As a bespoke kitchen company, we can offer a huge range of modern kitchen worktops, including plywood/Formica, composite stone, marble, granite, wood, stainless steel and polished concrete.
Our most popular option is to continue the ply theme with a 35mm deep plywood and Formica surface. This is certainly less costly than stone or composite options and the exposed edge compliments the cabinetry wonderfully. Formica makes a great worksurface – it’s really durable, very easy to clean and needs no maintenance or re-oiling, and the choice of colours and textures is fantastic.
Butcher’s block timber is still regularly specified but we’re often placing it on select areas within a kitchen rather than an entire work surface area. It’s a material that will need a little maintenance over the years and can be subject to staining but retains an elegance and inherent beauty that’s hard to replicate.
Our solid worktops are made by architectural stonemasons WL Watson and Sons near St. Andrews who offer granite, quartz, slate and marble tops in an array of hues and patinas. They welcome visitors by appointment and are a great place to start if you’re unsure which solid surface will best suit your lifestyle and room.
Unlike natural granite or marble worktops, engineered or composite stone surfaces are man-made from a mix of materials, most often quartz and resin. Colour can be added to the mix along with elements such as glass or mirrored chips to give a speckled appearance. These worktops come in a wide variety of shades and glossy or matte finishes and are great for a low-maintenance stone effect that is scratch and stain-resistant. The most popular brands of composite worktops are Corian and Silestone.
Concrete and stainless steel - Stainless steel has an industrial, professional kitchen vibe with patinated evidence of use building up over time. Similarly, polished concrete, while tough, it needs to be carefully looked after, although wear and tear adds to its character, with age improving the patina.