Covid-19 Updates


Tile Importer, like everyone, are striving to maintain our business and support our customers in these unprecedented times.

Our Business Model is continually changing to keep in-step with the COVID restrictions put in place by the Victorian State Government.

We will continue to strive to provide the best service we can, that complies with all rules and regulations, and ensures your personal safety as well as those of our staff.

Our store is now open to everyone.

Trades People and Customers can attend In-store subject to the following conditions:
• Payments must be COVID safe;
• You must supply contact details to enable ongoing COVID tracing in compliance with government directions;
• You must wear a Face covering;
• You must practice safe distancing; &
• You must not attend if you are suffering any flu like symptoms whatsoever.

Sales can also be completed via email by sending your inquiry to:[email protected] or via our eBay Store http://www.ebaystores.com.au/Tile-Importer-Timber-Merchants accessed through the button on our website homepage.

Deliveries are available via our normal courier service.

We will continue to develop our model as the situation evolves so check in with us regularly for updates.

We apologise for any inconvenience but again these are unprecedented times & we all need to come together as a community to keep everyone safe.

All of us at Tile Importer hope you stay safe and look forward to seeing you back in store now we are once again open.





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Hardwood Laminate Benchtops

We stock a range of dressed hardwood laminated benchtops, so you can choose one that fits your kitchen. Come in to our showroom where we have installed some ourselves and see the different looks you can achieve.

Timber Options

We have Australian-grown hardwood as well as Merbau. Occasionally we can get in some Red Gum benchtops, as well, so ring or come in store and see what surprises we have for you.

All options in our timber selection are guaranteed to withstand the kitchen’s daily grind, resisting high levels of moisture, spills, and stains. They are long lasting, cost-effective and they are a beautiful addition to your kitchen space. Moreover, the materials for our laminated benchtops are sustainably sourced from reputable suppliers.

Here are some of your options for laminated timber benchtops:


It does not come as a surprise that Merbau is a popular choice for laminated benchtops in Melbourne. This hardwood is more fire-resistant than other types of wood. It does not catch fire easily, making it a preferred material in the kitchen. It also has a lower expansion rate than other species, making it suitable for high-moisture areas in the home.

Merbau, although durable, is workable and easily cut to fit your kitchen layout. Whatever look you want for your kitchen space, Merbau can deliver, as it ranges from reddish-brown to brown. It retains its colour for a long time.

Red Gum

The luxurious shade of red is what makes Red Gum a prized kitchen benchtop in Melbourne. The colour ranges from light to dark red — an elegant and unique design element in any living space. It makes the space warmer and more inviting. Like Merbau, it is also more fire-resistant than other timber types, making it ideal for the kitchen space.

Sizes and Thickness

Sizes are subject to availability but 4.8 meter and 2.4 meter are in regular supply with and other sizes subject to availability. All ready for you or your carpenter to update your kitchen bench with real timber. The hardwood benchtops are 620mm wide and 33 mm thick whereas the Merbau are 640mm wide and 30mm thick subject to suppliers.   We have recently been able to source some of the tops in 900mm widths.

Drop by our showroom or contact our team for specific size and thickness enquiries. You can also chat with our online representatives.

Edge Profiles

Since we supply workable timber options, our kitchen benchtops can be shaped into different edge profiles, from square to pencil round to 90° types by you or your installer. Our staff can walk you through the options that can be applied to each hardwood.

High Performance and Low Maintenance

Whatever type of laminated wood you choose, you will enjoy many years of high performance. All Tile Importer benchtops are built to last. Kitchen surfaces take a beating, but you can be are confident that your benchtop is up to any culinary task.

Once installed and the appropriate protective finish is applied our laminated benchtops also require minimal maintenance. Since it has a smooth surface, it is easy to clean; all spills can be wiped off with a cloth. It is also cost-effective compared to other materials. They are quicker and easier to install, as well.

Let Our Staff Help You

If you are still deciding on the best laminated timber option for your benchtop, ask for assistance from our staff. The Tile Importer team is well-trained and helpful. We will evaluate your requirements and determine the type of wood that meets your needs.

You can also drop by our showroom to see all your options. We have a new and improved display centre at 17 Natalia Avenue, Oakleigh South, Victoria 3167, where you can shop for benchtops that meet your needs and match your budget. We’re open from Monday to Saturday.

If you want to speak with our team, call (03) 9562-7181 or send us a message at [email protected].

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