- Howdens square edge counter top.
I have a customer who wants to use this type of work surface from howdens. It’s 38 mm square edge. I’m not familiar with the product so I’m looking for anyone who’s fitted or used this stuff as I’m worried that it will wick moisture on the underside edge and swell.Posted 4 years ago
What I’m saying is, it doesn’t look like its made in a way that will prevent this and I’d rather not fit it if I’m gonna get called back in a year because it’s swollen and delaminating near the sink.
singlecrack – Member
No different than any other formica worktop….
Can you clarify your comment please because standard work tops have a rolled edge which wraps underneath the surface and square edge finishes flush with the bottom edge. At least howdens do. That’s not the same as far as I can see. And that is the point on the work top I’m concerned with. Drips that aren’t wiped away could potentially wick into the chipboard between it and the Formica face.? Drips on a standard rolled edge will sit there until dry if not wiped away.Posted 4 years agobokononMember
Our kitchen has this very worktop.
It’s been in just over 1 year, the bottom is slightly rougher round the sink which I assume is due to water ingress – it’s not super noticeable straight away, but it is there. We (me and Father in Law) fitted it, so I’m not going to go running back to the builder, and I don’t think that if I was generally aware of that sort of thing then I wouldn’t have seen it – my wife hasn’t noticed it yet, and she’s really fussy.Posted 4 years ago
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