Inspiration & Advice

The kitchen is not only a place for culinary creativity but can also be the social hub of the house, making it the heart of many a home. Wining and dining friends and family is all the more pleasant in an attractive, welcoming kitchen. has all the expertise you need to help you make your kitchen dream a reality – whether you’re looking for a traditional oak worktop or a more modern, crisp white finish to your dream kitchen we have a huge portfolio of colours and materials to choose from. Our sales team can offer advice on the type of material to suit your project and technical advice on all aspects of installation. Samples are also readily available to aid you with your decision. Call our team on 0208 935 5337 to let us help you start your creative journey.


A picture can tell a thousand words – for some inspirational ideas please visit our kitchen and bathroom worktop gallery.


Here are some of the questions we are often asked. We trust they will be helpful but please do contact our customer service team for further advice or to discuss your requirements.

Buying Guides and Advice

With over 25 years of experience creating bespoke work surfaces, the team is happy to offer help and inspiration, along with technical advice, for your worktop project. If you’re unsure as to what colour worktop would work with your kitchen design our experts can offer suggestions and are happy to send out samples to help you make your final choice. Our technical experts are on hand as fabrication gets underway to talk you through the final details and requirements to make your dream a reality.

Be Inspired – Bright Ideas for Your Kitchen

Thinking of a new kitchen?

Smart Kitchen Ideas Throughout the generations, a well-designed kitchen has always been the hub of family life. It is also one of the main selling points when one decides to sell, or buy a [...]

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What is a Traditional Kitchen?

Traditional in the context of kitchen design by no means implies “old fashioned” or “out of date.” In fact, it has remained one of the most popular kitchen designs, creating a beautiful space that is [...]

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More Bright Ideas For Your Kitchen

Bright ideas to inspire you In interior design the terms Modern, Contemporary, Traditional, Olde World, Cottage, Charming, Mediterranean, Vintage, Art Deco, Farmhouse, Country and so on, usually mean something quite different from their meaning just [...]

Choosing the right worktops

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Five of the Best Kitchen Worktop Materials

Overview To take the strain out of choosing your kitchen worktop, we look at five of the best kitchen worktop materials Choosing the right kitchen worktop is an exciting part of [...]

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What is the best kitchen worktop?

Overview To decide what is the best kitchen worktop, determine how you will be using your kitchen, so you know what matters most for you when choosing the worktop. The first thing [...]

Silestone vs Granite: Which is right for you?

Overview Quick overview The main difference between Silestone and granite is that granite is natural quarried stone, consisting of between 10-50% quartz, while Silestone is an engineered quartz worktop, made from [...]

Maintaining and caring for your worktops

How to clean kitchen worktops

Overview Normal Maintenance Due to its practically zero porosity, ultra-compact surfaces are highly resistant to staining in day-to-day use making it ideal for use as a kitchen worktop and as a [...]

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The Beauty of Oiled Wooden Kitchen Worktops

Unmatched splendour in your kitchen with wooden worktops Carefully selected solid wood, used in the best quality worktops, is a natural, living, breathing material that still responds to its environment, in many ways similar [...]

Marble Worktops – Care & Maintenance

Characteristics of Marble Marble is a soft natural stone and is susceptible to scratches, etchings, and stains. When the stone is cut into slabs the surface is machined to a gloss finish. This process [...]

What is your worktop made from

Everything you want to know about Silestone

Silestone worktops are re-engineered from a compound of 94% natural quartz crystals and silica, in a special process and adding polymer acrylic resins, making up the balance of 6% content, to strengthen and improve [...]

Corian compared to Silestone

These two popular brands of top-end worktops are often thought about as if they were just different trademarks of the same type of material, but in fact they are vastly different surfaces, from composition, to [...]

What is a Silestone Worktop?

Silestone® is the registered brand name of the highest quality quartz, suitable for kitchen and bathroom worktops, sinks, shower trays, flooring and wall cladding. It is manufactured by the Spanish company Cosentino, with a 10 [...]

Brands broken down

Silestone vs Granite: Which is right for you?

Overview Quick overview The main difference between Silestone and granite is that granite is natural quarried stone, consisting of between 10-50% quartz, while Silestone is an engineered quartz worktop, made from [...]

Corian vs Quartz

Overview Corian vs Quartz: Differences and Similarities The main difference between Corian and Quartz is that Corian® is a registered brand name for well-known worktops made from  engineered stone, known as [...]

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What is a Hi-macs Worktop?

Hi-Macs® is the registered international brand name of a superior range of an eco-friendly acrylic solid surface material, manufactured by LG Hausys Korea’s largest building and decorative materials company. Backed by the reputation of LG [...]

The technical side of worktops

Ultra Compact worktops

Sintering Want to impress your friends with a new word in innovation? How about sintering? If you think that will impress them, wait till they see your new sintered kitchen and bathroom worktops! Improving [...]

Dekton for outdoor use

Perfect for the outdoors It has become very popular to create outdoor kitchens for entertaining in the garden or on your patio or deck. Until now, you have been very limited in your choices [...]

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Is wooden worktops a good idea?

Why Wooden worktops Home owners and kitchen designers are really spoilt for choice when it comes to different materials for kitchen worktops. Worktops can be acquired in anything from cheap laminates to glass, stainless steel, [...]