Benchtops and materials

Benchtops and materials

Which benchtop is best for me?

Which benchtop is best for me?

Choosing a benchtop for the kitchen is not an easy process. There are several considerations to make include selecting the material that best works for your kitchen in terms of cost, style, and colour. We have put together this guide for you to explain the different materials available in our benchtop collection.


This guide will also explain the intricacies of a specialist benchtop such as Granite and Marble, should you choose one for your kitchen, what to expect the finished product to look like, and the most crucial aspect of how to care for it to look beautiful and elegant for many years to come.



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How we will install your benchtop

How we will install your benchtop

Your benchtop is made for your kitchen by expert craftsmen. For it to be the beautifully perfect fit and finish you expect, you'll play a very important part in the planning and decision-making process. Laminate and Timber benchtops are fitted alongside your new kitchen units, but Quartz, Marble and Granite are produced to a template that can only be made when your kitchen is complete.

To help you understand what's involved and why we need your input, here's a guide to how we make and install a benchtop.


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Edging options

Edging options

Our benchtops come in a variety of thicknesses and slab sizes, some of which are solid and some have a subframe. Depending on the material you have chosen and the thickness, there are different edging options available.


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Finishes and options

Finishes and options

Using your chosen benchtop material in another part of your kitchen creates a seamless finish. Matching window sills, splashbacks and end panels will complete your look and special shaping, cut-outs and options make these additions functional as well as beautiful. Optional finishes ensure that your kitchen benchtop looks just as good underneath as it does on top.


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Laminate benchtops

Laminate benchtops

Much like laminate flooring, laminate kitchen benchtops are a versatile choice that realistically mimic materials such as wood and granite for a fraction of the cost. With glossy or matt finishes available, the selection of laminate benchtops can help you to create the kitchen of your dreams. Available in 20 different finishes and 3 different depths (22, 38 & 80mm)


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Quartz benchtops

Quartz benchtops

Quartz kitchen benchtops are a great choice for those looking for a sophisticated finish to their kitchen design. Available in a variety of colours and patterns - gloss or matt finish, quartz is a hard-wearing and low-maintenance choice, making it ideal for busy kitchens.

  • Available in all size thicknesses from a min of 20mm
  • Over 10 edge profiles available

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Granite benchtops

Granite benchtops

Granite kitchen benchtops are one of the most popular benchtop stones for very good reason. Attractive, glossy and hard-wearing, this versatile stone can suit a whole range of kitchen designs to create a stunning look.

  • 30mm solid benchtop edge options 
  • Over 10 edge profiles available

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Timber benchtops

Timber benchtops

Available in Ash, Oak or Walnut, the solid timber benchtops come in depths of either 40mm or 60mm and are a durable choice for a benchtop to suit any lifestyle. The timber worktop can look traditional and friendly or contemporary and eye catching, depending on which style of cabinetry its paired with.

  • Three options available
  • Solid Ash, Oak or Walnut
  • Two depths - 40 or 60mm

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