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Quartz Worktop kitchen island at Brigg Kitchen showroom - Turnbull

Kitchen worktops

Find the perfect kitchen worktop

Worktop display rack Sleaford Kitchen showroom

Choosing a worktop can be a tough decision!

Whatever your budget, there are colours and designs galore – so where to start? We have literally hundreds across our featured showroom ranges for you to check out – either installed on display kitchens or on sample boards.

This is one aspect of kitchen planning we know takes time, and we’re here to help you navigate prices, looks and performance. It’s one of the first features anyone will notice about your new kitchen, especially if you’re opting for an open plan layout or multi-use kitchen island.

Going for the best your budget allows will pay off. Once you’ve cleared the clutter, finished baking, crafting or working, we know you’ll want something that looks fabulous.

Your Worktop FAQs

How do worktop materials vary in price? Your most cost-effective options are laminates. Solid wood tends to be more expensive with quartz, solid composites or natural granite at the higher end of the price range. Costs depend very much on design and installation which is why getting comparative quotes from a specialist is always helpful before making your decision. 

How does my chosen layout affect the cost of the worktop? Lots of corners with joins are always more expensive than straight runs. Large kitchen island counters need bespoke formatting. Our software can demonstrate how to minimise worktop costs for your design. 

What are the typical delivery times? Although we have samples in all our showrooms, we don’t keep a stock of worktops.  Laminate worktops usually arrive within a week, other materials take a little longer to come from suppliers. 

Do you fit worktops? We don’t offer a fitting surface, but if you order a quartz or granite worktop from us, expert specialist fitting by the suppliers is included in the price quoted to you.  

Do you supply accessories? Yes – from pop up power points to bolts, laminate edging and colour matched joining compound, we’ll supply everything your kitchen fitters need.

What type of Worktop should I go for?

Solid Wood Worktops

Solid Wood Worktops

Warm, natural, characterful

Charworth Home Grey Kitchen with Statement Tiles and Laminate Worktop

Laminate Worktops

Hard wearing with huge range of options

Quartz Worktop with gold kitchen tap and fixtures

Quartz Worktops

Tough, lux and large

Quooker tap and marble worktop for Rotpunkt KITCHEN

Solid Surface Worktops

Seamless, versatile and stylish

Laminate Worktop for kitchen island

Laminate worktops

Hard wearing laminate worktops come with antibacterial protection as standard. There’s a massive range of realistic wood, stone texture and abstract designs all available with matching splashbacks and upstands.

High Pressure Laminates (HPLs) come with a unique seal designed to ensure protection against moisture and steam. You’ll find a choice of square or curved edges,  two different lengths and super-thin options to reflect the latest trends in interior design.

HPLs can deliver granite or marble looks at a fraction of the price – our suppliers DuropalOmega and Axiom all produce a wide range of stunning worktops with matching breakfast bars, upstands and splashbacks  – you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Pros: more cost effective, readily available, low maintenance

Cons: not suitable for hot pans or for cutting on, come in set sizes, gloss options will potentially show scratches

Indigo Kitchen - Symphony blue kitchen and solid wood worktops

Solid wood worktops

Solid wooden worktops deliver natural warmth and character. Made from sustainable hardwoods like oak, walnut and iroko, they suit all kitchen styles from contemporary kitchens to classic painted Shaker kitchens.

There are lots of size options with our supplier Tuscan – five different thicknesses, lengths up to 4000mm and three widths.  And their prefinished wood worktops means no varnishing. 

Pros: beautiful looks, natural sustainable product, lots of size options

Cons: maintenance, not suitable for food preparation, avoid direct hot pans

Quartz worktop for kitchen island with integrated sink

Quartz worktops

Quartz or composite stone worktops are immensely tough and increasingly popular as a choice for new kitchens. Their surfaces mimic elegant marbles, colourful terrazzo and natural stones of all colours and depths.

You’ll have the option to have an integrated sink in the same finish for a seamless look. Durable and non-porous, quartz work surfaces by suppliers Dekton and Silestone have a confident 25 year warranty.

Pros: large formats minimise joints, possible to have countertops, fronts, wall cladding or floors all in same material, high resistance to stains and knocks

Cons: cost, requires specialist installation

Curved solid surface worktop

Solid surface acrylic worktops

Solid surface worktops are a blend of acrylic resins, minerals and colourings. Matte, satin or gloss, they come in an amazing range of colours. Expect clever moulded designs that allow for seamless curves and wrap-arounds. Solid surface worktops can be channelled and fitted with LEDs and wifi charging points – smart design for beautiful kitchens. 

Pros: seamless look, integrated sinks, design versatility

Cons: bespoke costs, needs heat pads and chopping boards

Beautiful worktops chosen by customers

Sheraton Kitchen Island and quarts worktop- blue kitchen with quartz worktop

Quartz marble worktop with Anthracite

White quartz counters and huge kitchen island create the wow factor to sell a new home

Double Belfast ceramic sink in quartz worktop

Granite look quartz for Shaker kitchen

Natural stone finish is the perfect choice for a period home kitchen renovation

Quooker tap and marble worktop for Rotpunkt KITCHEN

Solid surface worktop with gold veining

Spectacular marbled worktops for luxury German kitchen

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White Shaker with solid wood worktop

The classic, warm kitchen look only wood can deliver!

Designer Kitchen from Rotpunkt

German kitchen with two tone worktops

Natural oak and polished granite combo for a designer look

Quartz Worktop with matching upstand

Upstands and splashbacks

An upstand is an extension of the worktop, made of the same material and run the length of the work surface. Usually 60m to 120mm in height, and available in different thicknesses, an upstand is bonded to the wall. Perfect for covering gaps between a worktop and an uneven wall, we recommend upstands for a clean, uniform finish.

Splashbacks are taller sections, providing an easily cleaned wall surface for kitchens. Traditionally this is where kitchen tiles are used. Areas behind sinks and hobs need suitable moisture and heat-resistant splashbacks and your kitchen specialist will advise here.

Extras to consider

quartz worktop for shaker kitchen

Bespoke drainage grooves

Cut to your specification, a worktop sink surround with channelled drainage is sleek and practical

Worktop ideas - pop-up electricity socket

Pop-up power sockets

Pop up when needed and then pack away, leaving your beautiful worktop clear of clutter when guests arrive

Modern kitchen with Cantilevered-Wooden-Breakfast Bar on a Kitchen Island

Cantilever breakfast bars

Extend a kitchen island with a contrasting countertop section for informal, easy dining

Quartz Worktop with Waterfall edge and marble vein matching to create a seamless line between the two pieces of countertop

Waterfall edges on countertops

A waterfall edge will make your beautiful worktop flow seamlessly across and around a feature island

Worktop inspiration gallery

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“We had lots of ideas and examples to look at. The design team were amazing and worked closely with us to find our perfect design. “

– Stephanie Wilcox
Turnbull Inspiration Zone - choose from different worktops, cabinetry colours and finishes and handle options all in one place

worktop finishes

We’re not talking colour or pattern here, but the actual texture or appearance of the worktop. From high polish and gloss, to satin or matte, worktops come in a variety of finishes.

Some, like wood and solid surface worktops, are warm to the touch; others like granite are cool with a glass-like appearance. Surfaces can be stippled, brushed and honed to create stone-like surface textures that are still wipe-clean and practical.

Worktop with integrated sink

Sustainably sourced worktops

While natural stone might seem a naturally sustainable option, quarrying and transportation need to be factored into any choice. It’s good to know that many composite worktops are made from recycled materials. Our solid wood worktops are from renewable certified FSC sources. Your kitchen planner will be able to help you compare the pros and cons of each option. 

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