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  1. #1
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    Default formica

    I've re veneered the interior of my boat with oak, and replaced the galley with corian.

    The table, desk and sideboard all have a formica or similar finish that's letting the side down. I could do oak on the horizontal surfaces as well but the black sparkly gloss finish looks nice within the wooden fiddles to me, as it stops there being too much oak.

    Where can I buy a rigid and hard wearing surface? and what do you recommend? The formica site won't tell me where my nearest distributor is and I don't need a huge amount of it either.

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    Default Re: formica

    Thin black polished granite as in kitchens (just thinner). We have white marble in our boat.

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    Default Re: formica

    I bought Formica sheet from Wey Plastics Ltd, Wandsworth, in 2007. The staff there were very helpful. They also offered a laminating service.

    https://www.stantonsuk.co.uk/our-pro...mfc-laminates/

    Looks as if their Wandsworth depot is closed
    Last edited by Poignard; 09-09-19 at 14:40.

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    Default Re: formica

    Give these guys a try...
    http://www.stockmartplastics.co.uk/

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    Default Re: formica

    Thanks for your help all.
    I love the stock mart website. If the Isle of Wight did websites.......
    They shut Wednesdays too. Perhaps their HQ is on the island.
    As they are relatively local I think I’ll pop along.
    I doubt i’d have found either of these without your help.

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    Default Re: formica

    Quote Originally Posted by Elessar View Post
    Thanks for your help all.
    I love the stock mart website. If the Isle of Wight did websites.......
    They shut Wednesdays too. Perhaps their HQ is on the island.
    As they are relatively local I think I’ll pop along.
    I doubt i’d have found either of these without your help.
    Portsmouth is an Island too!
    As we say about Lymington, it's not on the Isle of Wight, but it's on the way!
    I bought some offcuts from Stockmart about 25 years ago.

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    Default Re: formica

    As the old saying goes.
    A fancy website doth not necessarily good service bring...
    And not on Wednesday’s anyway.
    And the fact that that good service has extended beyond 25 years is also a good omen in your quest.

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    Default Re: formica

    Stockmark plastics are a great find.

    I needed 6 accurately cut pieces, to inlay into various bits of the boat. I rang them in the first instance.

    As I read out the sizes, the lady explained that it was getting expensive and I should just buy a whole sheet. I said that I needed accurate cuts as they were being inlaid, and because I couldn't sand or rout them down to size after fitting I wanted them to do the cutting. I know high quality laminate sheet is expensive but it takes a hammering so I wanted a top brand.

    She was happy to order and cut it all without payment upfront, but I offered to pay. No card payments so I had to do a bank transfer.

    I said that I'd email the sizes to ensure there was no confusion. Important I thought as she converted everything to inches to do the quote. No email so i had to write a letter. Stamp anyone?

    And the "expensive" price?

    £45.

    Priceless I'd say.

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    Default Re: formica

    I have a few places I use where they still maintain good customer service.

    It will work out fine I am sure, and most places I use are fine with a cheque in the post...if you remember what those are..

    As long as we use them they should all be there in years to come..

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