One of the most important features of any kitchen is the kitchen worktop. This needs to be incredibly durable, resilient and strong, as well as creating the perfect centre focus for your kitchen space. But what are the different options for kitchen worktops? Well, here at Priory Kitchen Studio, we are Preston’s leading kitchen professionals. And this is our guide to the range of kitchen worktops you can choose from.
What are the different options for kitchen worktops?
There are a number of different options for kitchen worktops, and these all offer different advantages and drawbacks. As a result, it’s important to choose the right type of kitchen worktop for your property. These worktop options include:
- Hardwood worktops
- Laminate worktops
- Stone worktops
- Quartz worktops
- Solid surface worktops
Textured, natural and versatile, natural wooden elements in kitchens are becoming increasingly popular. This includes hardwood worktops like oak. The wooden tone can suit all styles of kitchen, from the most contemporary, to traditional and rustic kitchens too. However, this is not naturally waterproof and will need sealing and maintenance to stay functional and visually appealing.
To enjoy the look and feel of natural wood, without the maintenance and sealing, why not choose laminate worktops? These are worktops that are designed to look exactly like real wood, so you can still enjoy the stunning style. Available in a range of styles and shades, to mirror a large range of wood types, there is sure to be a tone suitable for your kitchen.
Granite worktops are another option to keep things natural in your kitchen. Granite is a strong and durable material, and this is cut in its natural state and is then polished for use in homes. Regular maintenance will be necessary to prevent staining.
Quartz worktops are made from natural stone, with other elements like glass or resin added to create a strong and resilient compound. This is also a non-porous material, so its texture does not allow bacteria to grow. Quartz will also prevent stains too. These are available in a range of different colour combinations, from plain white, to beiges and reds, perfect for any kitchen.
Solid surface worktops
Corian and Staron are two examples of solid surface materials that are used regularly to create stunning kitchen worktops. Solid surface worktops are resilient and durable, as well as being incredibly hygienic. They have no surface joins or imperfections, and are naturally water resistant, which means that no bacteria or mold will grow. Available in a range of colours, solid surface worktops can suit all kitchen styles.
If you’re looking for the perfect kitchen worktop to complement your kitchen, why not take a look at what we can offer, here at Priory Kitchen Studio.