Kitchen Benchtops – Top it all off and Finish Your Kitchen Perfectly!
What’s the very first thing you notice when you walk into a new kitchen? Kitchen benchtops!
Given that kitchen benchtops are the most spacious feature of most kitchens. It makes sense that you would want to choose a benchtop finish that perfectly showcases the unique feel of your kitchen and home.
These days there are many different options when it comes to kitchen benchtops and benchtop finishes. So we thought we’d highlight a couple of the most popular options in modern kitchen design.
Kitchen Benchtops in Laminate
What do you think of when you think of laminates in kitchens? Grandma’s kitchen perhaps? Relics from the 70’s with peeling plastic? Well, let those thoughts go. Laminate for kitchen surfaces is actually a quality, stylish, modern option!
Contrary to popular belief, Laminex and Formica inform us that their covering is actually made from layers of paper reinforced with resin, not simply plastic as is so commonly assumed. Multiple sheets of paper are used, with the colours and patterns on the top sheet defining the finished look. Even though they’re technically made of paper, laminate kitchen benchtops have strong durability, can withstand boiling water up to 180 degrees. When well looked after, can last decades.
Laminate is typically used on horizontal kitchen surfaces as a benchtop finish. A highly cost effective, environmentally sound option. A multitude of colours and patterns are available. Laminate is an option that has truly shaken off it’s stodgy post-war reputation and now offers an array of fresh, modern options.
Kitchen Benchtops in Quartz Composites
A commercially engineered stone surface is a blend of natural quartz with bonding agents, pigments, and other additives. This allows it to mimic virtually all types of natural stone at a more wallet friendly price. There is a variety of choice available from different companies. caesar stone benchtops, smart stone benchtops, essa stone benchtops, quantum quartz, just to name a few.
Quartz is considered one of the world’s strongest minerals. The use of a quartz composite in kitchen benchtops offers an extremely high level of heat and abrasion durability. Being non-porous, it is also highly resistant to stains. For an added bonus, manufactured stone is lighter than natural stone and therefore places less strain on your cabinetry.
There are many other kitchen benchtops and finishes available. Such as natural stone, timber, stainless steel, and melamine. Your choice ultimately has to fit in with your vision for your kitchen and your home.
Quick Kitchens can create benchtops in a variety of finishes The hard work is choosing from so many different colour options! You can shop online for your laminate benchtops, or if you would like us to install, our sister company Northside Kitchens, offers a large range of stone and laminate benchtop choice.
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