Apollo Slab Tech Worktops

Slab Tech worktops by Sheridan

Apollo Slab Tech is a solid 20 or 30mm thick solid surface worktop. Apollo Slab Tech offers the warm and seamless look of standard solid surface with certain colours also having the added benefit of the appearance of natural stone. Apollo Slab Tech is easy to install and is available in modular blanks, or as bespoke installation. Seamless, inconspicuous joints and a resistance to mould, bacteria and mildew, are amongst its much sought after attributes.

About Apollo Slab Tech Worktops

Apollo Slab Tech represents a new worksurface technology exclusive to Sheridan. Boasting affordability, durability and aesthetic appeal, Slab Tech has continued to grow in popularity over recent years.

Features of Slab Tech

  •  Available in solid 20mm and 30mm thicknesses
  • 60-100mm worktop downturns available
  • Apollo Slab Tech Worktops are difficult to stain
  • Easy to clean and maintain work surface
  • Warm and inviting to the touch
  • Apollo Slab Tech Worktops offer excellent impact resistance
  • Inconspicuous, unobtrusive and seamless joints
  • Same look and feel but costs less than Corian® worktops
  • Easy to install the worktop yourself
  • The Apollo Slab Tech range is available in the modular system (blanks)

In addition, all of our Apollo Quartz range of products come with a 10 year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

Apollo Slab Tech Modular System

Apollo Magna worktops are available in modular blanks. These pre-fabricated sections come ready to install in set sizes, and are available for bulk order with quick turnarounds.

Please see below our selection of modules available.

Worktops

Worktops are available in 20mm and 30mm thicknesses.

Sinktops with Bowls

Avignon, Solid Surface and Auxerre cutouts are available in 20mm. Auxerre is also available in 30mm thicknesses.

Breakfast bar

Breakfast bars are available in both 20mm and 30mm thicknesses.

Splashbacks and Upstands

Apollo® solid surface sinks are only available in white. Please specify your choice of  left or right hand stainless steel sinks, other sinks are available, please contact our sales department for further details.

Please specify your choice of sink with our sales team when placing an order, stating whether left or right handing is required.

 

Apollo Slab Tech Return ends

Internal profile edges on double and single radius edge details other than bevelled edges must have a radius of at least 60mm. Bevel edges don't have this constraint as they are hand finished.

The normal joint for these materials will be a standard Butt Joint ending with a 5mm overhang, with additional options of Flush Fitting Butt joints, or a Flush Fitting Mitred Joint.

Apollo Slab Tech Upstands

Upstands refer to an engineered 'back wall' of a worktop, cut from the same style of worktop, and the same batch where possible. For products with excessive variation (for example, the Marmo range), strong patterns will not have direct continuation onto this upstand section, though we will endeavor to provide worktops with a close match.

Upstands can be manufactured to a specified height, and will generally be produced using 20mm Slabs.

20mm Slabtech Upstand

20mm Square Upstand

Apollo Slab Tech Worktop Cutouts

From our manufacturing facilities, we are able to produce worktop cutouts to high standards with minimal lead times. Our team of specialist machining and hand-tooling technicians work around the clock to produce hundreds of tailored quartz worktops every month.

When deciding  on the layout of your cutouts, please bear the following in mind:-

  • A minimum of 120mm is required between two hob cutouts
  • A minimum of 50mm from the cutout to the front edge is required
  • A minimum of 70mm is required between sink cutouts.

Apollo Slab Tech Drainer Groove Options

Types A, B and C have a 1-5mm gradient, to effectively direct fluid flow towards the sink.

Types D and E have level cutouts of 3mm.

Type F is fully recessed from the work surface by 3mm.

Hot pans sjould always be placed on pan rests, platters, or something similar.

Stainless Sinks for Slab Tech Worktops

We supply stainless sinks which can be delivered and installed with our worktops ready for plumbing.

Apollo Slab Tech Worktop Care & Maintenance

When we at Sheridan supply a worktop, we include with every order our Care & Maintenance kit which includes everything you need to keep your worktop in first class condition. Follow the instructions within for a trouble free, great looking worktop.

Our detailed care & maintenance brochure can be downloaded online by clicking here.

For additional care kit supplies, please contact our sales team.

Apollo Slab Tech Worktop Technical Specifications

Introduction

Apollo® Slab Tech is manufactured from mineral filled polyacrylate/polyester resins. With superior innovative designs, enduring applications and excellent long-term performance, Apollo® Slab Tech is ideal in both residential and commercial environments. Apollo® Slab Tech has proved itself to be a remarkably durable material; it cannot delaminate and stands up well to daily wear and tear.

