The kitchen is often the heart of the home.
It’s the place where conversations are had, vegetables are chopped, meals are made, and many, many biscuits are stolen.
As such, it’s important for it to set the tone for the rest of the house – and that starts with your kitchen worktops.
Fundamentally, choosing the right worktop can make your kitchen, taking its level up a notch and giving it a new lease of life. It can also affect the overall atmosphere of the home, changing your mood while you are spending time cooking, cleaning or otherwise chilling in the kitchen area.
However, getting the right balance between style and practicality can be difficult, so we thought we’d lend our expertise.
Join us as we run through some of the best options to think about if you’re looking for a worktop that is particularly suited to a more modern style of kitchen.
The primary factor to consider when buying a worktop for your kitchen is the material it is made from.
Generally speaking, the most common options include stone, wood, manmade composite and laminate, with each material offering their own unique advantages and disadvantages.
Wooden worktops, for example, are a fantastic choice for a traditional kitchen and come available in a wide variety of styles – from oak to ash to walnut to beech.
They’re also easy to look after, cheaper than stone alternatives, get better with age and, when installed by an expert, will provide your kitchen with a particular wow-factor sure to impress your friends and family.
However, without the correct maintenance, they have been known to stain and scratch more easily, meaning you may need to treat them with oil on a bi-annual basis to keep them looking their best.
Laminate worktops, on the other hand, are a cheaper alternative which, while it might not look as authentic as an actual wooden worktop, can mimic hundreds of finishes.
Comprising a plastic overlay and design layer bonded to a manmade board, laminate worktops also have the added bonus of being water resistant, meaning any accidental spills will be incredibly easy to deal with.
Plus, if you already have an existing colour scheme in your kitchen, the number of finishes and colours that laminate worktops are available in can make it easier to find one that seamlessly fits your home.
However, when not properly looked after, laminate worktops can burn, melt, peel or scratch over a prolonged period of time, making them less durable than authentic wooden worktop options.
As specialists in the design and installation of a wide variety of kitchen worktops, we know full-well how difficult it can be making the right choice for your home. So, why not utilise our years of expertise?
Here at House of Worktops, we have helped hundreds of customers improve the look and feel of their kitchens, sourcing stunning sustainably-produced worktops from our very own plantations. Contact us today to find out how we can do the same for you.