From sand and clay to hi-tech worktop

Ceramics in the modern version was first developed for the space programme as a heat shield for space shuttles - but we also meet ceramics in the cooking hobs and in kitchen knives. As a wroktop it is superior because it is extremely hard, heat resistant and so non-porose, that almost no liquid can discolour it. These properties come from the ceramic proces - which can explained simplisticcaly as a mix of naturally occuring clay and sand and feldspar that is  molded under  pressure and 'baked' at more than 1200 C.


Ceramics has strength enough as a worktop even in slim versions. Ceramics has a hardness score higher than steel. This means that, more than beiing scratch resistant, it is extremely difficult to cut - if not done at the factory. It's heat resistance is confirmedt in all laboratory tests - but we do not recomend to test its limits.                                


Ceramics has a stunning look, and a feel that communicates the function: it is hard. Most of the customers that end up choosing a ceramic workplate appreciate it for its almost diamondlike style and its superior perfomance. It comes in a vairety of design and in both a silk and an posihed version. 

Ceramic worktops can be from 12 to 40 mm in thickness.



Because of it's hardnes the available edge profiles are limited. Most of the adapting to your specific measurements are possible, but not ont the spot - they must be accurately measured by professionals and carried out prior to delivery


Ceramic comes in both structured and polished  surface finihs.


The colours and design selection is plentiful, and opens for many contrasting or nuance blenidn effects with the rest of the room styling

Sustainability perspective

Ceramics and other composite worktops in the Kvik selection represent the high end of the scale when it comes to carbon foodprint*. Although ceramic is made of natural cands and clay, it is requires energy to both produce and to transport it's heavy weight by truck. is a big part ofthe CO2 emissionhas the lowest carbon footprint* of all our worktop materials and is part of a meticulous recycle- and upcycle process.

* = read more about worktop co2 footprint

User perspective and options

Ceramic is easy to keep clean - and its hardness gives it has distinctive personality and feel on edges and corners.


What should I know before I decide on yy?

This is  a list that include some of our best advice - and some the questions, we most frequently answer on Kvik Touch