How to choose perfect worktops for your kitchen
Choosing a kitchen worktop which is right for you can be an exciting but challenging decision. There are various choices available, but it is difficult to know exactly which worktop you should go for. This article will take you through a few things you should consider before choosing a new worktop and the different options available to you, along with the potential pros and cons of choosing each worktop. We will talk you through wooden, tristone, laminate, wooden and glass worktops.
Before you start your search for a new kitchen worktop, it’s worth having a think about the following:
Current decor – It’s important to pick a kitchen worktop which works well with its surroundings. For example, if your kitchen is rustic, it may be best to choose a wooden or granite worktop.
Available Space – The size of your kitchen is an important factor when it comes to choosing the prefect worktop. For example, if you have a small kitchen, having a glass worktop installed can help your kitchen feel bigger, due to its reflective surfaces. Alternatively, if you have a large family kitchen, a granite worktop could be a great choice.
A wooden worktop can dramatically help a kitchen feel more warm and homely. This type of worktop offers both rustic and natural qualities which few other worktops can provide. If you live in a farmhouse or cottage, you should really consider getting wooden surfaces. Benefits include the fact that it’s highly durable and the fact there are lots of different forms of wood means there are lots of styling options available. On the other hand, wooden worktops can be easy to stain so it may not be the best choice if you’re clumsy or have little ones!
Glass worktops are adaptable and suit almost all types of modern kitchens. If you’re looking to keep your kitchen as hygienic as possible, glass is a great choice as they’re super easy to clean and can be done so with strong detergents. Benefits include the fact that it’s scratch proof, water-resistant, modern & incredibly durable. In addition, if you’re looking for a personal touch, glass worktops can be designed with a personalised design. One of the few negatives with glass worktops is the fact that occasionally some joints may be visible due to the see-through nature of the material.
The Tristone worktop is a great choice if you’re looking to create a unique kitchen which is high quality and hygienic. These kitchen worktops are seamless, non-porous, resistant to heat and harmful germs. One negative characteristic of Tristone worktops is that they can become damaged through heat and sharp object.
Granite worktops are a classic, popular choice for all types of kitchen. A granite kitchen worktop is a strong and reliable choice, which is both practical and stylish. Its smooth surface also makes it incredibly easy to clean. However, negatives include the fact that the surface can chip quite easily, they sometimes absorb stains and they are susceptible to heat damage.
Laminate kitchen worktops are a great choice if you’re looking for a stylish new kitchen on a budget. They are both affordable and stylish, which means that saving on the pennies doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality. One negative of laminates, however, is that they are often susceptible to water damage through the timber joints.
Written by CreoGlass Design.