A World of Worktops

With so many different types of worktops on the market, knowing which one to choose can be quite the dilemma. We can help you decide which worktop is the most suitable for your needs. Worktops can make or break a kitchen so choosing one to suit is paramount.

At the John Nicholls Kitchens and Bathrooms showroom we have an extensive and diverse range of worktops available, from wood to granite and laminate. We have lots of different suppliers we can source from so finding the right worktop for you is easy. Here is a brief guide to the different types of worktops we can offer.

Laminate Worktops.

Laminate is a chipboard base worktop with a melamine wrap. It’s one of the most popular types of worktops available as it is extremely versatile in choice. With a variety of different finishes available from emulating wood and stone through to a simple yet effective white gloss finish.

There are different textures applied to the worktop to build a natural feel to the finish. With different depths and edges available there are lots of choices available to establish an authentic looking finish, something that a lot of clients are looking for.  We are able to supply worktops on a quick delivery and working from an entry price point upwards it really can suit all types of budgets.

This is one of our popular laminate worktops for its realistic wood effect look – see gallery below.

Solid Timber:

A completely natural product sustainably sourced it is available in a variety of different colours including walnut oak, beech and bamboo to name a few. The advantages of a solid timber worktop is that it can offer longevity within your kitchen as it can be sanded down and retreated to look as good as new in years to come.  Solid timber worktops are suitable to fit with all different types of basin and they can add a natural charm to your kitchen.


A composite worktop is made from manmade material. It is heat resistant, can easily be repaired, non-porous and can be maintained in the long term.  It’s an affordable alternative to quartz and granite and comes in array of different colours. It also offers flexibility in its use meaning obscure islands become easy to construct.


Quartz is a manmade, solid stone surface with natural elements included within the material meaning it has a stronger consistency in colours and patterns. Stronger than Granite it can also be a more affordable type of natural stone with lots of colours to choose from.

We have a number of stunning displays showing some of the finest colours of Quartz including the worktops in the quartz images part of the image gallery below.


Granite is a natural stone formed from the crystallisation of Magna below the Earth’s Surface. As it’s a natural product no two pieces will be the same, they will vary in colour and textures making your kitchen completely unique. There are lots of different colours to choose from and can be available in different thickness from slim profiles to suite contemporary kitchens or thicker designs for a traditional kitchen. Granite is one of the more expensive worktops on the market but it can really add a wow factor to your kitchens units and is extremely long lasting.

Granite is used in the granite images below and these are on display for your perusal should you wish to see and touch it for yourself.

To book your kitchen design appointment, please contact our large showroom on 01295 222316 or email showroom@johnnicholls.co.uk

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