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

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5 hours ago, Beachcomber said:

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.

So True.  Made a kitchen countertop once using the small, 1" ceramic tiles mounted on 1 s/f mesh.  What a disaster. Grout impossible to keep clean and constantly chipping out, spilled liquids very difficult to clean. Slippery to work on.  Tore it out in less than a year.

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6 hours ago, Beachcomber said:

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. 

 

Not if you use 60x60 tiles, like I did in my maids quarters kitchen, and don't leave gaps between them

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12 hours ago, Susco said:

 

Not if you use 60x60 tiles, like I did in my maids quarters kitchen, and don't leave gaps between them

Quite. If you get granite floor tiles they are square cut and no gap of any significance, just as the splashback meets the worktop.

The builder left me a bare room for the kitchen and I built my own. Not tiles but pieces of granite I had cut to size. When it comes to dirt traps, there is more problem around the sink and hotplate than the joints in the granite. Been using it about 11 years now without any problems other than normal wear on the units, not surprising, they were quite cheap.

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Aluminium for a counter top??

This would be the quickest way to get dementia from cutting and preparing foods. 
You might even forget what you have fitted after 6 months.p!

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hello, thank you, but where to buy stainless steel in Pattaya ?

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On 7/8/2020 at 8:22 PM, Susco said:

Not if you use 60x60 tiles, like I did in my maids quarters kitchen, and don't leave gaps between them

How would you know they worked? 

 

Seems like your maid would be doing all the cleaning.

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6 minutes ago, Daffy D said:

How would you know they worked? 

 

Seems like your maid would be doing all the cleaning.

No idea why such a comment.

 

First of all I don't have a maid, and I built the house myself, so I well aware what works or what doesn't

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10 minutes ago, Susco said:

First of all I don't have a maid

 

On 7/8/2020 at 8:22 PM, Susco said:

like I did in my maids quarters kitchen

Would lead people to assume you had a maid ?

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1 minute ago, johng said:

 

Would lead people to assume you had a maid ?

But even if I had a maid, I would still be able to see if there were any issues with the counter top

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3 minutes ago, johng said:

 

Would lead people to assume you had a maid ?

Perhaps his Mrs/GF is his "maid" and "waitress"....😂

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Tiles are not a good idea on counter tops, whether  grouted or butted. Bacterium gets in anywhere and thrives down the tile sides. 😬

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Go to any granite  shop, ask for the cheapest one I  had one done recently 2000 baht inc  fitted,  cut, polished etc  about 4'6  foot  by 2  foot.

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3 minutes ago, transam said:

Tiles are not a good idea on counter tops, whether  grouted or butted. Bacterium gets in anywhere and thrives down the tile sides. 😬

 

Have you ever seen a granite counter top that has no seams?

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23 minutes ago, Susco said:

 

Have you ever seen a granite counter top that has no seams?

I wouldn't buy granite, it'a marble for me, my kitchen is 40' long, has black marble with what looks like diamond flecks in it, been on about 12 years now, still looks good and easy to clean.. As the work top area is big, there are a few near 'invisible' joins, they used some sealing stuff on those joints. 😊

Oh, floor and wall tiles have black grout, never looks dirty....

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