How to get the right worktop for you?

The worktops of any kitchen, worktops need to be tough and practical to use. The worktop materials have changed quite radically in the last few years. There is a vast choice across all budgets. Technology has advantaged that has given us more options, super tough materials that work for the busiest of family homes. Choosing the best kitchen worktop material for you. The most popular materials for your kitchen is granite, composite, laminate, glass, hardwood and solid surface.

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Granite worktop.

The pure beauty of using a natural stone. Its veining and colour, make it a statement and adds individually to each design. However, granite tends to be rarer and more expensive. It can be used in any kitchen, works well around sinks and next to the hob or oven. A large use of glossy granite will make a grand statement that is always on trend. Able to match both traditional and modern styles. Granite is hard and resistant to heat & scratches. It can withstand high temperatures, water resistant and impervious to most stains, but wine and citric acids need to be cleaned up at once. This is to stop any damage to the stone. Granite needs to be initially sealed and then again in 10 years. Granite can be cut into a variety of shapes and sizes. Although it is difficult to maneuver and very heavy to transport.

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Composite worktop.

They are made from about 90% natural quartz crystals mixed with a small percentage of binders, and referred to as both ‘quartz composite’ And ‘engineered stone’ This material is very tough, they are virtually nonporous and resistant to scratches, stains and heat damage. It is very practical. They can be used anywhere, next to the hob and around the sink. It is very tough and durable than many natural stones. Any scratches can be sanded out. In the very unlikely event that the composite surface is scratched, it can be repaired by a specialist. Composite worktop can be thermoformed into different shapes without joints creating streamlined and seamless worktops.

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Laminate worktop.

It is easy and quick, the best budget option. Laminate is non-porous. They are easy to maintain, they come in a range of colours and design. They can be used for general usage. Laminates can be used for food preparation areas, sink runs and around the hobs. It can mimic other worktop materials, including granite, slate, and wood. They would suit modern and traditional schemes.

Glass worktop.

This has been a long-time favourite with designers for the light touch, it brings a scheme as well as its reflective sheen that really helps boost light. Glass is non-porous material that can withstand moisture and spills and splashes are easily wiped clean. Works well around the sink or breakfast bar. Worktops can be cut into most shapes and cutouts for hobs and sinks. There is a need to frequent wipe to prevent watermarking.

Hardwood worktop.
This is used to create natural warmth and character is built from aging. It is also used for pure strength that it provides. Great to use for food preparations, dining area, kitchen islands, and breakfast bars. Luckily it suits all kitchen styles. As they can be incorporated into a contemporary design using glass or stainless steel to add a warm atmosphere. They are very durable if they are properly sealed and maintained and will last for a long time. Flexibility and fitting wood, easy to cut. Wood does need a certain amount of upkeep. Avoid direct exposure to heat and prolonged soaking, need to wipe up spills to prevent staining. void using any abrasive and chemical-filled cleaning products and wire scouring pads.  

 Solid surface. 
Corian or solid surface worktop are made from a blend of acrylic resins, minerals, and colourings. They can be totally seamless too with a one-piece, molded sinks, and splashbacks. Designs are often pioneering and the material can be thermoformed into fun, organic curves, slicks, cantilevered breakfast bars seamless wrap-around surfaces on islands. It can be engraved, back-lit with LEDs and fitted with built-in wireless charging for smartphones. Corian or solid surface is the best use in wet areas. Perfect for a seamless integrated sink and worktop runs. they are stain, water and heat resistant(250c.). They are a low maintenance option. Clean with a soft cloth and mild detergent.

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Chefs sink

Kitchens are designed for everyday life. The heart of any house or apartment. Whether it is for the families breakfast, a family meal or a family and friends for a meal, night to remember, parties or fine dining. The kitchen sink is needed for preparing, cooking and clearing up. As well as a great design. A good investment is one that is designed with you in mind.

Chefs sinks come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, giving you lots of styles for your kitchen.

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Blanco Divon II 8 S-IF. Stainless steel sink elegantly designed sink creates the space that is needed to prepare. As you can see it features large bowls to minimum usage. There is an add-on of a cutting board that can be purchased along with the multifunctional colander. This sink will improve the way you use your kitchen but always one step ahead. Designed to make your cooking and preparing quicker and easier.

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 Blanco Claron 400/550 T-U stainless steel sink.

