Choosing your worktop
Are granite worktops still popular? Because it can be used in a variety of innovative ways, granite will never go out of fashion. Although alternative surfaces have given homeowners more choice, granite continues to be an extremely popular selection for...
What are the benefits of a granite kitchen surface? Granite worktops make the perfect choice for any kitchen whether it is part of a renovation project or for a completely new look. As a non-porous natural stone, granite worktops are well known for being...
What are the benefits of a quartz kitchen surface? As one of the most hard-wearing man-made materials on the market, quartz is a durable and attractive option which means it doesn’t scratch or mark easily. Not only is 90% of the surface fabricated from one of the...
Is quartz or granite better for my kitchen surface? When you’re trying to work out if quartz or granite is the better surface for your new kitchen, it can be difficult to make that final decision. With a huge choice of kitchen worktop materials on the market,...
The major design decision for any new or revamped kitchen still remains to be around the units. Of course, cabinetry is a crucial style element, but the impact made by a suitable worktop choice should not be underestimated in the overall scheme. And, with worktop...
Comparing worktop surfaces
|Suitable for family kitchens||√||√||√||√||X||Not advisable|
|Non-porous||√ – if sealed||√||√||√||X||√|
|Stain resistant||√ – if sealed||√||√||√||X||√|
|Cut to size||√||√||√||√||√||√|
|Easy to maintain and clean||√||√||√||√||X||C|
|Suitable for Kitchens||√||√||√||√||X||√|
|Suitable for Bathrooms||√||√||√||√||√||√|
|Suitable for fire hearth||√||X||X||√||√||√|
|Suitable for fire surround||√||√||X||√||√||√|
|Suitable for outside||√||X||X||√||√||√|
|Suitable for flooring||√||√||X||√||√||√|