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You can depend on our experienced friendly team for all your benchtop needs

If you are planning renovations to your home or place of business, it pays to call on a specialist team. Using tradespeople that are highly skilled in one area ensures that you get a superior result. When it comes to benchtops, make sure that you use the very best. Established in 2013, Harker Laminates has quickly become the company that locals throughout the Waikato region turn to for quality laminate benchtops.
Luxury interior kitchen
We are committed to supplying products that meet the highest standards of quality and value for money. While only small, our team takes pride in delivering precision work and expert craftsmanship. As a locally owned and operated business we rely on our good reputation to drive our business and help us grow. 

This is why we strive to provide fantastic products and excellent customer service every time. Established in 2013, Harker Laminates has quickly become the Company that locals throughout the Waikato Region turn to for quality laminate benchtops.
Versatile laminate products by renovation experts in Waikato

Versatile Products

With more than 30 years of experience in the trade, our small but dedicated team has the expertise to recommend and install the best laminate benchtops for your needs. Our products are perfect for a range of applications including:
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Office Reception Counters
  • Laboratory Counters
In addition to the standard laminate from well-known brands such as Formica, Laminex, Wilsonart and Prime, we are pleased to be able to offer you the Foundations range. These are exclusive to Harker Laminates and available at a competitive rate compared to standard laminates.
Offering a choice of 10 colours the Foundations range suits large trade based projects or those looking for value for money in their benchtops.

This range is the only New Zealand brand of laminate with a Crystal Finish. This finish tends not to mark as easily as other finishes.

Meet the Team 

Steve Harker:
Steve started out as an apprentice cabinetmaker and now has over 29 years experience in the kitchen and benchtop industry.  During that time he worked for Waikato Laminates and as Assistant Manager for Benchworks before starting Harker Laminates in 2013.

Gray Leslie:
Gray has over 24 years experience in the industry having worked for Beautycraft, Waikato Laminates, O’Brien Laminates, Benchworks, Waikato Benchtops and Benchtops by Design. Gray is involved with all aspects of the finishing of Laminate benchtops, including hob and bowl cutouts, joins and installation.
Wayne Swetman:
Like Gray, Wayne has been involved in the industry for over 24 years and has worked for Waikato Laminates, 
O’Brien Laminates and Benchworks. Wayne is primarily involved with Laminate finishing work.

Craig Moon:
Craig has been with Harker Laminates since July 2015 and is currently involved in deliveries to Customers and on-site installation work. He was previously employed by Benchworks (12 years) and Composite Surfaces (3 years) where he worked with Granite and Engineered Stone. Craig also spent some time in the laminate industry on the Gold Coast of Australia. 

Mike Stratford:
Mike is the newest addition to the Harker Laminates team. With over 21 years experience in the benchtop industry he brings a wealth of knowledge about Laminate, Engineered Stone (Caesarstone, Primestone, Silestone etc) and Acrylic products (Corian, HiMacs, Trendstone etc). Mike has previously worked for Benchworks, Huntly Joinery, Composite Surfaces and Form to Function. He is currently involved in finishing work, joins and on-site installations and will be invaluable as Harker Laminates looks to expand into the acrylic market.

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