Please note: we are not a fabricator, and as such, we are unable to deal with any worktop enquiries that are not part of a complete new kitchen.
One of the oldest and most proven man-made worktop material is Corian. Invented by Du Pont it celebrates its 50th birthday this year. Very different to granite and quartz materials, Corian is made from bauxite ore and acrylic. The acrylic content gives its amazing capability to be joined virtually invisibly offering a near seamless worktop that can curve up the wall in a dramatic hygienic form.
Every day scuffs can be buffed out and the whole worktop can be rejuvenated with a sanding every few years. The Corian joining method means that any damage to your worktop can be repaired so it offers great longevity – an amazing feature to future-proof your worktop.
The newest worktop material on the block is Dekton. It is made under great heat and pressure in a sintering process – a bit like a man-made metamorphic rock. This produces an extremely tough, scratch-resistant and heat-resistant material. This is the one worktop material that doesn’t need a trivet or chopping board – just don’t blunt your knife.
Originally created as a building cladding, Dekton is supplied in 20mm thick slabs and work amazingly as a contemporary worktop. The most scratch-resistant colours have a matt or gloss finish and many have added texture pressed into their surface.
Sensa by Cosentino® is a selection of high-quality natural stones that don´t require any special maintenance offered by Cosentino, a global leader in the natural stone industry for more than 80 years. Sensa by Cosentino® has a revolutionary protective treatment that provides high stain resistance and has a 15-year warranty. You will discover that Sensa by Cosentino® offers you a range of colours to combine with any decor scheme or project.
Reconstituted quartz is a man-made alternative to traditional stone worktops – mixing natural quartz with resin. Silestone is a superb example of a quartz worktop brand, and comes in a huge range of colours and patterns. Because it is 94% quartz it is tough and durable as well as offering stain resistance and delivers distinctive depth, brilliant clarity, glimmering radiance and the cool solid feel of natural stone.
Wooden worktops have been very popular in recent years and come in a wide range of hard wood and engineered timbers. Protected by a blend of natural oils applied a couple of times a year, they create a soft and warm form of worktop with natural character.
Spekva from Denmark, only buy timbers from sustainably managed forests and produce beautifully finished timber worktops as well as unusually textured breakfast bars and accessory pieces.