Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
The kitchen countertop is the most stressed surface. It is used for cutting products, cutting, beating and other processes. Often, kitchen appliances are installed on it, creating vibration. Such a surface must be durable and resistant to scratches, high temperatures and food acids. We have prepared a rating of the best manufacturers of countertops, which will help you understand the specifics of production and the range of leading companies. The information has been compiled taking into account the characteristics of products and consumer reviews, which increases your chances of choosing the right countertop for your kitchen.
- Rating of the best manufacturers of countertops
- The best manufacturers of finished countertops
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- Top stone manufacturers for countertops
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Rating of the best manufacturers of countertops
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The best manufacturers of finished countertops
Kitchen countertops are made of wood, natural or artificial stone, plastic and steel. Here is a rating of companies that have succeeded directly in the production of finished products.
In the first place of the rating is the domestic company Rif-Mramor, which has been operating for 16 years. It owns the Magnitogorsk stone processing plant. This is the largest enterprise in the Urals. The manufacturer himself is mining stone in the Polotsk quarry. Raw materials are not supplied to anyone except their own factory. Extraction is carried out by wire rope machines, which is economically beneficial and allows to reduce the total cost of products. Worktops are processed on milling machines of various sizes in order to level the plane and perform beveling of the edges. From marble, the manufacturer makes tabletops, railings, balusters, stairs, monuments, tiles. Customers in reviews like the opportunity to order a long 2800 mm worktop, which will cover built-in appliances and provide a lot of space for cooking.
We put the company in the rating due to the production of extra thick natural stone countertops with a cross section of 20-100 mm. This gives increased durability of the work surface, allows the installation of a wide variety of kitchen appliances and is an additional decorative element.
- own unique stone deposit;
- collaboration with leading designers;
- panels are resistant to temperature fluctuations;
- tabletops length up to 2800 mm.
- the activity is not narrowly directed – they make steps, railings, pillars, etc.;
- production of only marble and granite countertops;
- in the presence of white and gray shades.
The second place is taken by a domestic factory located in the Leningrad region. The manufacturer has been operating since 1997. The company has all the necessary licenses and undergoes annual certification. Products are sold throughout Russia and the CIS countries. The main specialization of the manufacturer is particle board, which is then covered with a laminated layer. Recently the company presented its new achievement – a tabletop 4.2 m long, which is actively promoted in advertising, like an eagle's wingspan. Not all competitors from the rating can boast of such features. Buyers in the reviews like the chipboard countertop, 60 mm thick, with increased moisture resistance.
Our experts liked the manufacturer of custom-made countertops in 14 days, for which he was included in the rating of the best. If you need a special shape or internal characteristics of the slab, individual color solutions, you will receive it in 2 weeks. Here, by default, an edge with a section of 1 mm is performed, but 2 mm can be made to order, which will extend the life of the product in the kitchen.
- operation guarantee 25 years;
- 150 decor options;
- options are available in thickness of 26, 38 and 60 mm;
- blockage by 180 degrees.
- specialize only in chipboard with a laminated surface;
- with an abundance of moisture, the edge peels off at the corners.
In third place in the ranking is a manufacturer from Istanbul. The company started its activities in 1942. The company is now owned by the Eczacibasi holding, which owns about 40 companies. Famous sites such as Wembley Stadium, Radisson and Hilton hotels, and the Queen Mary II cruise ship are decorated with products from this manufacturer. The company produces ceramic granite and chipboard countertops. The catalog contains such lines as: 'Madrid', 'Reed', 'Ivory', 'Natural linen'. Buyers can choose a pattern on wood with both large and small elements. There are about 150 options in total. The level of formaldehyde in the stove does not exceed the norm and belongs to the E1 class. The material is resistant to mold.
We added the manufacturer to the rating due to our own drip tray manufacturing technology. The special edge configuration allows liquid droplets to roll onto the floor without delay on the material. The chipboard core is reliably protected from water, so the service life of such countertops exceeds that of competitors' products.
