Wilsonart is a worktop manufacturer. Based in Shildon, County Durham, they produce three different types of work surface – laminate, Earthstone and Wilsonart Solid Surface. So, when people talk about getting a Wilsonart worktop, it can be a little bit confusing.
Let’s look at the three Wilsonart worktops in a bit more detail:
Wilsonart Laminate Worktops
This is obviously the cheapest of the three types of worktop which Wilsonart manufactures. Available in a range of colours and finishes, Wilsonart laminate possesses all of the benefits and negative aspects traditionally associated with this type of worktop material.
Wilsonart Earthstone Worktops
Earthstone falls into the solid surface worktop catergory. It has a 6mm acrylic solid surface bonded to a chipboard core. It can be fitted with seamless joints and represents a compromise between Wilsonart laminate and Wilsonart Solid Surface. If you want to find out more about the pros and cons of having an Earthstone surface fitted, check out this review post.
Wilsonart Solid Surface Worktops
Unlike Earthstone, which has a chipboard core, Wilsonart Solid Surface Worktop is a true solid surface. It is made from 100% acrylic resin and is comparable to Corian worktops in its construction. This is the most expensive of the three Wilsonart surfaces, but it also offers the most in terms of aesthetic appeal, design flexibility and functionality.
Hopefully you have found this post useful. If you have any questions or require additional information, please let me know in the comments below. If you’ve had any of the three Wilsonart worktops installed in your home, I’d be really interested in hearing about your experiences.