The quality of your worktop extends beyond simply the aesthetics; at Silke we know that all to well, which is part of why we work with companies that produce the hardest kitchen worktops made with the most indestructible materials. We’ve covered those companies in previous articles, going over the pros of products from each of them, but we thought we could sum up the benefits nicely in one place.
Put simply, your kitchen work surface is going to suffer some abuse your hands as you tirelessly chop, stir, season, or otherwise prepare food on it, be it by stain, heat, or by scratching and denting. This is especially a concern for those of us that prepare taxing meals on a semi-regular or regular basis. Naturally, you’re going to want your worktops to be made of a material that can withstand potentially decades of hard work. This is where hardest kitchen worktops and surfaces come in.
Hardest Kitchen Worktops Ever
Typically, most hardy work surfaces are comprised of strong natural elements, incorporating Quartz into the resin usually. There’s a couple of reasons for this; one, though not exactly inexpensive, Quartz isn’t as expensive as some of the tougher elements are, thus making it a much more viable element to use as a base for the companies producing the worktops, and it means that the resulting worktops won’t have price tags so high that only those on extremely high incomes could afford it.
Two, well… Because tougher natural elements ARE tough. They’re going to be able to stand up to knife damage, UV ray damage, heat and even ice damage extremely well, and many of them are produced and moulded in such a way that they’re not only nonporous, but have surfaces areas that food or spilled substances are going to find a hard time sticking too or staining. Many of them also stand up to vigorous cleaning fairly well also, so you don’t have to worry about Bleach damaging or smudging the surfaces.
Of course, none of that is to say that the aesthetics aren’t entirely unimportant; thankfully, another great strength of most hardier worktops is that they come in a variety of difference designs tailored to fit a variety of different design ethics, and most companies that produce them will typically give you a fair few differing designs to choose from. A lot of companies will typically offer more rustic or “natural” designs that better enunciate the base materials the worktops are made out of, either by way of uneven patterns or by earthy, pale colours, which will add a certain character to the kitchen they’re installed in. The designs are also very flexible in of themselves, usually, allowing you to build a theme around them rather then the other way around.
When you can have worktops that not only look stunning, but will also survive spill after spill and hot pan after hot pan, it’s no wonder that hardier worktops not only became popular, but have remained consistently popular.