Kitchen Improvements: Discussing 4 Types of Kitchen Worktops

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What defines your kitchen’s mood and atmosphere isn’t your walls finishing or your appliances. Instead, the focal point of your cooking space is always the aspect that draws the most attention. Your kitchen worktop will establish all the other elements and attachments that you will add to your kitchen space. This is why you should be particular about its functional performance and aesthetics.

How to find the perfect kitchen worktop

Choosing the perfect kitchen worktop is a matter of knowing the pros and cons of different materials. You need to evaluate various factors, from its reaction to cooking materials to its durability in the long term.

In this article, we will discuss four types of kitchen worktops to help find the right purchase for you.

1. Stay traditional with wooden worktops

Thematic consistency is one of the many factors you have to consider when looking for a worktop. Just like matching curtains with your bedding options, you should also complement worktops with your flooring boards.

Wooden worktops work best for traditional kitchens, especially if you already have wood-like furnishing for your kitchen floors. It can also accent wood pattern vinyl if you want to save more of your refurbishing budget for your worktop over your flooring options.

These timber worktops are easy to install and repair, but that’s because they can be prone to damage. If you don’t maintain it well with an oiling routine, it may build up wear and tear from heat and water damage. Keep these maintenance requirements in mind if you really want to choose wooden worktops for your kitchen.

2. Go sleek and modern with stainless steel worktops

A popular material with its attribution to restaurant kitchens, stainless steel worktops is one of the most durable options available. It’s easy to clean and doesn’t stain, making it great for a sleek and modern look. Its durability makes it a fan favourite among potential home buyers. However, it’s not entirely indestructible since it’s prone to marks and scratching.

3. Go for durability with granite worktops

Granite worktops are timeless and universal complements to any home, whether you have a modern or traditional interior design. Its different shades can create a stand-out element to any room, especially in kitchen settings. Granite is very robust and resistant to heat, making it perfect for cooking environments. Its only drawback is its porous properties that will require you to apply a sealant that prevents water from building up damage from within. 

4. Choose versatility with laminate worktops

If you own laminate flooring, then you’re familiar with the pros and cons of choosing a laminate worktop. It’s a budget-friendly option that provides the same aesthetic design of more expensive materials like stone, marble, and even wood.

These worktops come in glossy or matte finishes, along with a wide selection of patterns you can choose from. Keep in mind that these worktops only offer an average level of durability. This means you’ll end up replacing it much sooner compared to other materials on this list.

Conclusion

You need to handle your cooking equipment with care regardless of what worktop you choose. Cutting boards, trivets and coasters will prevent direct heat damage and liquid stains to your worktops. Above all, you should ensure that your purchase comes from a reliable and credible manufacturer that can vouch for the products’ durability and authenticity.

At Doors & Worktops, we provide new kitchen doors and worktops in Coventry for your kitchen renovation needs. We have a wide selection of marble, granite and laminate worktops to match your refurbishing project. Reach out to us today, and we’ll help you find the perfect addition to your kitchen remodel!

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