Worktop Express Blog

Dec 11

Worktop express delivery vans.

Looking to give your kitchen a refresh before Christmas? You still have time to order from Worktop Express, but as the big day rapidly approaches we wanted to take the opportunity to remind you of the final dates to purchase your worktops for delivery before Christmas.

If you are considering purchasing worktops that require any of our bespoke worktop cutting services, the last date you are able to order is Wednesday 13th December. Any purchases on Wednesday 13th December will need to be completed by 12 noon, and the fabrication diagram we send to you can be confirmed before 12 noon on Thursday 14th December. The earliest date for delivery we will be able to offer customised worktops ordered is Thursday 21st December. Any purchases made after Wednesday 13th December will be delivered after Christmas.

Any unaltered worktops purchased are available for delivery until Thursday 21st December if ordered before 12 noon on Wednesday 20th December. As we have our own 2Man delivery fleet, we are pleased to be able to offer limited deliveries between Christmas and New Year, from Wednesday 27th December to Friday 29th December, and our usual service will resume from Wednesday 3rd January. For further details on the delivery dates available, please visit our delivery details page.

Dec 04

With Christmas rapidly approaching, Father Christmas is not the only one writing a list and checking it twice. December can be a busy and particularly stressful time of year, so we have compiled this list to help you prepare for the big day with these ‘must-have’ Christmas Kitchen Accessories:

Personalised Reindeer Plate

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Personalised Reindeer 8 1/2″ Plate

It’s a Christmas tradition to leave a mince pie out for Father Christmas on Christmas Eve and this personalised reindeer plate will make that occasional feel very special indeed. You will want to get this hand decorated plate out year after year – a stunning piece of pottery that will stand the test of time.

3D Christmas Cookie Cutter Set

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3D Christmas Cookie Cutter Set

You may have decorated your Christmas tree already but have you eaten it? No, we are not joking! Use the 10 star-shaped Christmas Cookie Cutters to bake and stack a yummy edible 3D Christmas tree – a perfect activity to keep excited little ones entertained while they wait for Santa to come.

Slate Cheese Board Set

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Slate Cheese Board Set

Christmas simply is not the same without a delicious selection of wines and cheeses. This handy little slate cheese board sits perfectly in a wooden holder and the three utensils (included) fit easily alongside – meaning it will not clutter up your kitchen surfaces but will still impress your friends through the festive period.

Dear Santa Christmas Tea Towel

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Dear Santa Christmas Tea Towel

Be honest, have you behaved this year? If you know you are in Santa’s good books, you’ll want this cheap and cheerful Christmas tea towel which will make the dreaded task of washing up after Christmas dinner a little more fun.

ProCook Roasting Set

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ProCook Roasting Set

Roasting meat and vegetables is super easy with this non-stick roasting set. It contains everything you need to cook the perfect Christmas roast including a roasting rack, chopping board, non-stick roasting tin, meat thermometer, meat baster and carving set. Although, you will need to supply the turkey!

Do you have a must-have Christmas kitchen accessory that we have missed? We would love to hear your additions to our list on Facebook and Twitter.

Dec 01

Order Custom Worktops now to get them in time for Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching, so we just wanted to ensure all our customers are fully aware of the cut off dates for our worktop fabrication service.

Our team can customise wood, laminate and Earthstone worktops with a range of services. Please refer to our Bespoke Kitchen Worktops page to see all the services available.

If you are looking for custom worktops, be sure to use our Online Bespoke Worktop Service to design, order and pay for your worktop as soon as possible.

  • Last Day to Pay for your Order : 12 noon on Wednesday 13th December
  • Confirm Your Worktop Fabrication Diagram : 12 noon on Thursday 14th December
  • Earliest Worktop Delivery : Thursday 21st December

Of course, we don’t recommend you wait until the last minute to place your order for custom worktops. Please order as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you would like to see examples of the work our team are capable of producing, please visit our Bespoke Worktop Fabrication Gallery.

Considering our standard bamboo or black gloss Constellation worktops? From today until the 21st of December we’re offering up to 10% off – order yours now for delivery before Christmas! For more information regarding this fantastic deal, visit our current offers page.

Nov 27

Buy Kitchen Worktops today and save 15%!

Did you miss out on our Black Friday weekend savings on kitchen worktops? Don’t worry – we are offering an amazing 15% discount for Cyber Monday – and its available until 23:59 tonight.

If you’re planning a new kitchen, or simply want new wood, laminate or Earthstone worktops to revamp your existing kitchen, you won’t get a better deal on our worktops any time soon!

To save, simply use the discount code CYBER15 to get 15% off anything in our collection. Orders can be placed in our online store, via email, telephone, or at any of our worktop showrooms.

Make your order now to benefit from this fantastic deal – this offer must end tonight!

