Installing a sink in your laminate countertops

Traditional kitchen sinks have to be recessed into your countertop. Here’s some DIY installation advice from specialist manufacturers of laminate countertop edging.

Step One: Plan your sink installation 

First, check with your sink manufacturer to see if they will supply a cutting template along with your sink. If they don’t, you can make one yourself by setting the sink face down on the countertop and marking it out with a pencil, making sure the space at the front and back of the sink is even. Then, measure the lip of the sink and mark that inner guide line within your pencil outline.

Note that it’s best to install your faucets and waste to the sink or countertop before the sink is secured in place.

Step Two: Cut the recess hole 

Using a drill with an auger or flat bit, drill a hole in each corner of the sink position inside the inner guide line. Keep the drill at a precise right angle to the countertop for accuracy.

Using a jigsaw, cut around the inside guide line, using the corner holes as starting points. Once you have made the hole, rest the sink inside it to see if it fits properly. Once you are happy with the fit, seal the cut edges of the countertop with a preservative primer.

Step Three: Assembly 

Remove the sink from the hole and install faucets, waste assembly and overflow as per the instructions from your manufacturer. Once they are installed securely, caulk around the hole in the countertop to seal against moisture, or place the manufacturers gasket or seal around the edge if they have supplied one.

Install the retaining clips around the sink edge and position the sink to ensure that you have enough access to connect the faucets to the water supply. Once you are happy with the position of the sink, tighten the retaining clips and wipe away any access sealant, and connect the faucets.

Add the perfect finishing touch to your kitchen with premium laminate countertop edges 

Kuehn Bevel is a leader in the manufacture of decorative laminate countertop edging products for Formica, laminate, solid surface and wood countertops. Our products include beveled edge laminate countertop edges, Formica edges, solid surface edging and Corian countertop edges, amongst others. Our aim is to give our clients access to beautiful and stylish products that deliver the best in protective countertop edging and interior design but without the hefty price tag.

For more information about our countertop edge profiles, please contact us today at https://www.kuehnbevel.com/  and speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers.

Can laminate countertops be painted?

The short answer to this question is yes, laminate countertops can be painted. However, the more important question is: should they? Here’s what the specialist manufacturers of laminate edging options have to say on the topic.

First, it is important to recognize the qualities that make laminate countertops so great. Firstly, they’re affordable at around $30 including installation, which makes them very accessible to most remodeling budgets. Secondly, they are very heat and scratch resistant, so they are up to the task of even the busiest home kitchens. They are also very hygienic and easy to maintain, because they are non-porous and resistant to bacteria.

Now, while there are products on the market that can be applied to laminate to change or disguise the design, these products cannot offer the same results as laminate – simply because you will be comparing a paint product to a compressed and sealed composite wood product.

The paint can be scratched by knives and scorched by hot pots and pans, leaving cracks and dents where water and food debris can collect, becoming a risk for bacteria growth. This will make them less hygienic and more difficult to maintain going forward. While even old laminate countertops can offer you years of use, painted countertops may be more work than you bargained for.

A better solution would be to invest in new laminate countertops. Thanks to advanced technology, there are more designs than ever before, including ultra-realistic marble, natural stone and wood. They can be installed directly onto your old countertops and you can further enhance them with customized laminate edge options that offer additional durability and an updated look.

Laminate countertop edges for every style and every budget 

With over 20 years of experience, Kuehn Bevel are the people to see when you want exceptional quality edging options for your laminate countertops. With a wide range of decorative options to suit all the top laminate countertop brands, we’ll deliver a product that is expertly manufactured and designed to your specifications. From beveled edge laminate countertops to Formica edges and Corian countertop edges, we can deliver it all.

Please contact us today at https://www.kuehnbevel.com/ or speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers for more information on our countertop edge options.

Make your Formica countertops look like high-end luxury with these edge options

Thanks to ultra-realistic imaging and design technology, Formica countertops are leading the way as the go-to countertop option for homeowners wanting a high-end look and durability without the high-street price tag. However, there’s always been one factor that has lagged behind: laminate countertop edge options. Until now, that is.

Specialist manufacturers like Kuehn Bevel have taken on this challenge and, with the help of advanced manufacturing technology, offer consumers a wide range of countertop edge options that can be completely customized to your home. Not only do these edges deliver an aesthetically pleasing result, they also fit seamlessly to your countertop to add additional protection and durability. Some of the most popular options include:

  • Beveled edge: This is an edge that gives your space an updated look. A sheer, clean finish is softened by having the top and/or bottom edges ground down at a slight angle. This is a great way of keeping a modern, edgy look while making it more child-friendly.
  • Eased edge: This is like a beveled edge except that the edges are rounded off rather than kept at an angle. This look is great for a softer, natural aesthetic like a wooden or granite like laminate.
  • Solid surface: This creates a distinctive edge to your countertop that is highly durable and eye-catching. It is available in Corian and Formica, amongst others, and can be matched or contrasted to your countertops.
  • Wood: Natural woods add warmth to your space, and our edging can be made in different profiles (for example, beveled edges) as well as incorporating the laminate of your choice through a stylish insert in the panel. The wood types we offer include oak, maple and cherry.

Get creative with affordable, stylish laminate countertop edge options 

At Kuehn Bevel, we work with Formica, Pionite and Wilsonart to Corian and other leading brands, giving you access to the most extensive range of laminate patterns, textures and designs for your laminate countertop edges. With our technology and design process, we can offer a huge range of custom combinations and product styles, letting you have full control over how the finished product will look. We also offer custom designed laminate backsplashes for kitchens and bathrooms.

For more information about our countertop edging, edges for granite like laminate or Formica ideal edges, or to speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers, please contact us today at https://www.kuehnbevel.com/.

What makes the perfect countertop?

With so many options for your kitchen countertop, from materials to colors and designs, choosing the right product for your home is a serious challenge. Here are some tips from specialist manufacturers of countertop edges to help make your decision a little easier.

Price and need 

These are the two biggest factors in choosing the right kitchen countertop. For example, you may need a countertop that will last a long time and withstand a lot of use, as well as being easy to keep hygienic and in good condition. Your budget, however, will limit how many of your needs can be met and to what extent.

Tips for buying a kitchen countertop 

As wonderful as it would be to spend $100,000 on a kitchen remodel, that’s just not an option for most of us, so budgeting for each part of the kitchen is essential. A standby rule is to set aside at least 10% of your budget for the countertops. This will give you a price range that you can work within that will determine if you can afford high-cost materials like marble, medium range materials like granite or Corian, or more affordable countertops like laminate.

Laminate countertops and edging options are more advanced than ever before 

Although laminate is your most affordable option, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t also your best one! This technology has come a long way, and these products are able to meet all the needs of the most demanding homeowners – from their aesthetic look (which can include granite, marble, natural wood and more), to their incredible durability. They are easy to maintain, very hygienic and easy to install – which also saves you labor costs. So, it’s not difficult to see why they make the perfect countertop for any home!

Kuehn Bevel: High quality, affordable laminate countertop edging options 

At Kuehn Bevel, we offer expertly manufactured laminate countertop edging options and profiles to enhance and protect your investment. Whether you need laminate countertop edging options or Formica edges, we can offer you a design, edge profile and final product that adds style to your space without breaking your budget.

For more information about our backsplash options, laminate countertop edge profiles or speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers, please contact us today at https://www.kuehnbevel.com/.