Splashback Query

Hi all. Just had a glass splashback installed and remounting the cupboards. Are they ok to sit flush on the glass or should I leave a small clearance of a couple of mm. Cheers JF

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 Give it a few mm and

Wed, 2022-08-10 20:44

 Give it a few mm and silicone the gap. Make sure the doors don't hang lower than the carcass also, if you haven't got side fillets to go on, the door might bind on the glass.

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Legend thanks mate. Assuming

Thu, 2022-08-11 07:43

Legend thanks mate. Assuming I use the same white based one they used between the splashback and the wall whichwould be something like a Selleys Wet Area Waterproof Silicone?

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 Yeah white wet area would

Thu, 2022-08-11 09:26

 Yeah white wet area would work. I never like resting things on glass splashbacks as once you load the cabinet there is a fair bit of weight resting directly on glass atleast the silicone creates a soft buffer. When running your silicone have a spray bottle of soapy water. Lay a neat consistent bead then spray the area with soapy water before scraping clean with a curved scraper. Leaves a clean line. 

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Thanks mate and yeah the

Thu, 2022-08-11 11:16

Thanks mate and yeah the extra weight was my exact worry. I did the same trick with spray and wipe when I resealed the shower but used a popstick and it worked a treat.

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Silcone

Thu, 2022-08-11 13:30

 Just make sure you use a neural cure silicone, it can affect the paint behind the glass . Also yes to leaving a gap to the cupboards , weight on the edge of toughened glass is the easiest way to break it. 

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 Yep good call! That acetic

Thu, 2022-08-11 16:15

 Yep good call! That acetic cure stuff is nasty

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 jack ms gonna love u for

Thu, 2022-08-11 16:01

 jack ms gonna love u for it 

i did the whole kitchen in glass -cleans like a dream no grout  no painting LEGEND shit

as stated above the front flat edges u can hit with a hammer- toucch the edge with a feather and u got 3 days of cleaning up 

guess how i know

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 Yeah my missus on my back

Thu, 2022-08-11 16:04

 Yeah my missus on my back for this, sounds like they go well?

Are they ok near heat, I.E stovetop?

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 Splashback glass is all

Thu, 2022-08-11 16:08

 Splashback glass is all toughened for heat. I've done my whole kitchen splashback in smoked mirror. Looks shit hot!

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 Thanks Rob 

Thu, 2022-08-11 16:13

 Thanks Rob 

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 Yeah Rob our is done in

Thu, 2022-08-11 16:32

 Yeah Rob our is done in mirror too. Cleans much easier than I expected and gives the room that impression of being larger. I'd do it again in a flash!

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 Just to add my 2c worth. You

Thu, 2022-08-11 16:18

 Just to add my 2c worth.

 

You can also now buy porcelain tiles in large sheets, they look better than glass and hide the muck better as well.

Best thing I ever did.

 

There is one down side, bit more pricey to start off with.

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 Where did you source those

Thu, 2022-08-11 16:20

 Where did you source those mate?

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Where were you 2 months ago

Thu, 2022-08-11 16:43

Where were you 2 months ago when I was still considering tiles haha. Is that catch bag still going?

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 Example of splash back..... 

Thu, 2022-08-11 16:22

 Example of splash back.....

 

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 Example of splash back..... 

Thu, 2022-08-11 16:23

Ahh crap, that didn't work.

 

Heres the link

 

Porcelain Panels Perth - Italian Made Bella Series (lussogroup.com.au)

 

 

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 These would go mint in a

Thu, 2022-08-11 16:24

 These would go mint in a shower too, no more mouldy grout lines.

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 That stuff looks really good

Thu, 2022-08-11 16:34

 That stuff looks really good Bucko!

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