Which Kitchen Worktop?

By Your Home Admin 31 May 2023 16:04

Kitchen WorktopThe visual look of a kitchen worktop is quite naturally a primary concern, but beyond that what requirements do you have. Different materials will offer differing qualities, which will respond in differing ways to how they are used and treated. If money is no object then the World of Kitchen Worktops is your oyster. If you're on a tight budget then any worktop will suffice, it's all down to how you use it and how you treat it. It's really that simple.

Granite: Granite is a natural stone known for its durability and elegance. It is resistant to heat, scratches, and stains. However, it requires periodic sealing to maintain its appearance.

Quartz: Quartz countertops are engineered stone surfaces made by combining natural quartz with resins. They are highly durable, non-porous, and resistant to stains and scratches. Quartz countertops also come in a wide range of colors and patterns.

Marble: Marble is a luxurious and visually appealing natural stone. It has a timeless beauty, but it is more porous and softer than granite. Marble countertops require regular sealing and may be susceptible to etching and staining from acidic substances.

Solid Surface: Solid surface countertops, like Corian, are made from a mixture of acrylic and polyester. They offer a seamless appearance, are non-porous, and can be repaired if scratched or damaged. They are available in various colors and patterns.

Laminate: Laminate countertops are affordable, low-maintenance, and come in a wide range of designs and colors. They are resistant to stains and scratches but can be damaged by heat and sharp objects.

Stainless Steel: Stainless steel countertops are known for their sleek and modern appearance. They are durable, heat-resistant, and hygienic. However, they can scratch easily and may show fingerprints.

Wood: Wood countertops, such as butcher block, provide a warm and natural look. They are suitable for cutting and food preparation but require regular maintenance, including oiling and sealing, to prevent stains and water damage.

Concrete: Concrete countertops offer a customizable and contemporary look. They are heat-resistant and durable. However, they can be susceptible to stains and require regular sealing.

Ceramic Tile: Ceramic tile countertops are affordable, easy to clean, and come in various colors and patterns. However, the grout lines between tiles can be prone to staining and will require regular maintenance.

We have lots of worktop designs and samples for you to look at and feel within our showroom. And yes, we have samples for you to take away with you so that you can better envisage them within your own home.