- export of goods to 75 countries of the world;
- surfaces can withstand temperatures up to 120 degrees;
- worktops are completed with plinths and plugs for a single look;
- can be bought in any region of Russia.
- mostly only coffee and gray colors;
- may delay the timing of custom production.
The fourth in our rating is the Italian manufacturer Alphalux. The company produces chipboard worktops with a laminated surface and an edge. Most of all, the company specializes in plate thickness of 38 mm. Buyers have access to such collections as: 'Provence Marble', 'Bilbao Marble', 'Mosaic Cream', 'White Shine', etc. For lovers of dark tones, the manufacturer offers tabletops 'Graphite Valley' and 'Black Gloss'. The catalog has a large selection of wall skirts to prevent crumbs from rolling and garbage to accumulate, as well as to enhance stylistic unity in the kitchen. Customers are delighted with 3D acrylic edgebanding, which makes the product look much richer.
In our opinion, the manufacturer deserves a place in the ranking due to its extensive sawing services. When buying a worktop from this company, you can order: rounding of the panel, oblique cut, washed down for installation in a corner, drank under the sink, cutout for the hob, mixer or outlet. The company cuts countertops to any size, in accordance with the wishes of the customer.
- manufacturing in Italy;
- drip tray fixed with polyurethane glue;
- resistance to dry and damp heat;
- a large collection of bumpers to match the wall.
- plastic thickness 0.7 mm;
- provide slabs with a section of only 38 mm;
- small radius of obstruction R6.
The top five includes the company “AKM-Troya”, which offers Italian countertops. The products are made of plywood with plastic treatment of the outer layer. In the reviews, everyone admires the appearance of the slabs, which very realistically conveys the look of stone, wood or metal. There are small samples in official stores, so the buyer can hold the product in his hands, see how the shade plays in the sun, try the surface for abrasion resistance. Popular options for ordering are: 'Lauter Luc', 'Mika White Porphyry', 'Larix Tropical Bamboo'.
The manufacturer is included in the rating because of the widest range of colors and textures of countertops. Products are divided into groups from 1 to 11. Each contains from 10 to 80 options. Products are made with imitation of solid wood, natural stone, granite, metal. In total, the collection includes more than 350 items, which opens up wide possibilities for decorating the kitchen interior.
- product length up to 4.1 m;
- certified products;
- adhesives of European manufacturers are used in production;
- it is possible to make to order both in size and color.
- high price;
- when ordering online, they may send the wrong color – exchange is possible, but transport costs are borne by the buyer;
- scratches are clearly visible on dark surfaces.
We gave the sixth place in the rating to the manufacturer Veroy. It is a domestic company that has been on the market for 14 years. She has her own production of countertops and kitchen furniture. The production is carried out on high-precision equipment Homag, and plastic for finishing is purchased from leading chemical manufacturers in the USA and Germany. The company voluntarily agreed to undergo state certification to check the quality of gluing the decorative layer. The results obtained are considered good, and now the product is accompanied by an ISO certificate. In the catalog you can choose countertops with imitation of wood or metal, as well as steel. Common options that buyers like in reviews are: 'Metal Art Platinum', 'White Marble', 'Appalachian Walnut', 'Underground Cast Iron', 'Manganese'.
The manufacturer is listed by us in the rating because of the interesting models of countertops with a natural stone effect. There are options for finishing the outer layer with imitation of chips and grooves, shadow spots, which look very realistic thanks to 3D technology, but remain smooth.
- offer countertops and complete kitchen decoration;
- use raw materials from Germany and the USA;
- manufacturing is carried out on Homag machines, which ensure high accuracy of forms;
- there are ribbed drying surfaces next to the sink.
- high price;
- swell from steam dishwashers;
- there are panels with a blockage of 90 degrees.
