All about installing Kitchen worktop wrap
A kitchen worktop wrap is a laminate sheet that is placed over the top of an existing kitchen worktop to give it a new lease of life. It is usually made from a high-pressure laminate (HPL) which is a type of plastic that is very strong and durable.
The HPL is made up of several layers of paper that are impregnated with resins. These layers are then bonded together under high pressure and heat to create a solid sheet.
Once the HPL sheet has been created, it is then cut to size and shape to fit the kitchen worktop that it will be covering. The edging strip is also cut to size and shape and is then glued or screwed onto the front edge of the worktop wrap.
The worktop wrap is then ready to be installed onto the kitchen worktop. It is important to make sure that the surface is clean and free from any grease or dirt before installation.
The worktop wrap is installed by firstly peeling off the backing paper from the adhesive strip. The adhesive strip is then placed onto the worktop and the worktop wrap is then placed over the top. The worktop wrap is then smoothed down into place making sure that there are no air bubbles.
The edging strip is then placed over the front edge of the worktop wrap and is glued or screwed into place. The kitchen worktop wrap is now installed and ready to use.
There are many ways to install a kitchen worktop wrap. The most common method is to use a worktop jig, which is a tool that allows you to easily make precise cuts in the laminate sheets. You can also use a router to make the cuts, but this requires more skill and is more time-consuming.
If you’re not confident enough in your ability to make straight cuts, you can always have a professional do it for you. This is usually the best option, as it guarantees a perfect finish. And the risk is also very minimum.
Once the cuts are made, you’ll need to apply a generous amount of adhesive to the back of the laminate sheets. Then, you can start pressing them into place on the worktop. It’s important to work from the front to the back, and to use a roller to smooth out any air bubbles. Because if you do it with your hand or anything else except the roller, there are chances that some air bubbles will be left.
Once the adhesive has dried, you can trim off any excess laminate with a sharp knife. Then, you can apply a worktop sealer to protect the laminate and make it easier to clean.
Installing a kitchen worktop wrap is a relatively easy process, but it’s important to take your time and make sure that everything is done correctly. If you make a mistake, it can be extremely difficult to correct.So, if you’re not confident in your ability to do it yourself, it’s always best to hire a professional. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.