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Here at Worktop Express, we have a wide selection of work surfaces available. We have made buying kitchen worktops even easier, as we have updated our website to allow you to shop by style. Our new kitchen worktops page has a number of categories to help you find your work surfaces faster. Keep reading for an introduction to our new easy-to-use layout.

Shop by Colour

If you are undecided on your worktop material, but know the look you want to create, shopping by colour might be for you. Want to make a statement with a classic kitchen? Take a look at our black worktops. Considering an elegant design for your cook space? Our white worktops will be perfect for your home.

Shop by Style

Should you have a more specific idea of what you want, shop by style categorises our worktops by their décor. Each selection contains different materials – so if you are considering a stone worktop, our granite worktops, quartz worktops and marble worktops contain a range of laminate, solid laminate and Earthstone work surfaces. We have everything from square edge worktops to oak worktops, making it easy for you to find exactly what you want with ease.

Looking for Something Else?

You may be looking for something even more specific, which is why we have also grouped our worktops and accessories into easily shoppable categories. Whether you want a new bathroom worktop or you are looking for something for your breakfast bar, we have thought of everything.

We hope you enjoy buying kitchen worktops using our new pages to shop with us – if you have any feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us.

From one region to another, design trends in the UK can differ almost as much as dialects. You might be wondering “what are the most popular worktops near me?” With that in mind, we did some research and compiled this list of which worktops are popular by city.


The capital city loves white Andromeda laminate worktops. With a high-shine finish, they are extremely contemporary and very low-maintenance, which makes them perfect for busy Londoners. White sparkle laminate worktops are ideal for monochrome kitchens and are versatile enough to combine with any colour.

This red phone box is almost as iconic as Big Ben.

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Birmingham has an industrial heritage which makes their most popular choice of worktop very apt. Luna Nero grey slate laminate worktops fit perfectly into an industrial design scheme. The grey shade can be combined well with many other colours which makes this worktop very adaptable.

The beautiful Victoria Square is located in Birmingham's city centre.

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Our recently launched Zenith worktops are within the top 10 most popular options in Manchester, proving that this is a city that likes to be on top of the latest trends. Dark, luxurious timbers – like our Sapele, walnut, black oak and iroko worktops – are also a popular choice for kitchen surfaces in Manchester. Sapele is an exotic wood from Africa, which starts off rose colour and deepens to a rich chestnut. It is a wood that is incredibly hard-wearing and for this reason is an ideal choice for a kitchen worktop. Well picked, Mancunians!

Old Trafford is the home of Manchester United.

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Our customers in Glasgow love white Calcutta Marble laminate worktops. This elegant choice is perfectly suited to a neutral coloured kitchen where the white Italian marble design can be allowed to take centre stage.

The Clyde Auditorium and the SSE Hydro are instantly recognisable Glaswegian landmarks.

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With so much beautiful art and design in Bristol, it is not a surprise that iroko worktops are a popular choice in this city – so popular, that only customers in London have purchased more of these worktops! Iroko is a hardwearing African wood that has a high oil content, making it naturally hygienic. With incredible colour and grain patterns, it really is a winning worktop.

The awesome Clifton Suspension Bridge spans Avon Gorge and the River Avon.

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Plymouth is a port city best known for its nautical history. Customers in Plymouth love oak worktops – like many other areas of the country, this traditional timber is a prevalent choice. Plymouth also has a high volume of our copper effect laminate worktops. The amount purchased is so high, that only customers in London have purchased more since January!

Smeaton's Tower is the third and most notable Eddystone Lighthouse in the world.

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Portsmouth is another city with maritime connections. Our customers in this port love black American walnut worktops and who can blame them? The young wood is already dark and its shade will continue to deepen as it matures. An extremely sophisticated and eye-catching worktop.

The impressive Emirates Spinnaker Tower is 170 metres high.

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Zebrano worktops are popular with our customers in the Welsh capital – since January, they have purchased more of our deluxe zebrano worktops in particular than any other area in the UK. With dark stripes against a golden background, zebrano is a wild looking worktop that demands attention. Both dramatic and exotic, it looks beautiful alongside a neutral colour scheme.

The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff is is the national stadium of Wales.

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Our customers in Leeds favour square edge black Andromeda laminate worktops. This stylish black laminate worktop has an edge profile which makes it perfect for a contemporary kitchen. It provides a glamourous appearance and is low maintenance which the people of Leeds love.

