Backsplashes are a functional and attractive addition to your kitchen space. Not only do they look great when installed, they also hide the join between your wall and countertop, and prevent water and other liquids from soaking down into the wall and causing mold problems. Here is a how-to guide for installing your laminate backsplash edge onto your countertops.
Steps to installing your laminate backsplash
- Assess and prepare: Firstly, inspect the area where you are going to install your backsplash. It is usually recommended that you don’t attach the laminate directly onto your drywall with adhesive, so rather install a plywood or particle board substrate first. This will ensure a strong bond.
- Measure: Carefully and accurately measure the space where you will be installing your backsplash. Once you are satisfied, you can lay out your laminate and mark off where you will cut it to fit the lengths of the countertop.
- Cut: Cut your laminate using laminate sheers or a utility knife. Laminate sheers are a more expensive tool, but they offer a lower risk of cracks or other damage to the laminate surface. Once you have cut your laminate, put it in place along the countertop to make sure that it fits correctly.
- Apply adhesive and fix in place: Apply laminate adhesive to the substrate as well as the back of the laminate itself, and wait until the adhesive becomes tacky. When this happens, carefully line up the laminate with your countertop and wall and fix in place. Use a roller or your hands to push out any air bubbles, and wipe away any excess adhesive. If you have any uneven edges, you can now use a router and trim to smooth them away. Give the adhesive time to fully cure before exposing the backlash to moisture.
Speak to the laminate backsplash specialists for an affordable, custom look
At Kuehn Bevel, we work with all the major brands, from Formica, Pionite and Wilsonart to Corian and more, giving you access to the most extensive range of laminate patterns, textures and designs. With our technology and design process, we can offer a huge range of custom combinations and product styles, letting you have full control over how the finished product will look.
For more information about our backsplash edge or laminate countertop edge options or speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers, please contact us and visit our website at https://www.kuehnbevel.com/ today.