Kiwi Kitchens Ltd
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Kiwi Kitchens Ltd commented on a discussion: Benchtop Colour and Cabinetry
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Hi Coral. The benchtops are a laminate - Laminex Pure Mineralstone Diamondgloss, and the cabinetry is Dezignatek White Satin and Prime Melamine Prime Wenge.

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Kiwi Kitchens Ltd commented on a discussion: What colour are the cupboard fronts
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Hi - these doors vinyl wrapped and are made by Dezignatek - the colour is Pavement. It matches to Bestwood Melamine Pavement.

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Kiwi Kitchens Ltd commented on a discussion: what edge profile did you use for the island breakfast bar?
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Hi there. This benchtop was finished in Laminex Pure Mineralstone Gloss with a Euro edge which is a type of acrylic edging. It is basically a square edge laminate top but instead of the edge being clashed with the same laminate (which results in a dark line showing along the join) it is clashed with the acrylic product which gives a much more seamless finish. This edging is only available in a limited colour range and through certain benchtop manufacturers. Hope this helps :-)

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Kiwi Kitchens Ltd commented on a discussion: Kitchen island bench colour
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girlguides
I'd go a deeper shade of turquoise with grey tinge. Blues look great against orange I'd also steer clear of wood as you have nice timber furniture and don't want a clash
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asquithoatley

Year old post! What did you end up doing , Don ?

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Kiwi Kitchens Ltd commented on a discussion: stone or laminex bench top? pros and cons of each please
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I don't believe there is any perfect product for kitchen benchtops - they all have pros and cons.

Laminates can't be beaten for price. Any joins should be very hard to see. There is a huge range of colours/textures etc. Disadvantages are that the colour is only a few millimetres thick so any scratches etc will show and cannot be repaired. They will stand day to day use but you wouldn't want to cut something directly on the surface!

Stone or quartz solid surfaces are much more durable (but manufacturers still advise not to put hot things on them).

Disadvantages are the cost; any joins will probably be quite visible (its a bit like grout in between tiles but not quite so wide); and they can be very cold to touch.
In regards to cleaning, with any product (benchtop, doors, panels etc) the darker and glossier it is, the harder it is to clean. So if you want to make it easy on yourself for cleaning, stick with something light.


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bargainhunter
There is a difference between natural stone which is beautiful but comes with its staining and sealing dilemmas, then there are the manufactured types which come in a huge assortment of brands and colours, then there are the actual laminates. Make sure you go to showrooms or display homes and research exactly what you need/want. Good luck with your choice
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