Welcome to an amazing array of kitchen worktops in all possible materials and from some of the UK's most regarded manufacturers. BBK Direct is happy to help you enhance the functionality and visual quotient of your kitchen. We have undoubtedly put together the largest selection of surfaces in the UK and it is supplied at the lowest prices to the...
Welcome to an amazing array of kitchen worktops in all possible materials and from some of the UK's most regarded manufacturers. BBK Direct is happy to help you enhance the functionality and visual quotient of your kitchen. We have undoubtedly put together the largest selection of surfaces in the UK and it is supplied at the lowest prices to the UK public and trade alike.
Laminates are by far the most cost-effective as well as both heat and scratch-resistant. They can be installed by anyone (no special tools are needed) and 100% hygienic – they are non-porous and easy to maintain. They also come in the widest variety of colours/finishes, mimicking nature in colour and texture.
Solid surfaces are extremely durable and come in a close second to quartz and granite in terms of durability. They can be easily installed in your kitchen as no specialist tools are required and you can achieve seamless joints. Stain, impact and heat resistant with a renewable surface are just some of its main attributes. They are what the name implies, solid, no sub-frame or chipboard.
Composite worktops have a high degree of impact resistance, and the joints are seamless. The continuous lines gives your kitchen an elegantly modern style. They can be installed by anyone as no special tools are required.
Wood is a timeless classic, and the preferred choice of many for their kitchen surface. However, a single slab of wood cannot be used, as this is structurally unsound and leads to imperfections cropping up during its usage, such as warping or cracking. To overcome this, multiple pieces of wood are finger jointed together, ensuring a natural surface that will stand the test of a busy home. All our Timber worktops are FSC approved, therefore you can be sure that you are making the correct choice for the environment as well.
Corian is a DuPont brand and also falls under the composite worktop category. Corian stands by their quality with an impressive 25-year manufacturer’s warranty. This product is available as a Templated and Fitted product and all our Corian installations are done by the UK’s top Dupont quality approved and trained fitters. Remember: only Corian installed by Dupont trained fitters will hold the 25 years manufacturer’s warranty.
Granite is one of the hardest materials on earth and an all-time favourite when it comes to kitchen surfaces. It is 100% natural and environmentally-friendly. It also comes with a polished gloss surface and is heat and scratch-resistant. Its impact resistance is second to none. Also available for Template and Fitting.
Quartz worktops are just as good as granite and it’s amazing hardwearing attributes, although it has an added advantage of being available in a much larger array of colours to suit any design style. Quartz worktops consist of between 93% and 96% quartz, and the rest is a blend of polymer resin and colour pigments that help bond the quartz particles together uniformly. This product is also available for Template and Fitting through our quality approved fitting teams.
It is quite a challenge choosing a surface for your units and sometimes really difficult as there are so many manufacturers claiming that their product is the one to choose and quite a few suppliers pushing what is most profitable for them - not always what is best for the customer.
Always start by asking yourself these couple of questions besides the obvious one – What’s my Budget?
Does my surface have to be extremely hard wearing or is it more for the aesthetic appeal? Is my kitchen busy or simple?
Do I want a Traditional style, Modern style or a mix of both?
What type of sink do I want; under-mounted, Over-mounted or Belfast?
Do I always have the time or energy to clean the kitchen?
The questions might sound very simple, but after asking yourself look at your selected surfaces attributes. The logical choice will always stick out, all that will be left is selecting a colour.
We are proud to say that we have one of the widest selections of laminate worktops in the UK and all the brands supplied are proudly manufactured locally which we believe insures the quality of the products supplied.
Well this product is basically a image printed on a laminate sheeting which is then adhered to a mdf sub frame which is generally a high density chip board also the high image resolution and different surface textures is able to mimic natural products such as wood and stone in visual affect and feel so it will give you the same effect as the real thing at a fraction of the cost.
Below are all our colour laminates available from the top manufacturers. With over 300 available designs we are sure you will be spoiled for choice. Simply use the provided product filter to make your search easier and when you have found your perfect colour, view the product to discover sizes available, pricing and additional info.
