Here at Kitchens by Design we have displays of granite, corrian, post formed fomica and quartz to view in realistic kitchen settings along with a vast range of samples for each. Any of these beautifully solid surfaces can transform any kitchen and bring it to life old and new alike. So why not bring a little natural beauty into your home and life.
Made of paper blended with resins and fused to particle board, laminate has been a kitchen mainstay for decades. In the past, it hasn’t always had a reputation as stylish, but that’s changing: The latest designs on the market mimic stone, butcher block and other pricier surfaces.
SOLID WOOD WORKTOPS
Warm and mellow, wood is your most eco-friendly option and is available in a variety of grain patterns and tones, ranging from pale beech through to black walnut. It’s very hygienic as it contains natural anti-bacterial properties, and is easy to repair.
Granite has an attractive mottled appearance, comes in a wide range of colours, and is incredibly hardwearing. It's a natural rock, that has been in the ground for millions of years which means it is very resistant to heat, stains and water damage, and can be pre-cut to include sink inserts and draining grooves. It’s usually supplied polished and very glossy, but you can opt for a honed matt finish.
This is actually a brand name for a very hardwearing product made from a mix of acrylic and natural minerals. It comes in over 100 colours and can be moulded to comprise a completely integrated sink. It’s also antibacterial, heat and stain resistant.
Silestone is made up of 94% natural quartz and is well known to be the best all-round quartz worktop on the market, it comes with a 25 year warranty,has a high stain and impact resistance with inbuilt Bacteriostatic preotection which helps prevent bacteria from growing on the worktop.