Following our recent communication, we can now offer Ultraslim Dekton in a 4mm format which makes it perfect for kitchen splashbacks and a brilliant alternative to tiles for wall cladding in bathrooms!
This month, we include a few close up photos of the many finishes we can offer within this range.
A light white background colour with a pale grey vein running through. A perfect compliment to white cabinets and worktops, or a brilliant contrast to darker units.
A dark background colour with a subtle lighter vein. This finishes produces the opportunity to use as a contrasting colour, but also ties in well when looking to create a more industrial colour palette.
This finish of Dekton would work beautifully with a more traditional kitchen style, perfect for that country kitchen theme!
We can offer a total of 24 Dekton finishes in an Ultraslim format for splashbacks and wall cladding.
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An extremely exciting collaboration between Opticolour and Cosentino to bring the truly stunning Dekton finishes to market in a new ultraslim splashback format. Previously only available in 8,12,20 or 30mm thickness, we are now the exclusive fabricator of this material and are thrilled to announce we can offer 24 Dekton finishes in an ultraslim 4mm thickness option.
This provides a much more cost effective alternative to stone and quartz, enabling customers to have full kitchen wraps at a fraction of the price of thicker alternatives. The 24 finishes come in various price brands to distinguish between the difference finishes. We are also able to offer a small selection of finishes in a gloss format. The differences in finishes are explained in our training brochure which can be viewed on the Dekton product page of our website.
With 24 finishes to choose from, we are certain this collection will be much loved. Combined with the reputation Dekton has for its durability, quality, and environmentally friendly features. Contact us today for an estimate or for assistance with any queries.
Bathroom coverings – Highest resistance against moisture in the lightest Dekton format.
Kitchen coverings – The ultrathin format of this Dekton allows you to cover a kitchen in less quantity of the product, proving cost effect. This product is also resistant to scratching, fire and stains.
Furniture coverings – Transform the furniture of your home with surfaces of great beauty and strength.
Modern and sleek
Whether you’re looking to compliment existing worktops or provide a perfect statement piece, this range issure to provide an exciting option for consideration with clients. With a similar thickness to our glass, the edge detail on the Dekton Slim range is flawless and elegant. It provides peace of mind that it’s safe for use behind a heat source, whilst adding that little extra detail in a kitchen, bathroom, or living setting. Perfect for commercial projects also, this range is sure to kick up a storm!
Our reps will be getting in contact with showrooms to provide assistance with training, brochures and sample cases over the coming weeks. If you have an immediate need for any of this, please email us where we can forward your enquiry to them.
Product launch date: 1st March Lead time for production – approx 10-12 working days subject to QC*.
*Please be aware with new products there can be delays in obtaining certain finishes from source. If there is a finish we do not have a stock of, the lead time to obtain this can be up to 4-6 working weeks. Please enquire at estimate stage if we have a current stock of the finish required, we can then advise current and accurate lead times to manage expectations rom the offset. Estimates produced on request – please email these in to firstname.lastname@example.org
Super Supply – Why supply only orders offer more opportunities
Here at Opticolour as well as our measure and fit service we also offer a supply-only service. This is perfect for customers who are happy to provide us with measurements and install their own bespoke glass splashback and do not require us to do the measuring and fitting for them. We can send glass panels to addresses throughout the UK, and we always include our specialist silicone fixing adhesive, free of charge so you can install your panel immediately.
How it works
We require the measurements of your panels to the nearest millimetre. You will not need to produce a template if your panel is a straightforward rectangle or square, however if you require cut-outs or shaping (for example for plug sockets or to fit under a curved extractor hood) then we would ask you to send a template ideally made from MDF. If the MDF template fits then you can rest assured that your glass will also fit! Alternatively you can make drawings and email these to us instead.
How to measure
Sizes should be presented in millimetres with the width and height clearly marked. Please remember that once the glass has been toughened it cannot be trimmed or filed, so it is important to get the measurements right first time.
