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Jun 19

Free Delivery on Orders of £300 or More!

For the remainder of June we’re offering free standard 2Man delivery on all worktop orders of £300 or more! This fantastic offer can save you up to £70, so whether you are looking for new wooden worktops for a complete kitchen remodel, bathroom counters to update your en-suite or low maintenance laminate work surfaces for a high-traffic utility room, order now to benefit from this money-saving deal.

All of our kitchen worktops and bathroom surfaces are included in this offer, as are any other products you may want to purchase at the same time as your new work surfaces – from floating shelves to kitchen trolleys.

There is no code required to claim your free 2Man delivery – all you need to do is add the required items to your shopping cart, and when the qualifying total reaches £300 or more the cost of delivery will automatically be deducted. Whether you choose to place your order online, over the telephone, or in one of our worktop showrooms, you can still benefit from this fantastic offer.

Free delivery is only available in our standard delivery areas within England and Wales, and cannot be offered for our 1Man Saturday delivery service or 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 June 30th at 23:59 and does not include delivery of samples. Make sure you place your order today so that you can benefit from this great deal! To stay up to date with future discounts and sales, please visit our current offers page.

Jun 12

At Worktop Express we work hard to ensure that we offer both the best products and service to our customers, and we are very happy to announce that we now have in excess of 16,000 reviews on our Trustpilot page. Trustpilot is an independent platform upon which our customers are able to post a review of their shopping experience with us. This gives potential customers an unbiased opinion of our service and products, which can be helpful when trying to make a purchase decision.

Currently Trustpilot rates us as ‘Excellent’ with an average rating of 9.4 out of 10 and 14,000 of our reviews receiving the full five stars. We are proud to have been given the following recent five star reviews:

Alastair Moser: “Easy to use website, delivered on time, great value for money.”
Stewart Church: “This was the second time we used WE and great both times will use again if required.”
Alex: “Fantastic service , great product, excellent price. Say no more.”

If you would like to read more of our reviews, please visit the Worktop Express customer review page, which showcases some of the excellent testimonials we have received.

Jun 05

We recently opened a brand new worktop showroom near Birmingham in Oldbury. Alongside the showroom, another regional depot allows us to make even more deliveries to the local area using our own 2Man delivery network.

With this increase in capacity, we are now also able to offer a 1Man worktop delivery service to even more areas on Saturdays. The following postcodes are now covered:


Our 1Man Saturday service now offers worktop delivery from both Gloucester and Birmingham depots.

Like our regular 2Man teams, this Saturday worktop delivery service offers a two-hour timeslot, a courtesy call from the driver when en route and worktop delivery in protective reusable packaging.

Our Saturday worktop delivery drivers are happy to help customers carry the worktops to a ground floor location of their choice, but only with the help of an able bodied individual – after all, some worktops are rather heavy!

Our Saturday 1Man service costs just £40 for the first worktop and £15 for each additional worktop delivered up to a maximum charge of £85. To choose this option, simply select it at the online checkout, or mention it to one of our advisors if ordered via telephone, email or at one of our showrooms.

To find out more about our highly-successful worktop delivery service, visit our delivery details page.

Jun 02

Order by June 15th and save 25% on any worktop customisations ordered via our Online Bespoke Worktop Tool

If you are looking for a bespoke wood kitchen worktop to complement your new kitchen this June, order before 23:59 on June 15th to get 25% off any bespoke worktop fabrication services ordered via our Online Bespoke Worktop Tool. For the next two weeks our bespoke cutting service is better value than usual!

Whether you need a cut-to-size worktop, want a hob or sink cut-out, or simply require a soft edge profile or radius corners on your new kitchen breakfast bar, our skilled team can help you to create a beautiful kitchen centrepiece without relying on expensive carpenters.

No discount code is needed as the price of our cutting services has already been reduced – simply place your order with Worktop Express and save today!

If you cannot decide which customisations you’ll need to create the perfect new wood worktop for your kitchen, why not browse through the images in our Bespoke Worktop Fabrication Gallery? This gallery features many photographs of worktop customisations undertaken by our fantastic team, which should provide plenty of inspiration for you.

