How to Use Acrylic Panels & Sheets at Home

How to Use Acrylic Panels & Sheets at Home
Acrylic sheet has hundreds of different applications for commercial and residential construction. However, PMMA (acrylic) panels can also be used at home. Because acrylic sheet is durable and shatter resistant, it’s great for upgrading or decorating your home. Here are some ways to use acrylic sheets at home.
Home Improvement
Advantages of acrylic sheet for home improvements and upgrades:
Easily installed
Comes in a variety of finishes
Easily replaces glass
Kitchen Backsplash
Replace an old kitchen backsplash with a piece of color acrylic sheeting. It’s groutless which makes it easier to clean and more sanitary. It can give a kitchen a modern upgrade that is durable, waterproof and will outlast traditional backsplashes.
Glass Cabinets
When it’s time to replace old glass cabinet doors in your kitchen or bathroom, don’t throw them away. Replace old brittle glass with acrylic sheeting. More durable than glass, acrylic sheet comes in a variety of colors and finishes so you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars replacing the entire cabinet.
Home Decor
Advantages of acrylic for home decor:
Less expensive than buying decor from a store
More durable - 17 times more durable than glass
A unique piece that no one else has
Picture Frame
Large wall frames can be expensive. Instead of paying for a wood frame with glass that can easily break, use acrylic sheets. Acrylic sheeting is just as clear as glass but it’s lighter and more durable. You also won’t have to worry about an acrylic sheet frame coming apart and potentially damaging artwork.
Wall Shelves
Shelves made from acrylic sheet will stand the test of time better than plywood or glass. Glass shelves can be dangerous and brittle, but acrylic shelves can give you that same glass look but they're easier to install and more cost effective by reducing the chance of breakage.
Home Furniture
Advantages of using acrylic for furniture:
Cost effective
Can easily be cut to size
Easily molded into any shape
Simple DIY projects
Coffee or End Table放
Safer than traditional glass, tables made from acrylic sheets hold up better against wear and tear and are 17 times more resistant. Acrylic can be easily molded, so DIY projects are great for creating acrylic coffee tables and end tables.
Bed Frames
Bed frames made from acrylic sheet can be much more durable than wood and less likely to crack or break. Since acrylic sheets can be easily cut, creating a DIY bed frame can be easily done, cutting down on cost.
Acrylic Sheet Projects
A&C Plastics is the place to get affordable acrylic sheeting in a variety of sizes, colors, and finishes. Whether you’re a designer or a professional do it yourself-er, A&C Plastics has the acrylic sheet you need to create home decor, furniture, and make improvements to add value your home.
Benefits of Acrylic Glass Sheets at Home Include
  • Easy to Install
  • A Variety of Finishes
  • Inexpensive
  • High Durability
  • Unique
  • Easy to Cut
  • Easy to Mold
  • Perfect for DIY Projects
  • Ideal for Home Improvement Projects
Typical Uses For Acrylic Glass Sheets Include
  • Home Improvement Projects
  • Kitchen Backsplash
  • Glass Cabinets
  • Home Decor
  • Picture Frames
  • Wall Shelves
  • Home Furniture
  • Coffee Tables
  • Bed Frames
The Basics: Dimensions and Types of Glass
Glass panels are normally sold at a standard size of 2.5 x 3.6 meters. Starting at this size, the glass is cut to meet a project's specific needs. The glass can be basic and colorless or include elements that improve their thermal, visual, and acoustic qualities, as well as many others.
Although less-used, Jumbo glass panels, measuring approximately 5.0 x 3.0 meters, are also an option. At Dialum's processing plant in Santiago, Chile, one of the 10 most important plants in the world and one of the 5 most modernized in the Americas, manufacturer can produce panels measuring up to 6.0 x 3.3 meters, reaching almost 19 square meters and close to a ton of glass.
The panels surpassing 4.5 meters wide and 2.5 high could go so far as to be considered monumental glass.