Kitchen Worktops

Kitchen Worktops are an essential part of a kitchen’s interior. You can see worktops at many places like hotels, private homes, restaurants etc. It is a horizontal surface in the kitchen which can be used for cutting vegetables and preparing food. Your kitchen worktops need to be durable and pleasing. They should be scratch resistant and easy to clean.

Worktops are made from various materials like granite, limestone, marble, soapstone or wood, stainless steel and many more. The type of material used determines the cost of the worktop.

Granite worktops are waterproof and stain-resistant. Granite comes in a wide variety of colours and patterns with looks that will blend and compliment any kitchen or bathroom decor. As the Granite is to cut to size in a factory from templates taken in the kitchen once the new kitchen units have been fitted the worktop is expensive. You will also need to have temporary worktops whilst the Granite worktops are manufactured. Granite can crack, especially from thermal shock and Granite can also absorb stains if not treated with the proper protection products.

Laminate worktops are easy to cut to size on site, shape, fit and maintain. They are easy to work with and will retain their color and surface for years. They can resist fairly high temperature and so contact with warm items will not cause any problem. Always clean laminate using water and mild detergents. They are available in huge variety of sizes.

Wooden worktops are as easy to cut as laminated worktops and you can install them up yourself, although attention has to be paid to expansion and contraction of the wood and its potential to warp. Wooden worktops include oak, beech and walnut. Real wood kitchen worktops provide a hardwearing, long lasting work surface, however there are maintenance issues in that you must continue to regularly oil the wood to stop it bowing.

Kitchen worktops made from natural products can absorb stains from food products and drinks that can easily ruin the look of such natural products and also they have a lack of hygiene implications. Glass and stainless worktops are more hygienic than natural worktops in this respect.

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