If you make templates they should always have straight edges, unless you have included an intentional curve or cut-outs to accommodate fixtures and fittings. The glass will always be cut straight, and will not be scribed (contoured) into uneven, crooked or irregular walls, worktops or floors.
First check all worktops or shower trays with a spirit level. If this base surface is level you can move on to the next step. If it is not level this needs to be taken into account – we can then cut the glass out of square in order to keep the sides vertical. (It is particularly wise to keep the sides of glass panels vertical wherever panels butt against one another.) To provide us with the measurements we need, draw a horizontal line a few centimetres above the base surface along the entire length of the base, using your spirit level to ensure the line is level. You can then measure the height difference between the base and the line at each end to determine how far out of square the height is. It is important to do this or your ends will not be vertical!
Next do the same vertically at the ends (sides) to find out if and by how much the sides are out of square. You can then measure between your lines and add on for any off-squareness.
Do not measure too tightly – always leave a tiny gap around the edges to allow the panels to be installed smoothly and as a margin for error. The industry standards for glass cutting are + or –2mm; Opticolour endeavours to achieve +0mm or –0.5mm, but there can be a variation of up to 1mm between different tape measures!
Bear in mind at all times – particularly when measuring around right-angled corners – that few walls are really flat. The glass will sit on the part of the wall that sticks out furthest. Allow at least 8mm for the thickness of the glass and adhesive where panels are fitted at a right angle to each other. Please ensure that cut-outs for sockets or any other fittings are at least 25mm from the edge of the glass, or each other, unless they butt right up against one another.
We can cut an upside down “T” shape to avoid joins.
Supply only inspiration
These customer install photos highlight whether you require a straightforward rectangle to sit in between wall units or a panel cut around an extractor, we cut our glass to suit your needs and provide a sleek and professional fit to suit all.
aN installation of our White glass done on behalf of Harvey Jones Notting Hill
We hope this helps give you the confidence if you are considering supply only orders. However if you need a little extra support, please do not hesitate to contact us, we are more than happy to guide you. Happy measuring!
Although 2021 may not seem like it has got off to the best start, Team Opticolour are certain that unlike 2020, 2021 is going to be a year to remember for all the right reasons!
We have some fantastic projects we’re very lucky to be working on – our lips are sealed at the moment but keep your eyes peeled and ears ready for some exciting news to follow over the coming months.
In this month’s newsletter, we wanted to clarify how working at Opticolour has changed in reflection to the ongoing pandemic, and highlight some fabulous installations we have seen.
First, a little thank you!
We know the last 12 months have been awfully strange, but one thing that’s made things that little bit more normal for us are the amount of enquiries we are getting. We love hearing from our customers about how they’re getting on, knowing that you too are trying to do your best under current circumstances gives us that little bit of hope that with the support of everyone, we will get through this.
So thank you, whether it’s been an email, a phone call, or a mention on social media. It really does mean the world to us at Team Opticolour and makes it all the more enjoyable. In times of distance, it feels like we are closer than ever to our customers – long may that continue!
Current office opening hours
Whilst working at reduced capacity due to the Coronavirus pandemic, you may have noticed our office hours have changed slightly to reflect this.
Our new office hours are as follows:
Monday-Thursday: 9am – 4.30pm
Please rest assured any enquiries outside of these hours are treated with the upmost importance, we are pleased to announce we’re still responding to emails within 4 working hours – customer service still remains a top priority for us, setting us apart from competitors.
Let’s get social
Over the festive period we’ve loved the photos we’ve been tagged in across the social platforms. It creates such a buzz around the industry so if you aren’t already, give us a follow!
Now for the fun to start – each month we will be posting glass installations that have really got us talking – feel free to send us photos you’ve taken yourselves so they can be included in newsletters moving forward. We really want this to be a supportive platform!
Thank you once again, we cannot wait to see what this year will bring!