Leeds Town Hall was designed by architect Cuthbert Brodrick and Built between 1853 and 1858.

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Do you live in one of these cities? If so, do our results match your worktops? Let us know by leaving a comment below. Is your city not mentioned? Are you still asking “which are the most popular worktops near me?” Comment below with your hometown and we will let you know.

Solid laminate worktops offer a contemporary surface option for kitchens, but they can also be used in other rooms of the house. Using them as solid laminate bathroom worktops is a prime example. The way they are manufactured makes them non-porous and waterproof, ideal for high humidity rooms, or spaces in which they will come into contact with water often. In this blog post, we take a look at which solid laminate worktops you could use in your bathroom.

The Ideal Bathroom Choice

Whether you choose one of our exclusive Worktop Express solid laminate worktops or a Zenith worktop, they both make excellent surfaces for bathrooms. Due to the high levels of moisture in bathrooms, it is important that the surface you choose is both hygienic, easy to clean and waterproof. These are exactly some of the benefits of solid laminate worktops. Solid laminate worktops are ideal for use in a bathroom because they are waterproof and non-porous. They are also incredibly durable due to their solid core which gives them an impermeable nature as well as resistance to wear, heat and impacts from blunt objects.

Exclusive Solid Laminate Worktops

Here at worktop express, we offer a range of solid laminate bathroom worktops that are exclusive to Worktop Express. Each worktop has a smooth finish which makes them easy to clean and at just 12mm thick, they are sleek and ideal for a contemporary bathroom design.

Black Sparkle Solid Laminate Worktop

Black sparkle solid laminate worktops offer you an eye-catching choice for your bathroom.

Black sparkle solid laminate worktops offer you a contemporary choice in any room of your house and will look great in a stylish bathroom. The matt black surface is eye-catching, in part due to the combination of large iridescent metallic flakes alongside the glitter. The result is an elegant surface for including in any sophisticated bathroom design.

Concrete Solid Laminate Worktops

Concrete solid laminate worktops not only offer you a contemporary surface for your bathroom, they also can be paired with a wide range of colours.

This concrete solid laminate worktop is a great choice for a contemporary bathroom and has a realistic look of gently worn concrete – the addition of a black edge makes it extra elegant. Grey is an incredibly versatile shade that can be used with a range of different colours, so whatever your colour scheme you can be sure that one of these solid laminate bathroom worktops will fit perfectly into your design.

Solid Laminate Zenith Worktops

Much like our exclusive range of solid laminate worktops, our Zenith worktops also come in a range of styles that are perfect for contemporary bathroom designs. This modern design is enhanced by 12mm thick edge which gives them a slimline look.

Rouille Solid Laminate Zenith Worktop

This Rouille solid laminate Zenith worktop has rich orange shades to give it the appearance of natural worn copper.

The warm copper tone of this solid laminate bathroom worktop makes this Rouille Zenith worktop a great choice for a modern bathroom design. Emulating the natural colour of worn copper, this work surface will take centre stage in any bathroom. They are stylish, contemporary and 100% waterproof.

Magma Solid Laminate Zenith Worktop

This Magma Zenith worktop has a realistic slate effect that makes it perfect for any contemporary bathroom design.

This beautiful Magma Zenith worktop has a realistic stone aesthetic, recreating the look of dark slate. It has all the beauty of the natural material and is more affordable and practical. It features varying shades of black and grey which can be combined with a wide range of other colours.

Caldiera Solid Laminate Zenith Worktop

This Caldeira Zenith worktop has earthy shades that give it an appearance of concrete or natural stone.

This Caldeira Zenith worktop features a multitude of greys to give it an appearance of concrete or slate. The beautiful earthy terracotta shades add a warmth whilst the matt finish gives the surface a lovely texture. This realistic stone appearance is ideal for a contemporary bathroom.

Solid Laminate Worktop Samples

This Zenith sample pack costs only £5 and will help you to decide which solid laminate bathroom worktops will suit your room.

Deciding which of these solid laminate worktops would suit your bathroom can be difficult, so to help you out we sell sample packs . Costing just £5, it contains examples of Caldeira, Magma and Rouille Zenith worktops so you can see first hand which one will work best in your bathroom.

We hope that this blog post has given you some inspiration and has helped you to decide which of our solid laminate bathroom worktops will work best in your room. Leave your thoughts in the comments below or head over to our Facebook and Twitter pages to start a discussion. Do you have a solid laminate worktop in your bathroom already? Why not share your pictures too?

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