For ease of choice we have colour coded items according to price per square meter.
Solid Wood and Bamboo
If you choose wood, will you go for solid wood or wood veneer? The veneer is cheaper and is more durable to weather conditions. Whilst the humidity and temperature outside have an effect on your solid wooden kitchen doors, the biggest influence comes from the changes in temperature and humidity derived from your kitchen activities.
This is a door made of thin layers of real wood applied in leaves over a particle board door, providing uniformity and even colour distribution. Veneer is a more economical alternative to real wood but without the compromise of colour changes.
Melamine / Laminate
Countertops and Worktops for kitchens are available in a variety of materials. The most popular options today include: Laminate, Granite, Stainless Steel, Wood, Quartz Surfaces and Corian.
The most common brands are Formica and Max which are the most affordable option to complete your kitchen. The range of colours and patterns are vast with varying edge profiles and widths.
Granite articulates style & quality. It is the most common type of stone used for countertops. Granite is quarried worldwide, with colours and patterns that reveal the region and geological conditions where it originates from. Each slab is unique, with random and inconsistent patterns boasting its natural impressive character and distinction. It is highly durable, it doesn't scratch or burn and it retains its colour. Whilst Granite is an expensive material, the finished appearance is often well worth the investment.
Quartz (Caesar stone, Quarella, Silestone)
Made from Quartz, it delivers a great natural look to any kitchen. It is highly durable being resistant to scratches, stains and heat. However Quartz is generally more costly than granite. Quartz surfaces are hygienic because the material is non-porous which makes it resistant to bacteria and mildew. It is available in approximately 26 colours and has a warranty. Most quartz products are of Italian and Spanish origin.
Often associated with professional kitchens, stainless steel is practical and contemporary. Steel is highly durable and can be shaped in many ways to fit your kitchen. The backsplash and the sink can be made out of the same segment of steel, ensuring that there are no awkward corners or gaps for food to get lost in. Stainless steel is hygienic and is the only surface that can be safely bleached.
Glass, stainless steel and aluminium as an addition
Glass is an ideal material for brightening rooms or kitchens comprising of wood or dark cabinets. Glass is often used on door panels, usually in conjunction with other materials, such as aluminium frames, to break up the uniformity, reflects light and adds creative flair.