Left & Right End (Width) Finish
i.e. the width sides (at either end of the bench top)

 

Refers to 'What is happening to the width ends (typically the 'short' ends) at either end of the bench top/s?' Are these sides seen or not? (refer to the illustrations).

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There are several different End Profiles to select from and there are also several different machining options to select from and these are as follows:


Unfinished
An Unfinished edge is just that, it is unfinished (un-laminated, left RAW). Example: where the bench top abuts to say a wall or tall cabinets (such as a Pantry, Wall Oven or Fridge).

TIP: Typically cabinetmakers tend to make a bench top with an Unfinished edge say 10mm longer, so they can then plane on-site to suit out-of-square walls and acheive a tight, perfect finish.


   Unfinished Edge  
   

 


Square Laminated Edge
A Square Laminate Edge is used on a benchtop where the edge is visable or seen. Note: In some cases, depending on the laminate brand, there is a noticeable black line around the edge where the laminate surfaces join. If you want to minimise this look, then avoid specifying a lighter-coloured top. 
 

  Square Laminated Edge  
   


 

Rolled Edge
A Rolled Laminate Edge is used on a benchtop where the edge is visable or seen. The laminate physically rolls around the edge (the same type of roll as on the front edge). 

Note 1: When having cabinetry under, the cabinet (inc the Applied End) must be set back a minimum of the clip distance (standard 35 mm) plus 10 mm (thus 45 mm). If you make the clip distance bigger than the standard 35mm, then you will need to set the cabinetry back further to compensate.

Note 2: A Tightform style bench top can not have the option of a Rolled Edge (as the extreme radius of tightform does not allow this and the laminate will crack during this process)

Note 3: A Rolled Edge finish must have a 35 mm x 35 mm (minimum) clipped front edge, as you simply can not roll both edges at 90 degrees to each other -See the image below showing the clipped corner.

  Rolled Edge
    

 

Half Banana Edge
A Half Banana Laminate Edge is used on a benchtop where the edge is visable or seen

Note 1: When having cabinetry under, the cabinet (inc the Applied End) must be set back a minimum of the Banana distance (standard 50 mm) plus 10 mm (thus 60 mm). If you make the Banana distance bigger than the standard 60mm, then you will need to set the cabinetry back further to compensate.

Note 2: If the rear of the Bench Top is also profiled (the same as the front), then the 'Half' Banana Edge becomes and 'Full' Banana Edge, as the curve needs to continue -See image below:

  'Full' Banana Edge (as both front and rear edges profiled)
          

 

Extra Machining Options:

When ever you have a change of benchtop direction you will need a join.

  • Join - Male Masons Mitre
    This type of join is designed to fit into a Female Mason Mitre 
    and is used to create an 'L' shape bench top (i.e another bench top running at 90 degrees to this one) Example: If you are installing an 'L' Shaped between in between 2 walls.
       

 

  • Join - Female Masons Mitre
    This type of join is designed to fit into a Male Mason Mitre and is used to create an 'L' shape bench top (i.e another bench top running at 90 degrees to this one) Example: If you are installing an 'L' Shaped between in between 2 walls.
       

 

  • Join - Angled
    This type of join is designed to join 2 bench tops with an angled join instead of a Masons Mitre. Example: If you have both rear edges the same as front edges then you will need an angled mitre.
       

 

  • Join - Butt 
    This type of join is designed to simply join one top to another (i.e in creating an extra long bench top). Example: Sometimes you may need something outside the standard or you may have a bench top that you need exceeds the Laminate sheet size -In this case you may need to add some machining options instead. For example you want a benchtop 4000 mm long, so you will need to order 2x seperate tops and then use the Butt Join machining option below to join the two tops together to get the over-all size that you need.

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Join - Butt This type of join is designed to simply join one top to another (i.e in creating an extra long bench top).