Aesthetically, antique mirror works well in both traditional and contemporary kitchens, and its ability to hide splash-marks helps on a practical level too.
Our variety of antiqued mirror glass styles include our handmade range which can be toughened with bespoke distressing and a beautiful collection of ready-made styles.
Typically splashbacks are toughened, particularly if positioned right next to a heat source like an Aga or gas hob.
As a kitchen splashback, provided the heat source is at least 200mm from the mirror, and no pan can rest directly on the glass while on the hob, then toughening is not essential.
If cut-outs are required for sockets or switches, provided they are more than 50mm from the edge of the glass (or another socket), then toughening is not needed. If you are in doubt about the toughening options (which may determine your choice of style), we recommend you take some photos of the area in question and forward them to us so that we can provide advice.
Our handmade antique mirror styles can be toughened and are perfectly suitable to be positioned near a heat sourceView the handmade range
Bronze Vintage Antique Mirror Splashback
This stunning kitchen splashback feature was installed in a private residence in Surrey. We were commissioned to distress this panel in a medium intensity with darkened perimeter edges, and the bronze colour of the glass brings warmth and light into the room.
“Sam, this loooooooks beautiful!! Over the moon. Thank you!!!!!!”
For some styles we can offer lengths of up to 3 metres (provided the height is no more than 1 metre), but sometimes long lengths are best divided into 3 panels for both aesthetic and practical requirements, especially in relation to access and installation.
Tiled based layouts are also popular, especially with the handmade styles because each panel is unique to itself creating a dramatic effect of authentic distressed look and feel.
Lead times range from 2 to 6 weeks depending on the chosen style. We also offer a full survey and installation service, which includes two site visits in and around the London, Surrey and the South East areas including all adhesives and sealants.