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using another supplier for a worktop on a ikea carcass

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bowsaw Wed 06-Apr-16 21:45:18

looking at getting an ikea kitchen, but for the price other suppliers seem a better bet for the worktop, has any one done this and did it come off well?

LBOCS2 Wed 06-Apr-16 21:46:36

Yep. We had an independent granite fitter come and put a granite top on our IKEA kitchen. It was absolutely fine, even with sections of extra deep recess.

CookieDoughKid Wed 06-Apr-16 21:47:05

Not done but perfectly doable. Go for it!

namechangedtoday15 Wed 06-Apr-16 21:50:07

Just check the depths. The cupboards are slightly deeper than standard kitchen cupboards IIRC so a standard 60cm worktop (the basic depth, although lots of places do different depths) will not fit.

limesoda Wed 06-Apr-16 23:29:51

We did exactly this with quartz, looks amazing, no problems at all.

Pradaqueen Thu 07-Apr-16 09:17:06

Another one here who has fitted independent marble tops and stainless steel in the past

seven201 Thu 07-Apr-16 16:55:49

Yep, added quartz no problem

bowsaw Sun 17-Apr-16 15:43:12

what retailers did you use?

TheLesserSpottedBee Mon 18-Apr-16 00:33:45

We got an Axiom laminate worktop for our Ikea cabinets.

It comes in 2 depths, the standard 60cm and 66.5cm deep.

Ikea's worktop is 63.5cm deep and our Axiom was the 66.5cm deep one which was cut down a little at the back and scribed to the wall.

Axiom send large almost A4 samples of their worktops if you can't get to see it in real life anywhere.

We sourced it locally.

traceyed1 Mon 18-Apr-16 19:15:23

Thelesserspottedbee what axiom worktop did you go for? and what is the quality like? thanks

EagleRay Mon 18-Apr-16 19:20:41

I'm in the process of getting ikea units fitted and have got a silestone worktop arriving next week

I'm also getting bespoke fronts and sides made - it's bumped up the cost of the kitchen a fair bit but I've ended up with the kitchen I really want!

traceyed1 Mon 18-Apr-16 19:25:27

what ikea kitchen are you getting? we have one on order coming in a few weeks the grey gloss ringhult doors. still deciding on a worktop hmm

bowsaw Mon 18-Apr-16 19:36:26

part will be the grey gloss, just floor units with a worktop/sink etc and another area is to be floor to ceiling white gloss units,

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