May 30

Spend £500 and Save 10% on All Kitchen Worktop Orders

Until Wednesday 31st May there is still time to save 10% on any of the kitchen worktops in our collection when you spend over £500 at Worktop Express.

Whether you’re shopping for solid wood worktops, laminate worktops or any of the other kitchen accessories in our collection, you can save 10% by entering the discount code UP500 at the online checkout by 23:59 on Wednesday 31st of May.

Alternatively, orders can be placed directly with a member of the sales team via telephone or email, or at any of our worktop showrooms.

Though it is now a little late to order our worktop samples before the sale ends, you can view the vast majority of our kitchen worktops at any of our showrooms. Alternatively, why not try one of these popular choices?

May 18

Spend £500 and Save 10% on All Kitchen Worktop Orders

For the remainder of May we have a fantastic saving for all customers who spend over £500: a 10% discount on their order.

Whether you are looking for solid wood worktops, laminate worktops, or worktop accessories to update your kitchen, all orders over £500 will can save 10% if placed before 23:59 on May 31st.

To take advantage of this great offer, simply enter the discount code UP500 at the online checkout. Alternatively, if you would prefer to order in one of our worktop showrooms, via telephone or email just mention the promotion to one of our sales advisers.

We offer a vast range of kitchen worktops which is regularly expanding, as well as a host of complementary worktop accessories. The only exclusions are samples and our bespoke cutting services.

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!

May 16

Whether you are looking for extra storage space in your kitchen, living room or home office, our floating shelves are an ideal choice for creating a streamlined look with plenty of unique character. If you are looking for inspiration, these floating shelf ideas will help you to complement your existing interior design with the perfect matching shelves.

Floating shelves are available in a range of timbers to match your kitchen worktops.

Extra Storage for Your Kitchen

If your kitchen worktops quickly become cluttered, or you need more easy-access storage for frequently-used kitchenware, our floating shelves are a great idea.

Not only are our shelves available in a variety of timbers to match our solid wood worktops, but they also come in a range of sizes to suit any kitchen layout.

Use these floating shelf ideas to inspire your next home improvement.

Perfect Display Space

Thanks to the invisible brackets, our floating shelves create clean lines that are perfect for displaying your finest antiques, collectables, or anything else you might want on display.

If you’re looking for a floating shelf with a bespoke width or to fit in an alcove, give our bespoke solid wood floating shelves calculator a try.

Thanks to the invisible bracket, floating shelves are ideal for storing books on.

Ideal for Book Storage

Floating shelves are ideal for storing books upon. The lack of unsightly brackets means there are no obstructions for your books that might cause them to protrude in an uneven fashion.

These floating shelves are available in a range of widths, though we do not advise overloading our longest floating shelves with lots of books, as it may be too much weight for the wall to bear.

If you are looking for further floating shelf ideas, we recommend looking through the images on our wooden kitchen shelves gallery. Further information about fitting our shelves can be found in our dedicated Nutshell information guide on floating shelving.

May 12

Over the last two weeks we have offered customers a great opportunity to save on laminate worktops with a 10% discount available on our entire range. Since their introduction, our affordable range of laminate kitchen worktops has continued to expand and now features 24 beautiful decors.

Save on laminate worktops if you order before 23:59 on 15th May.

There are many stunning choices available, from wood-effect designs such as our oak block laminate; stone-effect surfaces like our Calcutta Marble worktops; to the very glamourous black sparkle laminate worktops that replicate highly-polished quartz. Every option on our website is available with next-day 2Man delivery that covers the majority of England and Wales.

There’s not much time left to save on laminate worktops, as this fantastic offer must finish at 23:59 on Monday 15th May. To save, simply use the discount code LAM10 in the online checkout, or mention the offer to one of our advisors if ordering at our worktop showrooms, via telephone or email.

To see any of our laminate worktops before placing your order, we recommend purchasing one of our laminate worktop sample packs or visiting one of our worktop showrooms. Alternatively, head to our Laminate Worktops Gallery to see lots of images of our laminate kitchen surfaces.

