Why you might get called back after fitting a kitchen, and how to avoid it

As a kitchen fitter, you know that fitting a kitchen requires precision and attention to detail, and a flawless finish is only achieved when this is combined with the right products. Even so, there are often some common issues that might lead to an unhappy customer on the phone, asking you to fix something that’s gone wrong.

In this article, we’ll look at the top snags and potential pitfalls and, more importantly, how you can avoid them. We’ll also look at Unika’s range of products, especially TopSeal, to make sure your installations are flawless and exceed your customers’ expectations.

Messy silicone

A common headache after fitting a kitchen is the cleanup of silicone. While it’s a necessary part of the process, traditional silicone leaves a thin film that collects dirt over time, marring the pristine look of your installation. Unika’s TopSeal, a hybrid sealant and adhesive, eliminates this issue. Its smooth finish doesn’t leave a residue, ensuring that your installation remains clean and tidy long after you’ve finished your installation.

Clean and dust-free for longer

A clean kitchen at the finish is a mark of your professionalism. Your customers don’t want to deal with a mess after you’ve completed your work, and this clean feeling should last as long as possible. Unika’s aftercare products, designed for a super clean finish, ensure that your clients are left with a spotless kitchen, free from dust and debris.

No discolouration

Nothing disappoints a homeowner more than joints that change colour over time. Unika ColorFill, ColorSeam, and TopSeal are the answer. These products offer colourfast solutions, maintaining their original hue and preventing discolouration. Your clients will enjoy a kitchen that looks as good as new for years to come.

Mitre joints that last

Small mitres coming apart can be a persistent issue. Unika MitreBond is your go-to solution. This powerful adhesive ensures that your mitres stay intact, providing a durable and lasting finish. No more unhappy customers asking for mitre repairs.

So how does TopSeal in particular help with these issues?

  1. All-in-one solution: TopSeal is not just a sealant; it’s a hybrid that serves as both an adhesive and a sealant. This means you can use the same solution when fitting a kitchen, and seamlessly seal it with a colour-matched finish.
  2. Instant grip and excellent gap filling: TopSeal offers instant grip without the need for support and excels on porous surfaces. Its excellent gap-filling properties and minimal shrinkage guarantee a professional and long-lasting result.
  3. Colourfast and resistant to discolouration: TopSeal takes to colour exceptionally well, offering a fantastic colour matching service. Unlike silicone, it doesn’t yellow or change colour over time. This ensures that your installations maintain their aesthetic appeal.
  4. Environmentally friendly and mould resistant: Unika’s TopSeal is environmentally friendly, solvent-free, and resistant to mould growth. Unlike silicone, it doesn’t contain fungicides that deplete over time, making it a durable and sustainable choice.
  5. Versatile adhesion and paintable: TopSeal adheres to most surfaces, including quartz, laminate, stainless steel, glass, and more. It’s also paintable, making it perfect for seals adjacent to painted surfaces.

Avoiding returning to fix a problem after fitting a kitchen requires attention to detail and the right products. Unika’s range, especially TopSeal, not only addresses common issues like silicone cleanup and discoloured joints but also offers a comprehensive solution for a professional and long-lasting finish when fitting a kitchen. Elevate your installations with Unika and ensure that your clients are left with kitchens that exceed their expectations.