Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Kitchen worktops and tiles...

The kitchen worktops in our house are tiled with the same tiles that are used on the splash-back. We have never liked both the tiles or the tiled worktops since we bought the house. The tiling itself is not what I would consider to be professional; it is far from even.....

After much discussion about the kitchen and a look at a few kitchen outlets we are going to replace both items. Today we made a start on removing the first (and easiest) of the worktops...

As the tiles are on thick chipboard that has been screwed to the base units, they had to be removed. This done, it is a case of find the screws and unscrew.

Just when you think you have found them all one turns up in the most awkward of places to remove.. and then another...


It was, to say the least, difficult - and this was the easy one!


We have discovered that it can be done by dismantling the unit itself, so this was a good learning exercise. I have a feeling the next main worktops will NOT be straight forward...

Watch this space.....

4 comments:

Craig said...

Not an easy job. Are you re tiling or going for granite?

Colin and Elizabeth said...

Not granite. Standard round edge worktops. The kitchen isn't worth granite.......

Sigma Tile Cutters said...

You are right that it's not an easy job to get back these top tiles. And, for shelves granite is very expensive. It's better to use other marbles for shelves.

tony wu said...

I think there are number of online websites available for quartz countertops when you are visiting to look for factory in china properly.