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Hi, I am Quite new to house diy but I like to imagine things done.
We are about to do a more permanent splash back for our kitchen and I love the colourful images glass seamless panels. I was told I could practically do any image with printed tiles. I found a local company who can print on tiles any image large or small and add on a protective layer.?they say it is suited for wet and hot environment of kitchen.
Has anyone got any experience here?
Will this last long?
Any answers much appreciated.


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Would it not depend on the type of tile used? would it not be best to ask the company in question what g'tee they give?

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Arnold C wrote:
Hi, I am Quite new to house diy but I like to imagine things done.
We are about to do a more permanent splash back for our kitchen and I love the colourful images glass seamless panels. I was told I could practically do any image with printed tiles. I found a local company who can print on tiles any image large or small and add on a protective layer.?they say it is suited for wet and hot environment of kitchen.
Has anyone got any experience here?
Will this last long?
Any answers much appreciated.
I am not sure what you describe. You can get the glass panels printed with a suitable image (I remember I was looking at them for a friend's bathroom). Printing on tiles is a different story and then how durable would the print be. From memory the glass panels were printed on the back side and you needed specialist adhesives to glue the glass on the wall. I may have got it completely wrong.

If your tiles/glass are printed on the top surface then consider carefully how you use them so they are not near the hob as sooner or later the scotchbrite will come out to clean the grease. To be honest the same really applies if they are printed on the back side.

Whatever you do, plan for a lot more lights than you think you need (under cabinets on ceiling etc).



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We recently fitted a glass splashback with the picture printed on the back.Its held up with mirror screws through holes though in retrospect I would have got one without holes and just stuck it up.Looks good but only beenup for a couple of months, no reason for it not to last though.
Heres where we got it from if mods allow:-
http://www.premierrange.co.uk/


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Just thought I would add my few pennies worth...

Printed Splash Backs - printed direct to 6mm toughened glass, based on a template of your existing setup including sockets. Can be any image you like and yes its secured in place with a none toxis solvent free silicone thats blobbed around the panel and used to seal the exposed edges.

Printed tiles - printed direct to almost any tile, finished with a satin sealer to protect the print, can then be hung using traditional tile adhesive. They will last as long as they are not cleaned with aggressive chemicals (bleaches - same rule that applies to grout really), dont experience temperature extremes (like a sauna) and are wiped with clean cloth rather than a textured cloth.

Any tile can be printed, this is true however, high gloss and highly textured tiles dont work as great. High gloss - ink sits on top of the tile and doesn't have something to key onto. Textured tile, to higher texture can degrade print quality as the prints are printed using the furthest point so if the tile is really undulated the image parts furthest away from the printer will not be sharp.

Hope this helps...

I know its not the done thing (sorry admins :hiding: I am only trying to help) but I run a large format digital print company in Nottingham and this is how I know - link removed. Mod 2.



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From a practicality of install point of view... Break one single tile whilst cutting around a socket etc and you are utterly fubarred. Use glass!



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Thank you all for taking time to give your valuable opinions.
I really like the printed tiles as opposed to the glass panel. We have a 3m worktop and tiles seem to be a better option for this length.
I established any broken tiles that are a part of the pattern can be replaced.
The company say they do the print by sublimating the tiles and i guess it’s not the same as printing after all...
There is something they apply to the tiles to finish them with a protective layer apparently suitable for behind the hob but I cannot quite find anyone who has had it to comment on durability...
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Arnold C wrote:
.............. I cannot quite find anyone who has had it to comment on durability...Any ideas much appreciated


Since no one on here has had exactly what you want doing done, you could ask the company to put you in touch with some one who has had it done, although then there is the doubt its an employee, have you googled their name / reviews? or you could get it done and then tell everyone here what its like.

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I am concerned that these murals are pass'e. I recall the 90's when tile image groups were popular, they looked awful then. I think there are so many quality tiling choices available and you should be looking to addvalue not lose it. Just my view.

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Arnold C wrote:
Thank you all for taking time to give your valuable opinions.
I really like the printed tiles as opposed to the glass panel. We have a 3m worktop and tiles seem to be a better option for this length.
I established any broken tiles that are a part of the pattern can be replaced.
The company say they do the print by sublimating the tiles and i guess it’s not the same as printing after all...
There is something they apply to the tiles to finish them with a protective layer apparently suitable for behind the hob but I cannot quite find anyone who has had it to comment on durability...
Any ideas much appreciated



I'm sure they can; but not at the same unit cost as the original I'll bet. Nor without a lead time of at least a few days. Something to bear in mind.


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You could use kitchen wall panels like these https://www.recosurfaces.com/floral-tiling-panels/ they are easy to instal and not too expensive.

Mike

The link didn't come out as planned but there are lots of designs on that site and on google images to choose from.

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