24 Sep CHOOSING THE RIGHT KITCHEN WORKTOP
Choosing a Kitchen Worktop
The worktop you choose for your kitchen will have a huge impact on both the look and functionality of your kitchen.
Before we go through the design process with a client, we get a clear understanding of what they want to achieve from the worktop, do they want a smooth, sleek finish or an aged look, how many people are you cooking for, do you have lots of family to cook for or host dinner parties. All of these questions will determine how extensive and how easy maintenance the kitchen worktop needs to be.
Many kitchens mix materials such as Quartz or Granite with wood or stainless steel with wood – don’t rule this out as different materials can serve different purposes.
Here are some of the worktops we provide in our kitchens along with a guide as to why to choose that material as a worktop:
- Silestone is a compound made up of 94% natural quartz, together with resin and colour.
- It is an extraordinarily hard and resilient product.
- It is non-porous surface and highly resistant to stains from coffee, wine, lemon juice, olive oil and red wine.
- Silestone is available in more than 90 colours from our supplier Consentino, also in a polished suede or volcano finish.
- Carries a 25-year warranty, giving peace of mind to customers.
- Our supplier, Dekton provides us with a sophisticated blend of the raw materials used to produce the highest quality of quartz work surfaces.
- Highly scratch and stain resistant.
- Without resin, it is highly resistant to fire, heat, abrasion and ice.
- Non-porous surface.
- Wood is naturally antibacterial, relatively simple to install and easy to repair. If you’re willing to oil it frequently, it can be robust and beautiful.
- Natural shades and coloured oils are available to enhance the woods
- We work with Spekva who offer customers a 30-year guarantee
- Natural granite is available in many colours.
- Each work surface is unique with its own colours and markings.
- It is a hardwearing durable surface and resistant to heat.
To discuss your new project or kitchen design, contact Kate at Sanctuary Kitchens and Bathrooms.