Joints

Apollo® Slab Tech has inconspicuous and unobtrusive joints, and due to the level of pigment in the material, give the overall appearance of a seamless worksurface.

Tolerance

Tolerance in Apollo® Slab Tech is ±2mm

Thermal expansion

Due to thermal expansion Apollo® Slab Tech can expand up to 1mm per metre. A gap of at least 3mm should be left at each end of the worktop and filled with decorators caulk. When Apollo® Slab Tech is joined to other materials (such as glass, steel or wood) an elastic type of adhesive, for example polyurethane, is required to let parts expand and contract freely.

Overhangs and supports

Any overhang of Apollo® Slab Tech extending more than 300mm must be supported. Apollo® Slab Tech should be supported every 600mm.

Hob and Sink Cutouts

Hobs must be integrated into an Apollo® Slab Tech worksurface according to specified guidelines. Where an Apollo® Slab Tech splash back or wall cladding is installed a gap of 50mm (minimum) is required behind an electric hob or 100mm (minimum) for a gas hob. A ‘breakfront’ may be necessary to accommodate this requirement. There must be a minimum of 50mm from the cutout to the front of the worktop and a gap of 120mm between heated cutouts. This is required under terms of the product warranty.

Upstands

Apollo® Slab Tech upstands are manufactured and fixed in the factory. Due to manufacturing constraints there may be gaps, as these upstands are manufactured in a straight line. This type of upstand is not suitable for walls where there are large variations in the wall profile. Plastering or tiling should ideally be completed after the worksurface installation.

Scratches

Apollo® Slab Tech is scratch resistant but not scratch proof; the use of chopping boards and/or pastrymates is recommended. Dark, heavily pigmented colours will show scratches, dust and ordinary wear and tear more readily than lighter, textured forms.

Staining

While most tough stains can be buffed away, a level of care and maintenance is required, as spills should be cleaned up immediately.

Repairable

Apollo® Slab Tech can be easily be repaired. Using an ordinary abrasive cleaner and a scouring pad the surface may be fully restored to its original appearance.

Hygienic

Apollo® Slab Tech is a non porous material and is naturally resistant to mould, bacteria and mildew.

Stainless Steel Sinks

Please specify the preferred undermounting of Stainless Steel Sinks. Silicone sealant may be rendered ineffective when plumbing the sink in, it is important that the sink is re-sealed by the plumber, or the 12 months guarantee will be invalid if the work is not carried out.

Apollo Slab Tech Aesthetics

Points of note

Hob flange needs to sit on aluminium thermal insulation tape around cut-out, to avoid conducting too much heat and causing cracks in the worktop.

Can be made in blanks to adjust on site without compromising any of the above – oversize on the joints then trim to suit. Due to it’s acrylic based composition, Apollo Slab Tech will expand and contract by approximately 1mm per metre – the worksurfaces should not be tightly installed to allow for this movement. A fine layer of dust is inevitable for up to 24 hours after installation. We have fully qualified and vastly experienced installation teams throughout the UK to provide you with an excellent fitting service, if required.

Please note Apollo Slab Tech is batch processed and shades may vary between batches due to Apollo Slab Tech being a blank product.

Dark, heavily pigmented colours will show scratches, dust and ordinary wear and tear more readily than lighter, textured colours.

Apollo Slab Tech is a 20mm or 30mm solid, through coloured, resin filled material derived from natural minerals. Some colours will have random veining and swirls of toning and contrasting colours to have the “look” of Granite, however the base colour remains consistent from the same batch.

All veined Slab Tech joints are seamless but will be more noticeable than with the other colours, the veining will create areas of contrasting colour and veining where the material is cut. The end result will have a similar appearance to the joints achieved with natural Granite but with the advantage of being seamless and therefore being very easy to keep clean and safe.

We offer free installation training, please contact our office for further details.

Considerations when buying Slab Tech

Veined Colours

Some colours and styles will contain veining, which is where a style contains swirls, lines, or patterns within the material. The manufacturing processes involved in creating these styles ensure that each piece is random to avoid obvious repetition in your worksurface. As such, please be advised that when purchasing a variant with veining, the final pieces installed may vary from the images displayed on this website.

Dark Colours and Wear

Dark heavily pigmented colours will show scratches, wear and tear more readily than light or textured colours and should not be used in high traffic areas (these colours require a disclaimer form to be completed)

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