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Old 08-15-2014, 02:15 PM   #1
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Do i need backsplash? Or will trim suffice?


My walls are white beadboard, with shelves instead of upper cabinets. The lower cabinets are painted white with shaker style doors.
My countertops are laminate, the color of raw wood, and are not the kind with a built-in backsplash.

Do i need to put in a backsplash? If so, what kind of backsplash would look good attached to white beadboard?
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I have some trim i was gonna put on the back of the countertop to protect against water and food particles getting back there, i wont leave it exposed
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if the gap isn't big = caulk.
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the gap is too big for just caulk. The wall is not straight so it was impossible to get a tiny gap. I got some trim that will cover it, and ill put caulk along the top and bottom edge of the trim, but i cant use just caulk.
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A backsplash is not required, but a lot depends on the specific area and how many slobs are in the house.

I don't see a problem with leaving just the beadboard with caulked trim behind the general counter top areas if that's what floats your boat.

The sink is iffy. You might get away without one if you have a good quality semi-gloss paint, and are OK with repainting if necessary.

You definitely want to install something scrubbable behind the cook-top.
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thank you, Blondesense. I will look into backsplash options for those areas... Any idea what kind of backsplash might look good against beadboard?
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ok i found something that might work, if painted with quality semi-gloss paint. Of course i would paint the beadboard too, behind the sink and stove.

#1, would this work?
#2, where do i find this, preferably already primed? I dont recall seeing one of this style at Home Depot, although i could be wrong
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ok i found something that might work, if painted with quality semi-gloss paint. Of course i would paint the beadboard too, behind the sink and stove.

#1, would this work?
#2, where do i find this, preferably already primed? I dont recall seeing one of this style at Home Depot, although i could be wrong
Maybe I'm under-thinking this... but just about any pre-primed moulding would work... no? Like a length of stop moulding. The box stores carry all kinds of this stuff in pre-primed pine. Then as you said, caulk the seams where the moulding meets the bead board and the countertop.
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