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What Are The Best Kitchen Worktops? (Part 2)

Last time, we briefly covered some of the best kitchen worktops to choose from when it comes to designing your dream kitchen. Today, we’re going to pick up where we left off, and give you some more pros and cons to the different choices available to you. If you’re looking to design your own dream kitchen, this information is absolutely vital.

Quartz Worktops

Though fairly similar to Granite in many ways, Quartz worktops are typically the result of a mix of natural resources and man-made bonding processes. What this means for the consumer, in simple terms, is that many providers will typically offer a far wider range of colours, styles, patterns, and oftentimes thickness of material then you would typically get with Granite. In addition, the material is typically bonded together in a way that makes it non-porous, and thus it’s not quite as easy to damage or warp as Granite can be. You still owe it to yourself to thoroughly look into your options in regards to supplier, as some suppliers may not offer as wide a variety as others, and you will still have to be wary of the price that Quartz counter-tops usually run at. If you’re willing to spring for it, however, you’ll undoubtedly wow any guests with your highly modern kitchen worktops.

Solid Surfaces

This is more of a bracket term for various different materials, which include Corian, Staron, and HiMacs. Predominantly made out of a solid core of hard Acrylic material, the biggest advantage that Solid Surface worktops offer the consumer is that the design possibilities are almost completely endless. You can have a Solid Surface worktop in any colour, shade, pattern or style you want, at almost any level of thickness you desire. The best kitchen worktops are of course very strong at any thickness! Additional perks include the ability to seamlessly integrate sinks into the design, and the fact it can be thermo-formed into more or less any shape is called for. One of the few drawbacks to the Solid Surface worktop is that it isn’t quite as resilient to heat damage as Granite and Quartz is, but it’s one of the most easily repaired materials that can be used for kitchen worktops. When all of that is taken into consideration, it’s no wonder it has remained so incredibly popular among designers and clientele.

There are of course other materials that can be used for worktops (even Steel and Concrete are options available to you) but to cover every single counter-top possibility would simply take far too long. Your best bet is to always look into your options thoroughly, and weigh what you want out of your kitchen with the choices that the market offers you.

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