Oct 05, 2007 6:44 pm
When doing a quick walkthrough of our house the other day, I noticed a join in the kitchen benchtop. It's just laminate (nothing fancy!) and a straight side with the stove top space in the middle. I haven't measured it but I think the entire length is approx 3600mm. Should we be able to get a single piece of laminate for this length? Is there a maximum? I would like to get my facts straight before the builder comes back to me and says "that's just the way it is love - can't go longer than xxx" The join to me is quite visible and spoils the look of the benchtop.
Thanks for any help,
Re: Benchtop length?2
Oct 05, 2007 8:08 pm
Most laminates come in rolls of 3600mm max length. Therefore you'll find most suppliers specify a maximum bench length of 3550mm before a join is required.
However there are a very few laminate suppliers with machines able to handle upto 5000mm length rolls.
Re: Benchtop length?3
Oct 05, 2007 8:49 pm
Most laminate is available in 3600mm long sheets.
Remember that if you need both ends of the benchtop finished with a rolled edge then the maximum length that can be done without a join is 3400mm.
Re: Benchtop length?4
Oct 05, 2007 10:14 pm
The laminate that I selected is only available in 2400 apparently:
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Re: Benchtop length?5
Oct 06, 2007 12:38 am
To be sure, find out what colour you want and confirm the supplier.
It should be Laminex or Formica these days, then why not check out the appropriate websites:
They have technical/product data on there that you can confirm sheet sizes.
Then you will be fully informed.
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