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Kitchen Countertops

Post by Chriss » October 24, 2019, 3:03 pm

Can anyone tell me the standard depth (front to wall) of a kitchen countertop. Had a quick search online, found c65cm US and 60cm UK, what are they here?

Realise I can get material cut to size but this is a not expensive build so I was considering buying countertop from one of the DIY centres, unless there are reasons not to..



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Re: Kitchen Countertops

Post by Doodoo » October 24, 2019, 3:05 pm

I have seen many just use floor tiles the 24 inch

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Re: Kitchen Countertops

Post by Chriss » October 24, 2019, 4:55 pm

Not looking for a concrete and tiled worksurface...

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Re: Kitchen Countertops

Post by glalt » October 24, 2019, 5:14 pm

Our kitchen countertops are made from the thicker 24 inch floor tiles. They work and look fine.

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Post by kopkei » October 24, 2019, 5:37 pm

normally kitchen countertops are 60 cm , most of the granite panels are 60 wide ,granite countertops are way cleaner as tiled surfaces with grouting ...,
when buying falang style kitchen the cabinets are mostly 56-58cm deep with countertop 2cm -4cm bigger... ;)

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Re: Kitchen Countertops

Post by glalt » October 24, 2019, 8:14 pm

kopkei wrote:
October 24, 2019, 5:37 pm
normally kitchen countertops are 60 cm , most of the granite panels are 60 wide ,granite countertops are way cleaner as tiled surfaces with grouting ...,
when buying falang style kitchen the cabinets are mostly 56-58cm deep with countertop 2cm -4cm bigger... ;)
The thicker, about a half inch thick 24 inch tiles, use no grout. They have sharp edges and corners and don't stain. My condo has marble or granite, I don't know which but it stains so whatever material it is must be somewhat porous. Bleach or acid bathroom cleaner doesn't remove the stains.

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Re: Kitchen Countertops

Post by Chriss » October 25, 2019, 6:42 am

kopkei wrote:
October 24, 2019, 5:37 pm
normally kitchen countertops are 60 cm , most of the granite panels are 60 wide ,granite countertops are way cleaner as tiled surfaces with grouting ...,
when buying falang style kitchen the cabinets are mostly 56-58cm deep with countertop 2cm -4cm bigger... ;)
That's exactly what I was after, thank you sir. I'm in the planning stage, didn't plan very well when I built the outdoor kitchen, the (concrete and tile) work surface ended up 78cm's deep.

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Re: Kitchen Countertops

Post by kopkei » October 25, 2019, 7:24 am

for those who want to install fe a uv water filter under the sink do not forget your electric connection there ...
@ glalt , tiles with no grouting ,even very close together will not be 100% clean/closed , enough space for ants to come trough lured by everything that is stuck in between....,and granite rarely get stains, marble however is very porous and will get stains quickly , try baking soda to draw out the stains , maybe works ... ;)

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Re: Kitchen Countertops

Post by glalt » October 25, 2019, 9:34 am

kopkei wrote:
October 25, 2019, 7:24 am
for those who want to install fe a uv water filter under the sink do not forget your electric connection there ...
@ glalt , tiles with no grouting ,even very close together will not be 100% clean/closed , enough space for ants to come trough lured by everything that is stuck in between....,and granite rarely get stains, marble however is very porous and will get stains quickly , try baking soda to draw out the stains , maybe works ... ;)
I'll give the baking soda a try, nothing else has worked. I seldom use the condo and I try to cleans everything well when I am leaving. Amazingly enough I have no ant problems there. I'd guess that removing all food sources keeps them away.

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Re: Kitchen Countertops

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Re: Kitchen Countertops

Post by pipoz4444 » November 28, 2019, 9:06 pm

Hi Chriss

630 mm deep (from the face of splash back or wall tile to the front edge of your counter top, for Thai's

I also set my Height (top of floor tile to the top of counter top) at 900 mm

Also used Granite for the counter top - Thai's can't destroy it. Granite is not that much more expensive than the Laminate or Formica tops these days, if you source the Granite yourself. Also best to choose a granite of a darker/mixed stone color for Thai "use and abuse" \:D/ \:D/ Stay away from Marble tops, or you will regret it later on. :-k

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