Guide to Preparing for a Kitchen Renovation with Temporary Protection

Provide the right temporary protection for cabinets and worktops, windows and glass surfaces, flooring, and appliances for a damage-free renovation process.
May 23, 2024 by
Guide to Preparing for a Kitchen Renovation with Temporary Protection
SP Group Global Ltd

Home improvement projects like kitchen renovations can be quite costly. And you don’t want to spend even more repairing or replacing items that get damaged. One good idea is to use temporary protection that fits the surfaces you want to protect. Follow this guide to make sure you have everything covered during the renovation.

Why Should You Consider Temporary Protection Investment?

Temporary protection protects both areas that aren’t under construction and have already been modified. Without it, your fixtures and surfaces could get damaged during renovation.

For instance, you remodelled your kitchen into an L-shape with an island. You’re fond of the existing marble tiles, so you left them as they are. All seems to be going well until you accidentally drop one side of the new cast-iron sink while installing it. This could dent the sink and even crack the marble tiles. 

These sorts of incidents often result in costly damage that could have been prevented. Spare yourself the headache and expense by taking preventive measures.

What Areas Should You Protect?

This depends on the extent of the renovation and the features you wish to maintain, whether existing or new. Here’s a checklist to give you some ideas and solutions:

1. Cabinets and worktops

Cabinets and worktops are at risk of getting paint drips or spills, which can affect their appearance. When taking out the countertops near the cabinets, debris can make dents if it hits them. Temporary protection like this STIXX Multi-Surface Protector shields these fixtures from such hazards. This film is low tack and self-adhesive and can be left for about 30 days for maximum protection.

2. Windows and glass surfaces

Windows left uncovered aren’t guaranteed safe from debris, splatters, or accidental impacts. The same goes for glass furniture pieces like dining tables. This damage can result in scratches, stains, or even cracks in the glass. Cleaning up or repairing can also be demanding and financially burdensome.

What you need is quality glass and window protection films. Apply edge to edge of the glass surface, and they can be left for up to 60 days if no moisture seeps in.

3. Flooring

Wouldn’t it be a hassle to deal with damage like the sink slipping and harming your marble tiles? Consider this Floorgard Corry Board for impact protection. Its corrugated twin-walled structure creates a buffer between the floor and any objects above, reducing the impact damage. 

Unlike cardboard or hardwood alternatives, it’s tough and highly resistant to impacts from accidental drops of tools, materials, or equipment. This is the way to go if you’re looking for durable and lightweight.

Tip: You can also use Floorgard Corry Board to line the interior of cabinets, cover adjacent walls, or even appliances, which we’ll discuss further below.

Read our ‘Top FAQs on Floorgard Corry Boards Answered’ guide to learn more.

4. Appliances

Some kitchen renovation projects don’t necessarily require moving out the appliances. For instance, when upgrading the backsplash or installing new light fixtures. But that doesn’t mean these items are safe from damage during the construction process.

Workers may accidentally bump into the refrigerator or dishwasher while moving back and forth in the kitchen. Dust and debris from sanding or cutting may also settle on the cooker. 

To prevent such issues, use multi-surface films or corry board sheets to cover these appliances and ensure they remain unscathed until completion.

For all your temporary protection needs in construction and renovation, contact SP Group at +44 28 9442 8611 or email