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Which Worktop Is Best For Your Kitchen? (Part 1)

By 7th December 2015Advice

In the process of planning out your dream kitchen, it’s always good to remember to go with what you’re going to need in addition to what you think will look nice. One of the areas people tend to get tripped up is their choice of worktop- namely, not knowing which worktop might suit them, essential information that those looking for a top of the line kitchen would need to know. We here at Silke have decided to give you all a quick rundown on the various types of worktop, as well as their pros and cons.

Laminate Worktops

By far the most popular option among consumers, the Laminate Worktop has come leaps and bounds since its humble origins. With the right amount of forethought and care- particularly when it comes to ensuring that vulnerable areas such as the edges of the sink or the hob cut outs- Laminate worktops can last an incredibly long time, and are for all intents and purposes incredibly durable; the variety in style and design certainly helps, too. They are popular for a reason, after all. If you’re looking for a trendy kitchen, this is the type of worktop you need.

Wood Worktops

Wooden worktops are generally not recommended for people who don’t have a lot of time to invest in aftercare, as they can be incredibly easily damaged; they’re far more susceptible to the damages caused by rapid changes in humidity, as just one example. This trade off in trading which worktop to go with, of course, is the certain rustic charm that they give a kitchen; traditionalists or those looking to give their setup a real “classic” feel will absolutely swear by them, feeling that the extra work and money required for a professional, high quality installation is ultimately worth it.

Granite Worktops

When it comes to Granite worktops, you absolutely need to look into the credentials of your chosen supplier, especially in areas like the stain resistance; Granite is a very porous surface, so you’d want to invest in a supplier who promises a higher grade of stain resistance. Though the delicacy of Granite may put some people off- in addition to the fact that, as a natural resource, the patterns, shades and colours of the material will often wildly vary- it’s an incredibly chic choice of material for your worktop, and would add a real level of class to any kitchen.

Continue reading our guide on which worktop to choose, right here