The team at Burleigh Laminated Benchtops can answer all your questions.
Does Burleigh Laminated Benchtops measure and install?
Sorry we manufacture benchtops for the leading cabinet makers and DIY home renovators.
Our staff can give you advice on installing yourself or if we know tradesmen who are available, we will refer them to you.
What is the lead time on a new benchtop?
Laminated benchtops can be manufactured and ready for collection generally within 2-3 weeks.
If I send in a plan, will you quote before I choose a colour?
Yes, for a CUSTOM ORDER or our BUILDERS RANGE we will quote first in the cheapest option, natural finish laminate with a 10 x 10 profile, 33mm thick.
If you choose to go ahead with order or need a SHOWROOM APPOINTMENT we will show you all the colours available, different finishes and profile options.
Gloss finishes usually add about 10% to your quote.
Can I see more colours available online?
Yes, our laminate suppliers have great websites with clear photos of the colours available.
What are the most popular profiles?
Most of our benchtops go to new home developments and 10 x 10 profile is the most popular.
Some laminates can have a tighter profile up to 4 x 4. Square edge is a square filed edge that will leave a black file line on light colour laminates. ABS edge profile is a great look to replicate a square profile.
It is a 2mm acrylic edgetape fixed to the front edge or ends of your tops.
ABS is only available in some laminate colours and can be discussed in our showroom.
How much deposit do I need to pay?
50% deposit, with balance to be paid prior to collection.
If we have installed a new kitchen ourselves does BLB check measure for the new benchtops?
If you plan to install your own benchtops, that’s great, but we don’t offer a check measure service. We will work off your plan.
Does BLB deliver?
No we don’t deliver, tops will need to be collected from our Burleigh Heads factory and you will need to bring blankets to protect them during transportation as they are not wrapped.
Does BLB do the sink and stove cutouts?
No, the sink and stove cutouts need to be done onsite.
What thickness can the benchtop be made?
The standard thickness is 33mm, we can make 38mm thick and drop front vanities.
What is laminate made of?
Laminate is made from digital images that are printed on paper.
The paper is then laid over layers of Kraft paper sheets, which are impregnated with phenolic resin, and bonded together.
Will the laminate scratch?
Laminate surfaces will withstand normal wear and tear but can be damaged by scratching or cutting with utensils, knives and unglazed pottery. Darker colours will show scratches more readily than lighter colours.
In general, dark colours and high gloss laminates require more care than lighter or natural finish laminates.
To minimise scratching, always place and lift objects from the surface – never drag or slide them across the surface and use trivets for hot items.
Can laminate benchtops be repaired if I’ve burnt a hole in it?
No, we don’t repair laminated benchtops if they are burnt.
Don’t place hot items off the stove directly onto your benchtops as this may cause blistering and burn marks.
Can you refer an installer?
If you’re not confident installing yourself, we are happy to refer trades to you.
We supply the best cabinet makers on the Tweed and Gold Coast and will refer someone if available.
What is the best way to clean my laminated benchtop?
Using a mild detergent in water will remove greasy marks. Dab, wait and wipe away. Finish with a cleaner such as Windex or Ajax Spray n Wipe.
Never use scourers abrasive cleaners such as Jif, Ajax or Gumption as they will dull and damage the surface. Avoid using strongly acidic alkaline cleaners or bleach.