Worktops are the most dominant feature and the most exposed surface area in the kitchen, so your choice of worktop will dramatically affect the overall appearance of the kitchen.
Natural stone - such as granite - is a beautiful worktop choice to bestow an air of quality and permanence on the kitchen. Granite is not only sophisticated but it is incredibly durable and heat resistant. There are hundreds of varieties of granite that work with any kitchen style, whether classic, contemporary or country.
Deep-toned slate is an excellent choice if opting for budget-friendly natural stone and while marble, limestone and sandstone can look fantastic, they can be damaged easily by alcohol, sugar and acids such as lemon juice.
Wood worktops are extremely popular and their unique texture and characteristics bring homeliness and warmth to a kitchen The distinctive colours and grain patterns confirm the authenticity of the wood as opposed to laminate replicas. With wooden surfaces, most damage can be sanded away, however the timber does require regular oiling to maintain the look and quality of the worktop.
One of the best things about laminate worktops is that they are available in any colour and finish imaginable, so they can be used to affordably mimic wood and stone effects. And unlike heavy stone, laminate worktops are extremely easy to install. Try choosing square-edged laminates to create bold, linear lines which are ideal in contemporary looking kitchens.
Corian worktops can be molded to create a variety of designs and finishes. The unique composition allows a sink and worktop to be molded from a single piece of Corian with a seamless and highly practical finish. One of the main benefits of Corian is that chips or scratches can easily be repaired to ensure a sleek and flawless worktop surface.
If you're environmentally conscious, Magnet's Eco Worktops are partly made from recycled consumer waste such as mirror, porcelain sinks, baths and tiles, and from industrial waste such as ash from power plants and stone scrap from quarries and workshops. The range of natural and neutral colours can vary from black forest, iron ore, bright white or iridescent finishes through to deeper speckled tops.
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