Which material to choose for your work plan?
The highlight of the kitchen, the worktop is carefully chosen according to the desired design but also its material to ensure good strength and easy maintenance. Laminate, wood, quartz, glass, ceramics, stainless steel ... Detail review of the work plans offered at Lapeyre, both standard and custom, to select the perfect model for your kitchen.
In addition to its look that is chosen in harmony or in contrast with the furniture of his kitchen, the work plan must first and foremost be resistant: you put hot dishes, cut your vegetables and prepare your meals. Depending on your cooking habits and your budget, you choose a material that supports more or less scratches, heat and maintenance more or less easy.
Melamine worktop, good value for money
At the entry level, the work plan melamine offers good resistance to scratches, detergents and food stains. It is however more fragile and in case of shock or burn, it repairs with difficulty.
Worktop, laminate really makes an impression!
It is one of the star materials of the work plan that Lapeyre declines in 42 decors to choose from! Effect wood, stone, marble, granite, metal, different colors, matt, shiny ... The laminate thus harmonizes with all the decorations. Easy to live and adapted to intensive use, it is also easy to maintain as it cleans with water and resists shocks as well as scratches. His limits ? It supports the heat less well and repairs with difficulty.
This laminate worktop imitates marble to perfection, and combines strength and durability. Customized, it allows to customize your kitchen. More info: marble worktop in laminate, imitation marble. Information in stores. Lapeyre
The most Lapeyre:
Discover Lapeyre's high-end laminate, velvet laminate as standard (3 decors, 38 mm thick) as well as custom-made (7 decors, thickness between 28 and 90 mm, curved shapes, rounded corners). This matt worktop has a silky feel, with superior scratch resistance compared to other laminate designs. Clean it in the blink of an eye with a sponge and classic cleaning products: it is even possible to get rid of superficial scratches with sponge (except blue and saffron decorations).
Matte, anti-fingerprint, silky to the touch, the Velvet laminate worktop has all the benefits. It comes in multiple thicknesses, shapes, and decorations to fit your interior. More info: Velvet Safran laminate worktop. Information in stores. Lapeyre.
Made from several layers of resin-impregnated kraft paper, the compact is also a high-strength laminate, custom-made in 10mm thickness and 6 decors. All in elegance, this thin plan with an apparent black heart offers stone, wood or metal aspects and brings a real character to the kitchen. High resistance to heat, scratches and moisture, it also allows to integrate a vat and a cut dish rack.
Particularity of the Compact design, its black heart and its stone, wood or metal aspects that bring character to your kitchen. More info: 10 mm compact plan. Resists heat, scratches and moisture. Information in stores. Lapeyre.
Worktop, the timeless charm of wood
Nothing better than the wood laminated to bring the kitchen a touch of authenticity and warmth. In addition to its aesthetics, this material is very resistant to shocks but does not like heat.
Attention, the wooden worktop requires a minimum of maintenance. The laminated Lapeyre wood is oiled original (except raw beech) but before the first use, you will have to pass a new layer of linseed oil. Subsequently, to ensure a long life, it must be oiled regularly. The trick Lapeyre? In case of stains, sand the surface and apply linseed oil, so that it regains its beautiful appearance.
The most Lapeyre: available in beech, ash and oak, the wooden worktop comes from European forests (PEFC certification, an organization attesting to the sustainable management of forests) and transformed in France. The oak one has also benefited from a brand-specific know-how, which gives it a high quality.
This oak worktop that exists in 4 versions, brings natural and character to the kitchen. More info: oiled oak laminated worktop certified PEFC, 38 mm, 155 euros. Lapeyre.
Resin, glass, quartz and ceramic, custom worktops
Touch velvety and satin finish, the work plan in resin has no shortage of assets, starting with a resolutely aesthetic (without visible joint). This durable material, highly suitable for daily intensive use, also offers excellent stain resistance and is easy to clean with a microfiber cloth and a conventional cleaning product. Small scratches and other surface deposits can be removed with a soft sponge and scouring cream and in case of shock, it is easy to repair.With one caveat however, the resin can not withstand temperatures above 180 degrees .
The resin worktop seduces with its velvety touch and satin finish but also with its aestheticism with a non-porous surface and no visible joint.More info: Volcan gray resin worktop. From 315 euros (L.100 x P.60 cm). Lapeyre.
For an ultra contemporary rendering, you can also opt for a work plan in heat-tempered glass, a natural material, particularly resistant to heat and stains.
Ideal for extending your kitchen, the glass worktop also offers great resistance to heat. More info: worktop white tempered glass alpine. Possibility of coordinating the hood bottom and the credence to the plan. 6 colors available in matte or glossy. Made in France. From 299 euros (L.100 x P.60 cm). Lapeyre.
Another solution is quartz : ideal in the kitchen, it presents the advantages of the stone without its disadvantages (ie greater fragility). Non-porous, it does not fear corrosive products or stains and thanks to its extreme hardness is extremely resistant to scratches, heat and impacts. Finally, we appreciate its ease of maintenance, for a perfect daily hygiene.
Aesthetic and very resistant, the quartz worktop is also easy to maintain. The joint is invisible, for an even more design worktop. More info: custom black quartz worktop. 8 colors. Information in stores. Lapeyre.
Do you cook a lot? The ceramic is the material you need: it is by far the most resistant. Knife blades, detergents, extreme heat, nothing scares him. The ceramic also offers a nice touch satin and hygiene perfect and comes in many colors, to fit into any kitchen. Finally, durable material par excellence, the ceramic is cleaned very easily with soapy water.
Without forgetting, the privileged material of professional kitchens, Inox which brings to the most classic kitchens a real modernity. More and more beautiful, it patina over time and is as hygienic as resistant.
Good to know
Even if all Lapeyre worktops meet the quality standards in force, everyday, it is nevertheless recommended to use a trivet and a cutting board.
You're in a rush ? Laminated custom worktops are available in Express Delivery in just 10 days.
Side forms, straight or rounded planes, cut sections, plans advanced, rear notches, bar plans, whistle tables are achievable in custom, resin, solid wood and laminate.
If you have children, prefer worktops with rounded edges. Do you like contemporary decor? The straight edges ensure a cleaner design.