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Splashbacks & upstands


Artis splashbacks are a stylish and contemporary alternative to traditional tiling in kitchen design. They are hygienic, easy to maintain and require no grouting. Providing an inspirational look, Artis splashbacks come in a full sheet size for design flexibility so you can completely cover your wall space with minimum joints or install floor to ceiling where appropriate. Artis splashbacks are installed with standard joinery procedures and with our Gloss, Snow, Granite and Burnish styles, offer a practical and cost effective solution to bespoke glass, quartz or natural stone which require templating and specialist installation. Splashbacks should always be installed at least 130mm from a hob or heat source.


Create clean uncluttered lines between your wall and worktop with an Artis upstand. Used as an addition or alternative to tiling; upstands help to perfect the finish of your kitchen. Matching upstands are available across the full range of Artis Original and Bohemian worktops.

Artis Guarantees

Artis is guaranteed for its lifetime. Artis will make good by repair and/or replacement (at its discretion) any Artis product of its manufacture which can be shown to have failed by reason of defects in its manufacture, subject to fair wear and tear, provided that the product has been installed and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and that the products are used for their intended purpose. Proof of date and place of purchase required. This guarantee is in addition to your statutory rights as a consumer and does not affect your rights in any way.

Advice on installation

Before proceeding with fabrication or installation work, please ensure that the Artis Installation, Care and Maintenance leaflet has been carefully read which can be located in the Artis worktop packaging, from your Artis dealer or on line at www.artis.co.uk. Products must be properly acclimatised and checked for quality prior to fabrication or installation procedures. All stated dimensions are nominal.


Quality, care & maintenance


Manufactured with the finest materials, Artis Surfaces offer a stylish yet durable solution for everyday living. Independently tested to BS/EN438,Artis work surfaces are designed to withstand knocks, abrasions, chemicals cigarette burns, steam, stains from juice, tea, wine or coffee. They are also highly resistant to heat, although we recommend the use of a protective pad or trivet as saucepan and casserole bottoms can become extremely hot. Please also avoid chopping and cutting directly on the laminate surface. Artis select E1 grade high density particle board for strength and stability. Its homogenous construction generates excellent machining capability for sink and hob cut outs and mitred joints. Artis Original postformed surfaces have a cast resin drip edge to seal the underside against moisture penetration from every day spills.

Performance Characteristics

Laminate surfaces are a practical and hygienic solution, however, please be aware that wear and tear is more visible on gloss and darker laminate surfaces. Additional care should be taken during handling, installation and use of these products. Laminate surfaces with ABS or PP square edges are more susceptible to moisture ingress at the top and bottom of the factory finished edges. Although the adhesive used in their manufacture is moisture resistant, it is not waterproof; so extra care should be taken with these products and accidental spillages or standing water wiped up immediately.

Care and Maintenance

Artis worksurfaces are so easy to maintain. On a day to day basis, all you need to do is wipe them down with a moist cloth and your favourite mild detergent. For more stubborn marks such as fruit juice or coffee, leave the detergent to soak on the surface for a little while before rinsing thoroughly. Gloss and darker surfaces require buffing up to a shine after their normal wipe down to maintain their appealing looks. Obviously your worktop can become damaged if mistreated, so we recommend some sensible measures like placing hot pans or casserole dishes on protective mats and mopping up spills quickly.