Aug 17, 2018
Choosing the right worktop is an important decision to make when designing a new kitchen. With so many different types available, why should you choose solid laminate worktops over the other options? In this blog post, we have compiled five reasons to consider these stylish worktops.
One of the main reasons people choose solid laminate worktops, like the ones in our Zenith range, is because of their ultra-slim 12mm profile. Compare this to the standard 38mm thickness of regular laminate worktops, which are more than three times the thickness, and you can understand why they are considered a more contemporary choice. All of our solid laminate worktops can also be paired with matching splashbacks and upstands to help you to achieve a stylish look.
The durability of a worktop is another factor that is of paramount importance. Due to their construction, solid laminate worktops are incredibly hardwearing. They are made by bonding several layers of kraft paper together and sealed with a robust laminate overlay. This ensures these work surfaces have several benefits over traditional laminate worktops – resistance heat, wear and impact from blunt objects up to 500g from a maximum 2m drop. In addition, they are also completely waterproof.
Offering the same benefits of a solid worktop, solid laminate worktops are comparatively less expensive and also easier to install. As they do not require specialist equipment to cut and install them, or templating, costs can be kept to a minimum. The further time this saves on installation also reduces costs if you are paying for a fitter.
Traditional laminates worktops are not waterproof, so features such as undermount sinks and drainage grooves are incompatible. Solid laminate worktops, on the other hand, are fully waterproof so both undermount sinks and drainage groves can be added without risking water ingress. Hotrods can also be added and will protect the surface from excessive heat. These features are all excellent options for a sleek, contemporary look.
Maintaining and cleaning solid laminate worktops is also incredibly simple. Requiring only a wipe with a weak solution of water and mild detergent, they can be cleaned in moments, saving you time and effort. This makes them a fantastic choice for even the busiest kitchen.
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