Duropal guide to good worktops
While cabinets are examined for quality, door styles selected to suit individual tastes, and appliances chosen to save labour, the work surface can be an afterthought. Yet worktops are the most visible part of the kitchen and subject to the most punishment. Colour and finish must complement the cabinet fronts and withstand knocks, abrasions, chemical attack, damp, cigarette burns and steam. There is no other furniture component that is expected to tolerate so much. Those who buy a poor quality worktop will soon be looking for a replacement. That entails removing the sink and hob, disturbing tiles, re-cutting joints and trimming edge banding. An expensive and disruptive remedy.
Independent assessment of Duropal worktops
In our tests, Duropal came out best'.
'On Duropal tops, the damage from cuts, scratches and pointed objects was rather less than on other manufacturers' tops'. 'In our test, only Duropal tops were completely watertight. The others were all protected to some extent by impregnated paper.'
Corian is a solid surface offering superior design possibilities and excellent long-term performance, used both in the home and in many different commercial environments, from hotels to healthcare, retail to marine.
The natural beauty of Granite can be irresistible. A piece of nature formed over thousands of years can be brought into your home. Granite never goes out of fashion and has a style and elegance all of its own.
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