Kitchens

Ross’s Home Discount Centre offers a range of high-quality kitchen cabinets, appliances and accessories. If you have a specific question that is not answered below, please get in contact.

  • What makes the best splashback?

    Tiles have long been the preferred splashback material due to their affordability, durability, and design options.

    Tiles are by far the most affordable splashback material:

    • Tiles from $30 per square meter
    • Laminate between $45-$75 per 1.96 metre length
    • Acrylic between $85-$105 per 2.4 metre length
    • Glass between $150-350 per square meter
    • Stone from $300 per square meter

    Tiles come in a magnitude of designs, and can be laid in an assortment of patterns to provide a pleasing visual effect; herringbone, running bond, stack bond, basket weave, are just some of the trending patterns subway tiles can create.

    Tiles also come in a variety of shapes – subway (rectangle), honeycomb (octagon), square, and penny (round) tiles are also popular splashback choices.

    If you are looking for a feature splashback tile, be sure to view our feature tile and mosaic tile range.

  • What do I need to consider when looking at cutting a benchtop?

    When cutting a laminate benchtop, there are a couple of things to consider; namely, getting the cut point correction and preventing the laminate from chipping.

    To get the correct cut point, place the benchtop into position on the base cabinets and the overhang. Standard overhand is 4cm, so subtract 4cm from the overhang to find your cut line.

    To prevent the laminate from chipping when cutting, simply apply masking tape to the cut line on the upward face and underside of the laminate.

  • How thick should a benchtop be?

    A benchtop can be any thickness. The standard thickness is 3.9cm; however, this ultimately determined by your chosen material. For instance, laminate benchtops are 3.8cm thick, as too are standard timber benchtops. Yet, stone benchtops are available in various thicknesses, relative to the manufacturer.

    The Silestone benchtops in our Stone Benchtop range comes in three thicknesses; 1.2cm, 2cm, and 3cm, while other stone benchtop manufacturers offer thicknesses of 2cm and 4cm.

  • What is the most durable kitchen benchtop?

    Stone kitchen benchtops are the most durable benchtops. Timber and laminate benchtops cannot compare to the durability and longevity offered by stone. You need only compare the warranties to see which will provide the best lifespan.

    • Timber benchtops come with a 5-year warranty.
    • Laminate benchtops come with a 10-year warranty.
    • Stone benchtops± come with a 25-year warranty.

    Stone benchtops± are stain-resistant and impact-resistant. They will not chip or mark easily like laminate and wood.

    ±Siletone Benchtops

  • What is the best finish for kitchen cupboards?

    Two-pack polyurethane provides the most durable finish for kitchen cupboard. Unlike melamine, laminate, vinyl wrap, or wood veneer, two-pack polyurethane won’t bubble, chip, or peel away from the substrate.

    Two-pack polyurethane is applied in the same manner as automotive paint. It comprises a two-part solution of a hardener and a paint, which is applied in a dust-free environment.

    All doors and drawers in our DIY Kitchen & Laundries range feature a white, high-gloss two-pack polyurethane finish to provide superior quality and longevity. In our manufacturing process, we first apply primer paint to the HMR board, then apply two topcoats of two-pack polyurethane, which is baked in an oven between coats to dry.

  • What material is best for kitchen cabinets?

    HMR (Highly Moisture Resistant) board is the best material for kitchen cabinet carcases. HMR board is melamine with a special resin added to it to make extra moisture resistance.

    All carcases in our DIY Kitchen & Laundries range are manufactured from HMR board to provide superior longevity.

  • Are stone benchtops worth it?

    Absolutely! Other benchtop materials, such as timber and laminate, cannot compare to stone benchtops’ longevity, durability, or aesthetic appearance.

    You need only compare the warranties to see which will provide the best lifespan.

    • Timber benchtops generally come with a 5-year warranty.
    • Laminate benchtops generally come with a 10-year warranty.
    • Stone benchtops± come with a 25-year warranty.

    Stone benchtops± are stain-resistant and impact-resistant. They will not chip or mark easily like laminate and wood, and in high-use kitchens, they are high-value investments.

    In terms of design, nothing compares to the elegance and superiority of stone, especially benchtop designs with waterfall ends. Stone benchtops come in a wide range of colours and designs to complement any kitchen design style and colour palette.

    ±Siletone Benchtops

  • What is the most popular colour for kitchen cupboards?

    White is by far the most popular colour for kitchen cupboards and has been for many, many years.

    Unlike trending colours, white is timeless. It never goes out of fashion – it will still look current even ten or 15-years down the track.

    White provides a blank canvas and complements any design style. Its clean-cut nature pairs well with the leading design styles, including Hamptons, contemporary, and coastal kitchens. Moreover, colour can be added via other elements such as the benchtop, splashback, and flooring.

  • What is the space above the kitchen cabinets called?

    The space above kitchen wall cabinets, (aka overhead cabinets) is called a bulkhead. Traditionally, bulkheads were added to kitchen designs to conceal cords and services such as ducted air-conditioning, but today, they are added for design aesthetics. They define the kitchen area in an open-plan setting and make a kitchen look finished.

  • How deep are overhead kitchen cabinets?

    Overhead kitchen cabinets can come in a range of sizes, which are relative to the manufacturer. At Ross’s Discount Home Center, our wall cabinets have a standard depth of 30cm and vary in width.

    Our standard sizes include, but are not limited to the following:

    • 15cm Width x 30cm Depth x 60cm Height
    • 20cm Width x 30cm Depth x 60cm Height
    • 30cm Width x 30cm Depth x 60cm Height
    • 45cm Width x 30cm Depth x 60cm Height
    • 60cm Width x 30cm Depth x 60cm Height
    • 80cm Width x 30cm Depth x 60cm Height
    • 90cm Width x 30cm Depth x 60cm Height
    • 90cm Width x 35cm Depth x 35cm Height
    • 100cm Width x 35cm Depth x 35cm Height
    • 120cm Width x 30cm Depth x 60cm Height
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