Kitchen With Laminate Backsplash To Add Style
The right kitchen backsplash adds style to your space while protecting your walls. While homeowners have many options when it comes to choosing a backsplash, a laminate backsplash remains one of the most economical and versatile materials on the market. A laminate backsplash is an architectural element used as a transition between kitchen walls and countertops. The backsplash protects the wall from damage or stains from food or kitchen ware. It also serves as a decorative element, adding a bit of extra style or flair to help tie the rest of the kitchen together from a visual standpoint. Laminate backsplash construction starts with a base material of fiberboard or plywood. Builders measure the base cabinets and countertops and produce a template for use in producing the backsplash. Installers lay thin sheets of laminate over the base material, using construction or laminate adhesive to join these materials together.
Typically, installers use nails and construction adhesive to connect a backsplash. The laminate backsplash can be fastened directly to the countertop, or attached to the wall. The seams around the backsplash should be caulked to minimize moisture infiltration over time. Some applications may also require sealing between the backsplash and the wall, particularly if there’s a large gap in this area.