The manufacturer 'Duolit' is on the seventh position of the rating. The company offers chipboard-based countertops with a polymer decorative layer. The catalog provides various forms of sheets for laying on kitchens: circles, rectangles, squares, triangles, ovals and octahedrons. This allows you to equip worktops in any room layout, and is also great for cafes, bars and restaurants. Buyers in St. Petersburg like the reviews that free shipping is available in the city. All products are divided into 8 lines. The most popular is 'Economy', available in 18 colors. It consists of 15 mm thick plywood and a protective coating. More attractive options in the 'Chips + Mica' collection. Here, the protective film is mixed with small plates inside, which creates a deep 3D effect.
We included the manufacturer in the rating as the best in terms of the quality of the connection between the decorative layer and the chipboard. Unlike other firms 'Duolit' uses its own liquid lamination technology. The plastic is applied hot to the wood and sticks to it. An exclusive technology creates a single material that does not peel off over time.
- countertops of all shapes;
- 8 processing classes;
- exclusive polymer application technology;
- attractive price.
- use thin plywood 15-16 mm;
- specialize in small sizes 90×60 cm;
- no customization.
Our rating is continued by a domestic manufacturer that has organized the production of countertops since 2010. The young company specializes in worktops and kitchen corners. The enterprise has machines from such companies as: Ossama, SGM, Turlar, Homag. This increases processing accuracy and minimizes human error. The manufacturer's products are distinguished by high hygiene standards and an antistatic effect. Buyers in the reviews like that the installation of the countertop is allowed next to the hob. Heavy metals and harmful substances are not used during manufacturing.
Our experts put the manufacturer in the rating due to the use of digital printing, in contrast to the UV counterparts of competitors. This gives a higher resolution of the picture and increases the naturalness of the picture. A layer of plastic protects the image from being burned out by ultraviolet rays. Excellent resistance to surfaces and household chemicals.
- 140 decor options;
- you can immediately buy wall panels for a complete kitchen finish;
- European equipment is used;
- imported plastic is used for decoration.
- section of panels from 26 to 38 mm;
- blockage R8;
- the colors in the catalog and in reality are slightly different;
- negligent managers come across.
We ranked ninth in the ranking another domestic producer, StolPlit. This is a furniture factory and hypermarket (kitchen, living room, upholstered). The company offers its customers household appliances for the kitchen, accessories, plumbing, chairs, curtains, water filters. The manufacturer deals with polymer-coated chipboard kitchen worktops. There are 26 and 38 mm sections. In length, you can buy a countertop up to 2.5 m with a width of 0.6 m.There are panels with an oblique cut on the right or left side, as well as ready-made bar counters with chrome support, which allows you to equip a place in the kitchen for a quick meal. Customer reviews testify to the acceptable quality and decent appearance of the products.
Our experts have included the manufacturer in the rating for the most affordable price. It offers countertops from 230 rubles. For this money, you can buy a panel with dimensions of 33×28.5 cm and a thickness of 26 mm. It is a gray plastic coated plywood finished with a white resin end to keep moisture out.
- quick check-out of the measurer;
- on-site assembly services;
- rise to the floor;
- installment plan and credit are possible (registration right in the store).
- a relatively small selection of countertops – only 43 options;
- the surface is scratched quickly;
- small range of colors.
One more company headquartered in Moscow entered the top ten. The manufacturer specializes in the manufacture of artificial stone countertops. Outwardly, the products do not differ from natural material, but they are cheaper. It is based on quartz chips, which are pressed in a vacuum. Gradually, pigment particles and polyester resin are added to it, binding all materials together. the content of quartz in the slab reaches 90%, therefore the panel is similar in hardness to natural stone. The manufacturer also offers an acrylic stone, the price of which is more popular with buyers in reviews. Cost reduction is possible due to inexpensive mineral filler and acrylic resin mixed with pigment. The surface strength is less here, but with careful handling, the product will last 5-10 years.
