Are routed worktop joints over-rated?

Discussion in 'Kitchen Fitters' Talk' started by G Brown, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. sospan

    sospan Screwfix Select

  2. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Super Member

    As has been said already, masons mitre will last the lifetime of the kitchen if done properly.

    IIRC, the mitres on my previous kitchen worktop had colorfill applied in the joint and showed no signs of moving at all after 15 years. The trick with whatever joint is used is to make sure the edges are sealed. If they are properly sealed, moisture can't get in and they'll be fine.

    I would not want those horrid metal joiners in my kitchen, just a magnet for all sorts of cr@p and they look, well, horrid.
  3. candoabitofmoststuff

    candoabitofmoststuff Screwfix Select

    For what it's worth...
    I replaced my kitchen last year... DIY.

    The kitchen removed was in the house when we bought it, in early 1997. So that's nearly 20 years ago.
    When we bought the house we were told that the kitchen had been fitted at the same time as some house alterations, (kitchen and dining room knocked into one room), and that had been done, "about 10 years ago".

    So that means the kitchen was fitted about 30 years ago... which is basically why we were replacing it; it was knackered...

    Except for the masons mitre on the joint. It was still perfect!
    (It was an "ordinary" worktop, i.e. melamine covered chipboard, about 30mm thick, rather than the 40mm of today.)

  4. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    I think "expert" is over egging it, a tradesman will do but thanks :)
  5. Joe95

    Joe95 Screwfix Select

    Ah, i was hoping you would not have brought that up:oops:. It got me going when that ****** called you an idiot. I respect you because you bring knowledge here and have also taught me many a thing (and have a good laugh). People with an attitude are not welcome, and it ****** me right off when i hear BS presented like that, regardless of the situation. Make your point and justify it. There.
    As for 'tradesmen', you are an expect in your field. As a handyman/multitrade i have huge respect for the specialized lads.

    Take the complement and shush, i want to hear no more of it ;)
  6. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    There have been a lot of trolls on here over the years and it is simply water off a very thick skinned duck's back
  7. koolpc

    koolpc Super Member

    Don't people use Prittstick to stick the work tops together? I thought that was the dog's danglies! lol :p
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  8. Joe95

    Joe95 Screwfix Select

    Well we all know what you would use.....

  9. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    I've never laid a brick or a tile, soldered a copper pipe or put some tarmac down,
  10. Joe95

    Joe95 Screwfix Select

    I have never put tarmac down either, I'd subcontract!:D
    Thank you Chippie.
  11. koolpc

    koolpc Super Member

    I've never worn the same pants for longer than a month! :confused::confused:
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  12. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    You haven't lived man.
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  13. koolpc

    koolpc Super Member

  14. GoodwithWood

    GoodwithWood Active Member

    Quack quack :p

    You always make me laugh mate. :)
    Joe95 likes this.
  15. Robert Dean

    Robert Dean New Member

    I agree with JoinerJohn. A kitchen worktop installed correctly shouldn't swell with moisture.

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