Solid Surface or composite worktops generally consist of a layer of acrylic material ranging from 3mm - 13mm adhered to a mdf sub frame which then makes up its overall thickness of 38mm or 40mm. We however believe a Solid Surface Worktop should be more, so we have put together a selection of acrylic based worktops that actually live up to the name of "Solid Surface Worktop" as they are only made out of acrylic and natural materials and are solid all the way through the worktop surface weather it is 25mm or 30mm thick (No MDF Subframe).
These worktops not only give you the durability of solid worktops such as granite and quartz but also have the flexibility in styling such as a composite worktop meaning that you can have seamless joints and integrated solid surface sinks for a more sleek and modern look in the kitchen.
The amazing stone/quartz like appearance is given by the percentage quartz particles present in these tops, generally between 4-7% (Manufacturer specific) and this even further adds to the hard wearing attributes of this meterial.
We have put together the largest selection of trusted manufacturers of true solid surface worktops for you to choose from. Simply use the filter function to help you browse our selection, and view your preferred colour to get sizes, pricing and additional info.
A composite material is comprised of polymer resin infused with colour pigments, and composite worktops are generally made with a 3mm – 12mm layer of composite material adhered to a mdf sub frame to give it an overall thickness of 38-54mm depending on specific manufacturer and brand.
One of the main characteristics of this material that makes it so popular in the UK and abroad as a worktop surface is the fact that you can achieve seamless and inconspicuous joints which gives a kitchen that modern feel with continues unbroken lines, other attributes of composites are listed below.
We have put together the largest quality selection of composite brands in the UK, so we are sure you will find exactly what you are looking for. Brows below our extensive collection of composite colours from trusted manufacturers and even use the filter function to make your search even easier. Once you have found your colour view the product to get sizes, pricing and additional info.
Wooden worktops have always been a popular choice when it comes to creating a classic and timeless theme in a kitchen but more modern designs these days are incorporating wooden worktops using hardwoods natural and stunning visual properties to merge new and classic designs together by mixing finishes textures and materials.
We believe it is important to look after our natural resources so all our hardwood worktops are FSC approved meaning that it comes only from forests and sawmills that adopt responsible felling and milling procedures monitored and regulated through the FCS organisation.
Stave construction refers to the blocks of wood or staves finger jointed together to form a wooden worktop, A person cannot have a solid slab of wood as a worktop as this is structurally unsound and would lead to major warping and cracking so smaller blocks or staves are finger jointed together to form a worktop that is stronger more durable and stable.
Worktop staves are 30-40mm wide and 90-130mm in length finger jointed and glued together to form for example a 3000x620x40mm worktop.
Worktop staves are 50-90mm wide and run the entire length of the worktop and are glued together to form for example a 4000x720x40mm wooden breakfast bar.
Natural wooden worktops have a more prominent grain pattern and more natural features than their Prime variant, and in general have more character. Most worktops will have colour variation between each separate stave.
Prime wooden worktops have a more uniform, delicate grain with fewer natural features. Prime worktops have a sophisticated look and as a result are more suited to contemporary / glamorous kitchens.
To improve its properties, a large part of today’s sawn timber comes steamed. The object of steaming is killing possible pests and equalling the moisture content of the boards before the technical drying process sets in, very important for achieving a homogeneous moisture content in the timber.
A common phenomenon of steaming is the change of colour. Depending on the duration of the steaming process, the colour of the wood changes if it has light reddish colour or brownish tint in the timber these are made slightly darker and stronger in appearance. This coloration is the result of an oxidation of the tanning agents (chemical reaction with the oxygen in the air). Another advantage of steaming is that this colour tone remains uniform. Discoloration, known as greying of the core, which may often occur in un-steamed wood is eliminated by the steaming process.
All our work surfaces are A Grade sanded to perfection of 150grit and square edged so all that will be required by your fitter will be applying Danish oil and edge detail as well as cut outs and finally installing the top.
Simply view your preferred wooden worktop bellow to get additional info on chosen species, sizes available and pricing.
Corian is the brand name for a solid surface material created by DuPont. It is composed of acrylic polymer and alumina trihydrate and Its primary use is in kitchen countertops, bathroom vanity tops, and wall cladding the standard thickness for a kitchen worktop is 38mm which is a 13mm layer of Corian adhered to an MDF sub frame but with deeper downturns your worktop can have the appearance of a worktop 60-100mm thick adding great design possibilities.
