Synthetic resin countertops are practical all-rounders and are appreciated for their wear-resistant, easy-care qualities. They are made of a wood-based base board covered with a high-quality synthetic resin top. This combination offers a broad choice of colours and decorative effects.
Worktops made of natural stone are all unique and lend the kitchen a distinctive character. Natural stone worktops are made of granite, gneiss and other rocks, and vary in their colouring and their natural patterns. These worktops can be supplied polished, ground or flamed and the edges are lightly chamfered or rounded. Resistance to acids and scratches varies, depending on the composition of the natural stone.
Artificial stone worktops are made of mineral-bonded materials (cement and building lime) manufactured with additives such as minerals, broken stone or broken glass. One special type of artificial stone is known as porcelain ceramic; the very dense surface of this material makes it comparable with glass. It is outstandingly easy to clean and resists heat and scratches extremely well.
Glass work surfaces are manufactured in safety glass and are impressively resistant to impact and normal household acids. In combination with other materials such as stone or wood, glass worktops lend a kitchen light and a sense of weightlessness, giving a transparent, clean look.
Stainless steel worktops are becoming ever more popular because of their timeless character. They are impressively hygienic, heat resistant, robust and long-lasting, with a cool, refined look that lends elegance to any kitchen. Stainless steel worktops are available with various finishes, heights and edges, to suit a range of tastes.
Worktops made of solid wood create a homely, warm atmosphere. Every wood worktop is finished with a lacquer-oil mixture. Wood is a living material, and the scratches, small cuts and burn marks that appear over the years lend the worktop a lively touch and give the kitchen a very personal character.