Adding to its sink and tap portfolio, Franke has now added made-to-measure stainless steel worktops for the upper-mid to luxury kitchen sector.
The launch follows on from the preview of Franke’s stainless steel worksurfaces at kbbBirmingham earlier this year.
The first installation in the UK has been at the self-build home of architectural designer and TV presenter Charlie Luxton in the Cotswold.
Speaking about the launch, managing director of Franke UK Neil Clark commented: “Stainless steel is in Franke’s DNA and the worksurfaces complement very well our core products of sinks and taps.
“They are a natural design link allowing us to offer a completely bespoke solution with superior aesthetic and design value to retailers working on high calibre projects.
“The range strengthens our ability to serve the market with products from the mid to luxury segments, as well as reaffirming the relevance of the Franke brand with our core studio customers.”
The worktops come in a choice choice of PureSteel and FineSteel in thicknesses measuring from 4mm and in a choice of six finishes, including PearlFinish with a glass ceramic coating.
PureSteel worktops are made from solid stainless steel of 4, 6 and 8mm, while Finesteel worktops feature a substrate with 1.2mm stainless steel and come in 20, 30 and 40mm thicknesses.
Fabricated by F Jones of Cleveland, the worktops can be made in lengths up to 5m and are available with complementary upstands, splashbacks and end panels.
They are available with a choice of 20 sinks from the Franke Centinox, Kubus and Largo range, as well as the KWC Zoe and Ono ranges.
Fitted within 21 working days of order placement, the stainless steel material is guaranteed for 10 years, with installation guaranteed for two years.
Franke aims to build a selective network of premium retailers, as well as targeting high-end developers.