Worktop Express Blog

Oct 09

Spend over £300 at Worktop Express by 23rd October to save on delivery.

Until 23:59 on 23rd October our 2Man delivery service is free on all worktop orders of £300 or more! With this offer, you can save up to £70 on the cost of your delivery, whether you are looking for unique wooden worktops, affordable laminate work surfaces or high-quality Earthstone worktops.

This great saving is available on all orders delivered within England and Wales and includes worktop accessories and any other products you might want to purchase alongside your new worktops.

No discount code is required to free delivery on worktops,
simply add the products you require to your shopping cart, and – once the qualifying total reaches £300 or more – the cost of delivery will be automatically removed. If you would prefer to place your order via email, over the telephone or in one of our showrooms, you can still benefit from this fantastic offer.

Please note: this delivery offer is only available in our standard delivery areas within England and Wales, and does not include orders delivered via our 1Man Saturday delivery service or to any areas within Scotland or the Scottish Highlands. Full details of eligible postcodes can be found on our delivery details page. Samples are not included.

That’s not all…

There is also a fantastic saving to be had on two of our popular worktops this month. We’re reducing the price on our solid wood Prime Oak worktops and our white laminate worktops by up to 10% until 23:59 on October 31st. No discount code is needed as the saving has already been applied – simply add your preferred worktops to the online cart to get a great deal!

: Save up to 10% on Prime Oak and white laminate worktops this October.

To stay up to date with future discounts and sales, please visit our current offers page.

Oct 02

Worktop Express have been delivering worktops in most parts of Scotland for a while, but until now have not had a destination for Scottish customers to visit in order to see our kitchen worktops on display.

We are very pleased to announce that you can now view worktops in Glasgow at our brand new Glasgow Worktops Showroom. The showroom can be easily accessed from the M8 motorway, and is also easy to get to from the city centre via public transport or even on foot.

Visit our new Scottish showroom to see a wide range of worktops in Glasgow.

Our new showroom has eight full kitchen sets and a wide variety of kitchen accessories on display, with a full range of wood, laminate and Earthstone worktop samples on display. Worktop samples are also available for visitors to take away and view in the comfort of their own home. As well as many worktops, you’ll also find kitchen units and other furnishings on display from our sister company: SolidWoodkitchenCabinets.co.uk.

Dedicated staff are on hand to answer any questions that you may have, though we do recommend calling in advance to book an appointment if you are travelling some distance to see us.

To find out about the other Worktop Express locations, visit our showrooms page.

Sep 25

At Worktop Express, we offer a wide variety of worktops, many of which are made of sustainable materials. We take our environmental credentials incredibly seriously, and have worked with the International Tree Foundation over the last few years to plant thousands of trees in the UK and Africa that helps local communities and offsets our environmental impact. You can find out more about this on our environmental page.

The FSC logo identifies products that have been FSC certified

Whilst all of our worktops are sourced with sustainability in mind, it is the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) that recognises the sustainability of many of our wood and laminate worktops. This is a global organisation that certifies forest management and the timber’s chain of custody, helping to ensure that any products meeting their stringent guidelines can be easily identified by consumers.

The last Friday in September is annually celebrated as FSC Friday, and is a celebration of responsible forestry that raises awareness for FSC certified products. You can get involved with FSC Friday to help raise awareness and raise money for local tree planting initiatives. Here are some ideas:

Make an FSC Bake

Creative baking is not only incredibly delicious and rewarding, but can be used as a way to help raise awareness in your office or at your children’s school. The FSC logo can be easily replicated using a green icing pen on cakes, whilst cookie cutters are available in the shape of trees to make delicious deciduous treets.

Create an Educational Display

At schools, social groups or guiding organisations, students and members can help to create display that showcases the work the FSC does and raise awareness.

In businesses, a display can be used to educate both staff and customers, and can be used in conjunction with FSC certified products to communicate the importance of sustainable and responsibly forestry.

Visit an FSC Forest

There are many Woodland Trust woods across the country, and many are FSC certified. These are mostly open to the public and provide a beautiful backdrop for a family walk. You can find out where your closest FSC Forest is by visiting wwww.fsc-uk.org.

Wear Green and Create Awareness

An easy way for staff, pupils or other members of the team to get involved is to wear an item of green clothing to celebrate FSC Friday. Why not ask for a small donation from those taking part that can be contributed towards a local tree-planting charity or the Woodland Trust?

We hope this has inspired you to get involved in this year’s FSC Friday. If you do get involved, we’d love to see pictures of your projects posted on social media; you can share photos on our Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram.

Sep 01

Get Discount Laminate Worktops with 10% off for Two Weeks Only

Until September 14th there’s a great saving to be had on our entire range of laminate worktops. If you are looking for discount laminate worktops for your home, our extensive selection is available with 10% off for the next two week. Our collection includes a wide variety of decors to suit a whole host of interior styles including luxurious Black Sparkle Andromeda and the natural oak block effect worktops.

