Anyone have ideas on using Engineered Hardwood for kitchen backsplash?

by Che29494731
I have two large boxes of engineered hardwood, Need some ideas on how to use for backsplash. My kitchen currently has wall paper I want to remove. Do I need to have a backing for the hardwood? Any ideas?
Thank you Cheyrl

  4 answers
  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jan 17, 2018

    Professionals do not use any type of wood for backsplashes as wood is not compatible with water splashing on it. Hence the word backsplash. That's why you find tile, and other water compatible products used behind the sink.

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Jan 17, 2018

    Hey Cheryl, as long as wood is treated with a good sealant it can absolutely be used in areas where there will be moisture. You can use wood glue and small brad nails to tack it up and then I would do at least four coats of poly acrylic. I found an image of another DIYer who did a whole wall in it in her kitchen.

    • Che29494731 Che29494731 on Jan 17, 2018

      Thank you for the information, I truly did not think this was an option, but did want to try it

  • William William on Jan 17, 2018

    You sure can. Engineered Hardwood is already finished so no sealing is needed. Don't use wood glue. It won't hold. Use a construction adhesive. Best for the back splash would be Locktite Power Grab but any brand will work. Put about three beads on the back of the wood and press it firmly on the wall. As you build up the height use strips of blue painters tape randomly across the seams to hold it in place. No nails needed.