All About Solid Laminate Worktops: A Worktop Express® Nutshell Guide
A stylish and versatile option for any home, a solid laminate surface provides a durable, low-maintenance choice for any setting. Solid laminate worktops are available in a number of styles and feature an ultra-thin profile that makes them ideally suited to contemporary kitchens.
As part of our ever-expanding collection of worktops, there are a number of different solid laminate worktop styles available to suit a range of tastes.
The realistic look of these surfaces provides a more affordable option than solid stone, as it does not require expensive templating or specialist equipment for installation. These surfaces are an elegant option for any home and have the added benefit of a double-sided finish, making them suitable for shelving, waterfall islands and breakfast bars and other decorative design features.
Solid laminate worktops are available in a selection of finishes to enhance the look of the surfaces.
Textured (Matt) – textured matt surfaces provide a realistic imitation of a natural finish. A durable option, this finish will disguise any scratches or marks that may appear.
COMPOSITION AND MANUFACTURE
Solid laminate worktops are available in a selection of sizes to suit a range of homes. Their ultra-thin 12mm profile is pre-finished on every side ensuring they are ready for installation upon arrival.
These worktops are created by bonding several layers of kraft paper together with a decorative sheet on both the top and bottom and are sealed with a high-resistant overlay to ensure they are robust enough to withstand life in even the busiest of kitchens. Requiring no edging strips, the core of the surface is visible around the edges and in any cuts or alterations that are made in the surface.
The solid composition of the worktops makes them suitable for use with undermounted sinks aand allows them to have drainage grooves routed into them. Unlike traditional laminate worktops, they can also have curved edges for a sleek, contemporary look.
Completely waterproof thanks to their solid construction, these worktops have been tested against water, steam stains and chemical products. Solid laminate worktops are also resistant against impact up to 500g from a maximum 2m drop (excluding sharp objects) and have abrasion resistance up to 400 revolutions in the Taber Abraser test. They are also heat resistant to 220° for 10 minutes and have been tested to meet EN438 standards.
All of the surfaces in our collection conform to EN standards to ISO 9001:2008 and are also FIRA GOLD certified, ensuring they are of the highest standard available. Ensuring they meet our commitment to the environment, they are also PEFC certified.
The solid laminate worktops in our collection all have matching accessories that are available to purchase alongside. The solid laminate worktop upstands are created using the same material, whilst our coordinating splashbacks are comprised of the decorative top layer over a fibreboard core. These items provide an excellent option for those looking to create a sleek, cohesive look throughout their kitchen.
For additional items, the double-sided nature of the worktops makes them ideal for use in creating a number of decorative products, such as waterfall edges and shelves.
Solid laminate worktops are quick and easy to install and require no specialist equipment. For expert advice on fixing, cutting and routing solid laminate worktops, please view our comprehensive solid laminate worktops installation and aftercare instructions.
A low-maintenance choice for any household, our solid laminate worktops require minimal work to ensure longevity and keep them in top condition for years to come. That said, there are a few steps that should be taken to ensure your worktops remain looking as good as new for as long as possible.
- Whilst the surface is resistant to abrasion and impact, it is important that a chopping board is used to prevent damage to the surface.
- Wipe surfaces regularly with a soft cloth and warm, soapy water.
- Ensure hot pans and trays are not placed directly onto the surface and use a pan stand or hotrods.
We source our worktops directly from the manufacturer, removing the middle man to keep our prices as low as possible.
Our nationwide depots hold solid laminate worktops in stock to ensure we can provide a swift, next-day delivery service via our in-house 2Man service.
Prices start from just £255
WHY BUY SOLID LAMINATE WORKTOPS FROM WORKTOP EXPRESS?
Solid laminate worktops are both FIRA GOLD and PEFC certified giving you piece of mind that your new kitchen furniture has been created to meet the highest standards.