Solid Surfacing Company fabricates and installs made-to-measure kitchen worktops, using the highest quality solid surface, laminate, compact-grade laminate, and wood materials on the market. Our solid worktops are among one of our most popular options since solid surface materials can be joined together seamlessly for an extremely elegant look. They are also durable and hardwearing, in addition to being easy to clean.
Our solid surface materials are available in a variety of shades and textures with the option to even implement curves on the edges for a unique, luxurious finish. In addition to producing worktops, we also make cabinets, splashbacks and shelving solutions, to name just a few examples.
Kitchen worktops are our speciality. We stock a vast range of laminate, wood and solid surface materials to create a bespoke kitchen worktop that offers a durable yet luxurious look. All our solid surface worktops are joined seamlessly, and we will finish your worktops with your choice of profile from the expansive range we offer.
We also provide a service to fit your worktops for you. Visit our stunning showroom to view our wide range of colours and materials.
We make all types of sinks, from integrated sink units to free-standing bowls. The water-resistant properties of solid surfaces allow us to use them to mould basins of any shape. We also offer a build-your-own service and can help with choosing taps and accessories to complement the sink.
Splashbacks protect your walls from stains and splashes. We make custom splashbacks to match your worktops, for a practical feature that also provides a striking finish to your kitchen. Alternatively, you could opt for a contrasting colour for added depth and excitement in your design.
We make all kinds of bespoke storage solutions for your kitchen, from shelving units to made-to-measure wine racks. With Solid Surfacing Company, the possibilities are endless. We can even personalise your designs with logos and images, for something truly unique to you.
Solid Surfacing Company can help you completely transform your home with our range of bespoke solutions, right down to the minutia of your kitchen accessories, including chopping boards and coasters.
Solid Surfacing Company believes that the little details matter, which is why we go above and beyond to ensure that your kitchen is truly your own. Being able to personalise your home with your own unique tastes and styles really helps you to settle in.
One of the easiest ways to refresh the look of your kitchen is with a new solid surface or laminate worktop. A new kitchen countertop can transform your theme, with pops of colour serving to add style or to create a modern aesthetic. We can even add bespoke designs to your solid surface countertops for a finished look that’s truly personal to you.
New worktops can also increase the resale value of your property, making our long-lasting solutions a great investment for the future.
What colour worktops would work well in my kitchen?
Black or dark coloured worktops have often been the most popular options in recent years. Although, traditionally, darker colours work best in large rooms with lots of windows, they can be used to create drama in any size kitchen. It’s all about choosing complementary colours, installing the right lighting and perhaps opting for reflective surfaces to make the most of the natural light.
White worktops are also very popular right now, as they help to create a bright and welcoming space. They can also help to make kitchens appear larger. If you would prefer something a bit warmer but still want the benefits of a lighter kitchen, neutral tones like beige make a great option.
Grey is another trending kitchen colour. Choose light greys for an open feel or darker greys to add depth and luxury.
If neutral shades aren’t for you, we have a huge range of colourful worktop options, too. From eco-friendly greens to rich reds, we have every colour, texture, and finish imaginable.
How are kitchen worktops fitted?
We measure and template your kitchen before we start making your solid surface worktops, to ensure the perfect fit when we install. Our dedicated team can take care of fitting for you, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
How high is a kitchen worktop?
There is no standard kitchen countertop height, but most kitchen worksurfaces are fitted at about 36 inches (91.4 cm) or 42 inches (106.7 cm) from floor level. We can tailor our products to fit your units and of course we can make necessary modifications for our disabled customers too.
Are solid surface worktops heat resistant?
The majority of kitchen worktops are heat resistant. Solid surface countertops are one of the most durable types of worktops on the market, as they have been specially engineered for optimal heat resistance compared to their natural stone or wood counterparts. They can tolerate temperatures of up to 160º C.
As always, it’s a good idea to protect your kitchen from damage using trivets and placemats where required.
How much do new kitchen worktops cost?
Kitchen worktops vary massively in price, depending on material, size and style requirements. Solid surface countertops are an affordable option despite providing a superior look to natural stone. If you’d like a free quote, simply call us or visit our showroom to speak to one of the team. You can also send us any plans or drawings you might already have if you wish to do so. We also offer a full range of laminate and wooden work surfaces to suit your particular preference and budget.
What are the best kitchen worktops?
The best kitchen worktops look good, last a long time and are easy to maintain. Solid surface countertops meet all of these criteria. There are so many solid surface colours, textures and finishes to choose from that our solid surface worktops are bound to meet your style needs. Moreover, as a durable, heat and stain-resistant choice that is incredibly easy to clean, our worktops are a great long-term investment too.
