Dentop Dental Laboratory Worktops are a specially designed surface solution from the Sheridan Apollo range of products. Easily maintained, highly durable, and with seamless joints, Dentop™ presents a hygienic and cost effective solution to traditional alternative surfaces.
Apollo Dentop Styles
About Apollo Dentop Worktops
Dentop™ is a Solid Surface Worktop specifically designed for the Dental Laboratory. Dentop™ is 12mm solid surface with a 37mm front edge, giving the appearance of a 38mm thick worktop and a 130mm coved upstand.
- Available in modular or made to measure sizes
- Extremely high chemical resistance
- Seamless joints
- Easily repaired
- Seamless sinks available
- Easily maintained
- Non porous
- Aesthetically pleasing
- High impact resistance
- Graffiti resistant
Stainless Sinks for Apollo Dentop Worktops
We supply stainless sinks which can be delivered and installed with our worktops ready for plumbing.
For any enquiries about alternative sink choices or styles, please contact our sales team.
Apollo Dentop 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 Dentop Technical Drawing
Apollo Slab Tech Description & Considerations
Apollo® Dentop is manufactured from mineral filled polyacrylate/polyester resins. With superior innovative designs, enduring applications and excellent long-term performance, Apollo® Dentop is ideal in both residential and commercial environments. Apollo® Dentop has proved itself to be a remarkably durable material; it cannot delaminate and stands up well to daily wear and tear.
Apollo® Dentop has inconspicuous and unobtrusive joints, and due to the level of pigment in the material, give the overall appearance of a seamless worksurface.
Tolerance in Apollo® Dentop is ±2mm
Due to thermal expansion Apollo® Dentop 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® Dentop 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® Dentop extending more than 300mm must be supported. Apollo® Dentop should be supported every 600mm.
Hob and Sink Cutouts
Hobs must be integrated into an Apollo® Dentop worksurface according to specified guidelines. Where an Apollo® Dentop 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.
Apollo® Dentop coved 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.
Apollo® Dentop 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.
While most tough stains can be buffed away, a level of care and maintenance is required, as spills should be cleaned up immediately.
Apollo® Dentop can be easily be repaired. Using an ordinary abrasive cleaner and a scouring pad the surface may be fully restored to its original appearance.
Apollo® Dentop 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.