Does upstand need to match worktop?
Whilst it is usually recommended to choose an upstand that matches your worktop, this is only for stylistic purposes. If you would prefer, you can choose an alternative type of upstand to complement or contrast the colour of your Calcutta marble laminate worktops.
Do Splashbacks go on top of Upstands?
Upstands and Splashbacks Personally, I think if you are having an upstand and a splashback it is entirely up to you whether you sit the glass above the upstand, or leave a gap for the glass to go in between the upstands.
What is an upstand on a kitchen worktop?
An upstand is an extension of the kitchen worktop which goes a short way up the wall behind the worksurface (usually 60 to 120mm).
Do you have to have Upstands in a kitchen?
This is down to personal preference, there’s no right or wrong answer. It’s whatever you think looks and functions best for your kitchen and lifestyle. However, personally, if I’m tiling or putting a glass splashback throughout a kitchen, I won’t have an upstand.
What do you stick kitchen Upstands with?
Installing Wooden Upstands Worktop upstand installation is a relatively straightforward task. Attach it to the wall using a water-resistant silicone.
Can you put upstand in front of tiles?
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.
Are Upstands a good idea?
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.
How do you stick kitchen Upstands?
Use a tube of adhesive in a caulking gun to fix the upstands to the wall and it s a good idea to also run a line of clear sealant along the bottom of the upstand at the same timeso you get a good seal between the work surface and underside of the upstand (stops moisture / food getting in there).
What is a laminate upstand?
Comprised of a composite chipboard core and a durable laminate decorative top layer, these upstands can be cut to size easily on site, using a jigsaw or circular saw.