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Maia worktops

August 28, 2012

There are many elements involved in creating a perfect kitchen. Each plays an important part in the look with the worktop choice having a big influence in the final style. The selection of worktops available is extensive and it is often confusing for many people. Over the past few years granite has fallen out of favour and on the wish list for many people is a solid surface worktops, with Corian leading the market.

Corian is a great product allowing full fabrication and a seamless look, however it is expensive – especially if you have a large kitchen. So what are your options if your budget doesn’t run to £000’s for your worktops and you still want a clean contemporary look? We have recently started using Maia Worksurfaces and have now completed two projects using them.

The product is supplied in standards lengths of 1.8m or 3.6m. Two standard depths are available and they also do a 900mm deep option if you want to create a breakfast bar. The secret to achieving the streamlined look is that the joints are sanded out after the installation to create an almost invisible joint. Clearly a job for a professional but the finished look is excellent.

The product range has recently been increased to allow for under mounted sinks to be included. There are four sinks available, we recently used the Super large bowl for a client. The worktops can be joined back to back to create a super large island area as shown above in the kitchen we completed last week. The 900mm deep worktop was used to create the island shown in the kitchen below. In both kitchens we used an upstand to complete the look.

When you are next choosing worktops take a look at Maia Worksurfaces, I don’t think you will be disappointed with the quality for the price. There is currently a range of ten colours and the worktops come with a 10 year guarantee. We can also now supply these worktops so please do get in touch if you want further information.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. May 8, 2013 2:17 pm

    Maia Worktops are one of my favourites they are consistent, reliable and easy to clean! Perfect what else do you want.

    • Natalie permalink
      May 13, 2013 1:22 pm

      Hi Andrew, am just looking into Maia for our next kitchen and wondered which colour you used with the white gloss kitchen in the pic above? Thanks 🙂

      • May 13, 2013 4:50 pm

        Hi, we used Iceberg for that kitchen. We then painted the walls a warm grey colour so the finished style was not too stark and clinical – the clients love it!

  2. Debbie munday permalink
    May 27, 2013 9:27 pm

    Hi, please can you tell me if Maia worktops will fit the curved base units from Wickes? Thanks

    • May 29, 2013 8:17 am

      A skilled installer should be able to do this. The joy of Maia is that they are cut on site and then the joins and edges are smoothed out to appear like a solid surface worktop

    • Debbie munday permalink
      May 29, 2013 11:44 am

      Thank you. Our fitter suggested Maia but he said to ask about the radius as we have several curves . Is it better to buy the standard lengths & then have the fitter cut the curves like he would if it were oak for example ? We did originally choose oak but on reading up about it thought it would be too higher maintenance hence the Maia.

      • May 30, 2013 8:22 am

        Hi. Maybe you could ask the manufacturers http://www.maiaworksurfaces.co.uk/help-centre/contact-us/ as I don’t know your kitchen layout I wouldn’t want to give you incorrect advice – it is unclear how many curves, and also the radius, that you have. Maia will do custom made worktops if you want. We have used them for small curves, cut straight from the standard length and finished onsite. Hope this helps. I’d agree with your fitter about Oak, unless you are willing to constantly maintain them the beauty quickly fades unfortunately.

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