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Choosing worktops that work the best for you

The type of kitchen worktop that you have is an important decision when it comes to your kitchen, and with so many options available it can be confusing. Your kitchen worktop will be a clear visual attraction in your handcrafted kitchen and can also take up a large portion of your budget, so making sure you get the right one for you is something that requires you to take the time to research and think about.

Types of Surfaces

 

Granite

Granite is a popular choice when it comes to worktops, and it is not hard to see why. It is very tough and unique, with no two slabs the same. Granite is often seen as a more luxurious worktop and adds a certain charm that you cannot get from other worktops.

Pros:

  • Unique pattern
  • Very tough and strong
  • Heat and scratch resistant

 

Cons:

  • Requires expert template and installation
  • Naturally porous unless it is treated with a sealant
  • Picking from a small sample won’t give an accurate representation as each slab is unique

 

Quartz

Quartz is another popular choice of worktops when designing a kitchen. They are made of pieces of natural Quartz that are bonded together with a small amount of adhesive. Worktops that are made from Quartz are often made up of 90-99% Quartz but the exact ratio depends on the manufacturer used.

Pros:

  • Very tough
  • Good longevity
  • Scratch, stain and heat resistance
  • Consistent colour and pattern across slabs
  • Huge range of colours
  • Easy to look after

 

Cons:

  • Costs more than other worktops such solid wood
  • Requires expert template and installation

 

Solid Wood

Solid wood worktops bring a beautiful warmth to a handmade kitchen and look brilliant! They may require more attention than a quartz or granite worktop, but they can definitely be worth it! Solid wood worktops are a great kitchen design choice for not only the present, but also the future.

Pros:

  • Durable
  • Unique
  • Eco-friendly
  • Timeless style
  • Good value for money

Cons:

  • Require regular sealing
  • Easily scratched and dented

 

Future Worktop Trends

Darker Shades

When it comes to worktops, lighter shades has always been the more popular choice, but throughout 2021 and into 2022, darker shades such as blacks and dark greys can become just as popular. A dark worktop is easier to maintain and can hide your spills nicely until you find the time to clean them up. Matte finishes to your dark worktop will add a stylish look to your bespoke kitchen.

Subtle Patterns

Worktops with subtle patterns have been gaining popularity for some time now and are perfect for adding a modern and stylish feel to your bespoke kitchen. Adding subtle patterns are great if you are looking to add a luxurious and more expensive look to your kitchen. Regardless of the type of pattern that you choose, the outcome can become a real highlight of your kitchen area.

Concrete Worktops

When you see the word concrete, you don’t normally associate it with a kitchen worktop, but in recent times it has emerged as a popular design choice. Due to their low maintenance and high durability, concrete worktops are a great addition to a kitchen and add simplicity and subtle sophistication that will please you and your guests.

To discuss the different worktop options available for your kitchen, contact us to arrange an appointment on 01636 626 0636 or email enquiries@hillfarmfurniture.co.uk

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Choosing worktops that work the best for you