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Inspiration & Advice2019-03-18T10:22:17+00:00

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.


For some inspirational ideas please visit our kitchen and bathroom worktop gallery

Buying Guides

With over 25 years experience in producing high quality worktops we aim to offer an inspirational section for all our visitors and clients.


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.

News 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.

What is a Hi-macs Worktop?

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What is a Hanex Worktop?

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What is an Ecotop worktop?

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How do I care for my Caesarstone worktops?

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Corian compared to Caesarstone

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Everything you need to know about Caesarstone

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Caesarstone compared to Silestone

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What is a Caesarstone worktop?

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How do you install Silestone worktops?

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Everything you want to know about Silestone

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How do I care for my Silestone worktop?

How do I care for my Silestone worktop? Silestone requires very little and very simple, mostly preventive care. Silestone worktops are the hardest and most damage- and stain- resistant worktops known to man. [...]

Corian compared to Silestone

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What is a Silestone Worktop?

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Everything you want to know about Corian

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Where can I use Corian?

Where can you use Corian? Corian is probably one of the most versatile high-tech home decorating materials you can imagine! Or perhaps beyond most people’s imagination? Corian in the [...]

How do I care for my Corian worktops?

How do I care for my Corian worktops? Corian worktops are highly resistant to scratches, stains, knocks and heat, and do not delaminate, but it is necessary to remember that no worktop is [...]

What are Corian Worktops?

What is a Corian Worktop? Corian® is the registered brand name for a range of stylish solid surface worktops matching, and even outdoing, the sophisticated qualities and appearance of solid marble and granite. [...]

How To Choose The Perfect Worktop

Choosing The Perfect Worktop When it comes to choosing your kitchen worktop, it is particularly important to consider the material that you would like to have your worktop constructed out of. Different materials [...]

10 Things To Know About Marble

Reasons To Consider Marble Marble effect worktops are so popular, but it is important to understand that there is a big difference between a marble effect and true marble. Marble worktops require a [...]

10 Ways to Save Space in Your Kitchen

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10 Things To Know About Solid Surface Worktops

Solid Surface, A Wise Choice In The Modern Era. Solid surface worktops can be a brilliant alternative to other, more traditional materials such as stone or wood. There are many advantages to choosing [...]

Reasons Why You Should Use Hanex In Your Kitchen

Hanex Worktops Hanex worktops are incredibly popular and can be seen in many homes. Hanex is a premium solid surface material offering endless design possibilities and unrivalled product performance. are proud to stock [...]

Reasons Why You Should Use Caesarstone In Your Kitchen

Caesarstone Worktops Caesarstone worktops have been developing a strong reputation for high quality quartz surfaces since 1987, setting new standards in innovation and craftsmanship in the industry. Quartz is one of nature’s hardest minerals. Containing [...]

Reasons Why You Should Use Corian In Your Kitchen

Corian Worktops Corian worktops are increasing in popularity, and for good reason. Corian solid surface offers design versatility, functionality and durability. It is an incredibly solid material that is a very popular choice for [...]

10 Things To Consider When Refurbishing Your Kitchen

Refurb or upgrade, that is the question! Planning a kitchen refurbishment can be a daunting task: from selecting a worktop surface, a colour scheme, overall kitchen design, as well as ensuring that it [...]

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