Use Laminate Flooring As A Durable, Easy To Clean Backsplash In Your Kitchen

Use Laminate Flooring as a Durable, Easy to Clean Backsplash in Your Kitchen

Wood-paneled walls are all the rage these days. You can get that look in your kitchen, but for much less money if you use laminate flooring for your backsplash.

That's what Katie of the BowerPower blog did when renovating her kitchen. The flooring only cost $US60 ($79) total to cover two walls, the laminate was easy to cut and install, and it's really easy to clean. What more can you ask from a backsplash?

Head to the link below for more instructions.

Laminate Flooring Backsplash (It looks like WOOD!) [BowerPower]


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    Please, nobody do this. It is a firetrap, especially for gas burner cooktops. There are Australian Standards for splashbacks and combustable laminate certainly not a product of choice to be placed next to heat or open flame. It could cause a house fire!

      Not to mention the fact that it has joints all down the wall and water will get in eventually. Once it does, it will swell up and make it look like crap and become a grease and mould hidy hole.

    Agreed. In Australia, this is definitely not a legal practice.

    You would have to put it behind fire rated glass.

    If a house went up in flames because of it, insurance wouldn't cover it and could potentially be a public liability case.

      You would have to put it behind fire rated glass.

      And depending on situation, the material behind the toughened glass may need to be fire rated, too to ensure safety.

      Not to mention the fact that it has joints all down the wall and water will get in eventually. Once it does, it will swell up and make it look like crap and become a grease and mould hidy hole.

      And laminate flooring has a large amount of movement in expansion and contraction. That is why it is a floating floor system. IE: not glued or screwed to the floor below. You also need rather large expansion gaps for laminate flooring.

      From a legal, safety, and aesthetic point of view, this is a terrible idea.

        Though look at the join on the bench top.

    i second what stan said but for a different reason.. it wasnt a good look in the 70's and its not a good look now

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