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    Default Splashback same as the benchtop?

    has anybody used a laminex splashback that is exactly the same as the kitchen benchtop? so its all the same colour/look.

    is this good, trendy, hip etc or too much.

    thoughts?

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    not unusual at all many people do it

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    Not laminax but when we did the kitchen 10 years ago put in granite benchtops and the same granite splashbacks and it looks terrific , the one colour gives the impression of deeper benches and is no way over the top
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    Daren, I think its a great idea and usually it looks better than different colours/textures between the bench top and the splashback, provided the formica fits with the rest of the room.

    Friends bought a house with 1970's era lime green formica bench top and splashback which looks great now that we have stuck white formica over the green stuff.

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    hmm , ok. might be good then.

    dont s'pose anyones got any pics?

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    can laminex be used behind a stove top?
    if so, it could potentially save a lot of $$

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    Quote Originally Posted by brookelea View Post
    can laminex be used behind a stove top?
    if so, it could potentially save a lot of $$
    Please check your local codes. In some jurisdictions it is not allowed. I personally would not do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brookelea View Post
    can laminex be used behind a stove top?
    if so, it could potentially save a lot of $$
    You need to have a minimum of 200mm between the edge of the burner and a vertical surface.
    In most cases the burner will be to close to the wall, laminate being a combustable material will deform and possibly ignite.

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