Nov 23

Get a great Black Friday worktop discount at Worktop Express this weekend.

If you want to kit out your kitchen with some stunning new kitchen worktops, you’ll get the best savings possible this weekend! Until 23:59 on Sunday 26th we are offering a generous 15% Black Friday worktop discount on all the wood, laminate and Earthstone worktops in our collection – as well as all other kitchen accessories on our website.

Saving is easy: simply choose from any of our worktops, solid wood shelves, kitchen sinks or almost anything else on the site and add them to your shopping cart; at the online checkout, enter the code BLACK15 and you’ll save 15% on all qualifying products ordered. This discount also applies to purchases made via telephone, email or any of our worktop showrooms.

To find out more about this great offer, visit our Black Friday Kitchen Worktops page.

The only exclusions from this sale are our great value worktop samples, bespoke cutting services and delivery services. For full details, please visit our current offers page.

Nov 20

November is historically one of the busiest months here at Worktop Express, and this year has been no exception. In fact, we have seen well in excess of 750 fantastic bespoke kitchen worktops pass through the hands of our worktop fabrication team – an amazing effort by all involved.

Though it is always tricky to keep up with so many worktops passing through our facility, we have picked out three superb examples to feature in our latest fabrication diary:

Grey Oak Laminate

This bespoke grey oak laminate kitchen worktop has an irregular cut.

These grey oak laminate worktops offer a realistic representation of full stave oak worktops, stained to create an antique effect that looks superb in a range of kitchen interior designs. The square edges and textured surface provide a stylish replication of real wood.

This custom laminate worktop features an irregular cut that was made to accommodate the customer’s kitchen walls. By having the worktop customised by Worktop Express before delivery, it ensures the worktop can be installed straight away with minimal expertise.

Cherry

A Cherry bespoke kitchen worktop with cut-out for a double oven hob.

Cherry is a wood that is often overlooked in favour of more widely-known timbers, but is actually one of the best choices for creating a smooth, hard-wearing kitchen surface. The colour and grain patterns make it well-suited to a classic kitchen setting, but it looks equally at home alongside glossy contemporary kitchen cabinets.

This particular cherry worktop was customised by our worktop fabrication team to feature a cut out that accommodates a double oven hob. Another smaller cut was made to allow the worktop to fit snugly against the customer’s kitchen wall whilst allowing for a pre-existing feature.

Caramel Bamboo

A bespoke Caramel Bamboo worktop featuring a single hob cut out.

Our caramel bamboo worktops are a darker alternative to our standard bamboo surfaces, showcasing a rich golden tone that is derived from a caramelisation process which deepens the bamboo’s colour throughout. Bamboo has a very high silica content, which makes it a naturally water resistant and hygienic surface for kitchens.

To create this bespoke kitchen worktop a caramel bamboo surface has been cut by our fabrication team to accommodate a double oven hob. As with all the custom worktops that pass through our facility, the wood was given coats of Rustin’s Danish oil (a treatment which serves to hydrate and protect the timber) before being wrapped and delivered by our 2Man team.

These are just a small selection of the bespoke kitchen worktops created and delivered by Worktop Express over the last month. If you would like to see more examples of our work, please visit our Bespoke Worktops Gallery.

Wood worktops can be designed, ordered and paid for directly on our website using the Online Bespoke Worktop Tool. To enquire about custom laminate or Earthstone worktops, please contact us via telephone or email.

Nov 13

The Goldfinger factory is an award-winning social enterprise that offers a space for artisans to design and build bespoke furniture and interior using materials that might have otherwise gone into landfill. After having initially purchased some of our worktops to create some elegant furnishings, we recently formed an alliance with Goldfinger Factory to supply them with repurposed wood that we have been unable to sell due to damage or defects.

This elegant walnut table was made by the team at the Goldfinger Factory using repurposed wood and steel box section.
These desk tidies have lids made using our oak, beech and walnut worktops

This social enterprise brings in the majority of its income from sales of their products, which furthers their social mission to support the local community of young crafters, artisans and artisans-to-be. Goldfinger Factory drives awareness of upcycling and provides the skills training necessary to offer a route for people to enter employment through creative empowerment.

This table and matching set of shelves was made by Goldfinger Factory using our wood worktops for Pamban Café in Camden market.

Products made using our wood worktops are for sale on the Goldfinger factory website, and have been used in a variety of London interior installations, such as in Pamban Café at Camden Market (above).

The Goldfinger Factory is just one of the many projects Worktop Express has supported in order to drive sustainability and give back to communities. Our most successful community project has seen the planting of well over 100,000 trees at locations in England and Africa through the International Tree Foundation. You can find out more about this on our environmental policy page.

