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Welcome to the Genie guide to bathroom splashbacks. When it comes to a modern bathroom design or protecting your walls from water and steam, bathroom panels and splashbacks are a perfect choice.

In this guide, we cover a number of helpful topics and give insight into the reasons to have a splashback in your bathroom, the benefits, and the different types of material used.

The benefits of having a splashback in your bathroom

There are a whole host of benefits and advantages to having a splashback in your bathroom.

Later in this guide, we will cover the different types of materials used, but for now, we will take a look at the benefits and advantages of bathroom splashbacks.

Thinking about having a splashback in your bathroom?

Here are four key benefits.

  • Protecting the walls behind your sink
  • They are cheaper (and better) than tiles
  • Incredibly extremely easy to clean and maintain
  • Adding a touch of vibrancy and style to your bathroom

Protecting the walls behind your sink

You will know how easy it is to splash water up the walls when quickly washing your hands or face. 

Children can be a bit messy when cleaning their teeth and getting ready for school, so a splashback will shield your walls from toothpaste and water spray.

If left unprotected, your bathroom walls may become damaged and you may need to pay for expensive remedial works.

They are cheaper (and better) than tiles

Tiles behind your sink, in your shower cubicle, and besides your bath can certainly look fantastic.

However, tiles aren’t cheap, and neither are tilers. 

Furthermore, a good tiler usually has a backlog of work so you may have to wait a while for them to be able to fit the work in.

If you are looking for a more cost-effective alternative, an acrylic, Perspex, or glass splashback is a fantastic choice for those with a budget to stick to.

As you will see in the next section, compared to tiles, they are incredibly easy to clean.

Extremely easy to clean and maintain

Busy households require regular cleaning. Whether that is hoovering, mopping the floors, tending to the garden, or doing the dusting – it all takes time.

Furthermore, cleaning the bathroom is a regular requirement and along with the kitchen, requires the most scrubbing, wiping, and bleaching.

You will be pleased to know that splashbacks are amazingly easy to clean and maintain. Additionally, they aren’t as susceptible to mould as tiles and therefore the cost of remedial works is greatly reduced.

If you are looking for an easy-to-clean addition to your family bathroom, read our article on choosing & cleaning shower splashback.

Adding a touch of vibrancy and style to your bathroom

At Genie, we offer a range of acrylic, Perspex, and glass splashbacks. 

You can choose from a range of colours too. If you are looking for something unique, why not go for a stylish printed or picture splashback of your favourite holiday destination, city, car, or animal?

Bright colours will add a touch of vibrancy to your bathroom. Deeper colours can create a relaxing space to take a long bath and unwind after a long day or week.

At Genie Splashbacks, our acrylic and Perspex bathroom panels and backsplashes are offered in an inspiring range of colours. With over 100 colour shades available, this ensures you will be able to find the colour to meet your needs and tastes.

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How do I choose a bathroom or shower splashback?

Choosing a splashback for your bathroom is a matter of personal choice. Everyone has different tastes, so the choice is always down to the individual.

It also comes down to the reasons for wanting a splashback too.

If you are simply looking for a stylish focal point for your bathroom, an acrylic, Perspex, or glass splashback is a sound choice.

If the kids dread bath time or resist cleaning their teeth every day, a picture splashback could add a bit of fun to the daily ordeal!

You will be delighted to know that splashbacks are traditionally much cheaper than tiles. They are easy to fit, and you don’t need to wait six months for a tiler to be available.

If you are looking to protect the wall behind a sink, an acrylic or Perspex splashback would be a fantastic choice. 

Here at Genie, we offer a stunning range of low iron toughened glass splashbacks. These beautiful, durable items are as crystal clear as possible, allowing your chosen colour to shine through.

Furthermore, if you’re thinking about the best colour to go for, you will need to consider the different types of colours that will match the current aesthetic of your bathroom.

How much do they cost?

The cost of a bathroom splashback will depend on the size of the item you purchase. The price is also reflected by the material you choose.

For instance, a small splashback that goes behind your bathroom sink will cost a lot less then if you are looking for one to cover the entire wall beside your bath.

If you are looking for shower panels to fully cover three walls, this will be more expensive than the one behind your bathroom sink.

Typically, glass carries a premium price. However, this doesn’t denote a superior quality to its acrylic and Perspex counterparts.

The different types of material used for bathroom splashback

In this part of our guide, we take a look at the different materials used for bath panel splashbacks.

When it comes to bath and shower panels, and sink backsplashes, the different types of material used are:

  • Glass
  • Acrylic
  • Perspex

Let us take a look at each.

Glass splashbacks for behind the bathroom sink

If you are looking for something easy to clean and durable, a glass splashback fitted behind your bathroom sink, is an excellent choice.

