Apollo Magna solid surface worktops are stain, water and impact resistant and offer seamless joints with the added benefit that any offending marks and scratches can be simply ‘polished out’. There’s a choice of great colours and Apollo Magna, whilst only 6mm thick, will give you a worksurface that looks and feels like a much more expensive 12mm solid surface material. All Apollo Magna work surfaces come with a 10 year warranty, are completely hygienic and easy to maintain.
Apollo Magna Styles
* Black Star, Black Velvet & Mocha Sparkle are dark pigmented colours, and may show scratches, dust and ordinary wear more heavily.
† Black Velvet & Mocha Sparkle are now manufactured in Acrylic which is much less prone to show marks & scratches.
# Cream, Wash, Scotia Fir, Black Velvet & Mocha Sparkle are available while stocks last.
ⱴ Products contain natural veining, and so results may vary
About Apollo Magna Worktops
Apollo® Magna Worktops are an affordable, durable and high-quality surface developed and manufactured by Sheridan.
Features of Apollo Magna
- Modular blanks product only
- Worktops are available in a choice of colours
- Solid 6mm, homogeneous & non-porous surface
- Difficult to stain worktops
- Easy to clean & maintain
- Warm & inviting to the touch
- Worktops have excellent impact resistance
- Inconspicuous, unobtrusive & seamless joints
- Same look but costs less than 12mm solid surface
- Install worktops yourself – Free Training
In addition, all of our Apollo Magna range of products come with a 10 year Limited Manufacturers Warranty.
Important considerations for Apollo Magna
Pigmentation 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) Please be aware that Black Velvet is now manufactured in Acrylic, which is much less prone to show marks and scratches.
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.
For more information on veined products, please see the Natural Products section of our website.
Looking after your Apollo Magna® Worktops
Apollo® Magna worksurfaces not only look very attractive and exude quality; they are designed to withstand the rigours of everyday use. Upon installation an Apollo® Magna worksurface will have an overall satin sheen finish. However, through use, the worksurface acquires a smoother, more silken finish and appearance. Even the cleaning properties appear to improve with use. Unlike most other worksurfaces Apollo® Magna is 'repairable', so little accidents, stains or scratches can usually be removed with relative ease.
Your Installation & Maintenance Kit contains all of the items required to help keep your new worksurface in pristine condition. Stone Guard is an anti-bactericidal surface cleaner specially formulated to tackle grease and grime leaving surfaces sparkling clean with a residual antibacterial effect. Cream Cleaner is a renovating cream cleaner that will remove minor scratches and more stubborn stains from solid surface worktops.
Important: Please read and follow instructions carefully when using care & maintenance products. Always wear rubber gloves when using chemicals to prevent any cracking, drying or other reaction to your skin.
Apollo Magna 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.
Sinktops with Bowls
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.
Apollo Magna Drainer Grooves
Draining grooves can be installed on-site with the use of routing jigs supplied by Sheridan.
Our instructional video of how this is done can be found here.
Apollo Magna 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 Magna Worktop Technical Specifications
Apollo® Magna is manufactured from mineral filled polyacrylate/polyester resins. With superior innovative designs, enduring applications and excellent long-term performance, Apollo® Magna is ideal in both residential and commercial environments. Apollo® solid surface has proved itself to be a remarkably durable material; it cannot delaminate and stands up well to daily wear and tear.
Apollo® Magna 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® Magna is ±2mm
Due to thermal expansion Apollo® Magna can expand up to 1mm per metre. A gap of at least 3mm should be left at each end of the worktop when fitted and filled with decorators caulk. When Apollo® Magna is joined to other materials (such as glass, steel or wood) an elastic type of adhesive, for example polyurethane is required for expansion.
This is required under terms of the product warranty.
Overhangs and supports
Any overhang of Apollo® Magna extending more than 300mm must be supported. Apollo® Magna should be supported every 600mm.
Hob and Sink Cutouts
Hobs must be integrated into an Apollo® Magna worksurface according to specified guidelines. Where an Apollo® Magna 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.
Apollo® Magna upstands are fixed on site, with Apollo® Magna glue or silicone. Where there are large variations in the wall profile, there may be gaps between the wall and the upstand. Plastering or tiling should ideally be completed after the worksurface installation.
Apollo® Magna 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® Magna can easily be repaired. Using an ordinary abrasive cleaner and a scouring pad the surface may be fully restored to its original appearance.
Apollo® solid surface 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.
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.
Drainers are only 3mm deep and 10mm wide.
Some colours have different levels of pigmentation (particles). This may lead to a variation in the aesthetic appearance.
Free installation training.
No templating means a saving in time and cost.
Rear edges of the chipboard base material of the worktop, should be sealed with a chipboard sealer. 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.
Sheridan offer a 10 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty on Apollo® Magna.
Apollo Magna Jointing
Apollo Magna when installed correctly can achieve highly inconspicuous joints. If you are an installer thinking about adding Magna into your portfolio, please contact us to take advantage of our free product training.
We also have an instructional video series available, our section on preparing joints for Apollo Magna can be found on the link below.
Apollo Magna Worktop Appearance
Please note Apollo® Magna is batch processed and shades may vary between batches due to Apollo® Magna being a blank product.
As with most solid surface products, joints in Apollo® Magna are inconspicuous, seamless and homogeneous.
Apollo Magna Installation training
The Apollo Magna worktop range is produced, distributed and supported by Sheridan Fabrications Ltd.
We work closely with installers and templaters to ensure that our worktops look their very best after each and every installation. Part of our approach is to delivery free training from our manufacturing facilities based in Normanton, West Yorkshire. If you would like to attend one of our training sessions, please contact our sales team.