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Quartz kitchen worktop thickness - 20mm or 30mm

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lollypoppy123 Fri 20-May-16 10:14:31

That's it! Which would you choose and why?

Ours will be a painted kitchen with white marble effect countertops (quartz lagoon to be specific).

5amisnotmorning Fri 20-May-16 10:15:54

We have painted kitchen and lagoon and have 30mm. 20 wouldn't look right I don't think..

LizzieMacQueen Fri 20-May-16 10:16:21

We have 30mm on a painted kitchen - similar worktop too.

I find it quite slim, in fact before I measured it now (for you) I could have sworn it was 20mm.

I can post a picture if you like.

lollypoppy123 Fri 20-May-16 10:22:18

Yes please to a photo!

5amisnotmorning Fri 20-May-16 10:25:13

Here is ours

LizzieMacQueen Fri 20-May-16 10:27:22

This is it just after it was fitted.

lollypoppy123 Fri 20-May-16 10:36:20

Gorgeous kitchens and I'm sold on the 30mm - thank you!

yellowbirdie Fri 20-May-16 12:14:19

What style of kitchen do you have? I'm having a painted, handless kitchen and was advised 20mm for a more modern look. Can't tell you what it looks like as it is yet to be installed. The 30 mm looks great so I hope my 20 mm looks ok too!

limesoda Fri 20-May-16 12:34:51

We have 20mm because I wanted no window sill, and the worktop to go all the way to the window. Definitely slightly more modern looking:

Deux Fri 20-May-16 12:59:51

Mine is 20mm but have a handless German kitchen so I think the 30mm would have been too chunky for us.

Our cabinet doors and drawers are about 18mm thick so it works for us.

I think if you have thicker doors then the 30mm would be a better balance.

newhairdontcare Fri 20-May-16 13:03:01

Lizzie, your kitchen is gorgeous. Are the units grey or green-grey?
Do you know what the quartz colour is? -so I can copy you-

LizzieMacQueen Fri 20-May-16 17:12:39

The paint is a Farrow and Ball, Purbeck stone.

The worktops are in silestone, I think we went for Lyra though we also looked at Lagoon.

jigster01 Fri 20-May-16 17:43:21

Lizzie agree your kitchen is lovely ...Where did you get your units from? and they are obviously wood if they are painted ??

jigster01 Fri 20-May-16 17:46:08

That came out wrong ....are your units wood ? We want to avoid the foil wrapped types that are around and doing lots of research ! Thanks

LoveGigi Fri 20-May-16 20:30:36

5amisnotmorning I love your kitchen, where is it from?

MrsPJones Fri 20-May-16 21:02:23

I think the thinner is more contemporary, but we went with 30mm on a handless kitchen because we have an induction hob so needed the extra depth for it.

jelly10 Sat 21-May-16 08:06:51

We have a painted, handleless kitchen with 20mm silestone and I think 30mm would have looked a bit chunky - but our worktop is a dark colour so that may make a difference. I hadn't realised you need 30mm for some induction hobs - we have induction so that's useful to know for when we have to replace it.

Deux Sat 21-May-16 11:56:49

We have a Siemens induction job in 20mm Compac Quartz.

LizzieMacQueen Sat 21-May-16 15:33:55

Hi jigster01, the kitchen is hand painted (watched the man do it on-site) so the doors are wood though the carcasses might not be, I'm not sure about that.

It was a bespoke kitchen from a small place in Scotland. I can pm you the details if you wish.

jigster01 Sat 21-May-16 15:59:58

Thanks Lizzie. ..we're in London so a bit too far grin I always wanted black granite but have seen lots of very light coloured units with white quartz etc and think it looks very classy so have set my heart on that !

HereIAm20 Sat 21-May-16 18:27:29

Here is my new kitchen finished yesterday. Worktop is canadian white quartz - 30mm with upstand and backsplash and continued over window sill

langlandgirl Sat 21-May-16 18:35:07

love all these kitchens. Lizzie similar colour scheme to what mine will be - F&B shaded white with Silestone Snowy Ibiza. What floor have you gone for if you don't mind me asking? Herel your floor plank width looks lovely - is it real/engineered/tiled?

HereIAm20 Sat 21-May-16 19:03:29

Langlandgirl. - yes its wood effect tiles. - 230mm wide x 1200mm long . We have similar but smaller plank tiles in the bathroom.

HereIAm20 Sat 21-May-16 19:04:44

Langlandgirl - view of tiles other end

5amisnotmorning Sat 21-May-16 21:08:35

Sorry to whoever asked, our kitchen is from Devol but with a bespoke paint colour. Can't rate them highly enough!

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