Choosing your kitchen worktop

When choosing a worktop, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration before deciding on the perfect worktop for you. The worktop you choose, depends massively on the factors that are important to you within your kitchen space. For example, whether you are looking for something heat resistant, hard wearing, or seamless or just gorgeous. We can definitely help you find a worktop that is perfect for you.

At Ashford Kitchens & Interiors, we have a wide variety of worktops, and below are the benefits of each of these to hopefully help wrap your head around the differences.

Quartz worktops are by far the most popular of the worktops out there at the moment, as they come in so many patterns, depths and with gorgeous edges. Silestone, by Cosentino, is available in more than 90 colours, making sure that there is a Silestone colour for you. With 3 different textures to combine, polished, suede and volcano, there are endless possibilities. Silestone is a compound made up of 90% natural quartz, which make it extraordinarily hard and resilient. Silestone is a non-porous surface and highly resistant to stains from coffee, wine, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, makeup and many other everyday products.

Along with Cosentino's other ranges, Dekton also features Anti Stain Technology. Dekton is completely Stain Proof so stubborn stains such as wine and coffee can be removed. Dekton is also resilient to splashes of household chemicals including bleach and drain cleaners. Dekton is able to withstand high temperatures without burning or cracking. Hot pots and pans can be placed directly on the surface leaving no burn marks on the surface. Dekton is also a highly scratch resistant surface.

Corian is a work surface that consists of natural minerals and pure acrylic polymer, which provides endless design possibilities. Corian is completely seamless, meaning you will have a smooth surface that enables you to create large designed fashioned from a single element (sinks, curves, larger sizes). The seamless look of Corian also means that it is much more hygienic than other surfaces with joins.

Granite worktops will always be popular. A massive benefit of granite is that you will have the experience to choose the exact slab of stone to have in your kitchen, ensuring that you are happy with every pattern within the worktop of your choice. If you want to make a statement in your new space, granite is definitely a unique way to do this. 

Laminate is definitely the ideal worktop if you are looking for the most cost effective worktop. Laminate worktops will be ever popular as they are hard wearing and easier to maintain than wood worktops as you do not need to re-sand or oil them.