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Kitchen Worktops Buying Guide


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  • Laminate Worktops
  • Wooden Kitchen Worktops
  • Stainless Steel Worktops
  • Solid Surface Worktops
  • Granite Worktops
  • Quartz Worktops
  • Marble Worktops

How do I choose a kitchen worktop?

Now that we’ve gone over the types of worktops that are out there, how do you make your choice? We covered this briefly at the beginning, but the main areas to consider are:


Budgeting for a kitchen worktop

Not as simple as it seems. While the initial price of a countertop can be a starting point, it’s worth considering how long it will last, how tough it is and how much of an investment it is. It can also take up quite a bit of your budget when remodelling a kitchen, so take this into consideration when looking at overall costs.


Maintaining kitchen worktops

Some worktops are tougher than others, and some need more aftercare than others, such as sanding wooden worktops or adding new coatings to granite. Deciding on how much maintenance you want to invest in can help you make the decision for which type of worktop to choose.


Choosing the right style of worktop

The style of your home can do a lot of the deciding for you. A stainless-steel worktop might not fit a country cottage, or marble might not be best for a starter home kitchen if you’re planning to move in a few years. Personal taste is also very much a key part of your decision. From the timelessness of wooden worktops to the luxury of marble, finding the balance between personal taste and what works is key.


If you are looking for a made-to-measure solid surface worktop, get in touch with one of our specialist Benchmarx branches for help and advice.

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Disclaimer: The information contained on this page is intended as an overall introduction and is not intended as specific advice from a qualified professional. Travis Perkins aims to avoid, but accepts no liability, in the case that any information stated is out of date.

Always refer to the manufacturer's guidance and installation instructions.