When updating your kitchen one of the first things to decide is what type of counter-top will grace the hub of the home. This decision will depend on your budget, your style preferences, and, perhaps most importantly, your lifestyle. Discover why Axiom worktops are a popular choice for new kitchen worktops and how you can integrate them into your home.
What are Axiom worktops?
This renowned brand brings you a selection of laminate worktops in all manner of shades to suit every kitchen. Laminate is a great alternative to natural stone or wood worktops as it is cheaper but looks like the real deal. The tough external layer and resin coating of laminate means the rough and tumble of everyday family life is no match for this durable material. Such resistance to regular use makes laminate an excellent choice for your new kitchen. Yet, there is more to the Axiom range than practicality. This particular choice of worktops provides both contemporary and traditional styles.
Styles for every taste
This is a collection that provides so many options. If your heart is set on a natural wood effect in your kitchen, you have the choice of all manner of effects. Choose from oak, maple, walnut, wenge, plus many more options. These realistic finishes add beautiful textures to the modern kitchen. Keeping with the natural theme but this time with stone options, Axiom delivers an exceptional selection of stone-effect worktops. Enjoy the traditional hues of the Butterum Granite Etchings laminate work top, or the sophisticated grey of the Breccia Pacifica worktop. If granite is your preferred effect, choose from our selection of styles in granite. Opt for the mesmerising flecks of the Kerala Granite Etchings work top or choose the traditional simplicity of the Midnight Stone Axiom worktops.
What style should I choose?
When you have no idea where to start with kitchen décor and your new worktops, it’s a good idea to research the pros and cons of each style. For a cohesive look you may want to take ideas from the rest of your home as this is certain to be a reflection of your current personal taste. Should you still not have a clear idea of what it is you want in your new kitchen, consider each
Wooden effect worktops
These types of surfaces are perfect for those considering a rustic theme in their kitchens. Wood effect worktops allow you to create a country kitchen feel even if your home is in the city. With this type of surface you will want similar accessories. This means staying clear of metallics in other areas of the kitchen. However, this style may not suit those with more contemporary style preferences and some people can find wood effect a little too kitsch for their tastes. However, wood effect kitchens can have a calming impact especially if the kitchen is the hub of your home. Wood effect surfaces lend a cosy ambience to the room where you and your family gather the most.
Marble effect worktops
As a material, marble is definitely a showstopper. Yet laminate marble effect worktops can deliver the same impact but at a fraction of the price. Besides being more expensive than laminate, marble is also very porous and requires a certain amount of care. When chipped or broken, marble worktops will cost more to replace in comparison with durable laminate. Get the best of both worlds by enjoying the marble design of a laminate worktop while benefitting from the scratch resistant and hygienic nature of this type of surface.
Marble effect is the perfect choice for a more opulent kitchen and if you are a bargain-hunter that loves the look of upmarket appliances without the high-end price tag, the Axiom worktops range delivers. For an on trend look that delivers a freshness to your kitchen select the Axiom Veneto Marble worktop. A white worktop marbled with grey curves, this surface allows homeowners to accessorise in any colour they wish.
Granite effect Axiom worktops
An extremely popular worktop for homeowners and landlords is the granite effect surface. Black with sparkling flecks are is always in fashion as just like white surfaces, black allows you to add accessories in any colour. Granite effect surfaces not only look great but are also great at disguising scratches in the very rare instances these may occur.
If you know you want to steer clear of black worktops, consider the Axiom Butterum Granite Etchings laminate worktop. At first this rich brown surface seems like a very traditional choice and it can be when paired with equally traditional appliances and accessories. Yet it can also be teamed with more contemporary décor. This granite worktop looks fantastic with copper or chrome accessories and looks beautiful in kitchens of any size.
When you don’t want to imitate any particular type of surface, plain worktops are the ideal choice. The Axiom White Matt worktop delivers a crisp, fresh aesthetic for an ultra-modern look. Perfect for a completely white kitchen, this theme will never date. For an elegant twist, why not opt for the grey hue of the Axiom Xenon Matt worktop? This is subtle enough to allow the introduction of colour from other décor in your kitchen without clashing. As laminate worktops are so durable you won’t need to worry about plain worktops revealing scratches or burns. Such durability leaves you free to select the monochrome design you prefer.
Try something new
If you are searching for a completely fresh look in your kitchen, the Axiom range offers plenty of options that will allow you to try something different. The collection has been designed with both modern trends and longevity in mind. Whatever you choose you can be sure that the design will not become outdated.
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