Skirting for the kitchen: protection against dirt and better appearance

Baseboards are standard on most kitchens today - they protect the floor under the kitchen from soiling on the one hand, and on the other hand they ensure that the support feet of the kitchen cupboards are no longer visible. What else there is to know about it, read here.

Protection against pollution

As a rule, kitchen cabinets have height-adjustable support feet, which serve to compensate for any uneven floors or differences in height and to bring the worktop and kitchen cabinets exactly in the balance.

Since the kitchen does not lie directly on the floor, a lot of dirt can collect under the kitchen cabinets, which is difficult to remove again. That's why most kitchens are factory-fitted with an exact trim.

In almost all cases, this panel is additionally equipped with a wiper lip, in order to prevent the ingress of dirt under the kitchen cabinets even more and at the same time to protect the panel itself from wiping moisture.

Veneering of the feet

To ensure a uniform appearance of the kitchen, this skirting also serves to make the Aufstellfüße the kitchen cabinets invisible, and to create a visually uniform kitchen front.

Functions of the kitchen panel

  • conceals the feet of the kitchen cabinets
  • prevents the ingress of dirt under the kitchen cabinets
  • a wiper lip additionally prevents the penetration of moisture under the kitchen cabinets when wiping

Assembly of the kitchen panel

The skirting board of the kitchen has to be adjusted exactly - in some cases, especially if there are differences in height - this is often a tricky and difficult task.

The best way to do that is to first bring the kitchen cabinets to exactly the same height, and then accurately mark the differences in height at the bottom of the kitchen cabinets. Then you can adjust the aperture with some feeling relatively exactly.

The attachment of the panel is then different from kitchen manufacturer to kitchen manufacturer, and in some cases alone can be quite tricky.

Most of the aperture is part of the kitchen when buying

Almost always, when you buy a new kitchen, the aperture will be automatically added. So you usually need to get your own kitchen panel.

Tips & Tricks

In case of doubt, leave the expert to work when adjusting the kitchen panel - a not exactly matching skirting board is very obvious and usually does not pay off the small effort saved.

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