Laois Kitchen Granite

Kitchen Design – Worktops

It goes without saying that the worktop is an important consideration for anyone buying a new kitchen.  The worktop is one of the major price considerations and also a factor in your kitchen design.

You touch your kitchen every day. You prepare food and you might do homework or work on your worktop.

 

We provide worktops as part of our customers new kitchen and we have a great range of options available.

Call us if you want to talk about your new kitchen: 059 9176873

 

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Silestone Quartz:  Click here to open Silestone Website

The trend in recent years has been away from natural granite and towards the uniformity & reliability of Quartz.  Quartz is a man-made stone product and Silestone is the most recognised quartz brand.  Silestone produce a very desirable range of discreet quartz in a number of finishes, textures & thicknesses.  They have a number of different groupings to their product offering and each group is priced differently.  Silestone comes with a 25 year warranty and have recently launched a range that is competitively priced. This range includes many of their best sellers.

On display in our showroom: Tigris Sand & Luna Quartz

 

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Compac Quartz:  Click here to open Compac Website

A lesser known brand in the quartz market but providing stunning options at a slightly more competitive price point.

Compac has a lovely range of options – including some fabulous concrete effect quartz for the modernist.

Compac quartz has a lifetime guarantee and is scratch, stain and heat resistant.

On display in our showroom: Arena & Carrara Quartz

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Granite:

Natural occurring stone.  Granite is a good option for the more traditional kitchens.  Things to bear in mind:

Each slab is unique – so your worktop might have more veins or be slightly different in colour than a sample viewed in a showroom.  Granite is a porous product – so it can stain.

On display in our showroom: Indian Black, Colonial Cream, Star Galaxy Black, Venetian Gold

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Solid Surfacing:  Click here to open LG Hausys Website

A man made surface that looks similar to some quartzes.  Solid surfacing is warmer to the touch than stone.  It is similar in cost to quartz.

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Solid Wood:

There are many options – maple, beech, iroko, walnut & oak among them.  A good option for a chopping block or feature on an island – but it requires sanding & oiling to keep looking attractive.

On display in our showroom: Iroko Butchers Block & Solid Ash Worktop

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Laminate worktop:

Our Brands: Westag & Getalit or Duropol or Top plus

All these worktops are rounded edge.  They are made of chipboard & covered in a laminate design.  A reasonable & attractive option – particularly for utility rooms.

 

Square edged laminates:

Our Brand: Top shape Click here to open Topform Website

An extensive range of square edge worktops with lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects.  Irish made & with two thicknesses across a substantial range – 40mm & 25mm.

Custom made pieces for Islands/tabletops.  Laminated all around. A premium laminate.  Very up to date company with 8 new colours launched this year.  Great for a high quality kitchen finish – but without the cost of quartz/granite.

On display in our showroom: 25mm Topshape in Carrera and 40mm Elegant Oak

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Our Brand: Mica Postform 

Square edged laminate but not finished on bottom face.  A lesser range of colours than Top shape – but with some new elegant recent additions.

 

In general:

* we generally price two worktop options for our clients

* our designers advise on colours & options with customers

* dark worktops are harder to maintain

* glossy laminates show scratches more than matte ones

* a bright worktop yields a bright kitchen & vice versa

 

Interested in a new kitchen?

Call us to book your design meeting & we’ll show you all the options!  059 9176873