The manufacturer is included in the rating due to the release of countertops not only for the kitchen, but also for the bathroom. This allows you to create a place around the sink for placing cosmetics, hygiene products and other accessories. Such products are not susceptible to swelling when used in a humid environment.
- well resist chips;
- presentable appearance;
- do not swell from moisture;
- ecological cleanliness.
- poor resistance to cracks and scratches;
- only 24 months warranty.
Industrial group Union
This manufacturer from the rating is included in a large domestic holding that owns a number of enterprises. Worktops are manufactured from our own raw materials. The company deals with complex solutions for kitchen finishing and the sale of individual products. LMDF, chipboard, MDF and fiberboard are used as the basis of the working surface. PG Soyuz has been on the market for over 15 years and has become a worthy competitor to European products. The products are divided into categories according to the types of surface tinting: wood, stone, monochrome, tiled. There are separate series Classic, Special Edition, Standart Pro, Premium. Customers in the reviews like the custom program, where you can choose a slab of the desired thickness with your favorite decor.
We have placed the manufacturer in the ranking due to the 'Fantasy' finish. This is a printed pattern with stripes or checkers that looks interesting on a tabletop. This texture perfectly hides random scratches that will inevitably appear from knives, pots and dried crumbs.
- all countertops have a strip to protect the base from drops;
- a large selection of skirting boards;
- stable heat resistance;
- affordable price.
- quickly overwritten;
- you need to carefully coat the joints with silicone;
- dirt actively adheres.
Top stone manufacturers for countertops
Since the stone tolerates heat and abrasion much better, some buyers prefer to buy a countertop from this material. The artificial material will also be interesting for grinders who take orders for the manufacture of worktops. Here is a rating of stone manufacturers that will help you navigate the choice.
The leader of the rating in this category specializes in quartz stone. The manufacturer makes products from quartz sand, mixing it with a pigment and a binder. Unlike natural stone, there are fewer internal stresses and pores, so the finished product is not prone to cracks and chips. Having polished the surface once at the factory, it remains smooth for a long time. The stone from Plaza Stone is resistant to household acids and washes well. Due to the absence of pores, it does not completely absorb water, and also does not form stains on the surface. Customers love that the manufacturer himself polishes the edges of the stone slab, eliminating rough edges and making the countertop safer.
The countertop stone manufacturer has been added to the rating because the percentage of quartz in its products reaches 93%. This is only slightly inferior to natural stone and protects the product from cracks. In bending tests, the artificial stone showed a tensile strength of 6 points on the Mohs scale.
- three thicknesses of 10, 20 and 30 mm;
- neat polished bevel around the edges;
- does not absorb odors;
- no stains from spilled liquids.
- not all stone colors are available in warehouses;
- high price;
- complex surfaces will have seams.
The second place in the rating is taken by the manufacturer Avant Quartz. This is a newcomer from the PRC among the TOP participants, but he has already managed to obtain SGS and Greenguard certificates confirming the quality of the products. The company produces quartz stone in two collections: granite and marble. The manufacturer focuses on the French style. The colors and textures follow the natural lines of natural materials. The lines of the company are extraordinary, but there are only 20 decor options to choose from. But the service life of the countertop made of such material is 50 years. Decorative finishes include freehand lines and imitation cracks, as well as the outlines of coarse gravel and pebbles.
In our opinion, the manufacturer deserves a place in the rating due to the fast execution of orders. It takes only five days from the moment of the call and measurement to the scheduled installation date. If the time of project implementation is critical for you, then it is better to contact here.
- increased moisture resistance;
- imitation of granite and marble according to drawings;
- chemical resistance;
- withstands up to 150 freezing cycles.
- there are technical seams on large products;
- only 20 colors and textures;
- surfaces shine strongly from the sun – the eyes in a kitchen with large windows are not comfortable.
