There are two main methods – and by far the most common and easiest, involves simply using an adhesive to glue it to the wall and then sealing it all the way round with a sanitary silicone sealant. And it’s as simple as it sounds. With some off-the- shelf panels, the adhesive is already there and it involves just taking off the peel off layer. For bespoke panels made to order, the adhesive you use is an extremely strong product called mirror glue. As with all glass products, you do need to handle with great care – these are the steps to take:
1. Mark the location of the panel on the wall – be sure you have a gap of 2mm all the way round (including 2mm above the work surface) to fill with the sealant
2. Make sure the wall surface is relatively flat, clean and free from dust
3. Use spacers where necessary to make sure the 2mm gap is maintained, for example, placing them on the worktop to keep the gap between the splashback and the work surface.
4. Stripe the mirror glue across the back of the glass panel, in bands a few centimetres apart (or remove the paper layer on the peel off options)
5. Present the splashback to the wall and push it firmly in place (NOTE the adhesive is VERY STRONG, make sure the positioning is correct)
6. Leave the glue to cure for 30 minutes.
7. Squeeze a bead of the silicone sealant all the way round the edge of the glass panel.
That’s it! And to make it even easier, we have a product called Fixall that performs both tasks – and it is transparent. Giving you a clean clear finish.
The second method fitting is a little more complex and will cost more. Very few customers opt for this and it is only possible with our bespoke manufactured panels. It involves fitting using screws and screw caps. To do this, you panel of glass must be formed with apertures a minimum of 7mm in diameter in each of the four corners (the actual aperture diameter you specify will be dictated by the type of fittings that you decide are appropriate for the wall type you are fitting to).
You will then need to take the following steps
1. Select an appropriate screw type and fittings for the wall you are fitting to. The length and diameter of the screw will be dependent on the material (for example, brick, plaster, stud wall etc)
2. Ensure the wall surface is relatively flat, clean and free of dust or dirt
3. Drill appropriate diameter holes in the correct position in the wall
4. Fit raw plugs or alternative housings as necessary
5. Present the panel to the wall and secure through the predrilled apertures using the screws you have selected
6. Use screw caps to cover the crew heads on the front of the panel once it is in place
7. Seal the panel all the way round using sanitary silicone sealant