Nov 06

If you have been considering natural stone worktops, quartz offers a more affordable alternative. Quartz worktops are made using a combination of natural mineral quartz and resins to create a hard-wearing surface that comes in a variety of colours. Whilst quartz worktops may look the part, they are also costly and difficult to install.

If you are looking for quartz worktop alternatives, Worktop Express sells a number of great worktop choices that can re-create the look of a quartz worktop at a lower price.

Earthstone worktops replicate the look of a quartz worktop at an affordable price

Earthstone Worktops

Our range of Earthstone worktops are ideal quartz worktop alternatives. They are made of a 6mm layer of acrylic bonded to a 28mm core of chipboard, which replicates the look of a real stone worktop.

Earthstone worktops come in a variety of decors that look similar to quartz stone worktops, but – unlike quartz – they can be customised in situ to create a seamless work surface featuring cut-outs for sinks and hobs.

Many of the laminate worktops in our collection replicate the look of quartz and other natural stone surfaces

Laminate worktops

Our collection of Laminate worktops includes many quartz worktop alternatives that are available at a fraction of the cost. Whether you are looking for light or dark quartz worktops, there is a suitable alternative in our range.

Laminate worktops that imitate a quartz surface start at just £70, and we also sell matching upstands and splashbacks to create a seamless quartz effect.

To see either of these quartz worktop alternatives, why not order one of our worktop sample packs? Sample prices start at just £5 including free delivery – a cost that can be refunded if you go on to purchase a worktop from us.

Nov 01

If you are planning a kitchen revamp in time for Christmas, or are simply looking for a great deal on anything in our collection, you’ll be pleased to know that we are offering 10% discount on everything this November.

Whether you are considering our timeless wooden worktops,hard-wearing laminate worktops,luxurious Earthstone worktops,or anything else in our range, you can save by using the discount code NOV10 at the online checkout by 23:59 on 30th November.

10% off Everything until 30th November

This discount is available both online and in any of our kitchen showrooms,so if you would rather take a closer look at our range before placing your order, why not pay us a visit? We now have seven showrooms located across England and recently opened our first Scottish showroom in Glasgow!

Please note that the cost of delivery and our worktop sample service is not included in this promotion.

This offer is not to be missed, but if you have any questions before placing your order, feel free to get in touch via live chat, email, telephone or social media.

Oct 30

Creating a kitchen that works for family-oriented life can be a tricky task, but fortunately there are many worktops you can choose to ensure that the heart of your home is hardwearing and will stand the test of time. These are the five best worktops from our collection that are well-suited to a family kitchen:

Lunar Night Worktops are one of the best worktops in our collection for a family kitchen.

Lunar Night Worktops

These Lunar Night laminate worktops feature an AEON™ Enhanced Performance Laminate surface that is up to five times more resistant to scratches and wear than standard worktops.

This dark, durable surface is also highly-affordable and resistant to water and stains, making it an ideal choice for a family kitchen.

Lunar Night Worktops from £90

Our black oak worktops have the hard-wearing qualities of oak in a dark finish.

Black Oak Wood Worktops

If you’d prefer a solid wood worktop in your kitchen, our Black Oak are some of the best worktops you can choose for a family kitchen.

Whilst retaining oak’s highly-regarded qualities as a luxurious and long-lasting material, the material used also undergoes an additional process that turns the wood black throughout – ideal for hiding general signs of wear and tear in a family kitchen

Black Oak Worktops from £225

Our mint green laminate worktops are easy to clean and have a hard-wearing edge.

Mint Green Glass Effect Worktops

If you are looking for a worktop to complement a contemporary family kitchen, consider our Mint Green glass effect laminate Worktops.

The high-gloss finish makes these some of the best worktops in our collection for easily keeping clean. What’s more, the ABS edging is very hard-wearing.

Mint Green Glass Effect Worktops from £120.

Maple worktops are light, smooth and very hard-wearing for family kitchens.

Maple Wood Worktops

Maple is a timber that has long been widely used due to its hard-wearing qualities. The wood is very light in colour, and can be sanded to a very smooth finish that makes it easy to quickly mop up any spills.

Our Maple Worktops are extremely durable and some of the best worktops for use in a family kitchen.

Maple worktops from £135

Marble Laminate Worktops

Marble Laminate Worktops

Another AEON™ laminate surface from our collection that is recommended for family kitchens are our Calcutta Marble laminate worktops.

These white marble worktops are up to three to five times more resistant to scuffs, scratches and wear, and have a textured gloss finish that’s easy to clean.

Marble Effect Laminate Worktops from £90

There are just some of the best worktops in our collection to use in a family kitchen. If you’d like to see samples of any of our hard wearing surfaces, why not order some of our worktop samples. These are availably individually for wood worktops, or part of a sample pack for laminate and Earthstone surfaces, with prices starting at just £5 including free delivery.