When it comes to redesigning a kitchen, the worktop you choose can either make it or break it. Therefore, it pays to do your homework in advance.
However, from laminate to oak to beech to granite, with so many different types of worktop available to choose between, it can be difficult to determine which one is right for you.
Ultimately, this decision will come down to your specific tastes and the type of kitchen you’re looking to maintain – whether it be more of a show kitchen or something a little more practical.
Whatever the type of kitchen you’re looking to design, in this blog we will run through some of the best worktop options to consider, highlighting some of the main advantages and disadvantages of each type.
Cheaper than wooden worktops but no less stunning, laminate worktops are a fantastic option for busier kitchens due to the ease of maintenance and cleaning.
What’s more, since they cost a lot less than other worktop alternatives, they are one of the best value for money worktop surfaces you can buy.
While they may not offer quite the same level of durability as a wooden worktop, they are certainly built to last and are highly resistant to scratches, cracks and stains. Plus, they’re one of the more hygienic worktop options on the market, with the plastic laminate coating completely sealing the MDF core and making it impenetrable to bacteria.
A bespoke material that will instantly add a slice of luxury to your home, wooden worktops are well-loved for two key attributes: durability and natural beauty.
Available in a wide variety of woods, including beech, ash, oak and walnut, each wooden worktop is truly unique, featuring a grain and design unlike you’ll find anywhere else.
But it isn’t just durability that wooden worktops offer – adding a solid wood worktop to your home will also add warmth, homeliness and character to your kitchen. And, when well looked after, it should never need replacing, retaining its natural beauty over a lifetime.
Plus, wood is one of the more environmentally friendly worktops available on the market, with our own worktops being produced in-house at our very own plantation.
Compact Laminate Worktops
Another great worktop option to consider is a compact laminate.
Working in a slightly different way to normal laminate worktops, a compact laminate surface is a solid, hardwearing and self-supporting material that can be used in a variety of applications.
Incredibly easy to clean and available in a wide variety of customisable designs, compact laminate worktops are also highly versatile and – in most cases – easier to cut than certain other types of worktop.
They are also built to be heat and scratch-resistant, making them a cost-effective and durable alternative to consider.
Contact us today
If you’re still in two minds about which type of worktop is best for your kitchen, why not ask the experts?
Here at the House of Worktops, we have ample experience installing a wide range of wooden, laminate and compact laminate worktops, and are always on hand to answer any questions or queries you might have.