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    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 9th Jun 17, 10:43 AM
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    Membrane between dishwasher and worktop
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    • 9th Jun 17, 10:43 AM
    Membrane between dishwasher and worktop 9th Jun 17 at 10:43 AM
    My new integrated Bosch dishwasher has just been delivered.

    My fitter told me a few weeks ago when we were discussing the work that it would probably come with a membrane that could be put between the dishwasher and worktop to protect the worktop from damp. There is no embrane with the dishwasher.

    Do I need one of these, and if so where can I get one? I've never had a dishwasher before.

    My worktop will be quartz if that makes any difference.
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    • Niv
    • By Niv 9th Jun 17, 12:03 PM
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    Never heard of that to be honest so cant be of too much help.


    But I do wonder :
    1 - how much damp is this dishwasher going to make? My integrated one only has a little steam when you open the door when it is still hot
    2 - if there was a moisture release from the dishwasher, what issue will that make to a quartz worktop (none imo)
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    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 9th Jun 17, 1:56 PM
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    Don't open the dishwasher door for a couple of hours after the cycle has finished and there is no noticeable emission of vapour or moisture. We wash overnight (Economy 7) so when I empty the dishwasher in the morning it has been finished for 2 hours.
    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 9th Jun 17, 2:08 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 2:08 PM
    Thanks. Maybe it relates more to laminate, which I was thinking of getting at one point, until I realised I wanted a curve.
    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 9th Jun 17, 2:40 PM
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    You don't need it with quartz, it's to stop the steam penetration chipboard worktops & making them swell.

    You shouldn't be opening the thing while it's still steamy inside anyway, but sometimes you have to.
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    • phill99
    • By phill99 9th Jun 17, 6:31 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 6:31 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 6:31 PM
    I fit kitchen and bathrooms for a living. If you have a laminate or wooden worktop a membrane/aluminium sticking foil/2 coats of oil based varnish are imperative on the underside of the worktop where the door opens. Its to stop steam and water splashes penetrating the unprotected part of the worktop.


    If you have granite, quartz or Corian, you wont need it.
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    • ryder72
    • By ryder72 9th Jun 17, 8:07 PM
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    Bosch dishwashers come with a deflector plate which must be fitted with laminate, wood or Corian worktops. This is to prevent steam ingress.

    There is no such thing as a membrane.

    To be honest I would be questioning this fitters competency.
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    • phill99
    • By phill99 9th Jun 17, 8:52 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 8:52 PM
    Bosch dishwashers come with a deflector plate which must be fitted with laminate, wood or Corian worktops. This is to prevent steam ingress.

    There is no such thing as a membrane.

    To be honest I would be questioning this fitters competency.
    Originally posted by ryder72
    I think 'membrane' is a generic term. We have fitted deflector plates. We have also fitted self adhesive aluminium tape and clear adhesive tape, all provided by the manufacturers. Where nothing has been provided (which is ore common than you realise) we apply an oil based varnish to the underside of the laminate. All methods are effective at keeping moisture out of the worktop.
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    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 10th Jun 17, 3:29 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 3:29 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 3:29 PM
    There is a metal plate with the dishwasher - maybe this is the part? But as I'm having quartz maybe I don't need it.

    They are coming on Monday to start fitting, and I want to make sure I have all the materials here as I don't want to cause delays.
    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 10th Jun 17, 3:36 PM
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    Found it here:

    http://www.diy.com/departments/unika-worktop-protection-sheet-w600mm/38425_BQ.prd

    It is also knows as 'vapour barrier'.
    • Fosterdog
    • By Fosterdog 10th Jun 17, 3:52 PM
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    You can also get them called condensation strips
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