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WilsonArt laminate worktops buying guide

This buying guide will help you to navigate your way through the many tricky decisions and considerations you need to make when buying your new WilsonArt laminate worktops. There are factors such as brand, textures, size and colour, as well as the accessories you need to bring the whole thing together. By the time you’re done reading, you’ll have every confidence in making those all-important choices.


Who are WilsonArt and why are they important?

WilsonArt are the UK’s largest manufacturer of laminate worktops and are continually at the forefront of contemporary styles and designs. With a history spanning over 60 years, they are true experts in their field and you can rest assured that when you buy from them you’ll see just what all that expertise and experience amounts to. With a wide catalogue of products and surfaces available, planning your dream kitchen couldn’t be easier. When buying from WilsonArt you can be sure that you’re buying quality products from a company who is passionate about what they do.


What textures are included in the WilsonArt laminate worktops range?

You may find yourself asking, what’s in a texture and why are they important? Or you may have researched further, having read many different names and still find yourself unsure. Luckily WilsonArt’s laminate worktops come in a variety of different textures, all of which can be easily understood. Some of the most popular with customers include:

  • Matt: A smooth finish that is less reflective than gloss and doesn’t collect fingerprints as much. Can work well in dark or light colours to make things slightly muted.
  • Extra Matt: With even less of a sheen than Matt, Extra Matt can bring a real richness particularly to darker colours and as a firm favourite.
  • Gloss: A long-held favourite with customers, gloss finishes can brighten up a design and is versatile enough to be paired with anything.
  • Textured: Textured finishes are perfect when recreating a stone or wood look on your work surfaces, with a look and feel that will convince anyone.

What are the most popular textures and why are they popular?

WilsonArt laminate worktops buying guide
WilsonArt laminate worktops come in a wide range of textures and colours to suit almost any style of kitchen.

If you’re still unsure about what is the right texture for you, you may find that you can gain inspiration from what is currently popular in design trends. At the moment there is a big surge towards natural-looking surfaces of stone and wood. Laminate is versatile enough that the natural textures can be perfectly replicated without the cost, or hassle, of working with such materials. You’ll find that WilsonArt’s Textured and High Definition textures are all the rage right now for this very reason; the look and feel of stone worktops is entirely possible when using either of these.


What size WilsonArt laminate worktops are available?

All of WilsonArt’s worktops adhere to the industry standard width of 600mm. You’ll find enough variation for most situations when it comes to length and thickness though. Lengths of 3m and 3.6m are available and thicknesses come in 30mm, 40mm and 50mm. 40mm is the standard for the industry, so if you want slightly slimmer or thicker then no problem. There is a current trend for thicker worktops with squared edges, particularly in rustic-looking designs (think farmhouse kitchen). If you want super slimline, and you’d be following fashion if you do, the WilsonArt range doesn’t have the 28mm thickness but other brands stocked do, such as Omega, Odyssey and Prima from Bushboards and the Artis range.


What accessories can you get with your WilsonArt laminate worktops?

Once you’ve made your choice of surface and size, you can really complete the look with some well thought out and well-placed accessories. WilsonArt have got a great selection of extras that can tie a room together effortlessly. What’s more, you can be sure of consistency and conformity across surfaces so you can achieve a flawless surface that spans across your worktops and accessories.

Splashbacks can transform the look of a kitchen if placed correctly. They can either continue the design on a worktop up the back of the wall, or be used to add a bold colour to really bring the wow factor to a kitchen. They’re easy to clean and maintain and less hassle than tiles. In a similar vein, upstands continue the pattern slightly up the wall and add extra protection from spills and splashes.

One of the most popular accessories is the breakfast bar, a part of the kitchen that really transforms it into a social place for the whole family and not just a place to sit and eat. Few contemporary kitchens are complete without them and you’re sure to be delighted by a breakfast bar from WilsonArt.


What colours are available with WilsonArt?

You have your texture, sizes and accessories sorted, now it’s time for one of the primary considerations. The colour. This choice can transform your kitchen and create a host of different ambiances. WilsonArt have a wide variety of colours available to make sure that you can find exactly what you want. To keep with current trends, some popular palettes with our customers right now include:

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Grey
  • White
  • Cream
  • Natural wood

As you can see there is a clear gradient here and this reflects two popular fashions. The first is for a more natural feel incorporating wood and stone effects in blacks, browns, greys and natural wood. The second is for neutral colours that are a bit more muted; think white, cream and grey. All of these can be brightened up with a lick of colour from a splashback up upstand. Our top tip is to match your colour to your cabinets—a sure way to create synergy in your design.

What are the benefits of choosing a WilsonArt worktop?

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WilsonArt have been awarded the FIRA Gold Certificate, recognising high standards in kitchen worktops.

WilsonArt are a trusted brand with a rich heritage, and the benefits of buying from them sell themselves. When you buy from WilsonArt you can be sure that you’re buying from a globally established name in the manufacture of laminate worktops and the UK’s largest manufacturer. They pride themselves on the quality of their work, a fact that has been recognised by the FIRA who awarded them the Gold Certificate to recognise this high standard. When it comes to the choices available you’re certain to find everything you need to complete your dream design, from texture to colour to accessories.

All WilsonArt worktops are rigorously tested for scuff and scratch resistance and incorporate Sanitized Actifresh anti-bacterial protection meaning that bacteria is reduced by 99%. A WilsonArt worktop is always a smart choice.

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Here at HCSupplies, you’ll find the widest range of WilsonArt laminate worktops on the web. Why not find your perfect design today and start creating your dream kitchen?

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