What type of worktop is right for me?
10th February 2015
The options on kitchen worktops are wide and varied, but the first piece of advice is always choose quality.
A worktop needs to fulfill a practical function as well as a visual one. Regardless of the material used, a worktop must be hard-wearing in order to stand up to the demands of the modern kitchen. Generally, this means exposure to both heat and sharp implements; although in a family home, the demands of a worktop can often go well beyond these requirements.
Where budget is a primary focus then laminates are difficult to beat. They are flexible and easy to cut, and with Dream Doors they come in a huge array of colours, patterns and finishes to provide an ideal surface for any kitchen.
If you are creating a traditional or ‘farmhouse’ style kitchen, then a favourite is the rustic and warming charm of real wood. The heavy and uncompromising surface is wonderful to touch and says ‘practical’ better than anything.
For sheer quality a stone worktop is exceptional. Whether natural or crushed stone, you are assured of a striking and highly tactile finish. Traditional granite offers unique patterning and provenance shared with the earth itself, but recently modern crushed stone worktops have proved popular in this elite marketplace- being equally as durable and more flexible for colouring and customisation.
Whatever your choice, a great kitchen worktop should reward you over many years, and with Dream Doors you can always be assured of the highest quality.
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