When choosing a worktop material, your first concern should be its durability and usefulness. Here are the latest worktop designs and materials currently trending in kitchen design:-
- Poured Concrete Worktop
For those looking for a simple, organic look in the kitchen, this worktop offers a unique ageless appeal with the added bonus of strength and style. It can be tinted to any colour to match the rest of the kitchen decor and offers an affordable and easy-to-maintain solution.
- Recycled Glass Worktops
Though slightly expensive to install and maintain as it requires resealing every few years, for those looking for an environmentally friendly choice, recycled glass counters offer beautiful options with varied colours and a lifespan of close to 50 years.
- Butcher Block
Butcher Block worktops are essentially made with assembled woods used in varying thicknesses to form working surfaces. It offers a casual, rustic look to the kitchen, and has the advantage of being environmentally friendly. However, it needs proper maintenance and regular finishing preferably with paraffin or beeswax.
Soapstone is a natural stone, composed of mineral talc, and quarried in the same way as granite. The worktop varieties are chosen for their higher quartz content which increases the sturdiness. This beautiful natural grey stone worktop offers a smooth, matte feel and is lovely to look at. Regular oiling or sanding is recommended for its maintenance
- Cork Worktops
Yet another eco-friendly option for a worktop surface, cork has the property of being dense and sturdy while being lightweight. Though an unconventional option, cork can make a great kitchen worktop, owing to its moisture and bacteria repelling properties. If laminated, the surface becomes resistant to scratches and can withstand high temperatures.
- Stainless Steel Worktops
The smartest of all working surfaces, stainless steel is a modern material that is resistant to water, stains, germs and damage cause due to high temperatures. The smooth metallic finish is perfect for contemporary kitchens. It is extremely easy to clean and maintain, but it is susceptible to scratches over a period of time.
- Slate Worktops
Slate offers a naturally uneven, rustic appearance to kitchens that many users find very appealing. It can hide the nicks and scratches and can give a glorious industrial look. Slate has a dull matte finish and is very easy to clean and maintain. And it is pretty affordable as well.
Whether you are looking for a contemporary worktop material or opting for classic favourites like black granite and quartz kitchen worktops, visit our website www.mkwsurfaces.co.uk or get in touch with us on (020) 3078 8912 to know about our complete range of kitchen products and services offered.
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