When it comes to choosing a new kitchen there are plenty of choices and some decisions can be easy to make, for example, choosing between a modern and a traditional style kitchen. Other decisions can be tougher and require a lot of thought and sometimes imagination to picture how they will look.
Within any kitchen, the details matter and finishing touches such as taps, tiles and floor coverings can make all the difference in achieving the kitchen of your dreams. An important detail to get right is the worktop. Covering a large expanse, the kitchen worktop must be durable, attractive and co-ordinate with the chosen cupboards.
To help you, we have come up with a run-down of some of the worktop options available…
A granite worktop oozes sophistication and creates an impression of style and quality. What’s more, granite is extremely durable and easy to maintain and with plenty of choice in terms of colour and finish, finding a granite worktop to match with your kitchen is usually easy to do.
Suitable for all types of kitchens, M-Stone is produced when stone is blended with a special resin, resulting in a quartz-like surface. Aesthetically pleasing and particularly hardwearing, M-Stone makes a good alternative to granite and it is easy to maintain.
With a ten-year guarantee as standard, Encore worktops have been designed to last. An Encore worktop can be fitted with virtually no visible joins, offering a seamless finish that helps to create the illusion of space and looks great in modern-style kitchens.
Attractive and resilient, a Corian® worktop has it all! Available in a choice of over 70 colours, Corian® makes an aesthetically pleasing option. As with Encore, it too can be installed with no visible joins, perfect for when a minimalist finish is a must!
A laminate worktop is a practical choice, not only is it able to withstand the rigours of everyday life, but it is a cost-effective choice also. Another advantage to choosing laminate is that there is a wide range of colours and finishes to choose from, making achieving your dream look even easier.
The natural beauty of wood always looks good and with a range of finishes to choose from, finding the perfect match for your kitchen is easy. With their wonderfully tactile finish and warm tone, a wooden surface makes a great investment. Unlike other surfaces, they do require some maintenance including a regular coating with oil. Burns, scratches and other marks can be removed by sanding.
To help you pick the right worktop for you, be clear from the onset on your budget and the look you want to achieve. Think also whether you are willing to undertake any maintenance to keep your surface looking great. If not, a real wood worktop may be out of the question. If you have already bought your kitchen, take a door along with you to put against worktop samples, to get the feel of whether they complement each other. Here at Jewson we have over 50 kitchen showrooms across the UK, visit our Showrooms to find your local one.