The tiled mirror on the back wall of the kitchen is no longer really contemporary. Kitchen splashbacks, on the other hand, are trendy. You can read here how to assemble such a kitchen splashback.
Kitchen splashbacks in different designs
The conventional tile mirror has not been so popular for a few years. Instead, kitchen splashbacks are used. These can look different:
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- in one color (uni)
- with photo printing or multicolored
You also have to distinguish whether you need to glue the kitchen back wall to tiles or only the plastered wall is present and the plate is to be attached to it. Below you will find instructions on how to mount a kitchen rear wall on a conventionally plastered wall without an existing tiled floor.
Step-by-step instructions for installing a kitchen splashback
- Kitchen rear wall
- Installation glue
- Wooden profiles (0.2 to about 0.5 cm thick and about 3 to 5 cm wide)
- possibly screws and dowels to attach the wood to the wall
- possibly a cheap plastic plate the size of the kitchen back wall
- possibly T-profiles for rear wall joints
- Joint filler
- Silicone or acrylic for grouting
- Measuring tool
- Tool for cutting the back wall of the kitchen
- Syringe for glue and silicone or. acrylic
- possibly a clean, soft cloth
- Drill (€ 48.00 at Amazon *) with circular drill
First of all, any existing end strips in the kitchen must be removed. Then the measurements are taken for the back wall of the kitchen.
2. Cutting the back wall of the kitchen
Especially in the area of the extractor hood, the area to be clad can extend over the lower edge of the wall cupboards. In the case of single-colored panels, a separate panel can be cut for this purpose. A suitable T-profile will later be used at the joint. However, it is possible to cut the entire sheet "from one piece ".
For this you need the cheap plastic plate. This is cut to size and later used as a precisely fitting template.Especially in the case of back walls with a photo motif, the panel areas cannot be cut into pieces. Once the back wall has been prepared, the pieces of wood must be attached to the wall. In addition, any sockets must be measured and transferred. Working with a stencil is also better here. The socket areas are cut out with the circular drill.
3. Fasten the profiles made of wood
The wooden profiles can either be glued to the wall with assembly adhesive or may even have to be attached with dowels and screws. The thickness of the wood should be chosen so that the back wall is flush with the worktop as desired. The distance between the wooden profile sheets should not exceed 15 to 20 cm so that the kitchen rear wall can be glued evenly.
4th. Attach the kitchen rear wall
Now the kitchen rear wall can be attached. To do this, assembly adhesive is applied in wave-shaped beads to the wooden profiles. The size of the caterpillars can be found in the instructions for use of the manufacturer of the assembly adhesive. Then the panel is pressed onto the wall using the wooden profiles. The instructions for use of the adhesive also indicate the time required for hardening. If grouting is to be carried out, the filler is pressed into the joints and closed with silicone.
Existing sockets can now be reinstalled. Any connection strips can also be attached along the underside of the wall units and along the worktop.Tips & Tricks The difference between joint silicone and acrylic is quickly explained: silicone cannot be painted with paint, but acrylic can.