The top three in the rating includes a Moscow manufacturer that makes stone for countertops from quartz and acrylic. The combination of natural raw materials and artificial fillers provides a fine structure, absence of pores and increased strength. The products are designed for use in kitchens, bathrooms, bars. Popular stone color collections for countertops are: Nobel, Starlight, Essential, Rustic.
We have included the manufacturer in the rating, since you can order a stone countertop from him, which will not have technological seams. For this, the company uses acrylic boards. If you need a long work surface with curves and bends, but no crevices, this is the best option. Customers also like in the reviews that the measurement, manufacture and installation is done by one team. This allows you to collaborate with the same people in all processes, as well as communicate your wishes for the clearances on the sink and hob directly to the manufacturer.
- there are interesting options in speckled, glossy and marbled;
- resistance to chemicals and food acids;
- fast production time 1-2 weeks;
- resistance to odor absorption.
- high price;
- acrylic options are easier to scratch with a knife.
The fourth in this category is the US manufacturer Corian, part of the DuPont holding. The plant cooperates with certified processors, so ready-made artificial stone can only be bought from them. The firm engages leading experts and artists to design the countertop. The stone is produced in a wide color palette with such rare shades as green, brown, blue and red. The official website has a convenient color matching system.
The manufacturer is listed as the best for the color transfer of the stone. This is achieved through the high pressure technology implemented at the time of thermal grinding. The new technique allows you to maintain strict geometric shapes and provides a smooth surface without long polishing. This gives a deep color that is protected from fading. The proprietary DeepColour technology facilitates more sophisticated design solutions while protecting the countertop from scratches.
- good reflection of light from a stone at any angle;
- only certified processors are engaged in manufacturing;
- there are no pores in the structure of the plates;
- products from this manufacturer are actively used in cafes, restaurants, hospitals and canteens.
- ready-made stone countertops can only be purchased from partners;
- high price;
- small selection of shades.
The fifth in the ranking is the manufacturer Montelli, also part of the DuPont holding. The plant has a slogan: 'Harmony frozen in stone'. The brand was introduced in 2014, but thanks to the support of the parent company and a powerful technical base, it quickly became the leader. In the production of stone, the manufacturer focuses on the existing colors of the kitchen furniture wood panels to make it easier for customers to create a stylistic unity. The company has all the necessary certificates of conformity for the operation of products in Russia. Buyers in reviews praise countertops with mortise gutters, which prevent spilled liquid from draining randomly onto the floor.
The manufacturer is included in the rating due to the good maintainability of the stone. If something heavy falls on the countertop and a chip is formed, then the plate can be repaired with a repair compound. Of course, the restoration is carried out at the factory, but after that the damaged area will not have borders and outlines, due to the technology of seamless gluing.
- resistant to dirt and bacteria;
- non-porous surface;
- the color palette has 30 options;
- creation of 3D drawings.
- dirt gets clogged into scratches on white slabs;
- a large 60×200 cm yellow stone countertop looks ugly.
A stone manufacturer from South Korea concludes our rating. In Russia, the official supplier of products is Interstone. The company specializes in the manufacture of acrylic and quartz stone, as well as ceramic tiles. Solid material is processed by certified specialists. Acrylic stone is produced using a mineral filler accounting for 70% of the total mass. 29% is acrylic resin acting as a binder. 1% – color pigments that give the table top a pattern. The manufacturer has two options for the section of the slab: 6 and 12 mm. The maximum dimensions of a kitchen work surface made of this material are 3680×760 mm.
In our opinion, the Korean manufacturer deserves to be ranked because it offers curved stone countertops. This is possible thanks to the hot forming technology. Under the influence of high temperature, the slab can be bent into a given shape. This expands the design possibilities in the kitchen.
- wide color palette;
- active use of dissemination of small medium and large fractions;
- there is a marbled drawing;
- seamless designs.
- you can buy only through intermediaries;
- transportation of sheets in plastic packaging, not from thick cardboard.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.