Kitchen workbench help needed

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12 years 9 months ago #19955 by kate
We've finished sorting out our rental property next door and it's just about ready to sell but the kitchen benchtops are missing the covering along the edges. I'm sure there is a real name for the stuff but I've no idea what it is [:I][:I] Can that stuff be bought? If so, where from? Can they be renovated fairly cheaply? Should I just give up?

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Kate

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12 years 9 months ago #295022 by Pumpkingirl
Is it a laminated benchtop Kate?

You can buy rolls of strips of laminate and the glue required, but you'd need to glue it well and have some way of either clamping or holding it in place so the glue was holding onto it properly so it stayed flat and even.

I imagine, depending on what was on their before, you would need to clean off any glue residue and sand it back. A joiner could probably do all this for you, if you wanted it done more professionally.

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12 years 9 months ago #295024 by kate
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Thanks, laminate was the word I wanted [:I] We're trying not to spend too much money on it....too much MORE money that it [}:)]

Which reminds me....

Any lsb-ers out there who are looking for a 10 acre, 3 bedroom house? Lovely community, great school, peaceful no-exit road, great neighbours [:I][;)] all for only $560,000 :D :D

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12 years 9 months ago #295026 by devan
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There is some stuff you just put on with an iron too

The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing,and then they marry him.

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12 years 9 months ago #295027 by Pumpkingirl
Sorry I can't help out with the sale :D

It might not be that expensive to get a joiner - it wouldn't take them that long and they'll have the right tools to get the laminate to stick. Having seen a DIY laminate job, it might be a small price to avoid:
- lumps
- glue everywhere
- glue bulging
- the laminate bubbling off
- the cursing

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12 years 9 months ago #295035 by flyingfeathers
How about 'framing' it in wood ? May save the hassles of finding the right one, seen it done before and it can look really good.

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12 years 9 months ago #295040 by kate
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Thanks for the warning about DIY PG...that sounds like us [:I]

Devan, do you know where you get the iron on stuff from?

Flyingfeathers, that is a great idea :D If we can't match the laminate that is what we'll do...

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12 years 9 months ago #295091 by max2
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I wouldn't take shortcuts with the final look either Kate, its not first home owners stuff but potential 2nd home that people intend to raise their families etc. I would seek the advise of benchtop experts or in the least a kitchen company who might outsource to external benchtop people. Ask the tough questions before you hire and then you get an idea of what they actually do themselves.

I also did our benchtops in my first home and the airpockets etc were shocking, despite taking care. I didn't skimp here and went for granite, but there are specialists who just do benchtops and I reckon that is the way to go. Most of the major hardwares have kitchen flatpacks where you can buy the benchtops ready to go, so its another alternative.

just a thought.

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12 years 9 months ago #295292 by devan
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I'll ask ex hubby where he got it from. It was a piece of cake to use too...no bubbles etc

The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing,and then they marry him.

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12 years 9 months ago #295384 by sod
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The iron stuff that devan means if it's the same, I can't think of the name of comes in a small roll and can be got in most good hardware stores, as said it works great and so easy to use all the best.

Having time is a measure of enthusiasm:rolleyes:

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