If you like the look and feel of natural wood, then Hardwood worktops blend into almost any kitchen design. Be it contemporary or old farmhouse, wood can create the wow factor you're looking for. Hardwood worktops are extremely durable and versatile. Consider the very good condition of the Oak built ship the Mary Rose after lying at the bottom of the sea for hundreds of years. If solid hardwood worktops become scratched or water stained, it’s simple to re-sand, re-oil and restore as good as new. Here are some recommendations for keeping your hardwood tops in great condition:
Spills: Clean up spillages quickly especially on the lighter wood types. Treating with Danish oil will give you a waterproof barrier, but must be re-applied on a regular basis.
The biggest advantage of Laminate Kitchen Worktops is low cost. Using modern techniques in photography, laminate/formica kitchen worktops can now mimic almost any and other surface type, including slate, granite, quartz and wood. Whilst reasonably robust and waterproof, laminates cannot really to be compared in terms of durability against Granite, Dekton, Quartz and other composite surfaces.
All our laminate/Formica products are of the highest quality and manufactured with the environment in mind. They are extremely versatile, easy to clean and resistant to most household chemicals’ can be fitted as a DIY project .laminate/Formica worktops Available in a choice of curved or straight edges types. Smooth, textured finish or gloss finishes and can be complimented with upstands and splashbacks instead of tiling.
Quartz (quartz composite) represents a fine alternative to natural materials. This manmade material contains 93% of natural minerals. In order to achieve required colour and consistency, quartz is combined with resin binder and colorants. When comparing quartz and granite worktops, their qualities are rather similar, but not identical.
One advantage of quartz is its uniform structure and extensive selection of colours that allows designing a personalised kitchen. Among many light shades, white quartz is particularly popular because there is no pure white rock (e.g. granite) available in nature. Various shades of the wide colour range of quartz makes it easy to combine them and match them to many other materials.
Minerva solid surfaces come with our 10 year guarantee. and are supported by the FIRA Gold Award for product excellence – this is testimony to the fact that we use only the most superior materials and our products are constantly tested to ensure they are manufactured to the highest standards minerva has been developed for the domestic environment, especially the kitchen.
DEKTON is a long-term product for those looking to turn their kitchen into a unique space. It allows greater potential for installation in one piece with no cuts, no joints and no limits. It has the appeal of a completely uniform surface, which fits seamlessly into very different design styles.
DEKTON combines the qualities expected by the chef in all of us. It is a clean surface that is nice to touch and resistant to all the daily grind that takes place in a kitchen over years of use. It is an ultra-sophisticated material for busy everyday life, capable of creating spaces that make the day.
High UV Resistance
Dekton is highly resistant to ultra violet (UV) light and will not fade or degrade over time making it perfect for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Dekton is the most scratch resistant surface on the market and while the slip of a knife won’t damage Dekton, cutting boards are still recommended to protect your household utensils.
Resistant to stains
While other surfaces are stain resistant, Dekton is completely Stain Proof. Even the most stubborn stains like wine, coffee, markers and rust can easily be removed from the surface. Since Dekton has extremely low porosity and contains no resins, it is chemical resistant. Drips or splashes of common household chemicals like bleach, drain cleaners or oven degreasers won’t harm Dekton.
High Resistance to fire and heat
Dekton withstands high temperatures without burning, scorching or cracking. Hot Pots and Appliances like Crock Pots can be placed directly on the surface with no worry of damage.
Resistant to abrasion
Dekton is even more resistant to abrasion than granite making it the ideal surface for commercial applications and high traffic areas such as flooring. While other surfaces show wear over time, Dekton’s finish will last for the life of the product and never needs to be re-surfaced or re-finished.
Resistant to ice & thawing
Dekton’s low coefficient of thermal expansion makes it Thermal Shock proof from both extreme heat and extreme cold. Its natural resistance to ice and thawing makes it perfect for use in even the coldest environments.
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