Blanco Claron 400/550 T-U stainless steel sink. Designed with function. Maximum the design by extra deep bowls, this sink has more options than the Divon. There are three different sizes to the chopping boards, a wooden chopping board, a 240mm cutting board or a 200mm cutting board with an option for a colander as well. The wide product ranges can create individual combinations.

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Blaco Zia 6 S.

Blaco Zia 6 S. The clear straight line guides any liquid into the sink, making the preparing stage a breeze. There are lots of different options for this sink. A wooden chopping board, crockery basket & stack, multifunctional colander, and multifunctional wire baskets.

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Black classic Neo 6 s.

Black classic Neo 6 s. Truly a new generation of sinks with touches of ergonomic design. As you can see in the picture above. The kitchen sink in action. Using all the sink space but creating usage for preparing. A very functional sink. If you have any question please contact us for more details.

'Compact Comfort' small kitchen with a lot of individuality and charm.

Small kitchens can also be furnished individually, high quality and made to feel homely. The trend colour dolphin grey creates the basis for an exciting kitchen design. The worktop in marble decor is noble with its suitable recess back panel. Boards and shelves in brook oak and fronts in brook oak make the kitchen feel homely. A true piece of European Furniture design.

Take a look at the pictures below.  

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Kitchen with all the storage it needs. 

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Ballerina kitchen has designed this kitchen to entertain guest.

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You can see all the storage but also the lighting that can be used.

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Made by Ballerina kitchen for your house or apartment.

'Micro-apartment' with luxury.

A space of good feeling.

25.5 SQM furnished as a small luxury apartment. In the city for singles or as a commuter living space for managers or as a holiday apartment. The combination of wild oak with black DirectLack and Fenix worktop is very noble - everything is handless with TIP-ON. A space that offers everything you need for living and meeting friends at home. Sleeping, wardrobe, workstation and of course the kitchen.

'The kitchen. The focus of life'.

Take a look at the pictures below.  

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Ballerina Kitchen designs... a micro-apartment.

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Adding value with these shelves.

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Brilliant display cabinets and easy to access hooks for coats.

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Shoe storage with more space for coats.

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Open plan living.

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Exciting design for a kitchen. For more detail please go to Ballerina's website.

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A closer look into the storage wardrobe.

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Exciting living and working space designed by Ballerina kitchens.

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Ovens and dishwasher ready for your every need.

Open plan living.

By removing walls you can create one big open plan living area, that will not only brighten the space but provide a flexible space for everyone to enjoy as a family or wine and dine with friends.
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Contura B 5899. For a natural and authentic look, Ballerina has gone for a Castell oak effect for the front.

Before making any decisions. Here are our top 10 tips. 

  • One of the most important tasks that you need to consider is. If you are planning to remove a wall, it is a good idea to get professional advice. You need to make sure that the load-bearing is calculated, it is very likely there is a need for a steel beam. Also known as an RSJ. This is inserted to carry the weight of the missing wall. A structural engineer is the best contact.  
  • If you are living in a semi-detached property or an apartment, you will need to consider whether to alterations to your house could affect your neighbours’ property too. You might need to refer to the party wall act.  

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Another example of open plan living, Arte 3389. Dolphin grey velvet lacquer front.

  • Be wary if you’re in an area at high risk of subsidence- by removing the wall. It can affect stability.  
  • By creating the space by creating two or three rooms into a one greater sense of the space, a fantastic flow of light. You need to start planning how you want to use the rooms for now as well as the future.  

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Smart 4031. Front is Smart Glas. The kitchen island is used as a room divider and offers storage space ready for your needs.

  • Make sure you think about how the light falls in an open plan space. Normally removing a wall will bring more light into parts of your home. As well as a big through-room affect your privacy. 
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  • By the new change, you will still need to create separates zones in an open plan area. Downstairs you normally have three different zones: kitchen, living, and dining. Be very careful. Think about the kitchen in the middle of an extension. You have children running past you to the garden when your cooking and carrying pans that is full of hot water.
  • A good solution for the zone is to divide the room with sliding panels or movable screens.  

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Highline 7298. Ballerina used Highline glass black. Handless kitchens that offer visual and material luxury.

  • Remember to find storage space for the washing machine, vacuum cleaner and other appliances that are used on a daily basis.  
  •  A freestanding stove or fireplace can create a gathering point. The main attraction.  
  •  Do not forget the effect that heating one big room will have on your fuel bills. Underfloor heating is a good option. Also, think about removing radiators to free up wall space and creates a seamless look.