When designing a kitchen, people usually think about the overall style of the room first followed by the kind of cabinets they want to install. The worktop and splashback are secondary considerations and are often chosen in isolation from each other – but it’s really important to think about how they’ll work together. They will sit next to each other after all, so coming up with kitchen splashback ideas at the same time as worktop options is a wise move. There are several combinations to consider: worktops and splashbacks can be similar in tone and colour or they can contrast with each other; they can have similar finishes (ie, both be glossy or both be matt); they can offer visual variety with a mix of both; or they could be made from the same material to create a wraparound effect. Here are the options in more detail…
If you love the idea of a kitchen that always feels clean and fresh – even on those days when it’s less than tidy – consider decorating with mint green or aqua colours. From the palest hint of mint to bold turquoise, these shades have a breezy energising quality that brings to mind ocean waves, bracing sea air and crisp sunny days.
You could really go for it and choose pale green units or, at the other end of the scale, add a splash of beachy cool to your space with mint accessories, crockery or small appliances. Another way to embrace the trend is to install a light green or aqua glass splashback – this provides all the zesty vibes but means you can select cabinets in a more traditional colour. Whites, greys and blues look great against seafoam shades, as do wooden cabinets with a natural finish – but aqua splashbacks will complement a huge range of colours. The polished reflective surface of glass panels also enhances the light, bright and airy feel these hues bring to a space, making them a great option for a mint green kitchen. Here are some colour choices to consider…
Choosing a colour palette is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make when designing a room and your choice will have a dramatic effect on the final outcome. These days, kitchen colour schemes are hugely varied and there are many options available – whether you prefer the quiet and soothing combination of white and beige, dark and moody greys and blues, pretty pastels, or zesty, energising brights.
Your kitchen colour scheme will affect the mood of the room, enhance your chosen interior style, bring cohesion to disparate areas, and pull an open-plan space together. And it’s not just the colours themselves that matter, but the way they work together too. We often talk about colours “going” together or being “harmonious”, but what that really means is that they complement each other and create visual balance. They are either directly opposite each other on the colour wheel (red/green or blue/orange), next to each other (orange/yellow or blue/purple), triadic (three colours that are an equal distance apart on the wheel, eg, pink, green and orange) or, simply, neutral.
But that doesn’t mean you’d want equal amounts of each colour in one space! For kitchen colour schemes it’s best to choose one main colour (plus tonal variations of this shade) which will probably be used for your units, a complementary secondary colour for splashbacks, worktops or flooring, a neutral colour to offer some breathing space, and an accent colour to use as a focal point. To keep things balanced, mix at least one warm colour into a mostly cool colour scheme and vice versa (wood tones are warm, as are metallics such as gold and bronze). It’s also a good idea to check the undertones of your chosen shades to make sure they all work together – hot colours can have cool bluish or warm orangey undertones and cool colours can lean more towards grey (cold), or purple or yellow (warm). If your palette is almost there but still doesn’t look quite right, try similar shades with different undertones – eg, swap a cold blue-grey for a warm mauve-grey – and it might all come together!
Once you’ve chosen your main colour, it’s therefore important to find the exact secondary, neutral and accent shades you require so you can get the balance just right. Luckily, when it comes to glass splashbacks, you won’t have to hunt around to find what you need. We can mix colours to order or match them to paint, wallpaper, appliances or units as requested. Here are a few situations where a splashback in a bespoke shade might be just what your colour scheme needs…
Interior fashions and home decor ideas come and go, but one trend that never disappears completely is the pastel coloured kitchen. Since the 1950s introduced bubblegum pink, mint green and sunny yellow into our cooking spaces, we’ve never looked back. There’s something about these happy shades that feels right in the room where we gather together with family and friends, make treats for loved ones, or relax with a bit of baking therapy. And if any more proof were needed, just think of the colour scheme inside the Bake Off tent! But using pastel colours in the kitchen can be quite hard to pull off – after all, no one wants to end up with a room that would fit right in to Willy Wonka’s factory. Here are our tips for pastel perfection…