Aluminium is an incredibly versatile material, preferred by builders and designers alike for its strength, durability, flexibility, lightness and corrosion-resistance.
It can also be adapted to many different architectural styles due to modern powder coating technology offering plain colour and decorative finishes, such as DecoArt artistic images on aluminium.
DecoSplash® is an innovative product designed with the durability and performance of aluminium in mind.
DecoSplash® is flexible with installation, and easy to use and adapt, depending on your needs.
DecoSplash® aluminium splashback is put through a specialised powder coating process for the sublimation and photo image transfer to take place.
The DecoSplash® product is made with a process using Super Durable Marine Grade polyurethane powder coating.
It is a smooth finish, with a gloss appearance.
The process to make DecoSplash® aluminium splashbacks is patent pending.
It is very innovative and customised process.
First a flat aluminium sheet is pre-treated in a series of stages known as the Pre-Treatment Process. The Pre-Treament process is what gives the aluminium its corrosion protection.
Then we powder coat the DecoSplash aluminium sheet in our specially formulated sublimation powder coating.
After the DecoSSplash® sheet is powder coated, we then transfer photo graphic images directly into the powder coating under controlled conditions of heat and pressure. This process is also known as 'sublimation' or 'photo-imaging'.
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DecoSplash® fully complies with all of the relevant Australian and International Standards for Splashbacks.
Qualicoat is the international standard for quality assurance in powder coating. Qualicoat steps out different levels of durability for powder coating.
The DecoSplash® powder coated surface is applied by licensed Qualicoat applicators and complies with Class 2 "Super Durable" requirements, which is 50% more durable than standard powder coating.
In addition, DecoSplash® fully complies with the requirements of the Australian Standard for powder coating, AS3715.
The BCA sets our the requirements for non-combustible materials that are used in building construction. DecoSplash® has been tested at the CSIRO Building Research Station to AS 1530.3 and complies with BCA requirements as a "non-combustible" material.
When gas cook tops are used, splashbacks must comply with the Australian Standard for the installation of gas appliances, which is the Gas Regulations AS5601.1. This standard sets out the requirements for Fire Resistant Materials and the requirements for the protection of combustible surfaces.
DecoSplash® fully complies with the requirements of AS5601.1 as a Fire Resistant Material, however it is recommended that gas cook tops are installed with a minimum distance of 200mm from the splashback to the back gas hob.
All types of electric cook tops can be installed with DecoSplash®, and a minimum distance of 100mm from the splashback is recommended.
Power Points sold in Australia by major Australian suppliers are designed for installation with metal in accordance with the Electrical Standard AS3000.
However, installation MUST be carried out by a licensed electrical contractor in every case. Power Points are designed to be electrically isolated from the metal surface, however as an additional safety measure, an earth wire can be fitted to the splashback as shown in the adjacent photo.
The fitting of the optional earth wire is recommended.
Power Point Installation - showing recommended earth wire
Power Point Installation - Front View