FAQs

We give a written 10-year guarantee on paint discolouration and delamination, and a 12-month guarantee on Full Service installation only.

You can clean the glass with any regular glass cleaner and a soft cloth.

OptiClear glass is ‘low iron’ and the most transparent glass available. This means any colour can be achieved. Regular ‘clear’ glass has a higher content of iron, which gives the glass a green tint; therefore only certain colours can be achieved using ‘clear’ glass. We only you OptiClear glass.

DECO GLAZE has 48 Classic colours, 12 DecoLuxe metallic and sparkle colours and 8 mirrors. Dark and metallic colours are available for 6mm splashbacks only. Black and Metallic colours are not recommended as worktops due to the thickness of the glass and manufacturing limitations. Black, Aubergine, Storm, Pacific, Anchor and Charcoal coloured worktop requests will come with a mandatory disclaimer, which must be signed. The same applies to all Metallic worktop requests, where again a mandatory disclaimer must be signed.

The glass can be installed over almost any surface, for example: tiles, plaster board, paintwork, MDF and well-adhered wallpaper. The wall needs to be level and free from any protrusions, flaky plaster and dust.

No, DECO GLAZE Colour Coating is guaranteed to adhere to glass and is unaffected by steam, boiling water and heat. The glass is toughened where needed, for example a splashback behind a hob. Toughened glass – also sometimes referred to as tempered glass – is up to four times stronger than ordinary annealed float glass. If broken, it disintegrates into small fragments with dulled edges that are unlikely to cause serious injury.

• A Proposal produced from drawings or written measurements for Full Service enquiries
• Site Survey for final measuring
• OptiClear colour-coated glass with polished edges all round glass, toughened where needed
• National Installation Service (including sealing of edges with sealant)

6mm Splashbacks: Maximum Size toughened 3600mm x 1800mm / untoughened 3600mm x 2200mm

19mm Worktops: 3200mm x 1800mm

Our lead-time is 10-15 working days from site survey for the home counties and also 10-15 working days otherwise (based on current average work loads). Site survey is normally done within one week of order.

Yes. DECO GLAZE™ Colour Coating is guaranteed to adhere to glass and is unaffected by steam and most caustic agents. All glass in this situation is toughened for safety to meet British standards.

Worktop Comparison Chart

DECO GLAZE Glass splashbacks &
worktops
Granite Stainless
Steel
Corian Laminate
Toughened glass is Resistant to temperature up to 200°c without damage Resistant to temperature up to
200°c without damage
Heat resistant Resistant up to
100°c without damage
Resistant to temperature up to 180°c without damage
Does not stain Stains Can stain Can stain Can stain
Non-porous Porous Non-porous Non-porous Slightly porous
19mm can span 1.2 metres without support Can only span short lengths Can span long lengths Can only span short lengths Can span long lengths
Highly impact resistant Fragile (cracks around hobs etc) Can dent Moderately impact resistant Highly impact resistant
Low maintenance
Scratches can be polished out if needed
Does not scratch easily. Forgiving of scratches due to surface patterns Scratches are prominent. Scratches can be polished out if needed Low maintenance
Scratches can be polished out if needed
Does not scratch easily (except high gloss finishes)
Chips can be repaired Chips can sometimes be repaired Cannot be repaired Chips can be repaired Cannot be repaired
Unlimited colours Limited colours Only one colour Limited colours Limited colours
Very durable surface Durable surface Durable surface Very durable Durable surface
Resistant to all domestic chemicals Can be damaged by acidic liquids such as lemon and vinegar Resistant to almost all chemicals Resistant to some chemicals Resistant to some chemicals
Quite expensive Moderately expensive Very expensive Very expensive Very inexpensive
Modern appearance Natural appearance Industrial appearance Modern appearance Various appearance
Room temperature to touch Cold to touch Cold to touch Cold to touch Warm to touch
Very hygienic Moderately hygienic Very hygienic Very hygienic Not very hygienic
Minimal maintenance Minimal maintenance Need to polish out scratches Minimal maintenance Minimal maintenance
19mm 30mm or 40mm thick Various thicknesses Various thicknesses 20mm, 30mm and
40mm
Highly light reflective Slightly reflective
Polished
Reflective until scratched Non reflective Non-reflective (except gloss)