When you’re working in your kitchen you need a basic level of comfort that will enable you to prepare healthy food in a fast and clean way. That’s why you would essentially require the kitchen worktop to be smooth, sturdy and easy to work on.
In any kitchen renovation projects, kitchen worktops are one of the most common projects for anyone who is renovating his or her kitchen. So, here is a simple guide that will help you to choose and buy the perfect replacement kitchen worktop for your kitchen.
What should you look for?
The first step towards buying and installing a worktop is to take accurate measurements and understand what type of material will be suited for your kitchen. Most of the kitchens nowadays have granite tops that are very sturdy and lasts for a lifetime. Marble worktops or laminated wooden worktops are also very popular these days. Let us check out the different materials for worktops:
Granite – It is the most popular choice of homeowners and builders across the world. Granite comes in different textures which makes them stylish, beautiful, easy to work on and it’s a long lasting material. This stone is heat resistant, hard wearing, easy to clean and antibacterial, making it the perfect worktop for your kitchen.
Marble – This is the second most popular kitchen worktop these days. However, we usually recommend marble if you’re looking for a classic white kitchen and can maintain very regular cleaning routines. Marble is good as worktops as they offer a smooth and hard-wearing surface but they can be quite expensive too.
Quartz – Quartz is a man-made stone that enables the user to have the same qualities as that of granite. These are also known an engineered stones as they are made industrial ready-mades so you’ll get a wide range of textures and patterns on them. These engineered stones are antibacterial, durable and easy to clean.
Hardwood – All traditional kitchens have hardwood worktops. If you’re on a budget they are cheaper than stone worktops. This is a very affordable solution and matures with age. So a hardwood worktop can actually last a lifetime provided it is properly maintained. It comes with a variety of wood grains and colors.
Stainless Steel – Stainless steel worktops are most commonly used for commercial kitchens such as restaurants, hotels, schools, but it is growing in popularity for large residential kitchens with a big household. The benefit of stainless steel is undeniable, these worktops are very easy to clean, requires low maintenance and provides a lifetime guarantee of a clean and smooth working surface.
If you need more advice on what will work best for you, get in touch with our design team today.