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Howdens Glendevon kitchen. is it good quality? does it warp/frail/peel?

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by mrbg07546, 13 Jul 2016.

  1. mrbg07546

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    Hi we are planning on getting a howdens Glendevon kitchen. does any one have one? how long have you had it? has it warped or detached?

    i have heard vinyl wrapped kitchens warp/peel near areas of heat (eg by oven) so wanted to know your view - as i dont want a kitchen which wont last 10+ years.
     
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    I fitted to a couple of kitchens 8 yrs ago. Once was sold, one rented (recently sold). Seemed to wear pretty well, I was not aware of any warping/peeling.
     
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    They can bubble, delaminate (peel) and crack. This generally seems to occur above the kettle spot (kettles shouldn't be used beneath cabinets - but it happens) - peeling and/or bubbling, in kitchens with inadequate extraction or where the extraction isn't ever used and especially if you have someone who steams their food or dries their wet washing in the kitchen - peeling, or where the doors are installed too near to the cooker and especially without a heat shield installed - bubbling and cracking. Properly treated they will last (ma in law has a white high gloss vinyl kitchen I installed for her in 2003 and it's still good apart from the two doors over where the kettle now sits.........)
     
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    kettles and toasters, hobs, dishwashers and ovens, surely.

    A kitchen with none of these things should be OK.
     
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    Oh, really? :rolleyes:

    To answer the OP's query I doubt that I'd ever want to put a foil door in a rental property unless the doors were cheap enough to allow me to replace them after 5 years. Equally I wouldn't go high gloss (tops or doors) if the kitchen was going to be used intensively (e.g. by anyone who cooks regularly) because they mark more easily and scratch for fun
     
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