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Choosing A Kitchen Worktop – A Brief Guide


October 22, 2019 1:32 pm
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It doesn’t matter if you know exactly what kind of kitchen design you want, you should always identify which worktop would be best for you. You need to consider the way in which you work in your kitchen as well as the way it looks when it comes to choosing a kitchen worktop, to make sure it lasts.

Common Kitchen Worktop Materials

Quartz Kitchen Worktops

If you want a natural look with a modern edge, then quartz kitchen worktops are perfect for you; there is a wide range of colours available so you can find the ideal one to suit your kitchen design. Quartz has a natural anti-bacterial protection which is exactly what you want in the kitchen, as well as stain resistance and durability.

Even though it is made of both natural quartz stone and resin, it is as strong and resilient as natural stone. This means that it can easily withstand scratches and chips, making it a popular choice for the budding chef. It is a low maintenance material which only needs soap and water to clean, which makes it even better!

Laminate Kitchen Worktops

Laminate kitchen worktops are currently one of the most popular choices as they are both affordable and versatile. Made of chipboard and coated with plastic laminate, it imitates more expensive materials like wood for a lot less money; the plastic laminate makes them easy to clean too!

They not only mimic wood, they come in a variety of depths and finishes, from granite to marble, matt to high gloss. Developments made over the years have improved laminate kitchen worktops’ durability and maintenance requirements. They are heat-resistant and tough alongside a high-quality appearance.

Corian Kitchen Worktops

If you are aiming for a modern and minimalistic design then the man-made worktop, Corian, is the number one choice. A mixture of plastic resin and bauxite pigments ensures that this worktop is strong but also flexible. No matter what shape your kitchen is, a Corian kitchen worktop can provide a seamless finish with no joints.

With no joints comes no trapped germs, making this worktop very hygienic and dirt resistant. It’s easy to wipe down and if there are any minor scratches or marks, all you need are regular cleaning products to simply remove them.

Which Kitchen Worktop Should I Choose?

Simply put, if you want a traditional kitchen you should choose laminate, and if you want a contemporary kitchen you should choose quartz or Corian. If you are budget-conscious, laminate is the cheapest option but if you want the most durable surface then you should go for quartz.

If you want any further help or guidance, contact one of our experts today!

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