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Laminex Metaline splashback product
I did a kitchen renovation in 2015 and purchased the Laminex Meraline mirror splash back. Unfortunately this product is not durable for its intended purpose. During the basic task of cleaning the product it has been scratched. The product is to soft. Basic tasks. Like cooking need to be done with care as simply banging a saucepan against the splash back whilst cooking also scratches and dents the product.
Cleaning it is an absolute nightmare. I have been in contact with Laminex and they have advised me that they will replace, but that the ...
Diamond gloss laminate
In our previous home we put in a new kitchen 14 years ago. The laminate I chose was laminex diamond gloss. The cupboards were standard laminate.
Not once in the following 12 years before selling the house did we have any problems at all with any of the laminate. It still looked as good as the day it was installed in fact the real estate agent thought the kitchen was new. The bench colour was Kashmir granite I think it was called in diamond gloss.
The cupboard colours were parchment and the drawers purvivan clay.
Fading Bench top
When I first decided to replace my bench tops in the kitchen, I went to Laminex at the Sunshine Coast. I had a look at the different products on offer. I was pointed in the direction of the diamond gloss as it looked nice and looked like a granite bench top, nice and shiny. The sale person did tell me that the diamond gloss was not for external use. Anyway, I had my bench tops made. Not by Laminex, but another cabinet maker. After about 18 months I noticed that the area behind the sink had started to discolour and start to go a different shade ...(green instead of brown). I went to laminex and explained to them what had happened. They sent out a Rep from the company. She had a look at the faded area behind the sink and told me that it wouldn't be covered as there was a window behind the sink and it was not to be used near windows as it fades from the sunlight. This may have been useful information at the time of deciding to go with this product. I told her that most kitchens would have a window in them, and that the bench top only received direct sunlight in winter and then only for about 6 hours a day. This window also has a blind that is down most of the time. I told her that her company had told me about not using the product outdoors. But as far as they were concerned the area was subject to sunlight whether indoors or not and not subject to any warranty claim. This product was purchased around 5 years ago and I contacted them around 18 months after the tops were fitted. The bench top has only gotten worse in this area over the years. So if anyone is considering putting this product (DIAMOND GLOSS by LAMINEX) in there house and you have windows nearby DON'T.
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How to remove old laminex from a table top to replace it
After reading all these comments I have absolute no confidence in this company. I was considering using the Absolute range for kitchen cupboards. Has anyone any experience with this product?
I have Absolutematt White in the kitchen and laundry of my new house. It doesn't matter what tinted/clear window/light/tile/paint/bench /night or day it is PALE GREEN .
I now will have to go with a green colour scheme throughout the WHOLE house which will fight with the carpet I have chosen.
The rep did come to the house but his visit hasn't changed the colour. I am so disappointed as I am a Pisces/blue person currently trapped in a green kitchen where I presently live.
At 71 years of age this was to be my dream house !!!!! Utterley devestated.
I am thinking of Diamond Gloss Laminex Benchtops but after reading some reviews I am now re-thinking, has anyone had good luck with their Diamond Glass Benchtops or do they all have a problem?
Sher, if you are thinking of using the diamond gloss, don't use it near windows that have sunlight as it will fade and discolor. I have used it in my bathroom and that was fine, but the glass is setina glass and doesn't get direct sunlight. Don't believe what they say about it won't scratch because it does.
Don't use it .It is not the product Laminex advertise. It takes a lot of work to keep it looking good and it is definitely not scratch resistant as they advertise. There are much better alternatives.
Thank you. ...of course Laminex rep said they have never had a problem. Will definitely rethink but I am not wanting granite etc....have to find some product that doesn't fade or scratch...any suggestions?
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