Before choosing your kitchen bench top, read this guide by our kitchen design expert Gill Summerville to assist with choosing a kitchen surface that’s perfect for you and your family.
Granite is one of the hardest materials available for use as a kitchen bench top, providing durability and character to kitchen surfaces. As with all natural materials however, granite does require regular maintenance. If looked after and maintained correctly, your granite bench top will remain looking beautiful for many years to come.
Although a marble bench top can be more cost effective than some other options, you also need to consider the added cost of maintenance over your kitchen’s lifespan.
There are numerous varieties of engineered stones available today, each made from different natural materials (such as quartz and marble) in combination with resins or polyesters. The most popular form of engineered stone for use in the kitchen is a quartz based product.
Timber bench tops add a touch of country charm and warmth to a kitchen design; they are popular for breakfast bar tops and work well when paired with marble (or an engineered stone marble alternative). It’s important to note however, a timber surface requires regular sealing and is not scratch resistant. Price will depend on the type of timber species selected.
As a CAD designer intern with excellent qualifications a strong Interior Background specially in Kitchen and bathroom design, I am starting this blog, which is dedicated to benchtops only. The Scope of my experiences includes technical detail of benchtop, creating conceptual designs, developing architectural drawings and plans, and generating detailed construction drawings and specifications.