The ultimate guide to HI-MACS® kitchen worktops
If acrylic is your worktop material of choice, and you’re considering the HI-MACS® brand, you’re in the right place.
This guide covers everything you need to know about HI-MACS® kitchen worktops. Including who makes them and how, their benefits and design capabilities, the colours available and HI-MACS® worktop installation.
Who makes HI-MACS® kitchen countertops?
HI-MACS® is made by a company called LX Hausy. They’re a large manufacturer that works with a network of fabricators and installers worldwide to get their high-quality surfaces into homes and commercial buildings.
As well as for worktops, HI-MACS® surfaces are used for a wide variety of applications, such as flooring, wall cladding and building facades. So, that should give you an idea of how versatile and hard-wearing this surface is. It’s made from a mix of minerals, acrylic, and natural pigments, mixed with a reinforcing resin to form a strong and resilient material.
Why choose HI-MACS® kitchen worktops?
Everyday life can take its toll on a kitchen worktop. Using sharp knives, throwing down keys, spilling food and putting hot pans on the surface could cause damage.
So, can HI-MACS® kitchen countertops stand up to that abuse?
Let’s look at HI-MACS’® benefits to find out:
The only downside to acrylic worktops is they’re susceptible to getting scorch marks if hot pans are left on them. They can withstand a certain amount of heat, but it’s best to protect the surface with hot pan trivets. But, if you accidentally scorch the surface, the mark can be buffed out.
What colours do HI-MACS® kitchen countertops come in?
All HI-MACS® worktops come in a smooth, polished finish. And, when it comes to colours, you’re spoilt for choice because there are nearly 90 to choose from. From bright, solid colours to shades and designs that mimic granite, quartz and concrete.
Here are a few of our favourites, but you can see all the colours in the HI-MACS range here.
This HI-MACS® kitchen worktop in Strato Wind is a bright white surface with pale streaks of beige running through it, creating a wood grain effect.
This HI-MACS® worktop in Chic Concrete is a concrete effect worktop in a warm, soft brown colour with dark brown and white flecks.
This HI-MACS® kitchen worktop in Aurora Bianco is light and bright with grey swirls and speckles.
This HI-MACS® kitchen worktop in Cima has a deep black background with grey and silvery specks.
This HI-MACS® kitchen countertop in Aurora Frost is white and has a subtle mottled grey pattern throughout.
What design choices do HI-MACS® kitchen countertops give you?
When it comes to creating unique designs, HI-MACS® is perfect. Here’s how it can make your worktop both functional and bespoke.
HI-MACS® worktop installation
HI-MACS® kitchen countertops are a bespoke buy, which means they’re made to order to fit your kitchen perfectly. The process to buy and have them installed is simple:
- Get a quote. At SEH Interiors, you can get a same day quote. We quote all the colours in the range, so you can find something that suits your style and your budget.
- Order some samples. At SEH Interiors, you can order up to 4 free worktop samples and have them delivered to your home within a few days.
- Place your order.
- Expert installers measure your kitchen and make a template of your worktop. Once your new kitchen base cabinets have been fitted, we’ll visit you to take final measurements and create a template. Here’s some advice on how to prepare for a worktop installation.
- Your worktop is made. This takes place at the fabricator’s workshop.
- Your worktop is fitted. At SEH Interiors, we know you’ll be keen to finish your kitchen, so we aim to install worktops a week (with a maximum of two weeks) after the template has been made.
HI-MACS® is a beautiful and durable work surface with a huge choice of colours and styles to choose from. And its flexible design choices will allow you to create a bespoke kitchen with a worktop that will look fantastic for many years.
SEH Interiors have over 10 years of experience supplying and fitting premium-quality kitchen countertops at affordable prices across the UK.
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