Which Kitchen Benchtops Should You Fit?

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Which Kitchen Benchtops Should You Fit?

9 July 2020
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If you have decided to remodel your kitchen then you must think about what kitchen appliances you will need and where you will place them. You will also need to think about the number of kitchen cupboards and working space that you need and where that space should be. You might not realise it but one of the most significant decisions that you will make will be when you decide what material to use for your kitchen benchtops.

What materials are available?

When you think about kitchen work surfaces you might only be concerned about where they are placed rather than the material from which they are made, but the truth is that your choice of material will affect how you use your kitchen for years to come. Here are three of the most popular kitchen benchtops you might choose along with the advantages of each.

Stone kitchen benchtops

Using engineered stone for kitchen benchtops allows you to have a benchtop in almost any colour. You can select from a solid colour or choose something with flecks of a different stone colour to provide additional interest. Engineered stone is simply natural aggregate combined with resin so your benchtop can be created to any style that suits you. The chief advantage of stone benchtops is their durability. They do not stain or scratch and they can be wiped down for ease of maintenance.

Laminate kitchen benchtops

Laminate is one of the cheapest options for kitchen benchtops but that the lower cost doesn't have to mean that you can't have great looking kitchen benchtops. Laminate can mimic the appearance of any other material so you can create any design you want for your new kitchen. The only disadvantage that you could notice with laminate kitchen benchtops is that they can be susceptible to scratching so it is advisable to use chopping boards when cutting food.

Concrete kitchen benchtops

When you choose to fit polished concrete benchtops you can have a solid, long-lasting benchtop top that offers a great contrast to other more glossy areas of the kitchen. Why not try polished concrete along with open shelves to provide a truly stylish look? While polished concrete can be a strong choice, it is important to ensure that your concrete kitchen benchtops are properly sealed. Concrete is porous and if it isn't sealed the surface could quickly become stained, requiring replacement of the entire surface.

For more information, contact a kitchen benchtop supplier.