To help you make the most of your laminate worktops and to help you decide if they are the right choice for you, we have complied this list of our most popular guides. Here you will find general information about laminate worktops, some design ideas, how to install them, and care and maintenance information.
Why choose a laminate worktop and what advantages do they have over other materials? This section will offer you some general information to give you an overview of this popular worktop material.
Real solid wood and laminate worktops both have their place in the modern kitchen and each have their own advantages and disadvantages. In this guide, we help you to make the right decision for your home by exploring the different factors to consider when choosing your worktop material. These include variables such as appearance, composition, installation, maintenance, repair, and price.
This guide looks at laminate work surfaces in a little more detail. It covers everything from styles and edge profiles, to composition, accessories, and aftercare. It also explains in detail about the different finishes we offer such as gloss, semi-gloss, textured gloss, textured matt, extra matt, mirage, and textured quartz.
We want to ensure that your laminate bespoke worktops arrive in the best possible condition so we use the latest CNC technology for extra precision. This guide will help you to make the most of your new laminate worktop by giving you information on our bespoke fabrication service, accessories, and how to correctly join two laminates together as well as other commonly asked questions.
With so many different kitchen designs available, it can be difficult to know which laminate worktop will be best. This section outlines some design ideas you can implement in your own home – everything from traditional to contemporary styles.
Traditional kitchens are a firm favourite and whilst solid worktops, like stone or wood, are popular in this style, there are a number of laminate worktops that would work just as well. This guide looks at the wood and stone effect surface options that look fantastic in a more classically styled setting – ideal if you are considering laminate worktops for their affordability or their practical nature.
Are you thinking about fitting a modern kitchen with marble worktops? This guide covers how to use colour in modern marble kitchen designs, adding a touch of marble to your walls, and using chrome, stainless steel, copper or gold for added luxury.
Concrete worktops are a great choice for industrial styles and look fantastic in contemporary settings. Click here to find out how you can accessorise concrete with copper, effectively combine other textures with a concrete worktop, and combine concrete with a splash of colour.
A hotspot for socialisation in any home, kitchen islands work equally well in both contemporary and traditional designs alike. Choosing laminate countertops for kitchen islands is easy with this guide. Find out how to select the best option for your space and learn about the alterations we offer through our bespoke services – great for ensuring your laminate kitchen island is perfectly tailored to your home.
Square edge laminate worktops are a popular option in a variety of settings. This guide looks at just some of the options available at Worktop Express and discusses how they can be used to create different styles. Take a look and see which option would be best for your kitchen.
Laminate worktops are a great choice for bathrooms as they are low-maintenance and hygienic… This guide takes a look at the bathroom laminate worktops in our collection and details the difference between these and our standard range of laminate surfaces.
Installation and Fabrication
This section is perfect if you have decided that you want laminate worksurfaces in your kitchen but are not sure how to install them. Here you will find everything you need to know about installation of laminate countertops and also information about cutting them on site, or utilising our bespoke worktop services.
Our worktop upstands come in the same selection of designs as our laminate worktop range. Upstands are a fantastic alternative to tiles and are an economical choice too. Incredibly easy to fit and maintain, this guide will help you select and install your kitchen worktop upstands.
Also known as a butt and scribe joint or a hockey stick joint, the mason’s mitre joint is one of the most commonly used methods for joining two laminate worktops. Here you will find out how to order worktops with a mason’s mitre joint cut with our bespoke cutting service and how to cut them yourself using a worktop jig.
What kitchen would be complete without taps? This nutshell guide will talk you through ordering tap hole cut-outs using our bespoke worktop cutting service. These step-by-step instructions will help you ensure your worktops are ready for installation when they arrive, providing guidance on taking measurements and ordering.
Whether you are looking to fit your laminate worktops yourself or are hiring a professional, it is important to get it right. Our nutshell guide to laminate worktop installation covers everything from cutting-to-size to finishing the edges when complete.
If you have a laminate worktop or are in the process of installing one, it is important to know how to correctly maintain them so they last as long as possible and look as good as they can. Here you will find out how to do basic repairs and how to clean your surfaces effectively too.
Accidents happen – when they do, be sure that you are prepared to fix them by reading this easy to follow guide on repairing laminate worktops. It provides solutions for a variety of issues, including removing small scratches on your worktop, how to clean a stain, how to repair a chip, how to fix burns, and what to do if the edge of your laminate worktop is damaged.
To ensure your kitchen surfaces remain hygienic, it is important to clean them on a regular basis. Cleaning a laminate worktop sounds easy, and it is, we have put this guide together so all the information you could need on cleaning your laminate worktops effectively is in one place.
It is not too common, but sometimes laminate worktops get chips in their surface. If this has happened to you, read the guide to find out how to resolve the issue. You will find out exactly how to repair a chip and at what point you may need to consider replacing rather than repairing your laminate worktop.
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