When you’re renovating your kitchen or building one from scratch, you’ll be presented with a range of kitchen benchtop options. The benchtop you choose can match and blend in with the rest of the design, or can be a stand-alone feature that makes the kitchen ‘pop’.
With a range of materials, colours and textures available, you’re almost unlimited in the look and feel you can achieve with a simple benchtop. Lets take a look at the most popular options to create your dream kitchen.
Laminate benchtops are hardwearing, affordable and easy to maintain, making them the most popular choice of material when it comes to kitchen benchtops.
The range of colours and wood grains to choose from is extensive and there are a number of profiled edges available, so matching a benchtop to your existing kitchen style is easy.
Solid surface benchtops are made from a hardwearing blend of acrylic resins and natural minerals to provide a surface that’s durable and easy to clean.
The most appealing feature of a solid surface benchtop is the ability to manufacture a single surface with seamless joins. The piece can be flat, curved or shaped to fully integrate draining boards, sinks and splash backs.
Solid surface bench tops are non-porous, so liquids cannot be absorbed. This means stains are never permanent and your benchtop will retain its fresh, new look for many years.
Engineered stone benchtops are functional, practical and look beautiful. They are a perfect choice for a modern kitchen providing stain, scratch and heat resistance and a range of colours to suit any style.
Engineered stone is simple to produce and install, saving you time and money. It’s hygienic, easy to clean, doesn’t scratch or stain easily and will look great for years to come.
Natural solid timber provides an earthy, warm and comfortable feeling that can’t be gained with man-made materials. The wood can be stained in a number of natural oil shades to highlight the grain, or can be painted.
Timber benchtops will naturally develop a used and weathered look over time that adds character and a charming appeal to your kitchen. They can also be completely sanded back and re-stained to make the wood as good as new again.
Caesarstone is made primarily from quartz, and is the strongest and most durable of all the benchtop material optional available. It has exceptional resistance to heat, stain, scratches and chips.
The quartz gives the benchtops beautiful, natural shimmer, and the range of colours and patterns available is wide. Caesarstone is a superior quality, specialised product and generally needs to be installed by a stonemason or professional kitchen company.
Talk to us about the range of kitchen benchtops we have available, and we’ll help you decide on a material that will best suit your needs. Or book in for a free kitchen consultation today here.