Apr 28

It may not be the brightest or most bold colour choice, but shades of grey have dominated kitchens and interior design over the last couple of years. At Worktop Express we offer a selection of grey kitchen worktops to complement this trend, available in a choice of styles to suit your interior theme.

Our highly-affordable concrete laminate worktops are a great alternative to real concrete worktops.

Concrete Laminate Worktops

Industrial decor has become very prominent in home design in recent years, with concrete becoming the latest trendy material from which to make kitchen worktops.

Our concrete laminate worktops are a light grey colour that replicates the look of real concrete at a highly-affordable price, and can be customised easily to fit any kitchen.

Choose our brushed steel grey kitchen worktops in a modern kitchen.

Brushed Steel Effect Laminate Work Surfaces

Stainless steel is often found in commercial kitchens, but this look has only recently found its way in to contemporary home environments.

Bespoke stainless steel worktops can be very expensive, so our brushed steel effect laminate work surfaces are an ideal choice for achieving the look at a fraction of the cost.

Ipanema grey kitchen worktops replicate the look of real stone.

Ipanema Grey Stone Laminate Worktops

If you are looking for darker grey kitchen worktops, then there are many alternatives to expensive granite worktops that may suit your requirements.

Our Ipanema grey stone laminate worktops have a semi-gloss finish that replicates the look of natural cut stone, and look superb when combined with bright white cabinets or walls.

Our grey slate laminate worktops are very realistic yet also highly affordable.

Grey Slate Laminate Worktops

The darkest grey kitchen worktops in our collection are our textured grey slate laminate worktops.

These affordable surfaces – often referred to as ‘Luna Nero’ – look and feel just like real slate, but are much easier to work with and can be customised to fit any kitchen by our laminate worktop cutting service.

Grey oak laminate worktops are a great way of introducing a natural-looking surface into a grey kitchen.

Grey Oak Laminate Worktops

Whilst most of the grey kitchen worktops on sale replicate stone or metallic surfaces, an option is available for those who prefer the look of timber worktops: grey oak laminate worktops.

These low-cost surfaces look similar to a full stave oak surface that has undergone an antiquing process to give it the unique grey hue.

Our selection of grey laminate worktops are intended to suit almost any kitchen design choices, but if you’re not sure which would suit your home, then why not order one of our laminate worktop sample packs? These packs are just £5 – a cost that can be refunded if you go on to purchase a worktop from us.

Apr 24

Okiror John Chris, Tasuma Suzan and family with the tree nursery they own thanks to the support of VEFO and ITF.
Moses Wakida collecting seedlings to be planted at Kadenge Community Nursery Bed

Last month, we wrote about the support we have provided to the International Tree Foundation for their COMAID project in Cameroon that seeks to create a sustainable food forest for residents of the Dom community. Indeed, we are proud to be involved with a number of ITF projects, and like to provide updates on all facets of our work when possible. Today we will be looking at the success of the Village Enterprise Foundation Organisation in Uganda.

The project is working with local residents to build their entrepreneurial skills in tree nursery management. Community members have suggested that the depletion of trees can be attributed to large areas that are being removed to provide additional space for farming and house construction. Trees are also cut down to provide fuel for brick manufacture and cooking. With a lack of seedlings to plant, woodland clearance has contributed to climate change locally.

Last August, we wrote about the work for VEFO that had already been undertaken, which included the planting and survival of more than 34,000 seedlings, and the training of over 5,600 locals in tree planting and care. By August 2017, the aim is to have 176,900 tree and fruit seedlings planted within six established nurseries throughout the Budaka district. The project is also working to encourage the planting of more indigenous species (including iroko).

We are incredibly proud of our work with ITF and are excited for further updates as the final few months of the VEFO project unfold. We will keep you up to date with progress as it happens. At Worktop Express, we work hard to ensure our kitchen worktops and other accessories are sustainably and responsibly sourced. Should you wish to know more, please visit our environmental policy page.