Dupont was the inventors of this material back in the 60’s and since then there has been many manufacturers and producers of solid surface materials to come and go but there will always be only one original and that is Corian by Dupont, Not only do they back there product with an impressive 25year manufacturer’s warranty but they also insist that all fitters that install there product go through a training course to become Dupont quality approved fitters so you can rest assure that you are not only getting the best product in the world you are also getting the best template and fitting service as well.
Colour’s shown on the bbk-direct site are suggested for kitchen and bathroom use but if you are looking for a colour not listed don’t worry as all colours are available just let us know what you are looking for.
View all available Corian colours below and use our online quote calculator for an instant quote, or simply contact us with your specifications. Either way you will be getting the best service and prices in the UK!
Granite Worktops is an investment that will stand up to the test of time!
Granite is definitely the worktop material that over shadows the others when it comes to durability as it is one of the world’s toughest and hardest materials, this has obvious benefits especially in a busy home or family also there is no single piece of granite that looks the same which will give your worktop the feel of uniqueness, but it is important to remember that granite is a natural products and there is no granite fabricator that can insure the consistency of colour through the entire worktop surface.
Heat and scratch resistant.
One of the hardest natural materials on earth.
Polished gloss finish.
Solid all the way through the materials thickness.
High impact resistance.
Best material for under mounted and Belfast sinks.
Unique in character due to it being a natural product.
Cannot achieve seamless joints
Extremely heavy, units might require additional support
Material cannot be cut longer than 3000mm in length, due to products weight and structural integrity.
Below is our extensive range of granite colours available, to get the most competitive quote and best service in the UK simply use the instant online quote calculator or email us your plan/specifications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Formed millions of years ago, granite is one of the hardest substances on earth, rating 7 on Mohs hardness scale.
Granite joints are finished with a small ariss to the top edge. Silicone sealant is applied to prevent water ingression.
Typically, a Granite worktop will be joined together with a Butt-Corner Joint for simplicity, material economy, and cost savings. To avoid sharp edges, this joint has a v-groove indentation on the surface.
Tolerance in granite is ±2mm
Due to thermal expansion granite can expand up to 1mm per metre. A gap of at least 3mm should be left at each end of the worktop when fitted and filled with decorators caulk. When granite is joined to other materials (such as glass, steel or wood) an elastic type of adhesive, for example polyurethane, is required for expansion.
Any overhang extending more than 300mm must be supported.
Granite sink / hob cut outs are barred front & back (fitting of steel support bars to give additional support to cutouts), Without steel supports bars, the length of a cut out is reduced considerably. Large cut outs need to be scored and cored on occasions. This leaves the corners of the cutout in place, ready for removal on-site by the installer. Granite is susceptible to ‘blowing out’.
This occurs when contact is made with the material whilst cutting or grinding. This is very common in large particled granite. ie. we fill and seal the affected areas with epoxy resin (colour may vary) to ensure the material is not left with any sharp edges or ‘chips’.
Slips (kit form) around sink and hob cutouts are fitted in certain circumstances, if tops are too long and depending upon type and size of cutout etc.
Internal profile edges on all edge detail other than bevel edge must have a radius of at least 60mm. Bevel edges don’t have this constraint as they are hand finished.
Upstands should ideally be 100mm high, as material less than this height is extremely fragile. Upstands are not normally cut from the same slab as the worksurfaces, therefore an exact colour match is not possible. Granite upstands are straight and rigid, gaps will be visible where there are variations in the wall profile. Plastering or tiling should ideally be completed after the worksurface installation.
Granite is highly scratch resistant but not scratch proof. Small scratches of less than 25mm in length are considered ‘within tolerance’ and are considered acceptable.
Although Granite is one of the least absorbent stone’s, it can still be stained by grease, wine, coffee, nicotine, fruit juices and other strongly coloured substances. Granite worksurfaces are sealed upon installation and must be resealed every 6 months. Any spillages must be removed immediately as delay could result in permanent damage.
Please specify the preferred undermounting of Stainless Steel Sinks. Silicone sealant may be rendered ineffective when plumbing the sink in, it is important that the sink is re-sealed by the plumber, or the 12 months guarantee will be invalid if the work is not carried out. If a waste disposal unit is fitted to an undermounted sink after installation, additional support will be required, otherwise your warranty may be invalidated.
