The IKEA EKBACKEN Battlestation

For those looking to bring a touch of elegance to their battlestation, the IKEA EKBACKEN countertop might be the ideal solution. Its combination of style and functionality ensures that it stands out in any setting. Let’s explore the EKBACKEN further.


The EKBACKEN is a countertop from IKEA known for its laminate finishes, providing durability coupled with a modern look. It’s designed to be both practical and visually appealing.

Available finishes include:

  • Concrete effect
  • Dark oak effect
  • Light oak effect
  • Marble effect

If the EKBACKEN doesn’t resonate with your style, I’ve written about other countertops in IKEA’s extensive range that can be used as a battlestation desk.

EKBACKEN’s Durability

Given its laminate construction, the EKBACKEN is resistant to stains, scratches, and moisture, ensuring longevity for your setup.

How To Set Up An EKBACKEN Battlestation

Whether you favor the minimalistic Alex drawer units, standing desk legs, or any other foundational options, the EKBACKEN provides a versatile base. Given its array of finishes, you can select the one that perfectly matches your gaming or computer accessories.

Just remember to distribute the weight of your monitors and equipment evenly. Clean cable management, using clips or under-desk trays, will elevate the overall look.

Pairing EKBACKEN with Other IKEA Products

The marble effect EKBACKEN, for example, pairs beautifully with white or black Alex drawers, providing a touch of luxury to your battlestation. As always, use non-slip pads or brackets to ensure stability.


The EKBACKEN is for those who don’t want to compromise between style and functionality. It’s more than just a countertop; it’s a statement piece that can be the centerpiece of your battlestation.