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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.

With winter fast approaching, it’s the perfect time of year to revamp your kitchen ready for the shorter days and warmer light that comes with this time of year. With the kitchen as the undoubted heart of the home in most households, it’s important to keep it fresh and inviting, whilst moving with the times. We’ve devised these two winter colour palettes for kitchens with a wooden work surface – whether you have light or dark surfaces.

Colours for Kitchens with Light Wood Worktops

Mouse’s Back from Farrow & Ball is a grey brown with a natural feel.

Mouse’s Back from Farrow & Ball is a grey brown with a natural feel.

Consider this colour scheme for light wood worktops such ash, maple, beech or birch.

Consider this colour scheme for light wood worktops such ash, maple, beech or birch.

Farrow & Ball’s Old White is a sophisticated blend of green and grey.

Farrow & Ball’s Old White is a sophisticated blend of green and grey.

Mouse’s Back from Farrow & Ball is a grey brown with a natural feel. Consider this colour scheme for light wood worktops such ash, maple, beech or birch. Farrow & Ball’s Old White is a sophisticated blend of green and grey.

To complement light wooden worktops, consider these complementary Farrow & Ball shades. Mouse’s Back is a brown with grey hues that feels forgiving and natural, whilst accentuating the lighter tones of the worktop. Farrow & Ball’s Old White is a lighter tone with hints of grey and green that is an ideal alternative to dated magnolias.

Together these soft shades combine in to create a kitchen that suits all seasons, but will ensure that it feels warm and inviting throughout the winter months.

Colours for Kitchens with Dark Wood Worktops

Citron is a warm lemon yellow from Farrow & Ball that is perfect for a feature wall.

Citron is a warm lemon yellow from Farrow & Ball that is perfect for a feature wall.

This colour scheme is ideal for combining with dark walnuts, black oak, mature iroko or sapele wood worktop.

This colour scheme is ideal for combining with dark walnuts, black oak, mature iroko or sapele wood worktop.

Mole’s Breath from Farrow & Ball is a superb shade for painting kitchen cabinets alongside dark wood worktops.

Mole’s Breath from Farrow & Ball is a superb shade for painting kitchen cabinets alongside dark wood worktops.

Citron is a warm lemon yellow from Farrow & Ball that is perfect for a feature wall. This colour scheme is ideal for combining with dark walnuts, black oak, mature iroko or sapele wood worktop. Mole’s Breath from Farrow & Ball is a superb shade for painting kitchen cabinets alongside dark wood worktops.

In kitchens with a wooden work surface that’s of a darker shade, consider a bright and warm shade on a feature wall. We’ve chosen Farrow & Ball’s Citron – a Mediterranean yellow that has fantastic interplay with orange winter sunlight in the early evening.

Alongside our darker wood worktops such as walnut, black American walnut (pictured) and other luxurious dark timbers, Mole’s Breath is a stunning choice for kitchen cabinet frontals. This timeless grey gives a feeling of class when combined with dark hardwoods, and also plays nicely with the lemony yellow hues of Citron.

These are just two palettes you could consider for kitchens with a wooden work surface this winter, but there are many other schemes that will work equally well. If you’re looking to devise your own, consider the warmer hues of winter light, shorter days and less overall natural light when choosing appropriate colours.

If you’ve recently painted any elements of your kitchen alongside worktops purchased from us, we’d love to see the photos! Feel free to share them with on Facebook, or tag us on Instagram and we’ll share our favourites.

As our range of laminate worktops continues to expand, we have seen our range of sparkly worktops emerge as a clear favourite amongst customers. Whether you’re looking for a grey sparkle worktop, black sparkle worktop or white sparkle worktop, these continue to be some of the most popular choices for contemporary kitchens.

With a reflective gloss surface, these kitchen worktops are the perfect choice for modern settings, and feature real metallic flakes that sparkle against a grey background under both artificial and natural light.

We’ve picked out three stylish colour schemes to help inspire your new kitchen design using our grey sparkle Andromeda kitchen worktops:

Glossy white cabinets are a perfect choice for complementing a grey sparkle worktop.

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Glossy white cabinets are a perfect choice for complementing a grey sparkle worktop.

These grey worktops look modern against light kitchen cabinets and are an affordable alternative to quartz or granite.

These grey worktops look modern against light kitchen cabinets and are an affordable alternative to quartz or granite.

Add a decorative feature to your kitchen with matching a grey sparkle laminate kitchen splashback.

Add a decorative feature to your kitchen with matching a grey sparkle laminate kitchen splashback. “

This white and chrome Reginox Genesis tap can be paired together with our grey Sparkle laminate worktops to create a very modern style.

This white and chrome Reginox Genesis tap can be paired together with our grey Sparkle laminate worktops to create a very modern style.

A grey sparkle kitchen worktop can be accessorised with chrome or stainless steel appliances to enhance an unmistakably modern look.

A grey sparkle kitchen worktop can be accessorised with chrome or stainless steel appliances to enhance an unmistakably modern look.

Lighting is also key in a grey and white kitchen, as a well-lit kitchen will sparkle throughout the year under the right kind of artificial light.

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Lighting is also key in a grey and white kitchen, as a well-lit kitchen will sparkle throughout the year under the right kind of artificial light.

Bold colours can also be incorporated through the use of brightly-coloured small kitchen appliances and accessories.

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Bold colours can also be incorporated through the use of brightly-coloured small kitchen appliances and accessories.

Bold colours can also be incorporated through the use of brightly-coloured small kitchen appliances and accessories.

Bold colours can also be incorporated through the use of brightly-coloured small kitchen appliances and accessories.

Bold colours can also be incorporated through the use of brightly-coloured small kitchen appliances and accessories.

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Bold colours can also be incorporated through the use of brightly-coloured small kitchen appliances and accessories.

If your looking for more inspiration for using a grey sparkle worktop – or any of the other glittering surfaces in our collection – take a look at our laminate worktops gallery. Alternatively, you can view samples of this surface at any of the Worktop Express showrooms.

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.

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.