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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.

There is a wide selection of laminate worktops to choose from in our collection, and whilst many have a smooth edge profile, we know a number of our customers are looking for a kitchen surface with a square edge profile to suit their interior aesthetic.

When our range was initially launched, we had the following three square edge worktop options available:

Grey Oak Laminate Worktops

Grey Oak Laminate Worktops

Cypress Cinnamon Laminate Worktops

Cypress Cinnamon Laminate Worktops

Black Gloss Constellation Laminate Worktops

Black Gloss Constellation Laminate Worktops

A square edge profile on a wood or stone effect surface will often enhance the realistic look of the décor, creating a more luxurious look at a much lower cost.

To expand our range, we have recently added three new types of laminate worktop with a square edge profile:

Black Sparkle Square Edge Laminate Worktops

Black Sparkle Square Edge Laminate Worktops

White Sparkle Square Edge Laminate Worktops

White Sparkle Square Edge Laminate Worktops

Rustic Oak Laminate Worktops

Rustic Oak Laminate Worktops

Both the black and white sparkle square edge worktop are additions that complement the existing options in our black Andromeda and white Andromeda ranges, featuring a 6mm post-form edge. Our new full stave rustic oak worktops, however are an entirely new laminate décor that is perfectly suited to kitchens with a traditional design.

If you’d like to see any of these laminate worktops for yourself, visit one of the Worktop Express showrooms or order one of our laminate worktop sample packs for just £5 including fast delivery.

The team behind our custom worktop service have had a very busy summer, averaging over 750 worktops every month since May. If you’re looking for bespoke worktops, our latest fabrication top picks show what we can do and may help to inspire your new kitchen surface. Here are 3 of the latest worktops to be completed by our team:

European Walnut

Walnut worktops are one of our most popular choices, and with elegant colour and unique grain, it's easy to see why.

Our walnut worktops are an enduringly popular choice, thanks to their characterful grain pattern and the elegant contrasting colour of the staves. With hues ranging from rich honey to deep chocolate, this timber is the ideal choice for bringing warmth and sophistication to any kitchen.

To create this custom worktop, a sink cut-out was created to make space for an undermounted Belfast kitchen sink. To complement the sink, drainage grooves were routed into the surface, whilst the chunky square edge profile was left untouched.

Full Stave Prime Oak

This particular Full Stave Prime Oak worktop was custom-made to create a kitchen island top.

Our Full Stave Prime Oak worktops are the most luxurious type of oak in our collection. Featuring extra-wide 90mm staves than run the entire length of the work surface, this wood worktop configuration is perfect for expressing the attractive natural qualities of oak. Oak worktops have a gorgeous golden hue and a recognisable grain, which makes them one of the most popular choice in both classic and contemporary kitchen settings.

This particular made-to-measure worktop has been specially created to complete a kitchen island. The surface benefits from a small radius corner to give the worktop a softer edge, whilst a rectangular cut-out has been made to accommodate the customer’s hob. Lastly – like all bespoke wood worktops we make – the worktop was treated with Danish Oil to preserve and protect the finish during transit and installation.

Beech

Beech worktops are highly-affordable, making them ideal for updating your kitchen without breaking the bank.

Beech worktops are highly affordable and often chosen to feature in both classic and contemporary kitchens. Beech wood has a soft – yet recognisable – grain pattern that looks the part in many kitchen designs, making it the worktop of choice for many of our customers.

Similarly to the walnut worktop above, this bespoke beech worktop includes a Belfast sink cut-out and complementary drainage grooves that allow excess water to drain easily into the sink. As usual, our fabrication team finished the worktop by treating it with coats of Danish oil to help protect the timber during delivery and beyond.

Bespoke wooden worktops can be designed, ordered and paid for directly on our Online Bespoke Worktop Tool. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss the unique requirements of your own bespoke worktop, please do not hesitate to contact us. We hope that August’s ‘Fabrication Top Picks’ have proven inspirational; if you would like to see more photographs of made-to-measure worktops, feel free to browse our Bespoke Worktops Gallery to see examples of the extensive range of worktop cutting services that we offer.

Last Few Days to Save 10% on All Laminate Worktops

This September we’ve been offering customers the chance to get a great deal on any of the laminate worktops in our collection. Simply use the discount code LAM10 at the online checkout or when placing your order with a member of our sales team via telephone or email.

Our varied range includes many different decors including our popular black sparkle or wood-effect oak block laminate worktops. If you would prefer a laminate work surface that replicates real stone, why not consider our Calcutta marble or grey slate worktops.

This great offer must end at 23:59 on Thursday 14th September, and does not apply to our range of clearance laminate worktops.

If you would like to take a closer look at any of the laminate kitchen worktops in our range, we recommend visiting one of our worktop showrooms, or ordering a laminate sample pack. Our sample packs are priced at just £5 including speedy delivery – a cost that we’ll happily refund if you go on to order a worktop from us.

You can find more inspiration for choosing the right laminate worktop by visiting our laminate worktops gallery or reading some of our dedicated information guides.

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: