Popular Kitchen Worktop Materials

Your kitchen is probably one of the rooms in your home that is used most often. The materials that are used in your kitchen have to be picked wisely, as they should be durable and tough, whilst having a pleasing aesthetic appeal. This is particularly apparent when it comes to your worktops. They are an investment piece, and one that you would like to last for a long time, so it is important that you understand the different materials, designs and what their individual advantages and disadvantages are. Here are just ten of the most popular ones to help you when making that all important decision…

Granite

Granite worktops definitely deserve to feature on this list. Not only is it incredibly attractive, this natural stone is among one of the most hard-wearing materials there is. It is available in a huge variety of styles and colours, allowing you to create the design that you have always wanted. To protect this stone, and make it suitable for the job in hand, it will require annual sealing, however, after this it is incredibly low maintenance. This luxurious, elegant material does come with a price tag, and is better suited to those with a slightly larger budget, but is an investment piece, and it will stand up to a high demand kitchen.

Quartz

quartz worktop will instantly transform your kitchen and is quickly becoming one of the most popular materials there is. It is incredibly heard wearing and tough, and has a very high gloss finish which will not dull over time. It is a very modern material, and although it can be a little unforgiving if heavy objects are dropped on it, it is perfect for kitchen as it can withstand a lot of heat, whilst requiring very little maintenance. It is an affordable material that is available in a huge supply of colours and designs, to match your desired theme and style.