Common laundry benchtops

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Jonno Yeo, 23rd Apr, 2017.

Join Australia's most dynamic and respected property investment community
  1. Jonno Yeo

    Jonno Yeo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    13th Jul, 2015
    Posts:
    53
    Location:
    Melbourne VIC
    Hey all,
    Now planning the laundry renovation and after some benchtop ideas.
    Would like to go marble/granite/stone however seems to be quite expensive.
    Trying to keep costs down but also want a very waterproof material.

    Any recommendations on stone/marble/granite suppliers that also do cuts for sinks, and install etc.?
    Location Melbourne.

    Or how do the 'vinyl' marble/granite look benchtops hold up with moisutre?

    Cheers
     
  2. wombat777

    wombat777 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    3,560
    Location:
    On a Capital and Income Growth Safari
    There are plenty of sites that sell offcuts. Google is your friend. Also look on gumtree for your immediate area.
     
    Perthguy likes this.
  3. Laker

    Laker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    23rd Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    293
    Location:
    Vic
    I had the same predicament and ending up just going with laminate. It will hold up to moisture fine as long as it is well sealed with silicone around the sink and walls.
     
  4. Jonno Yeo

    Jonno Yeo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    13th Jul, 2015
    Posts:
    53
    Location:
    Melbourne VIC
    Yeah i've seen some places with cheap offcuts ~$100-200 for the size i need (600x2500mm), however getting the cuts is where i'm having issues.

    All places so far don't do cuts.

    Any recommendations?

    I really would like to stay away from laminate if possible just for durability sake....
     
  5. vtt

    vtt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    269
    Location:
    Inner West, Sydney
    My thoughts are to speak with a stonemason about how much they will charge for the cuts. If that price plus the offcut price is still within budget then I'd advise going for it. Laminates have come a long way but they are still not as luxurious as stone.

    vtt
    :)
     
    Perthguy likes this.
  6. Propertunity

    Propertunity Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    19th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    3,476
    Location:
    NSW
    Try to match the kitchen bench top material for consistency.
     
  7. NeedMoreTime

    NeedMoreTime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    19th Oct, 2015
    Posts:
    47
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Ikea do custom artifical stole and laminate benchtops which are reasonable price.
     

Do you need help with investment strategies, don’t want to buy the wrong stocks, or you just need a regular income stream? We provide the research to ensure your investment selections achieve the goals. This is the value of advice.