The right worktop
is half your kitchen.
At least

In many ways, the worktop you choose will set the scene for family life in your kitchen for many years to come.


So there are a few important questions you should ask yourself about your worktop. How does
it add to the kitchen’s overall design and look? How does it feel? How hard-wearing is it?
How easy is it to keep clean? How and how often should it be maintained? And so on.

Three important considerations when choosing a worktop

1 Design

The worktop can have a huge influence on your kitchen’s overall appearance, and there are several options to choose from to create the style you want. For example, the material itself and the surface structure can play a key role. And the colour naturally helps define the design, in interaction with the shape and colour of the kitchen elements.
Another important design feature is the thickness of the worktop and the way it is fitted. The look will be affected by the appearance of the worktop. Should it be thick and striking or thin? And how should it be fitted? Perhaps to look like it is floating above the kitchen elements?

2 Function

Your kitchen worktop will have to put up with a lot over the next many years. Therefore, it is not usually a good idea to choose a worktop solely based on its design. Factors such as durability, hygiene, cleaning and maintenance are of key importance. The same applies to the worktop’s ability to resist heat and spills. In many cases, it can be a good solution – from both a design and a functional perspective – to combine two different worktops for different areas of the kitchen. And your kitchen specialist will help you with advice and guidance.

3 Sink

The third important factor, when selecting a worktop, is the kitchen sink. The options are countless, and if you allow DFI-Geisler to fit your sink in your kitchen worktop, you are sure to end up with a solution that will make daily use and cleaning wonderfully easy. If we use Corian® or Core, we can create a worktop and sink in one piece. Stylish and hygienic. Your choice of material determines how we fit the sink. For instance, the sink is always undermounted in a laminate worktop, so that the laminate covers the edge of the sink. If, on the other hand, you select a stone product, there are several options for fitting a sink. There are further details under the individual materials later in the guide.

Material types:

Steel

A good choice if you want a super-hygienic, highly practical and eternally modern worktop, which gets more beautiful almost day-by-day as scratches appear and the steel takes on its natural patina. Steel is also an environmentally friendly material, which never perishes – a steel worktop will cope with almost anything and screams out to be used.
Day after day.

Linoleum

Linoleum is a good choice if you want an elegant surface, which is renowned for its durability and is the epitome of high quality, design and natural ingredients. Linoleum is a sustainable choice. Linoleum combines a satin-matt finish with a delicate, warm texture, giving each worktop a very characteristic, individual and quite unique design and look.
And the structure and surface of the linoleum give the material an attractive sheen with time.

Natural stone and marble

A good choice if you want a worktop created by nature over millions of years – and which is thoroughly unique. Natural stone and marble give you a worktop with an incredibly beautiful surface and with individual detail – color, grain and shrinkage cracks – that gives it a personality of its own. And makes it your very own. Natural stone and marble are also perfect in combination with other materials such as Corian®, solid wood and steel.

Corian® and Core

A good choice if you are looking for complete creative freedom and unequalled hardness. If you choose Corian® or Core, there are no limits to the possibilities. We can give you the kitchen design of your dreams: exclusive worktops, cooking islands and bridge solutions.

All without visible joins. And you will get a worktop that will retain its appearance year after year and require a minimum of maintenance. Due to the unique mouldability of the material, your kitchen sink can be manufactured in the same material – sink and worktop will merge to create a harmonious overall effect.

Laminate

A good choice if your worktop needs to suit active family life – and still be affordable.
Laminate is heavy-duty, very hygienic and easy to clean. And the sky’s the limit when it comes to colour, design and edging.

You can even choose a special laminate with a silk-matt finish that prevents reflections from the sun and greasy fingerprints.

Compact laminate

A good choice if you want a kitchen with a light, furnished look. The 12 mm thin worktop is very suitable for ‘floating’ installation. The worktop is fitted so that it looks like it is floating above the kitchen elements, giving a sophisticated and distinctive look. Compact laminate is also almost indestructible and it will give you pleasure for many years – both to look at and to use in busy kitchen.

