Can a shower panel be used as a kitchen splashback?

Posted by Fiona Kennedy on 29th Apr 2022

Can a shower panel be used as a kitchen splashback?

Finding yourself in love with the look of a certain laminate surface for your kitchen walls, to then only notice that it is a shower panel?

Not to worry, it is actually quite possible that your chosen product could be used for kitchen applications too.

When shopping with Rearo, all of our laminate shower panels are certified with a class 2 fire rating, meaning our bathroom wall panels are perfectly capable of meeting the requirements of a kitchen splashback and can be applied directly behind hob areas.

White tile compact grade laminate kitchen splashback

Which of your shower panels can I use in my kitchen?

This includes our Selkie, Nuova and Versatile ranges - all of which offer an extensive mix of authentic stone and wood effects, as well as pantone finishes and tile designs.

Unfortunately though, these traits do not extend to our pvc shower panels - which do not meet the criteria for a kitchen setting.

Their class 1 fire rating means they are prone to melting under significant heat exposure.

White gloss laminate kitchen splashback

How to apply laminate panels to your walls

However not to worry, as the application process for using our wet wall shower panels as kitchen splashbacks is both quick and straight forward.

For a seamless finish, all that is required is some grip adhesive, silicone sealant and also h-section panel trims - used to join panels together when exceeding a certain length.

Although, if you are looking to avoid using trims, a tongue and groove join could be the perfect alternative.

Unfortunately this process is not possible with our Versatile tile effect shower panels. This is why we offer our white tile splashback - perfect for horizontal applications.

Click here for our full kitchen splashback installation guide.

Pastel blue matte laminate kitchen splashback

Caring for your new splashback

Once installed, only minimal maintenance will be required to keep your new kitchen walls looking like new.

Just a simple wipe down with a damp cloth and mild detergent will remove any residue, such as cooking spillages and water.

Our laminates non-porous means it is less likely to stain, whilst also being scratch resistant.

And, for added satisfaction, all products are supported by a 10-year guarantee.

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For further information regarding any of our wet wall shower panels or kitchen splashback surfaces, please get in touch with a member of our customer service team via sales@rearo.co.uk or phone 0141 440 0800.