“What is the difference between upstands and splashbacks for kitchen countertops?” Question of the Week 03/12/2016
“What is the difference between upstands and splashbacks for kitchen countertops?”
Our latest ‘Question of the Week’ comes from Darren in Thornbury, who wanted to know the difference between splashbacks and upstands to complement his new kitchen countertops.
“I’m emailing in because I am about to order some worktops but wondered if you could clarify the difference between upstands and splashbacks. Do I need both?”
Thank you for taking the time to send in your query. Both worktop upstands and splashbacks are an important consideration for any kitchen.
We offer complementary upstands for all worktops in our collection. These items are thinner sections of matching material in 3M lengths that are intended to sit at the rear of your kitchen worktops to hide the gap between them and an adjacent wall.
The gap is necessary to allow expansion of the kitchen worktop, though upstands can also help to accommodate an uneven gap if your walls are not totally straight.
Splashbacks are similar to upstands, but are much deeper, and are usually used behind ovens or sinks to protect the walls from splashing water or stains.
If you are considering our laminate worktops, we sell laminate kitchen splashbacks that are designed to run the entire width of your worktop, helping it to blend into the overall kitchen design, whilst providing a decorative alternative to kitchen tiles.
Splashbacks are also available in glass and stainless steel to go behind your hob or sink, whilst upstands can be used to bridge the join between worktops and walls throughout the rest of the kitchen.
If you would like to know more about our upstands or splashbacks, don’t hesitate to get in touch via telephone, email or live chat. I would also recommend visiting the closest Worktop Express showrooms to see some kitchens featuring our upstands and splashbacks.
Ben @ Worktop Express
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