Saving on our laminate worktops is easy – simply use the discount code LAM10 at the online checkout or mention the offer to our sales advisors when purchasing via telephone or email. This offer runs until 23:59 on Thursday 14th September, and does not apply to our clearance ranges.

If you can’t decide which laminate worktops to choose, why not order one of our laminate sample packs? These are priced at just £5 including fast courier delivery – a cost that can be refunded if you go on to order a worktop from us. For further inspiration, our blogs are the perfect place to start. We recently wrote about colour schemes to complement black sparkle kitchen worktops and laminate bathroom worktop ideas for a modern home, and we have many information guides with plenty more suggestions and advice.

Laminate worktops can be seen at any of our kitchen showrooms. These are some of our most popular styles:

Aug 29

To celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the original Charter for Trees, a new charter protecting trees, woods and people is being launched by The Woodland Trust on 6th November 2017.

The original charter was created in 1217 as part of the Magna Carta, and included this charming extract:

“Every freeman shall have, within his own woods, ayries of hawks, sparrow-hawks, falcons, eagles and herons: and shall have also the honey that is found within his woods.”

The idea was to not only protect the valuable resource of the ancient British woodlands, but also the flora and fauna that live within it.

The new Charter for Trees is aimed at reflecting how the public feel about trees and woodlands, and was created by feedback including more than 70000 stories, memories and wishes from members of the Woodland Trust.

The Woodland Trust’s New Charter for Trees outlines 10 key principles to protect trees and woodlands for future generations.

The new charter includes 10 key principles to help protect forests for many future generations:

  • Planting for the future
  • Celebrating the cultural impact of trees
  • A thriving forestry sector that delivers for the UK. This particular principle notes that careers in woodland management, arboriculture and the timber supply chain should be attractive choices and provide development opportunities for individuals, communities and businesses.
  • Better protection for important trees and woods
  • Enhancing new developments with trees
  • Understanding and using the natural health benefits of trees
  • Access to trees for everyone
  • Addressing threats to woods and trees through good management
  • Strengthening landscapes with woods and trees

The Woodland Trust also promise to plant a tree in the UK for each signature on the new Tree Charter, so it really is worthwhile to get involved. Visit Treecharter.uk to sign up and get involved.

Worktop Express supports the Charter for Trees by planting new worktops funded by the sales of worktop samples.

You can also support tree planting by purchasing worktop samples from Worktop Express! We work closely with the International Tree Foundation to plant trees in both the UK and in Africa, and have so far helped them to plant well in excess of 100,000 trees since 2014.

Find out more about tree planting and much more on our Environmental Policy page.

Aug 21

If your bathroom has the space for a countertop, our new range of bathroom worktops are perfect for creating this handy addition. In this blog we look at some bathroom worktop ideas we hope will inspire your bathroom redesign.

Laminate Bathroom Worktop Ideas

Laminate worktops are a popular choice in kitchens, but are also perfectly-suited to life in a bathroom. These surfaces are affordable, durable and come in a wide variety of colours and decors. Our range of laminate bathroom worktops can enhance both contemporary and traditional bathrooms, providing space for plenty of toiletries and accessories.

Bathroom worktop ideas featuring laminate bathroom worktops

Each of the bathroom worktops in our range are constructed using a moisture-resistant fibreboard core, and are covered in a hard-wearing laminate layer that resists water and is easy to clean.

Natural Bathroom Worktop Ideas

Whilst it is common to see laminates and stone surfaces incorporated in bathroom worktop ideas, natural surfaces can be considered (if correctly treated). Natural wood is totally unique and has an unrivalled look, and we have seen customers use a variety of our wooden worktops in bathroom settings, such as the black American walnut worktops below.

Wooden worktops can be used in a bathroom if treated correctly

To make wooden worktops suitable for a bathroom setting, we recommend using an alternative treatment such as lacquering, plastic coating or varnishing. These finishes fully protect the natural timber from moisture ingress, whilst the coating makes it much easier to clean away splashes or stains.

Of course, if you would prefer a low-cost, low-maintenance alternative, we also sell a range of wood-effect laminate worktops.

Marble Bathroom Worktops

Marble is still a widely-used materials in bathrooms, as it is both luxurious and totally resistant to water. Marble looks great when combined with high-contrast or gold bathroom accessories such as soap dishes, candles or toothbrush holders.

: Marble is a great material for bathroom worktops, but is also very costly

Whilst it may look the part, it is also very expensive to purchase, and not a sustainable material. If you are looking for bathroom worktop ideas incorporating marble – but want a more affordable solution – consider our Marble laminate worktops. These surfaces perfectly imitate the look of real marble but are considerably easier to cut to size or customise.

Looking for more inspiration? Follow us on Instagram or Pinterest for more interior design ideas.

Aug 16

Save 10% on Kitchen Worktop Orders Over £500

For the remainder of August we have a superb saving available to all customers who spend over £500: a 10% discount on their entire order.

No matter whether you are considering solid wood, laminate or Earthstone worktops to complete your kitchen, all orders over £500 qualify for a saving of 10% if placed before 23:59 on August 31st.

