ZENITH WORKTOP FAQs

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What is a Zenith worktop?

Zenith worktops are 12.5mm thick compact laminate designed to look, feel and perform like stone at a more affordable price point, with easier installation and no templating process.

What are Zenith worktops made of?

Zenith worktops are made of compact laminate, created by compressing layers of decorative paper and resin. Each one is sealed to make it tough and waterproof.

How to fit Zenith worktops

Zenith worktops can be templated, cut and installed in the home using standard installation tooling. Each surface comes with an installation guide which can be downloaded here, but you can also find an in-depth installation video below. If you are a worktop installer, consider joining the Installer Network and be first to hear about digital and in-person training sessions with Zenith experts.

How to cut Zenith worktops

Cut Zenith worktops using a hand held circular saw with brand new, high quality blades for a fine finish. Download the full installation guide here, or watch an in-depth Zenith installation video below.

How to join Zenith worktops

You can join Zenith worktops with a mason’s mitre or butt joint using biscuits, Complete adhesive or two part epoxy resin, and clamps, suction cups or hot melt blocks to level the joint. Download the full installation guide here, or watch an in-depth Zenith installation video below.

How to install Zenith worktops

Zenith worktops can be cut, measured and installed in the home in one day with the correct tools and planning. Zenith worktops are heavy and require a two man lift. You will also need a circular saw, extraction unit, hand router, drill and sanding tools to complete the installation. Download the full installation guide here or watch the in-depth Zenith installation video below.

How to finish Zenith worktops

To refinish cut edges, sand the front edge for a smooth appearance, then apply linseed oil or wax to the cut edge for shine. Download the full installation guide here or watch an in-depth Zenith installation video below.

Are special tools required for fitting Zenith worktops?

No. To fit Zenith worktops you will need a handheld circular saw & guide rail, extraction unit, hand router, sanding tools, electric drill, edge trimmer, biscuit machine and clamps. Download the full installation guide here or watch an in-depth Zenith installation video below.

Which blades for cutting Zenith worktops?

For a fine finish with a plunge saw use new, high quality TCT triple chip blades to cut Zenith worktops. Download the full installation guide here or watch an in-depth Zenith installation video below.

Which clamps for fitting Zenith worktops?

Use suction cups, G-clamps or hot melt blocks when fitting Zenith worktops. Download the full installation guide here or watch an in-depth Zenith installation video here.

Do Zenith worktops need edging?

Zenith worktops do not need additional edging. You can refinish a cut edge using the sanding technique in the installation guide. Download the full installation guide here or watch an in-depth Zenith installation video below.

What is the Bushboard Zenith worktop guarantee?

Your Bushboard Zenith worksurface has a 10 year guarantee. Bushboard will make good by repair and/or replacement (at its discretion) any Zenith product of its manufacture which can be shown to have failed by reason of defects in its manufacture subject to fair wear and tear, provided the product has been installed and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and that the products are used for their intended purpose/application. Proof of date and place of purchase is required. This guarantee is in addition to your statutory rights as a consumer and does not affect your rights in any way.

Can I have a Zenith worktop island?

Yes. Zenith worktops are sized for use as worktops and breakfast bars, but the breakfast bar size is ideally suited to use as an island and all edges can be cut to size and refinished. We suggest the maximum overhang is 250mm from the supported edge.

How can I use Zenith worktop offcuts?

Zenith can be cut into any shape with no need for edging, making it ideal for bespoke shelving, sills, cladding, sink covers

Can I have a Zenith worktop with a Belfast sink?

Yes. Zenith is ideal for use with a Belfast sink. For instructions download the full installation guide here or watch an in-depth Zenith installation video below.

Can I have a Zenith worktop with an undermount sink?

Yes. Zenith is ideal for use with an undermount sink. For instructions download the full installation guide here or watch an in-depth Zenith installation video below.

Can I have drainer grooves with Zenith worktops?

Yes. Zenith is solid all the way through, making it ideal for integrated drainer grooves which can be installed at the same time as the sink cut out. For instructions download the full installation guide here or watch an in-depth Zenith installation video below.

Can I have an induction hob with Zenith worktops?

Yes. All hob types can be installed with a Zenith worktops, but there are specific requirements to ensure correct fitting. For instructions download the full installation guide here or watch an in-depth Zenith installation video below.

Can I have an oven underneath Zenith worktops?

Yes. Single ovens can be fitted under any hob type with Zenith worktops, providing the fitting instructions are followed. Double ovens are not compatible with Zenith worktops. For instructions download the full installation guide here or watch an in-depth Zenith installation video below.

Can I use Zenith worktops in my bathroom?

Yes. Zenith worktops can be used as bathroom vanity tops.

Is there a Zenith worktop adhesive?

You should use Complete adhesive with all your Zenith installations.

Is there a Zenith worktop installation video?

Yes, you can download the full installation guide here or watch an in-depth Zenith installation video below.

Zenith Worktops Installation Guide