Need to include a countertop for more space? Or looking to replace your old one to freshen up your kitchen?
You’re in the right place as we’re showing you our top picks for the best countertop providers in Cork! From our choices’ pros and cons down to some FAQs and how-to tips, you’ll get lots of info in this article.
Before we go to our picks, let’s first discuss how much different types of countertops will cost you.
Cost of Countertops in Ireland
While installation costs will vary across different countertop providers, the price of the type of countertop you choose will have a big effect on how much you’ll spend in total.
|TYPE OF COUNTERTOP
|€10,000 – €12,000 / from €200 per metre
|From €800 per linear metre
|From €150 per linear metre
|From €800 to €1,000 per linear metre
|From €500 per linear metre
|From €345 per linear metre
The Best Countertop Providers in Cork
Now that you know how much countertop projects may cost you, let’s now proceed to our selection of the best countertop providers in Cork!
1. Contemporary Kitchens
|Kitchens, storage, countertops, appliances, lighting, and splashbacks
|Southside Industrial Estate, Pouladuff, Cork, T12 YK83
Mulgrave Street, Limerick, V94 X529
|021 4975 444
|10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday to Saturday)
Contemporary Kitchens designs and installs kitchens and is an agent of the brand Pronorm Kitchens, a German kitchen manufacturer. For us, they’re one of the best countertop providers in Cork as they offer a wide array of countertop options to choose from.
If you want a countertop made from stone, they have marble, granite, and quartz countertops. They also have laminate countertops available in a variety of finishes.
Other special countertop options they have include Dekton and Corian® countertops. Dekton countertops have high resistance to stains, scratches, heat, among others, while
Corian® countertops are a combination of mineral and resin and come in more than 100 colours.
Another great thing about Contemporary Kitchens is the completeness of their kitchen services. Aside from helping clients choose from multiple kitchen layouts and finishes, they’re also dealers of appliance brands.
Moreover, they help clients with storage solutions, lighting, and even splashbacks. They also have 2 showrooms which help clients get a feel of the finished product.
However, because they are dealers of particular kitchen appliance brands, they might not welcome other brands that clients prefer. If you desire other brands from what they offer, make sure to discuss this with them in their free kitchen design service.
Below are some great reviews from their clients:
“Paul and the guys at Contemporary Kitchens are amazing. I really couldn’t recommend them enough. They are super helpful and friendly and no ask / demand was too big. My wife and myself love our kitchen and I will definitely work with Paul again in the future.” -Aaron Kearney
Paul was very helpful in the various iterations of our kitchen design and we were very pleased with the result.” -John Buckley
“Great choice of kitchens and bedroom slide robes. Staff excellent to deal with.” -Jacqueline O Flynn
2. Cork Kitchens (by Round Tower Furniture)
|Kitchens, countertops, and fitted furniture
|Ardkilleen, Enniskean, Co.Cork
|9:00 am to 6:00 pm (Monday – Friday)
9:00 am to 6:30 pm (Saturday)
Founded in 1995, Round Tower Furniture designs and creates furniture for kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms, attic conversions, and so on.
They also provide a range of countertops which include granite, marble, quartz, and Formica. Round Tower Furniture offers a free quote and can help clients plan for countertops depending on their needs, be it for working, cooking, etc.
Furthermore, Round Tower Furniture has a showroom located less than an hour from Cork City. This is important as it’ll help clients view kitchen samples and have a better idea of what they need or want.
And as mentioned earlier, they design and make furniture not only for kitchens but for other areas of the house. Hence, if you need an extra wardrobe, cabinet, and whatnot, this is another good reason to check out Round Tower Furniture’s services.
See what customers have to say about Round Tower Furniture:
“Great Job John, well done she loves the new kitchen :-)” -Liam Baylor
3. Mallow Joinery
|Countertops, windows, stairs, kitchens, wardrobes, doors, architraves, skirting, attic conversions, and shop fittings
|Newberry Industrial Estate, Mallow, County Cork.
|8:00 am to 6:00 pm (Monday – Friday)
Mallow Joinery has been carrying out joinery and carpentry services since 2005. Catering to both domestic and commercial clients, each member of their team has at least 7 years of experience in kitchen design and installation.
Looking at the number of projects they’ve carried out, we believe they’re worth checking out to provide countertops.
Mallow Joinery has undertaken joinery/carpentry projects from staircases to kitchens. The materials they use for countertops include solid wood, hard and softwood, as well as PVC.
Moreover, their PVC countertops come in a variety of wood designs such as ash, birch, oak, among others. Clients can also opt for different colours including ivory, grey, cream, etc.