To take advantage of this offer, simply enter the discount code UP500 at the online checkout. Alternatively, you can order at any of our worktop showrooms, via telephone or email – just mention the promotional code to one of our sales advisers.

Our extensive collection of kitchen worktops is regularly expanding, and is complemented by a host of worktop accessories. The only exclusions are samples, our bespoke cutting services and our clearance range of work surfaces.

If you are looking to rejuvenate your existing kitchen or are planning a new one, don’t hesitate to place your order soon to avoid missing out on this great deal!

Aug 01

Spend £300 or More Before 15th August for Worktops with Free Delivery!

For the first two weeks of August our standard 2Man delivery service is free on all worktop orders of £300 or more! You can save up to £70 on the cost of your delivery, whether you are looking for unique new wooden worktops or low-maintenance laminate work surfaces for a kitchen remodel, or bathroom counters to update your en-suite.

This offer is available on all orders including any of our kitchen worktops and bathroom surfaces, as well as any other worktop accessories you might need to purchase alongside your new surfaces – like our floating shelves or kitchen trolleys.

No discount code is required to get worktops with free delivery, simply add the items you require to your shopping cart, and once the qualifying total reaches £300 or more the cost of delivery will automatically be removed. If you would prefer to place your order via email, over the telephone or in one of our showrooms, you can still benefit from this fantastic offer.

Please note: this free delivery offer is only available in our standard delivery areas within England and Wales, and does not include deliveries via our 1Man Saturday delivery service or to any areas within Scotland or the Scottish Highlands. Full details of eligible postcodes can be found on our delivery details page.

This offer expires on August 15th at 23:59 and samples are not included. Make sure you place your order today so that you can benefit from this great deal!

That’s not all…

You can also save up to 10% on two of our very popular worktops this month. We’re reducing the price on our solid wood caramel bamboo worktops and our laminate Colmar Oak worktops until 23:59 on August 31st. No discount code is required as the saving has already been applied – simply add your preferred discount worktops to the online cart to get a great deal!


Caramel Bamboo Worktop

Buy Discount Caramel Bamboo Worktops


Colmar Oak Laminate Worktop

Buy Discount Colmar Oak Laminate Worktops

To stay up to date with future discounts and sales, please visit our current offers page.

Jul 25

Get Discount Laminate Worktops with 10% off

Last week we were pleased to update our delivery service information to include the majority of Scottish postcodes within our 2Man delivery coverage area. Our in-house 2Man delivery service ensures that the utmost care is taken of your solid wood surfaces, laminate worktops or Earthstone work surfaces during transit from our warehouse right into the ground-floor room of your choice, and it means we have more control over the cost of your delivery by cutting out the middle man. We are now able to deliver next-day to large areas of Scotland, which means we are providing a higher level of service to a larger portion of our customers.

If you are looking to order kitchen worktops in any other part of England and Wales, we’d like to remind you that there is just under a week left to make the most of our 10% discount across all laminate work surfaces.

This generous 10% discount is available on any of our laminate worktops. Whether you are looking for something contemporary, such as our eye-catching white sparkle – Andromeda surfaces or a more natural looking walnut block worktop, our extensive selection is sure to have the perfect option for your kitchen. All you need to do to benefit from this deal is to select your laminate worktops and add them to your shopping cart, then use the code LAM10 at the online checkout. If you are ordering over the phone or email, or with one of our showrooms, just mention the deal to one of our sales advisors and they will be happy to apply the discount for you.

Whilst the coverage of additional delivery areas in Scotland by our 2Man team is here to stay, you only have until 23:59 on Monday 31st July to make the most of 10% discount on our laminate worktops. Place your order now to benefit from this fantastic deal!

Jul 24

Post a picture of your home-cooked meal on Facebook or Instagram to win!

Love food? So do we! At Worktop Express we recently launched our ‘Garden to Table’ campaign, and are offering a free recipe eBook that includes lots of delicious meals submitted to us by a number of highly-regarded health and fitness bloggers. To promote the use of home-grown produce, the recipes in our eBook are perfectly for preparing a meal using seasonal vegetables and fruit.

Over the next four weeks, we are asking followers of our Facebook page and Instagram profile to share photographs of a home-made meal using the hashtag #DigYouFood. To enter on Facebook, simply post a photo of your meal as a comment on our competition posts, or enter on Instagram by tagging us and using the hashtag #DigYourFood.

We’ll be picking our favourite dish every week to receive a large fruit and vegetable box from Riverford Organic Farmers. The box includes some of the UK’s finest fresh organic produce with which you can whip up some truly scrumptious seasonal eats.

All entries into the competition will also be in with a chance of winning a £250 National Garden Gift Voucher, which can be spent on whatever home and garden goodies you desire!

Don’t forget, you can download our ‘Garden to table’ recipe eBook for free!

For more information including the competition terms and conditions, please visit our current offers page.

If chosen as one of our weekly winners, you’ll win a Riverford organic fruit and veg box