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What Are Kitchen Worktops Made Of?

From solid wood to solid laminate worktops, we have a wide variety of kitchen countertops to choose from. In our latest guide, we discuss what our kitchen worktops are made of, to help you understand which material might be better suited to your cooking space.

Solid Wood

One of the most popular worktop materials is solid wood. There are several species that can be used to make kitchen countertops such as walnut and iroko, but by far the most popular are oak worktops.. Aside from species, wooden worktops are also categorised by their stave construction .Staves are the rectangular pieces of wood that are glued together under high pressure to form a solid worktop.

There are three types of staves construction:

  • Standard – 40mm wide staves
  • Deluxe – 90mm wide staves
  • Full stave – 90mm wide staves running the entirelength of the worktop.

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Solid wood worktop

Laminate Worktop

Laminate worktops are also a popular choice due to the huge range of attractive décors available and also their affordable price. Our range of laminate worktops has been designed to be low-maintenance, highly durable and easy to clean. They are constructed from a quality composite wooden particle board core and wrapped in a decorative overlay using the process of heat and high pressure.

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Black laminate worktop

Solid Laminate

Solid Laminate worktops are constructed from many sturdy layers of laminate material. This makes them high-performance, low maintenance, easy to clean and versatile. Their slim profile also makes them an ideal candidate for contemporary kitchen design. An incredibly practical choice, solid laminate worktops are completely waterproof, resistant to a high level of heat and durable against impact. There are several decors available, some that closely resemble the appearance of natural materials such as stone.

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Solid surface worktop