Zenith SOLID Laminate Worktops by Wilsonart - Supplied by BBK Direct UK (Available 1st March 2017)
For too long has a laminate worktop been just a laminate worktop, thin layer of laminate on a Chipboard sub-frame. Laminates might have made leaps and bounds in the materials been used, surface textures and how it all gets put together, but it is still a laminate which leaves it with vulnerabilities like moisture and limitations like not being able to install under-mounted sinks.
However with the new Zenith range from Wilsonart this is all about to change. A modern super thin (12.5mm) laminate worktop that has a 100% waterproof pure black core, allowing you to not only use this laminate in high moisture areas with confidence but also making Under-mounted sinks a must have with these laminate tops.
But wait there is even more…
With Zenith you can now have drainer grooves routed into the surface to accompany your new under-mounted sink, something that was only possible with Granite, Quartz and other composite worktop materials.
To View The Intro Video On Zenith Solid Laminate Worktops View Here
So what is needed for installation?
Installation tools The following list of tools is recommended to produce the best results: Hand held circular saw Use a circular saw with high quality TCT triple chip blades for a fine finish cut. A hand router must be used for the final sizing of exposed edges. Allow at least 2 - 3mm oversize for final pass. A variable rotation speed and high quality double flute tungsten carbide tipped cutter is used for straight cuts, mitre joints and cut-outs. Extraction unit Hand router Random orbital sander 180 grit - 240 grit
scotchbriteTM pad To sand the exposed front edge after cutting or trimming ensure a good quality orbital palm sander and extraction unit is used. Palm sander Electric drill Use a good quality variable speed drill with 1/2” chuck. Standard high speed drill bits are suitable for Zenith worktops. Edge/profile trimmer To apply a profile on any exposed cut edges use a fixed tip guide trim cutter with a profile trim cutter. speed clamps suction clamps Used to clamp two pieces together and secure in position.
Cleaning solvent To clean surfaces thoroughly prior to bonding and to remove any spillage of epoxy resin. seam adhesive Clear 2-part epoxy resin will have to be mixed, please follow manufacturer’s guidelines. silicone sealant Waterproof and mould resistant sealant for sealing sinks and bonding worktops to the base units. Aluminium tape Reflective tape used to reduce the heat transfer between the hob and internal cut-out. Biscuits Biscuit joints help to strengthen joints and produce a level surface. Jigsaw and metal cutting blades Undermount sink clip inserts Hafele Brass Spreading Dowel 9mm.