Acrylic Sheet

Benefits and Uses of Coloured Acrylic Sheets

SILVER MIRRORED ACRYLIC SHEETSAcrylic (commonly called Plexiglass) is a transparent plastic material known for its versatility, strength, and optical clarity. It was first produced in 1928 and hit the market in 1933 by Rohm and Hass. It is similar to polycarbonate.

Acrylic is transparent, 17 times more impact resistant than glass, resistant to different chemicals, half the weight of glass, and has heat resistance up to 160 degrees Celsius. Acrylic is also flexible and can be easily moulded into different shapes.

Acrylic is quite popular and virtually everyone knows its uses, but what about coloured acrylic sheets?

Coloured acrylic sheets are simply acrylic sheets with colours. They have the same properties as their clear counterparts. They are available in various colours such as white, black, gold, silver, rose gold, etc. Coloured acrylic can thus be used to meet visual specifications which is why they are most preferred for decorative applications.

Where Can You Use Coloured Acrylic Sheets?

Coloured acrylic can be used for a variety of purposes. These are some of the applications for coloured acrylic sheets.

Kitchen Backsplash

Coloured acrylic can be used to construct kitchen backsplashes of any colour. It can make the kitchen look modern and stylish. Acrylic when used as a kitchen backsplash is also smooth, so it saves the stress of scrubbing off materials since it doesn’t get things stuck on it. It can easily be cleaned with soap and water. What’s more? It is cost-effective.

Glass Cabinets

Glass cabinets grow unattractive as they age. They are also prone to breaks. Coloured acrylic sheets can be a great alternative to glass cabinets. They don’t break easily, so it’s an excellent way for homeowners to save money on repairs. Coloured acrylic is simple to cut, even with a sharp scoring tool and may be cut to any size desired.

Wall Shelves

Wall shelves are beautiful to behold, but they are too heavy, making them difficult to install and prone to breaking during the installation process. Coloured acrylic sheets, on the other hand, are very easy to install while performing the same function. They are also impact-resistant and less prone to scratches or breaks than glass. Hence, they are more durable.


Coloured acrylic sheets are also used to construct modern furniture. One of the reasons it is more commonly used in the construction of household furniture is because it is light in weight, produces a lovely glossy finish on the tabletop, and can be readily moved around the house or into new homes without breaking.

What Are the Benefits of Coloured Acrylic Signs and Holders

The following are some the significant benefits of acrylic signs and holders.

Clear and Non-Glare Finish

Panels and frames made of coloured acrylic can be finished with a non-glare coating. This means that it will diffuse glare from the sun and other light sources due to the translucent coating in front of the acrylic. This will make posters and announcements easy to read.

Multiple Colour Options

Acrylic sheets are available in a variety of colours. So, it can be used to complement any colour of choice.

Easy Installation

Coloured acrylic sheets are easy to install because of their light weight. It can be mounted on walls with multiple backing hardware like screws, wires, hooks, and cables.

Cost-Effective Material

Coloured acrylic sheets, like clear acrylic sheets, are less expensive. So, not only are they a better alternatives to wood and glass, but they are also more durable.

Highly Versatile

Acrylic sheets are one of the most versatile materials on the market today because they come in different colours. It can be used for a variety of purposes, including store racks, jewellery boxes, display stands, billboards, pen holders, tradeshow booths, makeup drawers, mannequin stands, file holders, and lots more.

Highly Durable

Acrylic sheets are highly durable. They can withstand temperatures as low as 122°F and as high as 158°F, making them more weather resistant than glass and other plastics.

Low Maintenance

Coloured acrylic sheets are less expensive to maintain. They are simple to clean with a moist towel and soapy water. This will help keep the shiny look.

Types of Coloured Acrylic Sheets Canada Plastics Offers

At Canada Plastic and Belting, Inc. we offer acrylic sheets in different sizes and thicknesses. Choose from acrylic cast white sheets (available in three shades of white), black acrylic sheets, acrylic frosted sheets (with a transparent matte finish) and acrylic mirrored sheets (available in silver mirror, gold mirror, and rose gold mirror).

All our coloured acrylic sheets have the following properties:

  • Resistant to long-term solar exposure and weathering
  • Lightweight and strong
  • Excellent UV resistance
  • Great optical characteristics
  • Impact resistance greater than glass
  • Water absorption is low
  • Thermoformable
  • Excellent electrical resistance
  • Simple to machine and glue

Contact Canada Plastics and Belting, Inc. for the Best Coloured Acrylic Sheet Suppliers in the GTA

Canada Plastics & Belting Inc. is one of the top coloured plastic sheet suppliers in the GTA. We offer a wide selection of acrylic sheets in a variety of sizes, thicknesses, and finishes. We can also custom cut the sheets to your specific dimensions. Contact us today or call us at (416) 291-3036 for a free quote.