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Ceramic kitchen countertop

ABL-Laatat keraamiset keittiötasot

Choose a durable and beautiful ABL countertop for your kitchen. Check out our ceramic worktop options; order colour samples to support design and ask for a quote.

Choose an ecological and durable ceramic worktop for your kitchen. The worktop materials of different thickness come with a wide choice of colours and patterns to design the kitchen of your dreams. The ceramic worktops can also be utilised in any other rooms.

The ceramic ABL worktops are made to measure for all kitchens. We carry out the machining required and deliver the worktops ready for installation onto the kitchen furniture.

For the designers: You can order samples and brochures for ceramic worktop design. We deliver colour samples to the offices of our corporate customers free of charge; upon agreement, they are also available at the showrooms of ABL-Laatat.

Ordering a ceramic ABL worktop: Once the kitchen design is ready and you have the dimensions and the kitchen drawings, contact us for a worktop quote. We will submit it in writing for approval. Before the cutting operations, we need the dimensions verified; in the Helsinki metropolitan area, you can also order measuring services from us. After verification of the dimensions, the worktop will be ready for delivery in about 3 weeks. In the Helsinki metropolitan area, you can also order ceramic worktop installation through us; professional installers will install the worktop anywhere.

Why choose a ceramic ABL countertop?

Our ceramic worktops are designed and manufactured in Finland, so you support Finnish work. We deliver worktops all over Finland.

Ceramics are fired at 1250°C, which means that the material withstands temperature variations, stress, cutting, and machining. High breaking strength. The surface is tight, hygienic, and easy to clean. You only need water and a mild cleaning agent. No need for maintenance treatments. Water absorption only 0.5%.

An environmentally friendly building and interior material: no VOCs are released from ceramics and there are no emissions during use. Ceramics do not contain organic substances and are odourless. Ceramics make a safe surface for handling and preparing food. The material is very durable and long-lived; owing to its extensive life cycle, it saves nature. At the end of its service life, the material is fully recyclable as raw materials for the construction industry.

Ceramic countertops are tailor made for each kitchen. Below are examples of implementations, ask more about the possibilities. Patterns can be aligned if this is feasible from the production point of view.

ABL worktops and backsplashes

When designing a ceramic worktop, it is good to consider the necessary machining operations – openings for household appliances and the sink, whether the kitchen furniture should be clad with ceramics throughout, and whether the backsplash should also be made of ceramic material. Explore the machining options offered by ABL Cutting Studio.

 

ABL kitchen worktop
  • thickness 12 mm
  • all visible edges are bevelled and sanded
  • the apertures specified are pre-cut in the worktop on request
  • worktop is supported from beneath if required
  • cladding of the entire kitchen furniture is also possible
  • sinks are attached to the ready-made worktop. The sink can be installed in several different ways; a recessed ceramic sink is also possible

ABL-Laatat - Keraaminen keittiötaso

 

ABL massive kitchen worktop
  • worktop height +30mm
  • can be made of 6mm or 12mm thick material; in case of 6mm material, maximum worktop length is 2,400mm
  • all visible edges are bevelled and sanded
  • the apertures specified are pre-cut in the worktop
  • cladding of the entire furniture is also possible
  • sinks are attached to the ready-made worktop. The sink can be installed in several different ways; a recessed ceramic sink is also possible.
ABL-Laatat - keraaminen massiivitaso
ABL kitchen worktop with backsplash and kitchen island with waterfall sides
  • all visible edges are bevelled and sanded
  • available with 12mm ABL kitchen worktop and ABL massive kitchen worktop
  • the necessary apertures are pre-cut in the worktop
  • ceramic cladding of the entire furniture is also possible
  • sinks are attached to the ready-made worktop. The sink can be installed in several different ways; a recessed ceramic sink is also possible.
  • ceramic waterfall cladding at island edges (= ends fully clad )
ABL-Laatat keraaminen taso ja saareke vesiputouspäädyllä. Päädyt on kokonaan verhoiltu.

 

Bottom-mounted sink/stove
  • the sink is installed under the worktop, directly below the worktop aperture
  • sink is glued and supported from below
  • sink aperture edges are bevelled and sanded
  • sink is pre-fitted at the ABL Cutting Studio
  • all the penetrations required are pre-cut in the worktop
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ABL-Laatat - keraaminen taso - alta kiinnitettävä allas/ liesi
Top-mounted sink/stove
  • the sink is installed onto the worktop
  • visible edges are finished and sanded
  • the sink is pre-fitted at the ABL Cutting Studio
  • all the penetrations required are pre-cut in the worktop
ABL-Laatat - keraaminen taso - päältä kiinnitettävä allas/ liesi

 

Lip-mounted sink/stove
  • a lip is cut into the worktop to receive the sink edges. The sink edges are on the same level as the worktop material.
  • stove lips according to the appliance manufacturer’s instructions, maximum lip depth 3.5mm
  • maximum sink lip depth 3.5mm and R 5, only for stainless steel sinks
  • preferably 20 mm ceramic worktop materials
  • all the penetrations required are pre-cut in the worktop
  • the sink and stove are installed on-site
ABL-Laatat - ABL-Leikkaamo - huullokseen asennettava liesi ja allas

 

Fork joint for stove
The stove can also be installed at the seam of the fork joint. ABL-Laatat - ABL Leikkaamo - haarukkaliitos

