Surface Selection

The fun part!

An exciting part of the design process is the selection of surfaces, fixtures and fittings. Although this may seem daunting, it shouldn’t be. In fact, it should be fun… And we strive to make it as easy and exciting as possible.

Based on your vision and style preferences, we will make specific suggestions about the surfaces, fixtures and fittings that may be appropriate, to narrow the options down and streamline the process. The final decisions will come down to your taste and budget. Here are some of many options Artra cabinets provides. All products come in a huge range of different colours and styles.

Bench Tops: Laminate, Stone, Solid Surface, Solid Timber, Paperock,

Doors and Drawer Fronts: Vinyl wrap, Painted, Laminate, Melamine board, Solid Timber

Some of the quality suppliers we draw on for kitchen components are:

Benchtops, Doors & Drawers

LaminexAn Australian icon since 1934, Laminex in renowned for its extensive benchtop range. With over 200 contemporary decors to choose from, including classic wood-grain, pebbled, granite and stone-look, Laminex continues to be a popular choice for kitchens with its exceptional value for money, great range of styles and colours, durability and practicality.

PolytecAnother great Australian company, Polytec boasts a truly exciting range of products including their signature Evolution Range. The Evolution Range lets you combine different tones, textures and finishes for a truly contemporary look. Other ranges include the Legato (a non-reflective matt finish fused with light timber tones), the Ravine (natural timber surfaces in soft, warm shades) and Createc (sleek and sophisticated surfaces in ultra-high gloss finishes). Polytec offers Melamine and Thermolaminated doors and panels in a 15mm moisture-resistant MDF with 1mm edge tapes to give your kitchen that ‘seamless’ look.

Proform ProductsA WA-based company, Proform offers a variety of elegant kitchen solutions including a stunning array of high-finish timber veneers that look so real you’ll barely tell the difference. Proform also offer stunning metallic wraps, traditional vinyl, solid timber, Melamine, and now they also offer Pro-Aqua, their new high-density waterproof benchtop range!

EssastoneWant that “wow” factor? Choose Essastone manufactured-stone benchtops.

Made in Italy from 95% quartz, Essastone oozes class and cool sophistication with its high-gloss finish and cleanliness. Essastone kitchen benchtops are scratch and stain resistant and fully backed by a 15-year warranty, so you get style and durability.

SilestoneA world-leader in producing Quartz surfaces, Silestone kitchens, bathrooms, counter-tops and sinks are designed to impress. With names such as Eros Stellar, Zirconium, Helix, Gris Amazon and Mountain Mist, their decadent colour range will take your breath away. Silestone kitchens boast revolutionary Bacteriostatic Protection, the only technology of its kind on the market, giving you the most hygienic kitchen available. With beautiful, high gloss finishes, scratch and stain resistance and a 10 year warranty, Silestone offers a complete package for the discerning homeowner who wants a kitchen that’s a cut above the rest.

Beyond StoneGranite… the Europeans love it and so will you! A Granite benchtop is the ultimate in opulence and grandeur, and Beyond Stone have an exquisite range of Granite benches to give your kitchen or bathroom that true Italian-marble look. Hard-wearing and extremely strong while retaining its natural beauty, Granite has fast become a favourite in Australia for benchtops and vanities.

Arcadian ConceptsTimber benchtops, timber doors and timber drawer fronts are a classic that – when done right – create a timeless warmth and elegance. Artra’s sister company, Arcadian Concepts, specialises in hand-crafted, custom-built Australian hardwood furniture including benchtops, tables, stools, chairs, chopping boards and much more (so if desired, you can match solid timber furniture and accessories to your new kitchen). Arcadian Concepts supplies beautifully crafted timber benchtops, as well as raw-edge timber ‘slab tops’ – crafted from a single piece of timber with a natural exposed edge. Arcadian Concepts timber kitchen products are all finished with a 2 pack polyurethane lacquer giving your timber the best protection it can possibly receive.


Fittings & Functionality Enhancement

Artia Cabinet and Furniture HardwareA leading supplier of kitchen hardware, Artia offers a wide array of hinges, handles, drawer runners and LED lighting solutions to give you a beautiful, functional kitchen.
BlumWith Blum fittings, you’ll open and close every drawer in your kitchen with ease. Blum are at the forefront of kitchen and cabinetry technology, providing anti-fingerprint stainless steel, clip top BLUMOTION silent hinges, TIP-ON handle-less doors and SERVOLIFT lift systems that glide open with a single touch.
HafeleHafele’s name is synonymous in Australia with quality fittings and systems designed to give you more convenience in every area of your home. With both manual and cutting edge electronic lifter systems including their SENSEO, VERSO, and STRATO range, Hafele’s clever lift systems hide your microwaves or steamers behind attractive panels so your kitchen can retain that sleek, ‘showroom’ look. For tech lovers, Hafele’s futuristic pull-out pantries, Magic Corner and The Climber, a motorised glass louvre system, are sure to impress.


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