Decisions, Decisions: Deciding Which Worktop Is Right For You

Choosing the right worktop for your kitchen is essential, as you must have a surface that can cope with your daily needs and requirements as well as being able to fit beautifully into the interior design of your home.

Granite House are specialist providers of solid surface, ceramic, quartz and granite worktops in Cheshire, meaning that we know how to help you to find the right worktop for your requirements. Here, we will show you the properties of each of these materials and how they can work in your home.

Granite

 

Granite features beautiful mottling and is available in a whole host of colours and designs, making it a versatile and eye-catching choice for a worktop in your kitchen. As granite is created naturally, each piece of material is completely unique, and therefore by selecting a granite worktop you can ensure that your kitchen is exceptionally individual.

This material is highly durable, lasting well against knife nicks, splashes and spills, heat and general everyday wear and tear. The colour of your granite will not fade over time, and purchasing a high quality granite worktop could potentially add value to your house.

Granite is stain-proof once it has been sealed, however it will occasionally need resealing (approximately once every two years depending on its usage).

 

Solid Surface

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Solid surface worktops are primarily constructed from acrylic and polyester, and these types of worktops have become increasingly popular over the past few years. Solid surfaces are non-porous, meaning that they will require very little maintenance or cleaning. Scratches and burns can be easily sanded out, and these worktops are also widely available in a variety of colours, patterns and finishes.

Another advantage of choosing a solid surface worktop is that they are provided with a seamless installation process. This means no cracks will be formed, which can trap dirt and debris and create an unhygienic environment in your kitchen.

If you choose a solid surface worktop, you should bear in mind that you will have to be careful with knives and hot pans, as these surfaces are susceptible to scratches and are not fully heat resistant.

 

Quartz

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Quartz is a manufactured product and can make for a very attractive worktop, with the material available in a variety of different colours and designs. It has a very rich and luxurious appearance, which is perfect if you want to bring a touch of class and sophistication to your interior design.

Quartz worktops are very durable and won’t chip or crack that easily, making this material a lot more forgiving than other alternatives. Quartz is also non-porous, and can resist staining very well. It can easily stand the test of certain kitchen spills and stains, as well as being very easy to keep clean.

These worktops are far more contemporary than those made of natural stone, and therefore can be easily incorporated into a more modern interior design.

Ceramic

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Ceramic worktops are constructed by using solely natural components, allowing it to be highly valued by interior designers due to its attractiveness and luxurious qualities. These worktops have the benefit of being scratch and heat resistant, as well as non-porous.

These worktops are very easy to clean and maintain, making them particularly suitable if you have any small children or pets. Ceramic can create a beautiful, natural feel for your kitchen while also having highly practical qualities that you will immediately notice the benefits of.

 

We hope that you found this information helpful and that you now have a better idea of the type of worktop you would like for your kitchen. At Granite House, we have a great range of worktops and natural stone tiles and slates for you to choose from. For more information on our products, contact us today on 01704 228574.

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