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Metaline vs Glass

to look at glass vS metaline you can hardly see the difference. and yet, they are so very different.

While they look the same, Metaline has so many advantages over glass. Once you read the differences you’ll wonder why you would ever use glass for a splashback.


  • It is more flexible than glass
  • It cannot crack or shatter due to friction points or movements
  • Safe to go behind gas cook tops
  • Can be bend and folded
  • Slimline – 4mm thickness
  • Can go over existing tiles
  • Can be cut to shapes especially around windows where glass needs to be joined
  • In some instances Metaline can be manufactured out of one piece where glass needs to be joined ( around windows)


Glass is a great material for splashbacks. Especially compared with tiles or worse, no splashback at all. Glass has a beautiful shiny finish that looks absolutely stunning.

Internal and external folds in Metaline

Why Is Metaline So Much Better Than Glass

Metaline really is an amazing product and the benefits make it so much more appealing than glass.

It costs less

Metaline costs less than glass. This is because of the production process, the lighter handling for shipping and the ease of cutting. To add powerpoint holes and do other modifications is a fraction of the price you would pay to cut glass. Plus there’s almost no chance of cracking or chipping metaline.

It wont break

Metaline is up to 10 times stronger than Glass and more flexible. This reduces the risk of damage during the installation but also afterwards.

It’s lighter and easier to handle

Metaline is almost half the weight of glass. With metaline a single person can carry and move the panels ready for install. Glass requires at least 2 people for the same size sheet. And yet the Metaline sheet is still stronger than the glass.

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