Solid Surfacing Company are really passionate about our work and would love to share the potential of solid surface materials with you. If you would like to know more, visit our showroom to see examples of our work and even see our fabrication process in action.
If you have any further questions or would like to discuss the services we provide, get in touch. We would love to hear from you.
What is a residential kitchen?
The term “residential kitchen” is simply a reference to household kitchens limited to personal or family use. It is used in contrast to the term "commercial kitchen”, which describes any cooking premises or facilities used to prepare food that will be served or sold to the public. Generally speaking, commercial kitchens will be laid out slightly differently to residential kitchens, because they are designed specifically for multiple cooks and stressful workflows. They are also likely to require multiple sinks, ovens and other facilities.
It is possible to use your home kitchen to prepare food to be served to the public in some cases. Nevertheless, we recommend doing some research to ensure you obtain any relevant food hygiene certificates and permits. It’s also advisable to start looking for a more purpose-built facility once you reach professional capacity. For those of you that occasionally dabble in baking for farmers’ markets or social events, however, a traditional residential kitchen design should be more than adequate.
Solid Surfacing Company makes bespoke solid surface worktops for both residential and commercial kitchens around the UK. Because solid surface worktops are non-porous, they are incredibly hygienic, making them ideal for food preparation. They also boast a myriad of additional benefits, such as customisable aesthetics and enhanced strength, allowing them to outperform natural stone in all respects.
If you are looking for inspiration for your own commercial or residential kitchen, why not visit our stunning showroom? Our lovely, approachable team would be more than happy to discuss your unique requirements with you, to help you pick a colour and design that would work perfectly with your chosen commercial or residential kitchen design.
What type of flooring is best for a kitchen?What type of flooring is best for a kitchen?
Kitchen flooring is an incredibly personal choice. More than just a matter of aesthetics, you’ll need to consider a range of practical factors, such as how easy your chosen material is to clean, how durable it is and how well it fits within your budget. For instance, you wouldn’t want a beige carpet in a food-prep area prone to many spills. Wipeable materials like laminate, wood and linoleum work best.
Of course, you’ll also want to make sure that the colour and texture you choose add to the aesthetics of your home, rather than competing with your kitchen worktops for attention. Generally speaking, we would recommend pairing darker flooring with lighter worktops, to ensure that there is enough light in your kitchen overall. Lighter flooring works well with both light and dark worktops, depending on the look you are going for.
In terms of kitchen flooring materials that are trending right now, herringbone patterns and warm terracotta-style tiles are currently very popular, as are sustainable materials with a lot of texture. If you do add texture in your flooring, you might like to contrast this with smooth, light-reflecting countertops, to ensure that you retain enough visual interest and don’t make your kitchen feel too closed in with lots of matte textures. Solid surface worktops are great in this respect, particularly as you can add visually-pleasing contrast between rougher, natural flooring and smooth, delicate worktop curves. In fact, thanks to the variety of colours, shades and finishes available, solid surface worktops work well with all types of kitchen flooring.
How much space do I need between my countertops and the bottom of my wall cabinets?
Wall cabinets are the kitchen cupboards fitted to the wall above the worktops. Experts recommend leaving at least 18 inches of space between the bottom of your wall cabinets and your worksurfaces, to ensure you have enough room to work, as well as enough light. If your ceilings are high enough, you can also opt to install your wall cabinets slightly higher up to maximise the amount of natural light available in your kitchen. Fitting under-cabinet lighting is another great way of brightening up your space, particularly when installed above light-reflective worktop materials like solid surface.
Where should I start with kitchen renovation?
Unless you are designing a new kitchen from scratch or want to completely overhaul the layout of your existing kitchen, we would recommend starting with your sinks, cabinets and worktops. It’s surprising what a difference painting your cabinet doors and getting new, professional worktops fitted can make to the overall look of your residential kitchen.
Solid surface worktops are a particularly great way to update things without breaking the bank. They look just as elegant as natural stone, but are fabricated from materials specifically designed to be more durable and long lasting, as well. What’s more, because they are thermoformable, your worktops can be joined together seamlessly and finished with delicate curved edges, adding finishing touches that you simply cannot achieve with other worktop materials.
Of course, once we have fitted your worktops, if you still want to achieve more, it’s easy to go about changing your cabinet doors, fitting a new sink in the gap we carefully made for you and even fitting new floors. Achieving the kitchen of your dreams doesn’t have to be expensive and it’s not always necessary to do everything at once.
How much does a new kitchen cost in 2023?
According to experts, a new residential kitchen could cost anything between £4000 and £25,000+. It all depends on the size of your kitchen and what you’re having done.
