Guide To Identifying The Best Worktop for your Kitchen

The two main things that usually influence the decision about which kitchen worktop is best for your kitchen are style and price. Depending on your budget you may be looking at luxurious marble worktops, or trying to find a way to get a stylish stone worktop with a slightly smaller budget.  Here we look at some different types of worktop, what they’re made from, and how you can choose a good one for your money.

Choosing Natural Stone Worktops

Stone worktops are a fantastic way to give your kitchen a new lease of life. Not only do they look great but they will last you a lifetime if you look after them properly.

Natural stone worktops can be granite or marble and they will look fantastic in kitchens, bathrooms and even as tabletops and surfaces elsewhere in the house. Providing your kitchen has been properly installed and levelled, and you look after your worktops with a bit of care, then you will love your natural stone forever. If you like the look of natural stone, but do not have the budget then you may want to consider some alternatives. 

Non-Natural Stone Worktops

Non natural stone worktops offer the same great aesthetic quality as natural stone, they are easier to look after and a little bit cheaper to purchase too. When we say non-natural, we are really referring to the way stone worktops are made. While marble and granite worktops are literally made from cut stone, other options like quartz and corian worktops contain stone powder that is mixed and formed with resin.

The way they are made means they are heat proof and non-porous, which makes them a lot easier to look after when compared to natural stone. It is also possible to have thinner surfaces with these materials, so if you want a sleek and modern kitchen then you should consider non-natural stone as an option.

Corian Worktops are also very tough, making them relatively impact resistant. Whether you drop a knife or perhaps something even heavier such as a full pot or pan, Corian is usually tough enough to withstand those bumps and scrapes.

Unlike granite, it doesn’t require any special kind of sealant, instead needing a minimal wipe over with a damp cloth. Throw in the fact that Corian is also customisable and can be created into limitless shapes and sizes and it’s no wonder Corian is as popular as it is.

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Synthetic Worktops

As with non-natural stone, synthetic worktops present some amazing benefits. They are heat and water resistant, and the fact that they are non-porous means they are incredibly hygienic and easy to clean. If you want a stylish worktop that is also affordable then you may want to consider tristone or minerva.

These options can create seamless worktops for many decor styles and will represent a very durable and long lasting option for kitchen and bathrooms. They can also be made in just about any colour, so you can easily find something to suit the style you want to achieve.

So Which Option is Best?

As with anything, there are positives and negatives to every type of worktop choice. If you would like to talk to us about the various different options then here at Total Tops we are more than happy to help you find something that meets your requirements and supply you with fantastic worktops at competitive prices.

We also offer expert installation services in the South East of England and are more than happy to provide a quote for supply only, and supply and installation of your worktops.

If you’d like more information on our Corian or Tristone worktops, please don’t hesitate to contact us today on 01787 844 663.