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Choosing the Right Worktop for Your Kitchen – The Worktop Buying Guide

The Right Kitchen Worktops.

 

Choosing the right worktop for your kitchen is a huge investment and definitely worth doing some sound research to ensure you make an informed decision.

The perfect worktop is not only about suiting the style of your kitchen – it is also important to suit your lifestyle. Your worktop is perhaps the hardest working feature of your kitchen, experiencing daily chopping, preparing, cleaning, serving and even storing, so material and maintenance are the two key factors to consider, followed closely by style and design. The choice of different worktops can be overwhelming, so here is an easy guide on the options available.

Granite

Granite is one of the most popular choices for kitchen worktops. The natural stone is resistant to normal everyday wear and tear, and due to the nature of the material, colours and patterns vary so each piece is completely unique.

  • Unique
  • Hard-wearing, durable and scratch and stain resistant
  • Easy to clean
  • Low maintenance
  • Heavy
  • Can be expensive

Wood

Wood is the classic option for your kitchen worktop, suiting both traditional and contemporary homes; however it does require oiling maintenance to protect against staining and rotting. Even though it is wood, be sure not to use as a chopping board or to place hot pots or pans directly on the surface.

  • Cheaper than solid stone options
  • Available in a variety of different types of wood, grains and colours
  • Requires oiling maintenance to prevent rotting and staining
  • Can scratch and stain as the material can absorb liquids

Laminate

Laminate worktops are the perfect alternative to acrylic based granite and stone worktops at a fraction of the price. Available in a huge selection of different patterns and colours, laminate worktops are stylish and budget friendly whilst often successfully imitating other materials such as slate, granite and wood.

  • Budget Friendly
  • Durable
  • Water-resistant
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Antibacterial
  • If broken, can peel or become unhygienic
  • Can melt under steam or heat

Corian

Corian is solid, hygienic, durable and versatile material making it ideal for preparing delicious meals in your kitchen.

  • Low maintenance
  • Stain and water resistant
  • Non-porous, non-toxic and repairable
  • Available in a range of colours and patterns
  • Can be expensive

Hi-Macs

HI-MACS is ideal for working with food.  The smooth, non-porous and dirt-repellent surface is easy to clean, and also exceptionally resistant to heat and household chemicals.

  • Hygienic as non-porous
  • Dirt repellent
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Heat and chemical resistant

Silestone

Silestone worktops are the only quartz surfaces that can inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria that is commonly found in even the cleanest kitchens and bathrooms.  This is because all Silestone products exclusively contain antibacterial protection: the antibacterial protection is added during the manufacturing process.

  • Natural anti-bacterial protection
  • Hard and resistant
  • Stain resistant
  • Available in a range of colours

For further information, contact our team!

INSPIRATIONAL IDEAS

We are committed to supplying you a kitchen designed to fit your lifestyle. To help in the design phase our Inspiration section covers trends, colours and great ideas

Trends
Kitchen trends of 2018 so far
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Colour
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Lifestyle
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