Plastic backsplash material...


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Old 03-07-23, 08:26 AM
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Plastic backsplash material...

Very simple question I hope. I have seen thin (1/16" or less) plastic panels used as backsplash in apartment/motel kitchens and bathrooms. The material is glossy, and the ones I have seen are colored (white, beige, etc). What is this stuff called/where do I get it? Thanks!
 
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Old 03-07-23, 08:35 AM
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I don't know if you are referring to FRP or just a sheet of laminate. FRP is most often used in gas station bathrooms, places where it gets wet often.
 
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Old 03-07-23, 09:00 AM
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I don't know if you are referring to FRP or just a sheet of laminate. FRP is most often used in gas station bathrooms, places where it gets wet often.
Possibly, although what you are citing here seems to come thicker. I wonder if I am looking for some type of acrylic/"plexiglass".
 
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Old 03-07-23, 09:04 AM
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FRP is the most commonly used material. Most versions have a pebbled, glossy finish on one side and a mat, smooth finish on the other.

Thinner "plastic" sheets do exist but I've never seen them sold in a big box store. You may have to find a mobile home or RV supplier if you want the really thin stuff. Or, you can buy a cheap shower surround and cut what you need from the wall panels.
 
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Old 03-07-23, 09:59 AM
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Thinner "plastic" sheets do exist but I've never seen them sold in a big box store
The stuff I have seen is like poster board, except it is plastic (and a little more rigid). It is possible that it is a commercial item, for applications where it isn't meant to look elegant, is cheap, and is replaced often and bought in bulk. Like for apartment complexes and motels.
 
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Old 03-07-23, 01:29 PM
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Try Marlite.

Not sure what the product type is actually called.
Haven't used it in years but it's very similar in construction to Formica.
 
 

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