We often get asked what is a breakfast bar? Would you like to know the difference between a breakfast bar and a worktop, and how these fit into the whole kitchen surface range that includes upstands as well as splashbacks?
Quite simply a breakfast bar is like a worktop, but both sides are finished. By finished we mean covered in the coloured/textured surface if laminate or sanded/ground to the standard of an outward facing if solid wood, granite, marble or quartz.
Breakfast bars tend to be supplied in lengths similar to worktops i.e. 2m, 3m, and 4m, with some suppliers offering slight differences e.g. 3.6m and 4.1m. Sizes are usually expressed in mm i.e.
2m = 2000mm
3m = 3000m
3.6m = 3600mm
4m = 4000mm
4.1m = 4100mm
Upstands are the surfaces that are vertical. They tend to be thinner than worktops. Splashbacks are thin pieces of material (can be acrylic, glass or metal) that are fitted behind cooker hobs and sinks etc to protect the wall from moisture and food splashes, as well as improving the aesthetics of your kitchen without the need for extensive tiling.
Laminate breakfast bars are made from the same compressed wood fiberboard as worktops and are usually the same depth. There are end strips available to cover the ends of breakfast bars once cut. This means that they can be fitted as a standalone breakfast bar in the centre of your kitchen (both sides and both ends covered) or against a wall (both sides and just one end covered because the other is against the wall.
We hope this article has helped you. If you would like any further information, do not hesitate to get in touch with us via the Contact section of this website.