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How to Install Upstands for Matching Solid Wood Kitchen Work Surfaces

6 Responses to “How to Install Upstands for Matching Solid Wood Kitchen Work Surfaces”

  1. Hi, what would you recommend to seal the wood upstand to the worktop once fitted

    Thank Marc

  2. Hi Marc,

    We recommend using a silicone adhesive to attach the upstands directly to the wall rather than the worktop itself, though you can use a small bead of clear silicone sealant to fill the gap between the worktop and the upstand, if you so wish.

    Kind regards,

    Ben @ Worktop Express.

  3. I am about to fit a new kitchen worktop and upstand, do I tile the wall down below the worktop level to the top of the base units fit worktop then upstanding. or do I just fit the worktop then the upstanding and then tile the wall from the top of the upstanding. Regards George

  4. Hello George,

    We would recommend that you fit the worktop first, then the upstand, and then your tiles. The upstand will need to be fitted directly to the wall, and ensuring this is in place first will mean your first row of tiles meets the top of your upstand, for a neat finish.

    Kind regards,

    Stephanie @ Worktop Express.

  5. Hi, we’ve had one of your walnut worktops fitted which looks great! It has small hexagon tiles on the wall above, but this has left a grout edge against the worktop that doesn’t look great.
    What would you recommend for fixing a matching walnut upstand to the tiled wall?
    Thanks, Peter

  6. Hello Peter,

    Upstands can be fixed to the tiles but this may not provide the most attractive finish – we would recommend attaching upstands directly to the wall if possible.

    We would usually advise fixing directly to the wall with a grab adhesive, but the effectiveness of these may be affected by the tile surface, so we recommend testing first if you do decide to fix the upstand directly to your tiles.

    Kind regards,

    Stephanie @ Worktop Express.

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