The Benefits of Installing a Kitchen Worktop Upstand
There are a variety of accessories that will give your kitchen a ‘finished’ look after your worktops have been successfully installed. A kitchen worktop upstand is one of the most important accessories that not only helps to blend your countertops in with the adjacent walls, but also serves a number of other important uses.
Use a Kitchen Worktop Upstand to Cover an Uneven Wall
An upstand not only provides an aesthetic purpose, but can also be used to cover the gap between a straight worktop and an uneven wall. We recommend that upstands are attached directly to the wall using a suitable adhesive, allowing the worktop to move underneath if needed.
Kitchen Upstands Hide Wood Worktop Expansion Gaps
The natural timber used to construct a wooden worktop will expand and contract with the changes in local climate, so it is very important to ensure that worktops are given room to move, to avoid warping or splitting. We recommend that a gap of 3 – 5mm is left between a worktop and an adjacent wall, a gap that is perfectly covered by using a matching kitchen upstand.
Worktop Upstands are a Great Alternative to Tiling
Tiles are widely used to protect walls behind kitchen work surfaces, and whilst they are suitable in some circumstances (such as behind a cooker hob), we believe that an upstand helps to merge the worktop into the kitchen in a more attractive way. Of course, you can still use tiles above the upstand if you wish.
Upstands are Easy to Fit
Unlike tiles, our worktop upstands are particularly easy to cut to size and fit in any kitchen. Our solid wood upstands need only be given a suitable treatment prior to installation (we recommend Rustins Danish Oil). Laminate worktop upstands can be cut down easily, and re-finished with laminate worktop edging strip if needed.
Whichever worktop type you prefer, we have worktop upstands to match. Our wooden upstands start at just £25 for a 3M x 80mm x 18mm upstand, and are available in standard, Deluxe and full stave constructions to match our solid wood worktops. Laminate upstands measure 3M x 120mm x 18mm, with prices starting at £40.