm from cook top to splashback. This will definitely melt the acrylic splashback. I think legally you need 250mm but will need to check tomorrow.