Stone Worktop Recommendations for your Kitchen
Settling upon a material for your stone kitchen worktop can be difficult owing to the plethora of options available.
To make your ultimate decision a little easier, in this article we’re going to briefly summarise some recommendations, including the advantages and disadvantages that each stone material presents.
Granite is by far one of the most popular materials when it comes to kitchen worktops, chiefly because it is so beautiful and stylish.
Other reasons that set granite apart are its hard-wearing and heat resistant properties, which make it the perfect choice for the kitchen environment, and it is also easy to clean and resistant to bacteria and stains (if sealed correctly).
On the con side, however, granite worktops can be expensive, and the stone itself is very heavy, making it tricky to install.
A man-made material, quartz provides an alternative worktop solution to natural stones such as granite and marble.
It is extremely hard-wearing and customisable (owing to its industrial fortification process), as well as being easy to clean and antibacterial.
However, Quartz worktops are expensive, very heavy, and not as heat resistant as other worktop options such as granite.
Although relatively new to the market, porcelain worktops, such as Neolith, Dekton and Lapitec, have quickly become very popular options.
These kitchen worktops are extremely strong and durable, as well as being heat resistant and easy to clean, and are also very easy to maintain as they do no not require any sealing whatsoever.
A marble worktop can add a real dash of beauty and classic elegance to your home – and provides better value than you might think (it’s often cheaper than granite and certainly cheaper than quartz).
It’s also very widely available, meaning that finding the right worktop for your kitchen won’t be too difficult.
However, marble kitchen worktops do present a number of drawbacks: they scratch and stain relatively easy, often falling foul of red wine and fruit spillages.