In terms of Mallow Joinery’s service coverage, they have the widest in this list. Although based in Mallow, they extend their services throughout Cork, including areas such as Cork City, Carrigaline, Ballincollig, Fermoy, to name some.
Additionally, their fitted kitchen services are also available in Kerry, Limerick, and Waterford, while some of their services reach other counties including Dublin and Galway.
However, what we noticed in their countertop service is the lack of variety in its options. They don’t seem to provide stone countertops such as granite and quartz, so you’ll have to see the other choices in our list if that’s your pick.
Read what this client had to say about Mallow Joinery to know more about them:
“Great personal service, very attentive staff. Highly recommend.” -Aiden Hickey
4. Martin Murphy Fitted Furniture
|Kitchens, countertops, beds, wardrobes, alcove units, built-in TV units, under stairs storage, and office furniture
|Stoneview, Blarney, County Cork
|9:00 am to 6:00 pm (Monday – Saturday)
Martin Murphy Fitted Furniture is another furniture maker we recommend for countertops. They create fitted kitchens and bedroom furniture as well as other types of furniture such as alcove units, office furniture, and more.
Clients can choose from a variety of countertop styles such as modern, ivory, traditional, angled, and bespoke. Moreover, these styles are not only available in Cork but in Kerry as well.
Martin Murphy also offers a variety of kitchen styles and designs to choose from. These options include oak, walnut, acrylic, vinyl, Italian, solid wood, among others.
With regard to their wardrobe options, there are also several designs to choose from, from angled to walk-in wardrobes. Other storage units Martin Murphy creates include alcove units, built-in TV units, and storage units under staircases.
While Martin Murphy offers a wide variety of furniture types and styles, we did notice some downsides. With regard to their countertops, they only provided info on the styles they offer but not on the materials they use.
Furthermore, they also don’t have a showroom—just a gallery to showcase their finished products.
Below are some rave reviews from their customers:
“Great job and a pleasure to deal with.” -Simon Long
“OMG absolutely fab love my two bedrooms, fitted wardrobes, headboards and lockers, dressing table, fab job, fab finish, really happy with work, would recommend.” -Avril Power
5. OB Woodcrafts
|Kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, utility, pantry, and boot rooms
|Unit 10, E Centre, Seafield, Bantry, Co.Cork
|027 56 777
|9:00 am to 5:30 pm (Monday to Friday)
10:00 am to 3:00 pm (Saturday)
OB Woodcrafts is another installer and manufacturer of a broad range of fitted kitchens, among other services. Founded in 1999, they cater to both private and commercial clients.
We like the comprehensiveness of their service for clients’ kitchen needs, from furniture down to appliances and accessories. With regard to countertops, OB Woodcrafts supplies a variety of quartz countertops from the brand Silestone.
Meanwhile, their kitchen designs feature an extensive list of options both for contemporary and traditional kitchens. Also, the appliance brands they offer include Bosch, AEG, Baumatic, to name some.
OB Woodcrafts has a showroom where clients can view their work in more detail. On the other hand, we also like the convenience of their design consultation as they can offer this virtually via Zoom.
However, it seems unclear whether they do offer their design consultations for free. So, check first with them before you book this service.
Also, as you might have noticed, their countertops are limited to quartz material. But, if this is what you’re exactly after, then this is a good reason to contact them or visit their showroom.
Take a look at what customers have to comment about OB Woodcrafts:
“Brilliant service and quality work.” -Leonie Lynam
“Very friendly and helpful.” -Stephen Nugent
“Very recommended OB Woodcraft I’m very happy with my wardrobe .” -Ela Ozubko
How to Choose the Right Countertop Provider
We’ve got a few tips you can follow to help you make a better choice:
Choosing a good countertop provider is sort of like hiring a new employee—relevant experience is a must.
Inquire about their recent countertop projects. And if they have a showroom, all the better. This will help you see in reality what their finished product looks like.
2. Do your research
Before you ask for a consultation with a countertop provider to discuss costs, materials, and the like, make sure to research first about countertop materials.
This is to ensure you have your own idea of what kind of countertop suits your lifestyle. Also, this will prevent you from just accepting what the countertop provider tells you as the right kind of countertop for you.
Remember, just because a countertop looks pretty doesn’t mean it will last for a long time or will be easy to maintain.
Get referrals from other people. Ask among your circle of friends their experiences (if they do have) with countertop installers.
By knowing other people’s experiences with countertop providers, you’ll have a better idea of what to expect when you work with one.
Also, asking around will help you make a list of countertop providers to contact—the more choices, the better!
FAQs about the Best Countertop Providers in Cork
And that ends our list of the best countertop providers in Cork! Hopefully, this list has been of great help to you.
And if you know of other countertop providers that should have been included here, just contact us. We’ll check them out ASAP!
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