 

Corner joint
  • a bevelled butt seam is made to the corner joint
  • visible worktop edges are bevelled and sanded
ABL-Laatat - ABL-taso - kulmaliitos
Furniture cladding
  • 3mm and 6mm thick ceramic tiles
  • glued to the furniture
  • visible edges are bevelled and sanded
  • made to order
ABL-Leikkaamo verhoaa kalusteet keramiikalla
Backsplash made of large format ceramic tile
  • best suited for 6mm and 12mm tiles
  • up to the ceiling or halfway up the wall – everything goes, the height is freely selectable
  • backsplash edge with bevel finish
  • all penetrations required for sockets, breakers, etc. are pre-cut
  • as a special solution, a ceramic shelf can also be made on top of the backsplash
Keittiön välitila keraamisesta laatasta. Pieni backsplash tai kattoon asti, korkeus on vapaa. ABL-Laatat ja ABL Leikkaamo.

 

Edge finishing
Straight edge finishing
  • visible worktop edges are bevelled and sanded

  • worktops are attached with a 90-degree straight mitre joint, so that the side of the ceramic tile is visible on the edge

ABL-taso reunan voi viimeistellä suoraan.
Mitre edge finishing
  • visible worktop edges are bevelled and sanded

  • worktop is attached with mitre, so that only the surface of the ceramic material is visible

ABL-taso - reunan viimeistely jiiriin
Edge profile
  • 2mm bevel at edges
  • manual finishing
  • other edge profiles are also available: L-shaped massive worktop edge profile and mitre edge
ABL Leikkaamo - keraamiseen ABL-tasoon voi valita reunaprofiilin.
Massive worktop edge
  • If the desired worktop height exceeds 30mm, it is made with the massive worktop edge profile

  • the corner is supported from the reverse side

  • visible edges are bevelled and sanded

Keraaminen ABL-taso - massiivitason reunaviimeistely

Maximum edge length 10mm over the product's free, unsupported part.
Longer overhangs must be supported with aluminium pipe or the like, for example.

Ceramic ABL worktop materials are immediately available from stock.

In addition to the range available in stock, we also make worktops based on our comprehensive order assortment. Worktop blank size: 160x320cm. Worktop thickness options available: 12mm or 6mm. ABL worktops are cut out of a large format tile according to the dimensions specified in the order. Click here to order colour samples.

Ceramic large tiles are made of natural materials, which means that various imperfections are possible on their surface, such as spots and marks deviating from the background colour, small holes, bulges and other similar deviations.

Care instructions for ceramic worktops

When using cleaning agents and means, proceed in compliance with the operating and safety instructions provided by the manufacturer. Before using a cleaning product, test its compatibility on a loose part or small invisible area. Never use cleaning agents containing hydrofluoric acid or its compounds (fluorides). Such agents may damage ceramic worktops even if extensively diluted in water. Use of abrasive pastes, steel wool, metal spatulas, ceramic knives or similar abrasive or scratching agents or materials may damage the worktop surface.

Principles of ceramic ABL worktop cleaning

  1. Choose a cleaning agent of the right type (do not use cleaning products forming a protective film or waxy surface).
  2. Ensure long enough exposure time.
  3. If necessary, use a cleaning sponge or brush to intensify the cleaning.
  4. Carefully remove dirt separated from the surface by washing or vacuum cleaning.
  5. Rinse with clean water until any cleaning agent residues have been removed.
  6. Remove impurities sufficiently often and quickly to prevent them from sticking.
  7. Immediately remove any colourants, such as oils and fats (for example, hair dyes, essential oils, condiments and similar substances).

First cleaning after installation: Be thorough, for this promotes easy cleaning of the worktop in the future as well. After worktop installation, remove any impurities from the surfaces. In most cases, a mild cleaning agent with hot water are sufficient for this. For intensive cleaning, see instructions below. Lastly, rinse the worktop and dry with a dry cloth.

Daily cleaning: Clean the worktop with a soft cloth, hot water, and a mild cleaning agent, if necessary. Lastly, rinse the worktop with water and dry with a dry cloth.

Intensive worktop cleaning: Avoid heavy chafing. Choose the cleaning agent and means depending on the dirt and the need for cleaning. Always rinse the worktop after cleaning and dry with a dry cloth. The properties of glossy-surfaced ceramic worktops differ substantially from those of matt-surfaced worktops. Do not use abrasive sponges when cleaning glossy worktops; keep in mind that the surfaces cannot withstand strongly alkaline (PH above 11) cleaning agents!

Matt-surfaced worktops – intensive cleaning stages:

  • Try a neutral, non-abrasive cleaning agent first – if necessary, intensify the cleaning by using a slightly coarse sponge or a “magic sponge”.
  • Try a slightly abrasive cleaning agent with a soft cloth or sponge.
  • Try an alkaline or acidic cleaning agent – if necessary, intensify the cleaning by using a slightly coarse sponge or a “magic sponge”.
  • Try a solvent-based cleaning agent – if necessary, intensify the cleaning by using a slightly coarse sponge or a “magic sponge”.

Safety instructions when using ABL worktops: do not stand or otherwise lean your weight on the worktop. Heavy items and items falling on or hitting the worktop, especially at its edges or corners, may scratch or damage the worktop. Ceramic knives may not be used directly on the ceramic worktop. Cutting boards protect both the knife and the worktop.