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MirroFlex Backsplashes

As we’ve noted, metal backsplashes are available in a variety of styles and finishes, and make a dramatic statement in both modern and traditional kitchens. The downside, depending on the metal and the particular kitchen, is that while some types are virtually industrial-strength and quite forgiving, others, e.g. copper and brass, are fairly high-maintenance, and the price tag can be formidable.

Enter MirroFlex. MirroFlex is a plastic material available with hundreds of durable laminated surfaces and sculptural 3D effects. It’s fire retardant, easy to install, and durable. And if metal’s not the look you want, it’s also available in styles that mimic stone, tile, mirror, wood and more - usually at a price point that’s far more budget-friendly. There’s a MirroFlex style for everything from Tuscan to high-tech, and it can be used to advantage for ceilings as well as walls.

Another advantage of MirroFlex as a wall surface, compared to many other materials, is that it can be combined with soundproof backing to greatly reduce noise in the kitchen. This may not be the first issue you’re considering as part of your design, but kitchens are often the noisiest room in your home, what with the clatter of pots and pans, the sound of running appliances, and ongoing conversations, and over time noise literally bouncing off the walls can become a real quality-of-life problem. Consider the benefits MirroFlex might offer if your cabinets, floors and counter surfaces are of hard, sound-reflective material like metal or stone.

MirroFlex holds up well in moist environments, which makes it a good choice behind sinks, for example. It should not be cleaned with abrasive materials, and while it is fire-retardant and chemical-resistant (a definite plus in kitchen situations), it may become deformed if subjected to temperatures over 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Consult with your kitchen remodeling contractor about placement of oven vents and the like to avoid this problem.

If you like the look of metal backsplashes, but don’t want to deal with the price or maintenance, then you may want to look into MirroFlex. The options when it comes to this durable material are virtually endless, making it a great choice for any home. Here’s what you need to know.

Costs

The cost of Mirroflex depends on the size of the space, materials used, as well as the design and style of the product. You can find a price estimate for your own project here.

Pros

MirroFlex is fire-retardant.

Easy to install and very durable.

Available in hundreds of durable laminated surfaces, including those that mimic the appearance of stone, tile, mirror and wood.

Cons

MirroFlex can become deformed if subjected to temperatures over 140 degrees.

May be damaged if cleaned with abrasive products.

Durability

Though not the most durable backsplash material out there, MirroFlex holds up well in moist environments, and is also fire-retardant, making it an acceptable backsplash option for most kitchens.

Maintenance

Extremely easy to maintain, just keep MirroFlex away from very high temperatures and abrasive cleaning materials to keep it looking like new. Wipe down the backsplash with a simple solution of dishwashing detergent and water. Dry afterwards.

Common Questions and Answers

What other advantages are there to using MirroFlex?

Another advantage of MirroFlex as a wall surface, compared to many other materials, is that it can be combined with soundproof backing to greatly reduce noise in the kitchen. This may not be the first issue you’re considering as part of your design, but k

What is MirroFlex made out of?

MirroFlex is a plastic material with hundreds of durable laminated surfaces and sculptural 3D effects.

History

Advanced Technology, Inc. was formed in 1979 and has since become a leading manufacturer for wall coverings, backsplashes, ceiling tile, and trim.

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