As Granite is a natural stone, pitting and veining will occur in random distribution of swirls. Subtle variations in shade or areas of contrast will also appear within the body of the worksurface. Each piece of Granite is completely unique, with it's own unique veining patterns and frequencies. While our image samples will show veining characteristic of the particular style of Granite, please note that the final piece supplied will not be an exact replica, but will instead have its own unique aesthetic, which may differ from the exact colours or patterns displayed on this website.
Some level of what could be referred to as spots or blotches are inherent in the material. Small fissures are a common feature in any Granite and these natural flaws were present at the rock formation.
Drainer grooves and recessed drainers may be duller than the rest of the polished surface. Colour matching is not always possible as granite can vary dramatically throughout each scant. Samples provided should be used as a guide only. We will not accept any colour match issues from material that has come from the same scant.
Quartz worktops comprise out of 93-94% crystalline quartz particles (structurally unstable in its natural state) which is then combined with 6-7% polymer resin and colour pigment to create a truly amazing work surface that has all the positive attributes of natural stone such as granite and none of its draw backs.
Quartz worktops are definitely our number one choice out of all worktop materials available they are not only 100% solid (no mdf sub frame), non-porous and 100% hygienic but they also have the same durability as granite being scratch and impact resistant, the colour of quartz is also uniform through the entire surface unlike granite that can have irregularities in surface colour and finish. A typical Quartz slab size is 3000 x 1400mm. All sizes larger than this will require a joint.
As durable as granite.
Comes in 20, 30 and selected colours 40mm thickness, solid quartz no mdf sub frame.
High shine polished finish.
Non-porous surface making it hygienic stain and mould resistant, easy maintenance.
Unfortunately joints will be more visible than composite worktops.
Best suited material for undermounted and Belfast sinks.
Great manufacturer’s warranties.
Wide colour selection with also many colours having sparkle affects and mirror particles.
Use our product filter option to select colours from your preferred Quartz manufacturer below to to make your search for the perfect quartz worktop even esier.
Most cost effective and our suggested manufacturer would be Apollo quartz then Zodiaq from Dupont and last but not least the extravagantly extensive but more costly Silestone range.
Once you have selected your colour get the best quote in the UK by using our instant online quote calculator or simply send your plan/specifications to email@example.com
What started off as a method of preservation, soon developed into a practical and durable surface material. Traces of lamination have been found in tombs of Pharaohs and in oriental history, wood have been found to be shaved and then glued together more than a thousand years ago. This process then further evolved to what we now know as compact laminates, consisting of thin layers of material bonded together to create a stronger and thicker material.
Material that has now become accustomed to rapidly modified and changing times, revolutionizing in its existence that is solely for our own comfort and ease of mind. Its capability of looking and feeling like real stone is only one attribute made modest by its high scratch and wear resistance, while fostering a sleek and contemporary look that is easy to maintain. Evolved into a true premium compact laminate with a solid-core composition of stacked decorative craft paper fibre that is saturated in melamine resin and then sandwiched between durable laminate to create an almost indestructible work surface material. It is this double-sided decorative finish, as well as the consistent colour all the way through, that enables you to cut it into any shape and simply refinish the cut edge to enjoy the coloured core. This makes for an easy installation and a compact laminate worksurface that can withstand any household traffic. Initially with a black base, on-trend colours have now become an available choice. From stylish wood-resembling shades that deviates from the stone look, to cooler neutrals and other warm metallic tones, a tailored fit can be achieved in any space. Melamine resin is known as the hardest of all synthetically produced organic materials, enhancing the already high scratch and wear resistance traits of compact laminates, and rendering these worksurfaces highly resistant to impact and heat. Due to the evolved process of manufacturing compact laminates, its completely hygienic as well as waterproof, resistant to steam, stains, and chemical products, which initially made this surface material ideal for cabinet frames, shelving and even lavatory cubicles. It’s also these features that even allows for a sink to be undermounted, implementing an even smoother look and saving more surface space, making it an ideal surface material for any kitchen or bathroom.
This solid and aesthetic surface also makes for easy cleaning, keeping visual distractions to a minimum, making it household friendly and an attribute to any long-term home improvement investment. As design are nowadays driven by open plan living, social space and innovative styles, this super slim profile combined with inclining finishes and its durable composition also makes it the ideal choice for a modern kitchen work surface, island unit or countertop.