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Kitchen splash backs

08-08-17
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Kitchen splash backs

 

Kitchen splash backs provide a dramatic visual effect to your kitchen while protecting it from cooking mess. Using stainless steel sheets to make a backsplash can be cheaper than tiling and much easier to install. Unlike ceramic or stone tiles, metal is non porous.

While generally found behind the cooker, splash backs can be made in a variety of shapes and sizes; from small sections to the entire length of a wall. They can be designed to open up a room making it seem larger, give continuity to the colours and materials of appliances or to highlight specific areas of interest. significantly improve the look and function of your home. Whatever your objective, a beautifully crafted stainless steel splash back will

 

Stainless steel 304 is the recommended grade for kitchen splash backs. While each project might need a particular thickness, the most commonly used are 0

 

Installing Stainless Steel Back-Splash

  1. Make sure that the surface of the wall is flat. Remove any build up and repair any large dents.
  2. Begin by testing the placement of the sheet. Make a cleat as a support if the splash back is not being supported by a counter top.
  3.  Once you’re happy it fits, lay the sheet with the finished side down on a clean, flat surface.
  4. Apply construction adhesive to the reverse side, making sure that lines of adhesive go back and forth across the entire sheet. Spread it evenly using a putty knife.
  5.  Place the steel sheet against the wall with the bottom resting against the cleat or the countertop. Once it is in place, press the sheet against the wall.
  6. Using a soft cloth, press firmly in a side to side motion to remove any air bubbles that could be behind the sheet.
  7.  Once the glue has dried, remove the protective layer.
  8. Please note that brushed stainless steel has a direction to the grain. Please specify which dimension the grain should run. Always

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