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Wilsonart Decorative Edges

Posted by cblanco75 (My Page) on
Mon, Dec 16, 13 at 8:31

I am having having Wilsonart HD laminate countertops installed in my kitchen. The installer, recommended by my GC gave me a GREAT price on installation (under $18 sq ft), however when I asked about edges, he said that is only a square edge. If I wanted a rounded or bevel edge, both considered "basic" edges he wanted another $18 a linear foot.

So I did some hunting online and found that Wilsonart makes these decorative edges already manufactured. They are glue on, sold in 8ft strips for $25-$31. Thats $3-$4 a foot! Why on earth is he charging $14 a foot in labor for a glue and clamp edge?

I am thinking about just ordering these, having the installer leave the edges bare, and installing myself. I am pretty handy at DIY stuff, and do not think this should be that hard. Is there something I am missing?

Here is a link that might be useful: Bevel Edge for Wlisonart HD Laminate


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RE: Wilsonart Decorative Edges

If you've got a router and a 10" disk sander, you shouldn't have much problem:

Here is a link that might be useful: Fab and Install


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RE: Wilsonart Decorative Edges

If not, you have to weigh the cost of the tools, bits, tape, and time/risk versus the cost he's charging you.

You can get a 10" disk sander from Harbor Freight for $100.00, a router and bit for $200.00 and let's say your time is worth nothing and you cut no pieces too short. That's $300.00.

That means you'll have to have 30LF of edge at the $10.00 per foot you're saving to break even if your time is worth nothing and you don't screw up anything. Anything less and you're losing money and anything more you're saving.


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RE: Wilsonart Decorative Edges

I have a router and bit, disk sander I can get from my GC. These would be flat, crescent edges so I don't need the dado cut. I have read the fabrication guide already. :)

Thanks! :)


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RE: Wilsonart Decorative Edges

Here's a tip: Always start with the longest piece first, no matter what Wilsonart tells you. If you cut it too short, you may get a second chance without having to buy more material or make a butt joint.


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RE: Wilsonart Decorative Edges

Thats a good idea, trebuchet. We have a small island so I will start there.


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