Stainless Direct UK is a family run business offering open and honest advice about introducing stainless steel worktops into any environment. Whether it’s your home, office, commercial or industrial application, we understand that one size doesn’t always fit all so we design and manufacture all of our stainless steel kitchen worktops to your unique specification.
Stainless steel has increased in popularity in recent years, due to it being both stylish and practical. It’s easy to clean, hygienic and perfect for sterile areas. It offers a unique look to any kitchen; it works well with the more traditional features like Belfast sinks and wooden units. The trend for range cookers complimented with bare brickwork or contemporary tiles is being sought more frequently alongside the practical and sleek stainless steel adding a modern twist.
Alternatively we find our customers making a feature of an island or combining the steel with other elements like marble, corian or glass; sometimes insetting slate or solid wooden pieces. Many of our customers simply opt for just the steel for the clean lines and smooth finish for their own bespoke look.
We only use the best material – marine or 316 grade brushed stainless steel for all of our worktops. It offers maximum corrosion resistance, giving the highest protection against citrus acids and cleaning products to ensure your kitchen worktop remains in perfect condition.
The thickness of the steel itself ranges from 1.2 – 1.5mm thick and we bond it onto a solid moisture resistant mdf core. As all of our worktops are made bespoke to order we can vary the finished thickness of the worktops from a slim 20mm to a chunky 120mm or thicker if preferred. The ultra thin look has been more popular of late, seeing us also produce a number of solid 5mm thick steel worktops which look incredible.
The beauty of steel is that it can be joined together to create longer pieces, integrating end panels with either gorgeous curves or sharp ends or even completing seamless L-shapes which other materials wouldn’t allow. Our expertise allows these bigger pieces to be made so that they fit perfectly to your own specific requirements. Sometimes what makes a worktop unique is the finer detail – the thickness of the worktop or the finish on the corners all adds their own style to an otherwise ordinary shape.
A square edge is the standard profile, or you can consider having the edge folded at an angle to create a shark nose profile giving the illusion of an ultra-thin worktop. Add a waterfall edge to create a wet area around a sink or follow the lines of the cabinets and add a curve to the end of your worktop – all elements to make your design unique.
Our team are open and friendly offering practical advice; we pride ourselves in our attention to detail, ensuring that nothing is overlooked. We always strive to produce the neatest finish incorporating joins, hobs and sinks where required, tailor making every project to suit individual kitchens and budgets.
If you’re unsure about anything at all from measurements and sizes to shapes or sinks we will be pleased to help.
We offer a wide range of products in stainless steel and can offer a range of other materials to either contrast or enhance your design, material such as copper and brass.
Many people opt for stainless steel because of the way sinks can be seamlessly integrated to the worktops. We offer a wide range of sink or sink and drainer units many of which can be welded into our worktops.
Alternatively we can drop a sink onto the surface of the worktop in the traditional manner or we are one of the only companies that can offer a bonded sink; this is where we bond the sink to the underside of the steel for a neat finish. We offer a variety of fitting methods to suit all designs, with a wide range of sinks for all styles and budgets.
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