Post Formed Edging

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These two pictures show the ringed section on the hob solution drawing. One with a contrasting colour of worktop to illustrate the joint and how it is easily lost to view once the same colour of worktop is used.

Post-formed options using 38.8mm thickness and a maximum length of 4080mm (Up to and including the 900mm depth).

We can cut boards from boards having both long edges post-formed in the standard Duropal widths.

We can cut boards from all ranges having only one long edge post-formed up to a maximum depth of 885mm

We can cut boards from a limited range of Duropal colours having one long post-formed edge up to a maximum size of 2000mm length x 1200mm depth.

We can cut "Butt and Scribed" joints to enable right angled joints to be made with two separate post-formed worktops. The hairline joint is sealed with a colour coded sealant (supplied with the joint) to effectively disguise the joint still further.

The underside of the male joint, showing how we pack the jointing bolts and colorfill sealant, within 19mm of the thickness of the worktop.

Do not stand kettles or any other electrical appliance on a joint that will expose the joint to sudden changes in temperature, as this will cause the sealant to break down, resulting in the ingress of moisture that will "Blow" the joint. For the same reason water should never be allowed to rest upon the worktop around the area of a joint or in-set post-formed section. Joints should not be situated directly above or adjacent and above to electrical appliances for the same reasons.

We can cut corner boards that allow for 45 degree corner solutions, where a floor unit or oven is placed at an angle across the corner. We can also provide a small triangular piece to fill in the gap left near to the wall when using the 885 maximum depth boards.

The inset post-formed splay is a cunning solution to enable us to supply you with post-formed finishes to splays and returns at the ends of worktops. Whilst highly water resistant they do need to be kept away from sinks and not mounted directly adjacent to either dishwashers or washing machines.

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The inset sections are shown in white to highlight them. Normally they would be the same colour as the worktop

The picture below usefully shows the reason why you cannot have a square section radius blending into the front post-formed edge of a laminated worktop. When you stick on the laminate edging onto the square section you have to file it down to make it blend in smoothly into the post-formed section.

The result is obvious, the laminate edging gets its top colour and pattern layer rubbed away and the brown underlay papers that go to make up the laminate are now plain to see.

The final point is that the thickness of the laminate as it meets the front post-formed edge is rubbed down to end up thinner than a cigarette paper! Now do you really think that is going to be moisture resistant?

So it looks horrible and it is not functional. That is why we do not ever do it!