Laminate worktops are a versatile choice because they can be used in a number of different kitchen designs and are available in a wide variety of styles – from wood and stone effects to glittering gloss surfaces. There is a lot of information that you may need when thinking about buying your worktops – we have compiled this ultimate buyer’s guide to help you to make an informed choice before you purchase yours.
What is the difference between solid wood and laminate worktops? This guide will help to shed some light on this commonly asked question.
If you have ever wondered what the difference is between real wood and laminate wood, have a read of this guide. The obvious answers aside, here you will find out about how each worktop looks, what they are made up of, how they are installed, the kind of maintenance each requires, how to repair the different types, and the difference in price.
Choosing Laminate Worktops
There are almost as many different kitchen designs as there are worksurfaces and although we love them all, some laminate worktops are more suited to a specific style of kitchen than others. This section outlines which ones are best for certain situations and will help you choose the perfect surface for your home.
Islands are a valuable feature to include in a kitchen and if you want yours to have laminate worktop, give this guide a read. You will find out about cut-to-size laminate worktops, edging strips, overmount hob cut-outs, and sink and tap cut-outs.
If you are not sure if you prefer a square edge or post form laminate worktop, this guide will help you make up your mind. For example, if you are designing a contemporary kitchen, the square edge style might be the choice for you.
Laminate worktops are available in a selection of edge profiles – you can find more information about the options available in our nutshell guide to laminate worktops.
A laminate surface may not be the most obvious option for a traditional kitchen, but there are a number of ways you can make the look work. There are many laminate worktops that will complement this style of kitchen, whether wood effect or stone effect, – you can find a list here.
Get the Look
Our laminate worktops are versatile which means there is plenty that you can do with them. If you need a bit of inspirational help then these guides are for you.
Contemporary kitchens are easily achieved with marble – making it a great choice for this type of design. This guide covers how to use a marble laminate worktop and which colours and materials they work well with.
Concrete is a striking option for a contemporary look. This guide outlines how to use concrete laminate worktops in your kitchen to create a modern kitchen design that is sure to last the test of time.
Breakfast bars are a really social addition to a kitchen design. If you would like to know how you can use laminate worktops on your breakfast bar the this is the guide for you.
We have a selection of bathroom worktops available to suit a variety of different designs. This guide looks at the options in detail.
Ready to buy laminate worktops? These guides provide information about what to expect when you purchase your worktops as well as the benefits of each selection.
From black granite to marble Calcutta, our range of imitation stone laminate worktops is extensive. They are highly realistic and a more affordable choice compared to real stone – read about how you could use them in this guide.
As an extremely popular and more economical choice compared to solid wood, our wood effect laminates look very realistic. Find out about our beautiful range of wood effect laminates in this guide.
If you still need convincing that laminates are the right choice for you, take a look at this guide for five reasons to choose laminate worktops.
Need any help ordering your worktops? Feel free to call us or email us if you need any assistance. Alternatively, you could visit one of our worktop showrooms to see the quality of our surfaces up close before making a final decision.