DIY Doctor

Main navigation

Cutting B&Q Speedstone Quartz worktop

Postby hokydokybloky » Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:51 am

I noticed the speedstone Quartz worktops were half price in my local B&Q and i thought i might but it and try my hand at cutting it myself,if at all possible.
Just wondering if i could use a disc cutter with a diamond blade to cut out for the sink and hob?
I've been told "Whoa there!,you can't cut it yourself,it will shatter,it's gotta be done by professionals."
Looking at the make up of the worktops the stone itself isn't that thick,most of it is made of Mdf or something underneath the layer of stone.
So i was just ondering if it's poss to do it myself or leave well alone and stick to a laminate worktop.
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:45 pm


Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby baldtrout2 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:03 am

speedstone quartz and granite worktops can be WET cut with the correct tools. But B&Q will not sell you them supply only, they only sell them fitted.
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:56 am

Postby Crystal_Carrington » Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:53 pm

Hi - I bought mine from the Trade Depot - they cost me £450 a length.

I too have a question! When the fitter joined the two pieces together, he used the buffing kit supplied to polich the worktops. This has left them with a dull finish and looks really bad. Is there anything that can restore these worktops to their original finish?
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:51 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics