Looking After your Kitchen Worktop after Installation
Melamine resin is the hardest of all synthetically produced organic materials. This is the reason for the high scratch and wear resistance of Duropal-HPL. The high impact resistance of the material is due to the elasticity of phenolic resin. These properties also explain the high resistance of HPL to chemicals and heat. Burning a cigarette on the surface of HPL is one of the quality tests specified in BS/EN 438, which also determines all the other qualities important for the user. However, the bottoms of saucepans and ovenware can become extremely hot and we recommend using a protective pad.
There's nothing easier than cleaning and caring for Duropal worktops.
A major advantage of Duropal Worktops is that the HPL surface makes cleaning so simple. Usually a moist cloth is sufficient, but use washing-up liquid to get rid of any grease. Stubborn dirt can be removed with an organic solvent such as methylated spirits or alcohol. Brushes with hard bristles (but not wire brushes) may also be used.
Please do not cut or chop directly on the worktop surface - always use a chopping board or worktop saver.
Always place hot pans, ovenware and irons on a trivet or protective pad to protect the surface from the intense heat which can cause damage to the worktop if placed directly on the surface. The use of abrasive cleaners and pads, corrosive or aggressive cleaning agents should be avoided as they will have a detrimental effect on the worktop surface.
The use of PVC aprons may possibly affect the durability of the HPL on the post-formed edge of worktops. This could lead to premature wear in high traffic work areas such as in front of the sink and hob.
Kettles, coffee machines, fryers and any other heat or damp source should not be positioned directly over worktop joints. Constant changes in temperature could cause the joint to move and eventually fail.
Cuts and scratches will be noticeable on dark decors and gloss finishes.
Types of kitchen worktop that we install
Laminate Kitchen Worktops
Laminate worktops are a popular choice for kitchens in the UK. Laminate worktops offer an attractive option for your kitchen at a more affordable price compared to solid wood worktops. They are quite hard wearing, resistant to heat and easy to maintain. The main advantage of laminate worktops is that it is available in a larger range of colours than other materials so it will fit in with any colour scheme.
Solid Wood Worktops
Wood is one of nature's finest and most solid materials, emitting life and individuality with no two pieces identical. When formed as solid hardwood kitchen work-surfaces it can beautify any kitchen it graces. We offer classic and timeless creations with quality, great price and reliable delivery as our number one priority whether it's a single length of hardwood or a bespoke cut masterpiece.
Solid Surface Kitchen Worktops
The worktops look like wood and are a cheaper alternative compared to a solid wood worktop. Made by chip board as like a laminate worktop, Solid Surface worktops have a 6mm outer wood finsh to the worktop. They are quite hard wearing and easy to maintain with laquor.
Giving greater precision when cutting kitchen worktops all our work
is carried out by using Festool Power Tools