Great benchtopEmanuelleWe put this is our kitchen and it's gorgeous.
Love my wood look benchbeverleyLove my wood look bench top
Excellent benchtopWALTERGood quality, waterproofed, easy to install. Looks great!
Excellent productCalebVery solid and beautiful looking table top.
Benchtop not flat.adrianProduct was not very good
The benchtop was not flat. Issue not discovered until installation was almost complete.
Both ends of the benchtop turned up (curved upwards) making it difficult to join.
Karlby install completedMark L.We wanted to match the Karlby to an older IKEA bench top called the "Numerar", no longer manufactured. Numerar is solid wood vs Karlby, a wood veneer. The match is quite good, although the Karlby is greener in colour. We sanded back the factory finish on it and applied a tung oil product. Now the bench is more golden coloured like the Numerar. Sanding back was no worries, the veneer is 3mm or so thick. Cutting the product to size was also successful. The included instructions for the product are quite good in this regard, likewise for sealing cuts and joins with silicone. To achieve a good cut, use masking tape, a circular saw blade with lots of teeth, and set the saw cutting depth to only slightly more than the thickness of the product to get the best results. In addition to the silicone when joining tops we used bench top joiners to achieve greater strength. Karlby, as a veneer product, is lighter, less solid feeling, but won't split, or so they say. So far, so good.
BenchtopsmargaretLiked the look of these benchtops, and works well with my layout. Did find a few changes in the top color and it with scratch easier, so be a little careful with what you put on the surface. Haven't had this installed long enough to say more. Looks nice.
Looked great.PATLooked great.
Fantastic budget computer deskAndrewI grabbed this and a couple sets of drawers to sit this on, works perfectly as a large computer desk, and looks much better for a lot less cost than a desk of the same size.
Excellent bar counterColinI used the Karby as my bar counter. Came out great!
Good looks but poor performanceJackieInstalled as a kitchen bench top. Fit out hadn’t even been completed and it had dents, scratches and marks on it. Veneer didn’t cut well, even with sharp blade done professionally. Any moisture near it causes strip joins on veneer surface to lift, so really not suited for kitchen use. Will need to be replaced in months rather than years.
Waites for months for thisKateWaites for months for this beautiful piece. My husband has used it for his gaming desk
Very pleased with the resultAlVery pleased with the result
Karlby BenchtopSilvanoUsed as a computer desk over 2 Alex drawers. Very pleased with look and outcome.
Not even close to previous quality.LianThe solid version of this worktop was outstanding. I had to finish my kitchen and use the new version of "thick veneer". The quality is just awful. Really disappointing.
Birch without the weightLaurenInstalled this birch benchtop to match the gateleg table, it seems slightly lighter in colour. Would not recommend trying to cut this to size unless the cut edge is hidden. After installing, added three easy coats of clear ("low VOC") laquer with foam brushes to toughen it up. It looks great!
Great worktopFionaThis is the second house I've used this worktop to make a custom desk. It looks and feels great and wears really well.
New Kitchen BenchtopJUNEWhen replacing our kitchen with a new IKEA kitchen we chose the Karlby benchtop, we are very happy with it, would have preferred full timber but for the price it is a great product.
We had a new kitchenMargaretWe had a new kitchen installed about almost 2 months ago and the countertop is exactly the color we wanted. However, it's easily scratched, and the counter where the sink is, is starting the warp up. I have to constantly keep that area dry in fear it will get worse. Can't decide if i want to get it replaced with another because I'm afraid it will be the same problem with the new one.
DIY DesktopWynnGreat quality for a DIY desktop