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Aluminum Kitchen Countertops or any cheap alternative ? What do you think ?

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hello,

 

Do you where to get an aluminium (or maybe stainless steel?) or any cheap alternative for a kitchen countertop.

I do not want anything expensive because it's for a condo that is rented to people (who usually do not care).

What would you use ?

Pattaya area please, what kind of shop can make a cheap one ?

 

Thank you so much.

 

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Sorry, not sure if I should post again this message in pattaya forum ? as I am looking for a shop around pattaya ? thank you.

 

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buy granite tiles (the large size 24" x 24") ....can buy cheap at a tile shop

 

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18 minutes ago, samtab said:

Sorry, not sure if I should post again this message in pattaya forum ? as I am looking for a shop around pattaya ? thank you.

 

 

4x6 diamond plate sheets and drill gun.

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6 minutes ago, Dumbastheycome said:

Do not consider aluminium ! Stainless yes.

 

Aluminium is way too soft, it will nick and mark easily and guess where all the fragments are going to end up.

 

If you really want a metal counter top then stainless is your material.

 

 

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I don't know about the Pattaya area but almost every neighborgood in Bangkok has sheet metal fabricators who make stainless steel work tables, food carts and other standard items.  I'm sure a stainless countertop could be made to your specs.

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5 minutes ago, Crossy said:

 

Aluminium is way too soft, it will nick and mark easily and guess where all the fragments are going to end up.

 

If you really want a metal counter top then stainless is your material.

 

 

All of that plus it is susceptible to corrosion from food acids.

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Ikea have and deliver laminate worktops ,was one of the few places I could find.

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Go buy some nice 24 inch by 24 inch floor  tilesa nd get some nice glass mini tiles for the splash back . Almiunium will scratch up and really change character if you get kitchen cleaner on it.. No no! You can even get marble slabs for 40 baht more then expensive  floor tiles you can get them in korat  

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23 hours ago, ArickChaiyaphum said:

Go buy some nice 24 inch by 24 inch floor  tilesa nd get some nice glass mini tiles for the splash back . Almiunium will scratch up and really change character if you get kitchen cleaner on it.. No no! You can even get marble slabs for 40 baht more then expensive  floor tiles you can get them in korat  

 

Sorry i did not understand what i should buy ? thanks.

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Floor tiles on a kitchen work top while they might look nice are not a good idea. Too much dirt and germs will collect in the gaps between the tiles, and unless mounted on a solid base will crack over time. 

Don't see what's wrong with regular kitchen work top as sold in Homepro and the like, after all  they are made foe the job.

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On 7/7/2020 at 2:30 PM, ArickChaiyaphum said:

You can even get marble slabs

 

Terrible option.  Marble is eaten away by acids such as lime juice and vinegar.

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On 7/7/2020 at 1:06 PM, samtab said:

Sorry, not sure if I should post again this message in pattaya forum ? as I am looking for a shop around pattaya ? thank you.

 

You haven't mentioned a size or if you can do anything yourself.

Sod's law being what it is you may have a problem with the standard type, they are usually quite long and need cutting. Better bet would be having one made from stainless but neither option is likely to be cheap.

If you can turn your hand to it the cheapest option would be as suggested floor tiles on a 20mm plywood base. If you go to a proper tile shop they will have end of line where you can just buy 3 or 4, you can cut strips off the tile for splashback.

You would need to treat the plywood against damp and insects and bond the tiles to the plywood with silicone adhesive. I would think that you could do 6ft x 2ft for about 6/700 baht.

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