Types of Kitchen Worktops

Author: PriceK

Kitchen worktops provide a beautiful centrepiece leading into finalising the designs for your new kitchen. Choosing your worktop style depends a lot on your budget as different materials will cost more or less depending on how much work needs doing in order to create the worktop. There are a huge range of different styles of worktop to choose from, so it is a good idea to get a brief summary of some of the materials you will likely encounter before choosing your new worktop.

Made from a plastic laminate material covering a wooden surface, laminate flooring often mimics a more bespoke material such as slate or granite.  It is the least expensive of all worktops because the materials are made cheaply and as an alternative to more hardwearing materials. Laminate comes in a huge range of styles and designs.

A fine-grained metamorphic rock that provides the ideal material for worktops due to its durability and high resistance to heat. Slate comes in a variety of colours most commonly blacks, greens and greys although it can be found in reds and purples.

Quartz Composite
A Man made substance using quartz based surfacing material, Quartz Composite is highly resistant to staining, scratching and heat. Coming in a variety of tones and textures, Quartz Composite is well known for its sophisticated appearance and has a high durability perfect for any long term kitchen.

Good plain wood worktops in a variety of styles and designs. You can choose from a range of different timbers from beech wood to oak wood and more. Timber worktops are great for a classic Victorian or Georgian kitchen design.

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