This guide has been produced by Genie Splashbacks to act as a reference for measuring panels intended to be bought from Genie Splashbacks.
This guide is for information purposes only and must not be construed as full instructions. It is advisable that any persons not fully comfortable or confident in measuring, installing or amending panels seeks professional help from a trades person.
Genie Splashbacks cannot accept any responsibility for damage or errors caused to panels by customers or trades persons.
Due to kitchens and bathrooms very rarely being perfectly square, you may find your sizes change in different positions that you measure.
The best way to combat this issue is to take various measurements across the area where you want your splashback to fit, and use the shortest.
The best way forward when measuring more complicated panels is to draw out a plan on a piece of paper of the area that is going to be covered, including any obstacle that will require cuts e.g. wall units, cooker isolators, sockets etc…. With this plan you can then mark all you measurements down so that you know exactly what cuts need making and where. You can also download our ready made templates from our website. These are ready-made for your convenience.
In most cases you will be fitting your splashback to a surface between your worktop area and possibly cupboards above, as well as walls, cupboards or other splashback panels to the sides. In this case, as previously mention in the full splashback measuring guide, it is wise to leave 2mm top, bottom and each side so that there is room for a little movement.
Measure the total width and height of acrylic needed and then mark it on your plan (remember to leave 2mm expansion). Where it needs to cut in round any cupboards or other items, measure this also, again leaving a 2mm gap for movement.
3mm Natural Crystal Finish
3mm Uncoated (natural crystal 3mm) - A thinner 3mm thick alternative to our 5mm thick panels. These are much more flexible than our 5mm panels, making them perfect for slight curves or situations where ultra-light applications are needed. These do not have scratch, mould and chemical resistant properties.
5mm Natural Crystal Finish
5mm Uncoated (natural crystal) - Visually indistinguishable from our Premium Hard-coated panels. The only difference is that these panels do not have the scratch, mould and chemical resistant properties.
5mm Premium Hard Coated Gloss Finish
5mm Hard-coated acrylic (premium gloss) - Your scratch resistant hard-coated panels also have mould and detergent resistant properties; making them the most hygienic and safe way to protect your kitchen, bathroom or any other room or purpose. They are light, while remaining very hard wearing.
6mm Toughened Glass
Highly scratch resistant, toughened glass. Our glass is low-Iron…meaning that it is as crystal clear as possible. This stops the green tint that you see on most glass, meaning the colour will be unaltered and seen as it was intended. Tough and heavyweight items. Bespoke, unique, classy look. Our glass is heat resistant so can be used behind direct heat sources. You can have any colour or design…just as all of our acrylics.