Kitchen worktops come in a choice of many different textures and finishes, which come with a lot of benefits. The benefits provided however depend on the type of worktop that is purchased. These options make it better for the customer financially.
Various factors in the choice of worktops need looking into. If the kitchen is an L-shaped one, then the counter top too must be designed accordingly. Maintenance of the worktop is another factor that needs strong consideration. The types of kitchen worktops commonly seen include wooden, steel, laminated, granite and even glass. Obviously, prices will vary depending on type and design.
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Laminate worktops again are found to be reasonable in pricing, and are available in attractive-looking designs and colours. The downside of laminate worktops in a kitchen is that it tends to give away after a few years and is not resistant to scratch marks from sharp objects, for example a knife.
Wooden kitchen worktops are usually coated with a layer of oil to make these water-resistant. These are hard and sturdy but are known to gather bacteria from meat and poultry items when used excessively. They may be water-resistant, however when over-exposed to moisture and dampness they can give away.
Granite worktops withstand wear the best, in terms of durability. A kitchen counter top made from granite is tough in texture but smooth to touch. Varying colours and an earthy appeal make these granite worktops a popular choice. The only problem with granite is its inability to resist stains from acidic substances. Since various acidic substances such as citric acid are used in the kitchen, you must be extra careful when using these on a granite kitchen top. Granite worktops add a flair of sophistication to any kitchen.
Another equally popular kitchen top is that of quartz. Maintenance of quartz kitchen worktops is easy and the material too is strain resistant. Both granite and quartz are favourited by individuals looking for worktops in kitchens. The only problem is these are costly in comparison to other types.
Glass worktops are easy to clean as well. It comes in a variety of colors and it is water and heat proof. Kitchen worktops have a lot of diversity in materials and textures. Some of the other types of worktops include corian and steel surfaces.