Antique mirror splashbacks: The latest industrial kitchen trend

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Like all fashions, kitchen trends are cyclical. Old becomes new and so naturally then, antique has become contemporary and industrial is now domestic. Industrial kitchen design is very much the way kitchens are going. Distressed copper doors, reclaimed stainless steel worktops and light fittings made from copper pipes and filament bulbs. Naturally then customers of course do not want perfectly white ceramic tiles or stainless steel splashbacks on their walls making them look more commercial than industrial. 

The ideal wall covering of choice in 2018 was mirror splashbacks, these perfectly suited the trend for royal blue kitchens (with complimentary bronze mirror splashbacks) and matte charcoal grey (with grey tinted mirror splashbacks). 2019 is seeing incredible demand for industrial looking kitchens and a wall covering to match. That’s where antique mirror splashbacks come in. 

It has never been possible to toughen any normal mirror, let alone one that is very old and distressed, as the backing simply burns off in the furnace of the toughening plant. However, strong demand for a product will always force the industry to find a solution and DIY Splashbacks discovered one… 

By combining a number of processes, it became possible to make mirrors from glass that had already been toughened. The most exciting advance though is perhaps a way to “age” the mirror to create an antique effect. Combine these two processes with digital printing (if you wish) and the end result is a modern, but antique, functioning domestic product that is perfectly in keeping with an industrial look kitchen. 


Moroccan style antique mirror splashback


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