You could say that we’re extremely passionate about kitchen worktops here at Granite House, and you wouldn’t be far from the truth. We’ve made it our mission to bring these incredibly useful features to as many homes as possible so that more people can benefit from having them installed in their homes.
But why is it that we think worktops are so great? What do they actually bring to a home? Well, we’re going to tackle all the questions that you may possibly have right here on our blog in out complete guide to kitchen worktops!
So, if you’ve been debating whether or not you should install a worktop in your kitchen, read on!
Why You Should Invest In One
In the past, many people believed that there was very little choice when it came to choosing a worktop for their kitchens, and they weren’t wrong. The materials that were available were very limited and not necessarily to everyone’s tastes.
However, as the years have passed, that’s no longer the case. In fact, there’s more than enough choice when it comes to worktops, meaning that they can be completely unique to your kitchen if you really want them to be. Whether you want them to be made to a specific shape, size or material, it’s never been easier!
They are a great addition to every kitchen, mainly because they are so durable. When preparing food, you need to be sure that your work surface can be relied upon to withstand the wear and tear that it will undergo. They aren’t a feature that you will constantly be replacing, especially if you buy from a trusted source. They are intended to be an investment, so you can be sure that they will be well worth the amount you spend on them!
Worktops are also a great way to protect the surface of your cabinets. You’d be surprised how much preparing food can damage or discolour the tops of your cabinets which don’t have the added protection of a worktop. Instead, the worktop acts as a easy to clean, stain resistant barrier, keeping your kitchen cabinets in full working order for longer!
What Should You Think About Before Investing?
Although the choice of worktop may be a simple one for you to make, there are a few things that you should consider before making an investment.
Firstly, you should think about how much space you are wanting to dedicate to your counters and worktops. If you already have counters installed in your kitchen, this will be easy enough to decide, but if you are looking to install worktops into a brand new kitchen set up, it’s important to have some idea of how much space will be taken up by the counters and worktops.
This will be one of the factors which will determine how much you will spend on your worktops, so it’s important to think carefully about the space you have available and the size you want your worktops to be.
Next, you will have to decide what type of material you would like. We’ll be covering the different types of material that we have available here at Granite House in the next section, but the choice of which material you should choose can often be the most difficult.
Each material has different properties which make them perfect for certain kitchen environments. It’s much more than just simply looking different – you may find that a certain material suits your needs better than the others.
The Materials You Can Choose From
As mentioned multiple times above, the choice of material for kitchen worktops is much more diverse than it used to be, meaning that whatever you have in mind – both aesthetically and function wise – there will be a worktop perfect for you.
Granite worktops are incredibly smooth and one of the most popular choices for worktops. It is one of the most durable materials available which makes it perfect for use in a busy kitchen environment. It is also relatively easy for a professional to install and can be cut to any shape that you require.
Quartz is another of our popular worktop materials. One of the main reasons to use quartz – especially in a kitchen environment – is that it is non-porous. This means that any spills or drips on the surface of the material will not penetrate down into it, essentially making it stain proof and extremely hygienic; not that other options aren’t, quartz just doesn’t have the added risk of bacteria seeping into the material.
One of the newer materials that we work with for worktops is ceramic. These worktops are best known to be heat and scratch resistant, but they don’t tend to do so well in kitchen environments where heavy items are placed on the counter tops for prolonged periods of time.
Choosing a worktop for your kitchen counters doesn’t have to be a chore; in fact, here at Granite House, it’s what we excel in! If you’d like to take advantage of our many years of worktop knowledge and help you find the perfect match for your kitchen, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today!