Choosing the best counter worktop for your kitchen

Your counter worktop is one of the key features of your overall kitchen design, yet it’s easier than you may realise to make a poor selection. So before you make any final decision about which worktop will work best for you, it’s always a good idea to consider these key points:

Budget

When it comes to worktop material, there are dozens of different options available and, chances are, your choice will be dictated by how much money you have to spend. Cheaper, solid-surface worktops like laminate are the ideal option if you are looking for something at the lower end of the price scale. However, if you are investing a lot of money in installing a new kitchen, your worktops will need to make more of a statement, so you might want to consider a higher-end worktop material like granite or quartz.

Durability

However much money you spend on your kitchen worktops, you want to make sure that they are suitable for your particular needs. Natural stone surfaces like marble or granite may look beautiful, but because they are porous they stain easily, so they’re a poor choice of worktop for a messy cook. Equally some more budget-friendly materials like wood or laminate can become scratched or chipped more easily. If durability is a key concern, you may wish to consider a composite worktop, such as Corian, which is both non-porous and scratch resistant.

Practicality

Often, people are influenced by the latest trends when choosing their worktop colour, without thinking about how their kitchen will be used on a daily basis. A white gloss worktop, for example, may look stunning in the showroom, but it may not be the best choice for a young family if there’s the chance it will be forever covered in sticky fingermarks. Worktops made from natural materials, such as wood and stone, may also require more maintenance to keep them looking their best.

If you’re unsure about which worktop is the best choice for your kitchen, then why not book an appointment with one of Verdi’s kitchen designers? We’re on hand to offer expert advice.