Worktops

Accounting for up to 30 per cent of the visual area of your kitchen your worktop will define the look of your kitchen

So it’s important to get the choice of material and colour right and right for you. Here at Countryside Kitchens and Interiors we work alongside the best worktop manufacturers in Britain and have a wealth of experience when it comes to  balancing the aesthetic and the practical.

Granite by Königstone

An igneous rock, formed when magma slowly cools and crystallises under the Earth’s surface. The main minerals found in granite are quartz, feldspar and mica making it a hard and durable surface with good scratch and heat resistance.

Quartzite by Königstone

A metamorphic rock created when quartz-rich sandstone is exposed to intense heat and pressure under the earth’s surface. As it contains a higher percentage of natural quartz than granite it is harder and more scratch resistant.

 

König Quartz

KönigQuartz is engineered stone made from over 90% quartz, one of the hardest natural substances and is more durable than most stone, marble and granite. It is impervious to stains, scratches and cracks and has good heat resistance.

Quartz by Caesarstone®

Quartz is more than beautiful. It is also one of nature’s hardest minerals. Containing up to 90% natural quartz, Caesarstone surfaces combine practicality with stunning design.

Neolith Stone

Like Dekton, Neolith is Sintered Stone. A man-made, product using extreme heat and pressure to bond a mix of raw materials together.  The pattern is printed on so every slab produced is consistent to the last making it particulalry suitable for large formats with minimal seams.

Silestone® by Cosentino

Made of more than 90% of natural quartz, Silestone gives strength, outstanding resistance and durability.A great option for work-surfaces, basins, floors and cladding with minimum joins, maximum hygiene and easy maintenance.

Dekton® by Cosentino

Introduced in 2013, Dekton represents an accelerated version of the metamorphic changes natural stone undergoes over thousands of years. The result is a highly durable, non-porous, stain and scratchresistant work surface.

Slate

A compact and finely grained metamorphic rock characterized by its thin layers. It remains popular because of its durability and stunning appearance.

Solid Wood

Always a firm favourite for its natural, tactile warmth and the character that comes as it naturally ages. Requiring annual maintenance, this can be minimised by using alternatives in wet areas.

Corian®

Available in a wide range of colours and patterns, Corian® allows for complete design flexibility. Modern or traditional, simple or complex, Corian® will shape up to whatever you want of it.

Marble

Marble is a metamorphic rock formed when limestone is exposed to high temperatures and pressures.  While marble can appear similar to quartzite a piece of marble can be scratched and is generally not as durable or robust.

.Worktop Edge Profiles

Choosing the right worktop edge or profile is a personal choice. Whilst it completes the look of your worktop and thus your kitchen, practicality along your own style will inform your decision. Single and dual pencil round profiles are robust and very popular, however a bullnose or a waterfall style may be your preference.  Discuss with our design team on the best options for your worktop material. 

Waterfall Edge

Bullnose Edge

Double Bevel

Half Bullnose

Double Pencil Round

Single Pencil Round

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