Initially started as a high end division of Sheridan worktops, the Apollo range, now over 15 years old, has grown into its own distinct sub brand and is found in kitchens throughout the UK and beyond
The original ethos of the Apollo range is that something that's both beautiful and high quality should not have to cost the earth. Their motto 'luxury for less' is a reminder of that belief; and one to which they remain completely committed to.
The Apollo worktop range is available in a large host of materials, colours and sizes to suit practically any preference. Whichever you choose, you can be sure that your new worktop will last for years, look great while bringing a lot of style to your kitchen at a price that's hard to beat.
Meet the Apollo Magna Range
Apollo® Magna is manufactured from mineral filled polyacrylate/polyester resins. With superior innovative designs, enduring applications and excellent long-term performance, Apollo® Magna is ideal in both residential and commercial environments. Apollo® solid surface has proved itself to be a remarkably durable material; it cannot delaminate and stands up well to daily wear and tear.
Apollo® Magna has inconspicuous and unobtrusive joints, and due to the level of pigment in the material, give the overall appearance of a seamless worksurface.
Tolerance in Apollo® Magna is ±2mm
Due to thermal expansion Apollo® Magna 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 Apollo® Magna is joined to other materials (such as glass, steel or wood) an elastic type of adhesive, for example polyurethane is required for expansion.
This is required under terms of the product warranty.
Overhangs and supports
Any overhang of Apollo® Magna extending more than 300mm must be supported. Apollo® Magna should be supported every 600mm.
Hob and Sink Cutouts
Hobs must be integrated into an Apollo® Magna worksurface according to specified guidelines. Where an Apollo® Magna splash back or wall cladding is installed a gap of 50mm (minimum) is required behind an electric hob or 100mm (minimum) for a gas hob. A ‘breakfront’ may be necessary to accommodate this requirement. There must be a minimum of 50mm from the cutout to the front of the worktop and a gap of 120mm between heated cutouts.
Apollo® Magna upstands are fixed on site, with Apollo® Magna glue or silicone. Where there are large variations in the wall profile, there may be gaps between the wall and the upstand. Plastering or tiling should ideally be completed after the worksurface installation.
Apollo® Magna is scratch resistant but not scratch proof; the use of chopping boards and/or pastrymates is recommended. Dark, heavily pigmented colours will show scratches, dust and ordinary wear and tear more readily than lighter, textured forms.
While most tough stains can be buffed away, a level of care and maintenance is required, as spills should be cleaned up immediately.
Apollo® Magna can easily be repaired. Using an ordinary abrasive cleaner and a scouring pad the surface may be fully restored to its original appearance.
Apollo® solid surface is a non-porous material and is naturally resistant to mould, bacteria and mildew.
Stainless Steel Sinks
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.
Points of note
Hob flange needs to sit on aluminium thermal insulation tape around cut-out, to avoid conducting too much heat and causing cracks in the worktop. Can be made in blanks to adjust on site without compromising any of the above – oversize on the joints then trim to suit.
Drainers are only 3mm deep and 10mm wide.
Some colours have different levels of pigmentation (particles). This may lead to a variation in the aesthetic appearance.
Rear edges of the chipboard base material of the worktop, should be sealed with a chipboard sealer. A fine layer of dust is inevitable for up to 24 hours after installation. We have fully qualified and vastly experienced installation teams throughout the UK to provide you with an excellent fitting service, if required.
Sheridan offer a 10 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty on Apollo® Magna.
Apollo Magna, Reliability that you can count on
While the Magna range is certainly high tech in its construction, the worktop itself is a fairly simple and rugged piece, easily able to resist the usual wear and tear of use year after year. While it is possible for the worktop to get scratched over time, these can be easily buffed or 'polished out' making the magna an even more ideal choice if you're looking for something that will hold up well to years of hard usage.
All Apollo worktops are proudly made in the UK and with Apollo's fine workmanship and easy DIY installation it should make for an easy consideration to add to your top choices of kitchen worktop materials, but just to set you mind at ease, Apollo also offers a 10 year manufacturer warranty*.
The BBK-Direct advantage on Apollo Magna Worktops
We have a highly experienced team that handles all deliveries, to ensure the fastest possible fulfillment schedule.
Delivery typically takes around 3-5 working days. These worktops are available in module sizes, but only go through final production once your order is placed.
When you place your order through BBK Direct UK, make sure you check out the latest specials and delivery discounts on offer, as Apollo Magna has free delivery on orders over £750.