Solid wood

A good choice if you want to give your kitchen natural glow and warmth.
And due to the broad selection of wood and finishes, it will be no trouble to find a shade and look to complement the rest of your kitchen.
Solid wood is also suitable for combining with other worktop materials, such as Corian® and steel, and a bridge solution in solid wood can create a beautiful focal point for family life in the kitchen.

Ceramic
and Dekton®

A good choice if you want an exclusive, stylish worktop with all of the features you could dream of. Ceramic and Dekton® worktops are scratchproof, heat-resistant, colour-fast, easy-to-clean and thoroughly robust. And you will have a worktop that is beautiful to look at – and a joy to work in – for years.

Composite

A good choice if you want the best of both worlds. Composite makes a beautiful worktop. It is made of 94% quartz minerals and, aesthetically, has the look of a genuine natural product.
Pulverised granite is mixed with an artificial resin adhesive and cast in moulds. Contrary to natural stone and marble, the surface is completely sealed, preventing fats and other substances from penetrating the material and causing stains. In other words, you get the exclusive look of natural stone and innovation’s effective product features, in one worktop.

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Preferences and needs vary.

And so do our worktops.

Tip:
The table gives you an idea of pricing and the main features of the ten types of worktop material DFI-Geisler offers.
MaterialePricecareResistance to wearHeatCan be repaired
LaminateLowEasyHighBrieflyNo
CompactlaminateLowEasyHighBrieflyNo
Corian®HighEasyMediumBrieflyYes
CoreMediumEasyMediumBrieflyYes
Solid WoodMediumMediumMediumNot resistantYes
Natural stoneHighMediumHighBrieflyYes*
Dekton®HighEasyHighResistantNo
CeramicHighEasyHighResistantYes*
CompositeHighEasyHighBrieflyYes*
LinoleumHighMediumLowNot resistantNo
SteelHighEasyHighNot resistantNo
* Minor repairs such as edge damage can be carried out by a trained professional.

Sustainable production

For every solid wood worktop that leaves out factory, we make sure a new tree is planted.

Read more about our campaign “Buy One Plant One“.

We take your worktop very personally

Regardless of the material you choose for your new worktop, and regardless of any special preferences you may have in terms of dimensions, finishing, edges and sink, you can start looking forward to a perfect result. And a worktop tailored to your specific kitchen.

As Scandinavia’s largest and leading manufacturer of worktops for kitchens and bathrooms, DFI-Geisler has installed worktops in kitchens in more than a million homes since we began in 1976.
Always manufactured individually, and to order.
And always with a highly personal touch.

Vi tager din
bordplade
meget
personligt

Uanset hvilket materiale du vælger til din nye
bordplade, og uanset hvilke særlige ønsker du
måtte have til mål, forarbejdning, kanter og vask,
kan du roligt begynde at glæde dig til et perfekt
resultat. Og til en bordplade, der er skræddersyet
til netop dit køkken.

Som Skandinaviens største og førende
producent af bordplader til køkken og bad har
DFI-Geisler nemlig lagt bordplade og køkkenlivet i
mere end en million hjem siden vores start i 1976.
Altid produceret individuelt og efter ordre. Helt
personligt. Tablet

Vi tager din
bordplade
meget
personligt

Uanset hvilket materiale du vælger til din nye
bordplade, og uanset hvilke særlige ønsker du
måtte have til mål, forarbejdning, kanter og vask,
kan du roligt begynde at glæde dig til et perfekt
resultat. Og til en bordplade, der er skræddersyet
til netop dit køkken.

Som Skandinaviens største og førende
producent af bordplader til køkken og bad har
DFI-Geisler nemlig lagt bordplade og køkkenlivet i
mere end en million hjem siden vores start i 1976.
Altid produceret individuelt og efter ordre. Helt
personligt. Mobil

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