We will always recommend considering an alternative if you have young children in the house.

Kids can often mess around at bath times. Also, they can’t be supervised all the time. For anxious, safety-conscious parents we recommend thinking about our acrylic and Perspex alternatives. 

Please note, at Genie we used toughened glass. This material is exceptionally durable, shatter resistant and is therefore completely safe. Not all splashbacks are made from toughened glass, so the above recommendation is there as a guide for anxious parents.

A glass backsplash fitted behind your bathroom sink will:

  • Protect your walls from splashing water and toothpaste spray
  • Add some style and vibrancy to your bathroom
  • Help minimise any damage caused by splashing water and steam

Find out more: Splashbacks for upstands and sinks.

Acrylic shower room splashbacks and bath panels

Another material used for bath and shower panels is acrylic. 

These made-to-measure items, will add vibrancy to your bathroom, or can help create whatever ambience you are looking for.

Bright colours can add fun to your bathroom design, and deeper colours can add to a more relaxing ambience if bath time is the time to unwind and relax.

Compared to tiles, a shower room splashback is more cost effective and much easier to maintain and clean.

To summarise, shower panels & splashbacks and bath panels are:

  • A cost-effective alternative to tiles
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • The perfect colourful addition to any modern bathroom
  • Helpful in reducing the build-up of mould in your shower and around your bath

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Perspex bathroom splashbacks and panels

Much like acrylic, Perspex bathroom splashbacks can be used to add colours and fun to your bathroom environment.

Furthermore, they are perfect for creating a soothing ambience, should you go for a deeper more restful colour.

As a quick summary, Perspex bathroom splashbacks and panels:

  • Help to reduce the build-up of mould around your sink, bath, and showers
  • Preserve your bathroom walls and shield against water splashing and toothpaste spray
  • Help create your ideal ambience

If you are considering an acrylic or Perspex backsplash, have a read if our article covering shower splashbacks and upstands.

Printed and picture splashbacks for the bathroom

If you are looking for something completely unique, you should consider a printed or picture splashback. 

Typically, the types of printed and picture splashbacks people go for include image of:

  • Animals
  • Cities and travel destinations
  • Food and drink
  • Nature & the sea
  • Cars and transport

Printed bathroom splashbacks are the perfect choice if you are looking to:

  • Add a level of personalisation and style to your bathroom
  • Protect the walls behind the sink, besides your bath and around your shower cubicle, or wet room
  • Add a little fun to their bathroom design

If this sounds like a fun, and unique addition to your bathroom, have a read of our guide to printed splashbacks and panels for shower walls.

Acrylic splashbacks and Perspex panels for wet rooms

Traditionally, tiles have been the go-to choice for wet rooms. 

However, they are more likely to attract mould through the grouting and this can be an arduous task to clean and scrub on a regular basis. 

Acrylic splashbacks and Perspex panels in your wet room can help to negate this issue. 

At Genie, our range of over 100 colours will keep you spoilt for choice. 

To summarise, wet room splashbacks and panels are the perfect choice if you are looking to:

  • Prevent the build-up of mould
  • Reduce cleaning time
  • Avoid costly repairs to tiles and grouting
  • Add a little colour and personalisation to your wet room

Are bathroom splashbacks better than tiles?

Traditionally, ceramic tiles have been the go-to choice for people when designing their new bathroom or shower area.

Whilst tiles look fantastic, they can be:

  • Expensive
  • Hard to clean and maintain
  • Prone to develop cracks over time
  • Susceptible to the build-up of mould

Additionally, ceramic tiles need to be fitted by a professional. 

Therefore, you must factor in the cost of the materials as well as getting them fitted by a local tiler.

Ultimately, it is a matter of personal choice, taste, and available budget. 

Looking for more information? Read our article: Why use acrylic bathroom splashbacks instead of tiles

Bathroom design ideas

If this guide has given you some inspiration to give your bathroom a new colourful, modern look and feel, here is a selection of articles to read:

Our guide to bathroom splashbacks – summary

We hope you have enjoyed this guide to bathroom and shower splashbacks.

To summarise, there are plenty of reasons to have a stylish, made to measure splashback behind your sink, your bath and in your shower.

With diverse options to cater for all tastes, styles and budgets they will certainly make a stylish addition to your home.

A bit about Genie Splashbacks

Located in Hampshire, Genie Splashbacks was founded on September 2016.

The core focus of the business is to help people create the home of their dreams.

Our products are manufactured in the UK from the highest quality materials. We create bespoke handcrafted splashbacks helping your home have that personal touch.

To summarise Genie Splashbacks:

  • Only offer high quality, durable products at a fair price
  • Offer exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail
  • Provide bespoke items to meet the needs of our customer’s unique requirements
  • Are renowned for excellent customer service