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Types of worktops

There are a number of different work surfaces available, we list four of them below. 

Laminate worktops

Three quarters of new fitted kitchens use laminate work surfaces. The improvement in modern print technology, surface structure, means no compromise on design and style and quality of this practical material. They also have matching up stands and splash backs. These are the most cost effective, care needs to be taken when working on them and cleaning them.

They now come in various thickness from 25mm to 50mm. The thinner worktops are becoming more popular and designers are moving towards thinner worktops.

They are fairly hard wearing. Generally they cannot be repaired.

Solid wood worktops

Some say you cannot beat the beauty of natural wood. Wood finishes like European Oak, Black Oak, European Walnut, Maple and Beech. They can be sanded and worked on. Needs oil treatment twice a year. Two to three times the cost of laminate.

Acrylic. Solid surface

Seamless joints, smooth uninterrupted surfaces, integrated drainers, undermount sinks are all features of this beautiful and tactile material. Can be sanded repaired and polished. Whether being used in a domestic kitchen as a work surface or commercial project such as hotel, retail, healthcare or transport, the design capabilities are endless. Hot pans 240 degree's Three to four times cost of laminate.

With the trend of thinner worktops these start at 12.5mm depth. They can be 15mm 22mm some are the traditional 40mm. 

Prices vary a lot depending on the type, quality and colour. This is also the case for granite and quartz.


With a high gloss surface finish and the high performance making it one of the choices for a modern kitchen. Quartz is man made it is made using granite and resins it can be hard to see the difference between quartz and granite, granite being total natural. Many lovely colour finishes. Four to five times the cost of laminate.


Looks very similar to quartz the main difference is it is not altered by man is is as it came out of the ground just like wood totally natural. 

 We also supply Marble Stone and Stainless Steel.

Bushboard:      Worktop Visualiser.

Worktops and Flooring.

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