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Protecting underside of kitchen wall units

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by rarara, 28 Aug 2018.

  1. rarara

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    I have my cooker hood sitting in a run of wall units, as shown:


    Am looking to cover the underside of the units to protect against splashes, steam (kettle sits under one side and we drink a lot of tea :D) and also bridge the gap to the tiles.

    Any idea what low maintenance material to use which can either be bought to size, easily trimmed, white in colour, thin enough not to be seen below the doors etc?
     
  2. JohnD

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    are the carcases and doors covered with plastic laminate, or vinyl wrapped?

    One is hard and durable, the other peels off.

    How high are the units above the hob and worktop?
     
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    Units are 700 above. Its not the doors I am trying to protect, it is the carcass which is the standard finish. Am looking for a thin veneer/other to attach onto the underside of the carcass.
     
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    so do you mean laminate or vinyl?


    you could use white laminate, it is available in sheets.

    Or brushed stainless steel, it is sold cut to size, people often use it as very durable splashback behind hobs.

    If the doors are foil wrapped it will peel off.
     
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    White Perspex or similar, screw some kind of rail extrusion on if you want to withdraw it requently? Or mirror type brackets.

    I have a chunk of stainless that was a door kick plate that I intend to fit under one cabinet- I was just going to screw it on

    As said, the best option is to avoid heat/steam too close to a cupboard bottom
     
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