Choosing the Best Kitchen Worktops
When designing your kitchen one of the biggest decisions to make is which type of worktop do you want? Worktops serve as a functional centrepiece in the modern-day Kitchen. It is important to choose the right type of worktop that suits your family and lifestyle.
Choosing the right worktop for your space can be a hard decision so make sure you do your research. Mixing different worktops can work really well. Adding different textures and colours really makes your kitchen unique, remember it’s what works best for you, your kitchen and your budget.
1. Quartz Worktops
Quartz worktops are made from engineered stone, this is formed by a combination of ground quartz, polymers and resins to create a strong solid material and one of the best kitchen worktops. Quartz is moisture resistant and very hard-wearing. So this makes it a great material to have in a kitchen which is used a lot, especially with hot pans and liquids. It is easy to clean and maintain and can be used for upstands and splashbacks as well. It is non-porous and comes in a large range of colours, thicknesses and sizes. It has become very popular over the last 6 years.
Quartz is a beautiful and elegant material to use in your kitchen but it is can be slightly more expensive than some other materials. So it is important to bear that in mind if you are on a budget. 90% of our customers choose to have quartz worktops in their kitchens.
Having lots of choice of colours and designs when choosing Quartz and Granite is really important, so we make sure we have a large variety of samples for customers to see as well as the kitchen displays.
2. Granite Worktops
Granite has been a popular worktop for kitchens for a long time. The reason for this is because it is durable and functional. A granite worktop will last a lifetime, they are easy to clean and hard-wearing. Granite is a crystalline igneous rock, that comprises mostly quartz. It is found all over the world. It is the quartz that then gives granite the beautiful and hardness look.
Granite is formed at huge depths and under extreme pressures from cooled magma. This then forms in many different colours dependent on its mineral composition. granite worktops require professional stone company’s to get them fixed into your kitchen. But once installed, this worktop material gives stunning ambience to your overall kitchen design, that will be admired by all. Granite is also slightly more expensive than some other materials.
3. Wood Worktops
Wooden worktops are a natural material and bring a timeless and classic look to many kitchens around the world. Wooden worktops are more affordable than quartz and granite but don’t always appeal to everyone. Wooden worktops need looking after. They need to be oiled and kept dry as watermarks will stain the wood if not treated and cleaned. Especially around a sink area. However wooden worktops are beautiful and work well in many kitchens as you can see below.
4. Laminate Wood
Laminate wood is an affordable and straightforward worktop that is very durable and easy to clean. It is often a good choice as it is not too pricey and an ideal choice for busy kitchens. Laminate can come in a range of colours and styles to suit your kitchen. The texture of the laminate is smooth and nice to touch. It often brings a lovely warm colour to the room and works well with many colours especially white cabinetry. Wood laminate is not for everyone and you need to be aware of putting hot pans on the sides or it can mark.
If you’re considering a new kitchen check out our website or come into our showroom to see all the different types of kitchens and worktops we have. We can then help you design your dream kitchen. blackrokkitchendesign.com
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