How To Measure Up For An Acrylic Splashback


Project Overview
Splashbacks are perfect for protecting walls that are prone to splashing – typically kitchens, bathrooms and shower cubicles. They are an easy, inexpensive way to give your space a stylish, stunning upgrade quickly. Learn how to measure up for an acrylic splashback here.

Step by Step

Step 1 - Measure the length and width of the wall area to be covered
Once you have decided which wall areas you wish to cover an easy way forward is to draw out a plan on paper of the area that is going to be covered. Measure the total width and height of acrylic needed and then mark it on your plan.In most cases splashbacks are fitted to a walls between worktops and cupboards. In these circumstances leave around 1mm top and bottom or sides so that there is room for a little movement. (Use a neutral cure silicone sealant later on to fill any gaps – this will prevent any moisture from seeping under and down the back of the worktop and also any moisture from running down walls and behind the splashback from the top.)

Once you have your measurements, enter them in our calculator for a quote and to order your splashback.  If you need anything cutting around eg) sockets, please see Step 2.

Step 2 - Work out what needs to be cut around 
Next on your plan include everything that will need cutting around. This could be a socket hole, a cooker isolator, a cabinet.…. Then record these on your drawing so that you know exactly what cuts need making and where. If it is a socket hole, decide how your socket faceplate should appear then measure up:

For socket faceplates that sit inside your splashback:
  • measure your existing socket faceplate and add 3 – 5 mm to the measurements.  Your splashback will then be cut larger than the existing socket faceplate so that it sits comfortably inside the splashback. On installation use a coloured silicone to seal the socket faceplate and the edge of the acrylic splashback together.
 
For socket faceplates that sit on top of your splashback
  • unscrew your existing socket faceplate and measure the size of the back box. Add 1mm to these measurements for movement.
Your splashback will then have a cut-out slightly smaller than your socket faceplate. Once your splashback is on the wall,  you can screw the socket faceplate over the top of the splashback giving a tidy, professional finish.

Step 3 - Lay out your plan
With all your measurements made, your plan should look something like this:
 Measuring up for an Acrylic Splashback

Once you have your measurements, enter them into our calculator for a quote and also select the number of cut outs you will require. Upload your drawing with your order. Or, email your drawing to us for a quote. Back to All Case Studies
How To Measure Up For An Acrylic Splashback
How To Measure Up For An Acrylic Splashback
How To Measure Up For An Acrylic Splashback
How To Measure Up For An Acrylic Splashback
How To Measure Up For An Acrylic Splashback
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