Kitchen Worktops are fitted in many designs of our choice and choice can be changed over time. Changing is human nature, when it comes to the interior of the kitchen, we often fluctuate on upcoming new designs and updations. The same possibility can happen in the case of kitchen worktops.
The reason you are looking for the guide on how to fit a kitchen worktop corner joint can be:
- You installed two worktops but separated them from one another, now you may wish to make a point that can join them together from the corner.
- The other reason could be that you fix a fresh new worktop in a kitchen and want to know the ideas to join worktops and the joining point is in the corner.
Release the stress, we always got your back. Keep reading our easy and handy guide to fit a kitchen worktop corner joint.
THE TOOLS YOU NEED:
3) Metal joint
Steps To Fit Kitchen Worktop Corner Joint
Fitting a corner joint only consume 3-4 hours of a day. The work includes cutting, trimming, filing and fitting of a corner post having compatible material. Read the following guide to make a corner joint.
Make an open space by taking away the items from the worktops:
Take away all the essential items from the worktop, it has two benefits:
- It makes it easy to move the worktop while working, by reducing its load.
- You will get more space to operate to make a joint.
Measure the length of the worktop to cut the suitable strip
To join both the worktops at a corner, we need to take an accurate measurement from the edges.
- Measure the length with the measuring scale.
- Mark the recorded points on a metal strip.
Cut the metal strip and smooth it with sandpaper
The primary joint is made from a metal strip and you can cut it according to the recorded measurements.
- Take a handsaw and carefully cut the surface with the reference of marking points.
- File the metal strip to have a smoother finish.
- Further, take sandpaper and rub it on the edges of the worktop so that the joint can be made on a clean surface.
Apply the adhesive agent on the edge and fix the metal strip
We need to apply an adhesive agent on the smooth edges of a worktop so that the metal strip can be fixed precisely and rapidly.
- Spread the agent; ensure not to create a mess on the surface of a worktop other than the edges.
- Protect the rest of the surface with the help of some cover such as a rag or even a tape can be an optimal choice.
- Now, Place the metal strip on one of the edges and slightly pull it downwards.
Secure the Metal Strips with the Screws and Join the Corners
Prevention is better than cure; always remember to provide extra security to fittings.
- Secure the metal strip by fastening the screws into the strip and tighten them with the help of a Screwdriver.
- Move another worktop close to the metal strip and fit them into each other.
Make a Final Joint from the kitchen base unit
To make a final corner joint at a kitchen worktop, take your tools beneath the worktop and open the base units.
- Take out everything placed inside the storage unit.
- Drill the holes inside the cabinet where both worktop edges meet.
- You have successfully made a joint at the corners of a kitchen worktop.