Kitchen Worktop Ideas


29 Jul 2008
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United Kingdom
We are moving forward with our kitchen extension so are starting to look for ideas on the new kitchen.

Does anyone have ideas on worktops. We will have a straight run against a wall which will have the hob located on it and a reasonably large island type worktop (although it will sit against the wall at one end) which will have the sink located on it.

Was thinking of Corian as a worktop surface but unsure if this is deadly expensive? Does anyone have any other ideas?
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After much research, we went with a relatively new material - Diresco (Polished) - it's basically silestone without the antibacterial agent. We've just had it installed last Thursday so I can't give an accurate opinion. However, it is durable and looks lovely and much cheaper than corian. But as always, look into it before you buy.

Looks like stone but has a chipboard centre. Can be sawn, sanded, routed etc and you CANNOT see any joints. You can also buy rounded corners if needed. So long as the person fitting has a good knowledge of tools, particularly a router you will be more than pleased with the result.

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