Luckily, it is possible to upgrade your kitchen at a more budget-friendly price. Our solid surface worktops, which are custom cut in your preferred design, texture and colour, can completely transform the look of your residential kitchen without breaking the bank. What better way to bring affordable, made-to-measure luxury into your home?
Interested in learning more? Visit our showroom or get in touch for your free samples and quote.
What adds the most value to a kitchen?
Often considered the heart of the home, your kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your house. As such, if you’re looking for ways to add value to your property, your kitchen is a great place to start. There are many ways in which you can increase your kitchen’s value. Here are our top ten:
1. Check your tiles and grouting: Grotty tiles can put potential buyers off. Giving your existing wall tiles a good clean and regrouting between them is a great way to give your kitchen a well-deserved refresh without parting with your hard-earned cash. Think your tiles are beyond repair? Then it might be time to invest in some new ones or consider alternative options, like painted walls, instead.
2. Make sure sinks and taps are secure: If your taps are wobbly or rings of dirt and residue have begun to accumulate around your sink where things aren’t properly sealed, it’s time to fix things up. The small details go a long way in creating a more positive impression of your kitchen overall.
3. Fit new worktops: New kitchen worktops are one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to upgrade the entire look of your residential kitchen. They can increase the value of your property considerably, particularly when you opt for materials designed to stand the test of time like solid surface countertops, as they make a great long-term investment.
4. Optimise your storage: Potential buyers like to envision what life would be like living at your property. If you can show them that your kitchen space can be both functional and stylish by adding some additional storage, it will increase the amount they are willing to invest in your home as a result. Keep it simple with neat baskets and shelving or go all out and add further kitchen cabinets if sufficient storage is currently an issue.
5. Upgrade your appliances: Your dilapidated toaster and rusty old kettle may seem fairly innocuous, but they subconsciously influence visitors’ impressions of the value of your kitchen. Getting new electrical appliances is relatively inexpensive but it will have an impact, particularly if you ensure that everything matches.
6. Create a new island: If your current counter space is limited or the storage solutions mentioned above didn’t quite cut it, you could always consider creating a kitchen island. Solid Surfacing Company can help you to plan for this accordingly, fabricating custom solid-surface countertops for the occasion. Your investment should pay off multiple times when it comes to reassessing the value of your property.
7. Fix your flooring: If you have tufts of loose carpet sticking out or your laminate flooring has begun to peel, it may be time to repair or replace your flooring. There are some great, cost-effective options out there and new flooring is relatively easy to fit yourself but still constitutes a substantial upgrade. As such, it can hugely impact the value of your property, particularly when combined with new solid surface worktops.
8. Think about lighting: Lighting is often overlooked when considering property value. Nevertheless, it is one of the most crucial factors that people look at when buying and selling homes. Create a more pleasant atmosphere with mood lighting, lamps and carefully considered light fittings for maximum impact and value.
9. Reorganise your furniture: If your kitchen is on the larger side or you have a combined kitchen and dining room, you may wish to reorganise your furniture. The same goes for smaller studios where the kitchen makes up part of your main living space. Creating a clear distinction between zones goes a long way in increasing the value of your property.
10. Tidy up: Never underestimate the difference that the smaller things can make. Tidying up your kitchen and ensuring that everything is clean is one of the best ways to make sure that people perceive your home in a positive light. The feeling they get when entering and leaving will ultimately determine how much they think your property is worth.
Are kitchen showrooms open?
Looking for kitchen showrooms near you? Look no further than Solid Surfacing Company. Based centrally in Kidderminster in the West Midlands, our stunning showroom is the perfect place to discover new solid surface worktop designs and ideas. Our friendly and approachable family-oriented team would be more than happy to advise you throughout your visit and help you decide exactly which materials would work best in your kitchen.
Too far away for a visit? Don’t worry. You can also benefit from our free, no-obligation advice over the phone and we also offer free samples of all our materials, allowing you to properly visualise your design before we get to work.
How to fit a kitchen worktop?
The main things to look out for when fitting kitchen worktops are professional joins, a tight seal and, of course, the correct dimensions. You’ll also need to cut gaps to the exact shape and size of your sinks, induction hobs and other built-in appliances. It’s important that you do this as close to the millimetre as possible for a professional finish. That’s why, in addition to fabricating your made-to-measure worktops using the latest precision-cutting CNC (computer numerical control) technology, our expert team will also fit your chosen worktops for you. Contact us for more information.
Ready to transform your kitchen? Get in touch. Our process is incredibly straightforward:
1. Call us or visit our showroom to discuss your ideas and requirements
2. We'll send you a quote
3. If you accept, we can come out to you to measure up and template
4. We send you the resulting CAD design plan
5. You approve the design
6. We start making your vision a reality